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Nisha K Rathi, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Critical Care, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1999 University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, MD, Doctor of Medicine
1994 Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, BA, Deans List, Bachelor of Arts

Postgraduate Training

2004-2007 Clinical Fellowship, Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
2002-2003 Chief Medical Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
2000-2002 Clinical Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
1999-2000 Clinical Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX

Board Certifications

10/2007 Critical Care Medicine
8/2006 Pulmonary Medicine
8/2003 Internal Medicine

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, 2007-2008
Instructor, Division of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, 2002-2003

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Ethics and Professionalism Course Facilitator, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, 2007-present
Reviewer American Board of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Board Examination, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, 2007-present
Physical Diagnosis Course Preceptor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, 2007-2008
Faculty Facilitator Clinical Skills Sessions Fourth Year Medical Students, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, 2007-2008
Fellowship Educational Conference Coordinator, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, 2006-2007
Emergency Center Physician, Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, Houston, TX, 2003-2004
Faculty Reviewer, Medical Student Clinical Examinations, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, 2002-2003
Internal Medicine Board Review Curriculum Committee, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, 2002-2003
Internal Medicine Interview Committee, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, 2002-2003
Co-Founder Internal Medicine Education Committee, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, 2000-2003
Preceptor, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Houston, TX, 2000-2002

Honors and Awards

2007 Best Case Presentation Award, American College of Chest Physicians
2007 Founder's Day Award, Southern Sleep Society
2006 Best Case Presentation Award, American College of Chest Physicians
2002 Chief Medical Resident, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
1999 Dr. Charles Spencer Williamson Award, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
1995 Northwestern University Outstanding Community Service Award, Northwestern University
1994 I Have A Dream Dreammaker's Award, I Have A Dream Foundation of Chicago
1992-1993 Deans List, Northwestern University

Professional Memberships

American College of Chest Physicians
Member, 2007-present
American Thoracic Society
Member, 2007-present
Harris County Medical Society, TX
Member, 1999-present
Southern Sleep Society
Member, 2007-2008
Texas Medical Association, TX
Member, 1999-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Lauzier F, Arnold DM, Rabbat C, Heels-Ansdell D, Zarychanski R, Dodek P, Ashley BJ, Albert M, Khwaja K, Ostermann M, Skrobik Y, Fowler R, McIntyre L, Nates JL, Karachi T, Lopes RD, Zytaruk N, Finfer S, Crowther M, Cook D. Risk factors and impact of major bleeding in critically ill patients receiving heparin thromboprophylaxis. Intensive Care Med. e-Pub 8/2013. PMID: 23942857.
2. Pereira KD, Rathi NK, Fatakia A, Haque SA, Castriotta RJ. Body position and obstructive sleep apnea in 8-12-month-old infants. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 72(6):897-900, 6/2008. PMID: 18423893.
3. N. Rathi, M. Rose, D. Balachandran. Positive Airway Pressure in Sleep Disordered Breathing. Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews 3(4):254-257, 2007.

Abstracts

1. N. Rathi, A. Fatakia, E. Weinstock, S. Haque, R. Castriotta,. Body position and obstructive sleep apnea in eight to twelve month old infants. SLEEP 2007 A91:30, 2007, 2007.
2. N. Rathi, E. Parsley, S. Haque, B. McKelvy, R. Castriotta. Cyclophosphamide Induced Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis. CHEST 2007 132(4):722, 2007, 2007.
3. N. Rathi, S. Haque, R. Adachi. Human Herpesvirus-8 Negative Primary Effusion Lymphoma in a HIV-Negative Man with Prostate Cancer. CHEST 2007 132(4):704a-705a, 2007, 2007.
4. N. Rathi, R.M. Estrada-Y-Martin, S.A. Haque. Use of height index and upper airway exam score to clinically differentiate between normal children, children with obstructive sleep apnea, and children with primary snoring disorder. Am J Resp Crit Care Med A39, 2007, 2007.

Last updated: 8/20/2013