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Saadia A. Faiz, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Assistant Professor, Division of Internal Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, College Station, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler St.
Unit Number: 1462
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT12.6002
Phone: 713-792-6238
Fax: 713-794-4922

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1999 The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, MD, Medicine
1995 Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, BS, Cum Laude with Honors, Chemistry

Postgraduate Training

7/2006-6/2007 Clinical Fellowship, Sleep, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, Richard Castriotta, MD
7/2003-6/2006 Clinical Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, Bela Patel, MD
6/1999-5/2002 Clinical Residency, Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, Mark Farnie, MD

Board Certifications

2007 Sleep Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
2006 Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
2005 Pulmonary Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
2003 Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Experience/Service

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Medical Director, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, Cardiopulmonary Center, Pulmonary Function Test Lab, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2010-present
Rotation Program Coordinator, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 11/2008-present
Medical Billing Liaison, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 8/2007-present

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Internal Medicine Housestaff Training Program, 10/2011-12/2012
Member, Graduate Medical Education Institutional Review Sub-committee, 5/2011-present
Member, Sepsis Collaborative Committee, 1/2011-present
Member, Senate Education Committee, 2010-8/2012
Senator, Faculty Senate, 9/2009-8/2012
Member, Cardiopulmonary and Resuscitation Committee, 3/2009-8/2012

Honors and Awards

1991 Valedictorian, Cypress Creek High School

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Member, 2006-present
American College of Chest Physicians
Fellow, 3/2009-present
Member, 2004-present
American Thoracic Society
Member, 2004-present
Harris County Medical Society, Houston, TX
Member, 1999-present
Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Member, 6/2008-present
Texas Medical Association, Houston, TX
Member, 1999-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Faiz S, Morice RC, Bashoura L, Jimenez C. Bronchial Chloroma. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 190(2):e5-e6, 7/2014.
2. Ost DE, Jimenez CA, Lei X, Cantor SB, Grosu HB, Lazarus DR, Faiz S, Bashoura L, Shannon VR, Balachandran D, Noor L, Hashmi Y, Casal RF, Morice RC, Eapen GA. Quality-adjusted Survival Following Treatment of Malignant Pleural Effusions with Indwelling Pleural Catheters. Chest 146(6), 6/2014. e-Pub 1/2014. PMID: 24480929.
3. Torres L, Faiz SA. Tattoos and Sarcoidosis. NEJM 370(23), 6/2014.
4. Balachandran D, Faiz SA, Bashoura L, Manzullo E. Cancer-Related Fatigue and Sleep Disorders. Sleep Medicine Clinics 8(2):229-234, 6/2013. e-Pub 6/2013.
5. Casal RF, Bashoura L, Ost D, Chiu HT, Faiz SA, Jimenez CA, Morice RC, Eapen GA. Detecting Medical Device Complications: Lessons from an Indwelling Pleural Catheter Clinic. Am J Med Qual 30(12):69-75, Jan-Feb, 1/2013. e-Pub 7/3/2012. PMID: 22763365.
6. Almeida FA, Bruno DS, Faiz S, Hinrichs B, Eapen GA, Bashoura L. Hemothorax Treated With Indwelling Tunneled Pleural Catheter. Are All Hemothoraces the Same? J Bronchol Intervent Pulmonol 18(3):261-4, 7/2011.
7. Murthy JN, van Jaarsveld J, Fei J, Pavlidis I, Harrykissoon RI, Lucke JF, Faiz S, Castriotta RJ. Thermal Infrared Imaging: a Novel Method to Monitor Airflow During Polysomnography. Sleep 32(11):1521-7, 11/2009. PMCID: PMC19928392.
8. Faiz S, Neale B, Rios E, Campos T, Parsley E, Patel B, Ostrosky-Zeichner L. Risk-Based Fluconazole Prophylaxis of Candida Bloodstream Infection in a Medical Intensive Care Unit. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 28(6):689-92, 6/2009. e-Pub 11/2008. PMCID: PMC19011913.
9. Lal R, Faiz S, Garg RK, Baweja KS, Guntupalli J, Finkel KW. Use of Continuous Venovenous Hemodiafiltration in a Case of Severe Phenobarbital Poisoning. Am J Kidney Dis 48(2):e13-5, 8/2006. PMCID: PMC16860181.
10. Fred H, Faiz S, Sack K. Diarrhea+Balanitis= Reactive Arthritis. Pract Gastroenterol 26(11):62, 2002.
11. Fred H, Salazar C, Faiz S. Pulsatile Metastases: What Every Medical Practitioner Should Know. Pract Gastroenterol 26(10):39, 2002.
12. Plummer B, Faiz S, Wiederhold T, Wooten M, Agyin J, Krause K, Miller M, Watson W. Stereochemical Facial Selectivity of the Diels-Alder Reaction of Benz [a] aceanthrylene and 1,4 Diphenylbenz [a] aceanthrylene. J Org Chem 62:9240, 1997.

Invited Articles

1. Faiz SA, Snadeep S, Jimenez C. Pleural effusions in acute and chronic leukemia. Current Opinion 54(2):329-35, 2/2013. e-Pub 9/2012. PMID: 22812422.

Abstracts

1. Keus L, Bashoura L, Morice R, Blanco D, Kellner C, Lei X, Faiz SA. Pulmonary Function Testing in Patients with Tracheostomies. Chest, 10/2012.
2. Warner M, Bashoura L, Eapen G, Jimenez C, Morice R, Faiz S. Characteristics and Clinical Significance of Pleural Effusions in Patients with Multiple Myeloma. Chest, 10/2011.
3. Faiz S, Balachandran D, Aaron-Remmert B, Murphy V, Pachecho N, Mahoney S, Keus L, Patel P, Bashoura L. Sleep Disorders in Prostate Cancer. Chest, 10/2011.
4. Patel P, Bashoura L, Eapen G, Shah A, Shannon V, Morice, R, Faiz, S. The Clinical Utility of Transbronchial Lung Biopsies in Cancer Patients. Chest, 10/2011.
5. Shah A, Bashoura L, Vaid A, Patel P, Jimenez C, Morice R, Eapen G, Faiz, S. Tunneled Indwelling Pleural Catheters in Hematologic Malignancies. Chest, 10/2011.
6. Nguyen A, Bashoura L, Jimenez C, Morice R, Ost D, Eapen G, Faiz S. Characteristics of Pleural Effusions in Patients After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant. Chest, 10/2010.
7. Faiz S, Balachandran D, Murphy V, Aaron-Remmert B, Bashoura L. Sleep Disorders in Lung Cancer Patients. Sleep(33):A0913, 6/2010.
8. Bashoura L, Balachandran D, Aaron-Remmert B, Faiz S. Sleep Disorders in Patients with Breast Cancer Based on Polysomnographic Data. 32nd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, 12/2009.
9. Faiz S, Balachandran D, Aaron-Remmert B, Bashoura L. Significant Sleep Disordered Breathing in patients with Head and Neck Cancers and Radiation. Chest, 10/2009.
10. Balachandran D, Bashoura L, Faiz S, Aaron-Remmert B, Kallen M, Valdres R, Lam T, Escalante C, Manzullo E. Sleep Disorders in Patients With Cancer-Related Fatigue. Chest, 10/2009.

Book Chapters

1. Shannon VR, Eapen GA, Jimenez CA, Morice RC, Travis EL, Bashoura L, Safdar A, Adachi R, Balachandran D, Faiz S, Dickey BF. Respiratory Complications, Pulmonary Hypertension. In: Cancer Medicine. 8. Holland-Frei, 2010.
2. Faiz S. Chronic Cough. In: Case Files: Internal Medicine. McGraw-Hill: New York, 2004.
3. Faiz S,. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. In: Case Files: Internal Medicine. McGraw-Hill: New York, 2004.

Last updated: 7/24/2014