Zab Mosenifar, MD

Executive Vice Chair, Medicine

Co-Medical Director, Womans Guild Lung Institute
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Academic Appointments

Professor, Medicine

Awards and Activities

Geri and Richard Brawerman Chair in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine2013
Editorial Board: Intensive Care Medicine2010
Editorial Board: COPD2004 - 2010
Executive Editor: E-Medicine-Pulmonary Section2005 - 2010

Research Focus

Pulmonary Exercise Physiology, Hyperinflation, Emphysema, Non-invasive lung volume Reduction in emphysema

Research Contributions

Principal investigator in National Emphysema Treatment Trial.

Current investigations include:

Biologic forms of Lung Volume Reduction

Selected Publications

  1. Chang J, Mosenifar Z: Differentiating COPD from asthma in clinical practice. Journal of intensive care medicine, 22(5): 300-9, 2007
  2. Snyder ML, Goss CH, Neradilek B, Polissar NL, Mosenifar Z, Wise RA, Fishman AP, Benditt JO: Changes in Arterial Oxygenation and Self-reported Oxygen use Following Lung Volume Reduction Surgery. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med., , 2008
  3. Martinez FJ, Han MK, Andrei AC, Wise R, Murray S, Curtis JL, Sternberg A, Criner G, Gay SE, Reilly J, Make B, Ries AL, Sciurba F, Weinmann G, Mosenifar Z, Decamp M, Fishman AP, Celli BR: Longitudinal Change in the BODE Index Predicts Mortality in Severe Emphysema. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med., , 2008
  4. Falk JA, Minai OA, Mosenifar Z: Inhaled and systemic corticosteroids in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society, 5(4): 506-12, 2008
  5. Brown CD, Benditt JO, Sciurba FC, Lee SM, Criner GJ, Mosenifar Z, Shade DM, Slivka WA, Wise RA, : Exercise testing in severe emphysema: association with quality of life and lung function. COPD, 5(2): 117-24, 2008
  6. Fan VS, Ramsey SD, Giardino ND, Make BJ, Emery CF, Diaz PT, Benditt JO, Mosenifar Z, McKenna R, Curtis JL, Fishman AP, Martinez FJ, : Sex, depression, and risk of hospitalization and mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Arch. Intern. Med., 167(21): 2345-53, 2007
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