Meet the PEEPs

Co-Founders

Kristina Montemayor

Kristina “Monty” Montemayor is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Department at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the PCCM Fellowship Associate Program Director. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX, and a nursing degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. After working as a bedside nurse, she went on to receive her M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Gavelston, TX. She completed her internal medicine residency and pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Her clinical focus is on Cystic Fibrosis and she does research on the association of sex hormones and respiratory morbidity in CF.

David Furfaro

Dave “Furf” Furfaro is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician in Pulmonary and Critical Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Duke University, and after college was served in AmeriCorps working in HIV Services at Ryan Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center in NYC. He completed his internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins and subsequently was an Assistant Chief of Service. He completed his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at Columbia University. His clinical focus is on Pulmonary Hypertension and ECMO, and he does clinical research on COVID-19 ARDS.


Associate Editors

Luke Hedrick

Luke Hedrick is an internal medicine resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, he graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Neurobiology and Spanish before attending the Wake Forest School of Medicine. He is interested in pulmonary and critical care medicine, and in medical education.

Tess Litchman

Tess Litchman is a second-year internal medicine resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT where she studied neuroscience and internal relations. She attended medical school at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. She is currently completing her internal medicine residency at BIDMC. She is interested in medical education and pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Leon Mirson

Leonid “Leon” Mirson is an internal medicine resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Osler Medical Residency. He was born in Ukraine and moved to Philadelphia in early childhood with his family. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh where he studied biomedical engineering and received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His current interests include pulmonary and critical care medicine with a focus in pulmonary hypertension as well as medical education.


Contributors

Nick Ghionni

Nicholas Ghionni is a third-year pulmonary and critical care fellow from MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in PA serving as Chief Internal Medicine resident. Specific interests include mechanical ventilation, POCUS, and medical education.

Ansa Razzaq

Ansa Razzaq was born and raised in Faisalabad, Pakistan, moved to the US while in high school, and has been a loyal New Yorker ever since. She went to NYU and completed her B.A. in Biology and did research in Drosophila development to understand stochastic choices in the development of neuronal diversity. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate and completed her internal medicine residency training at NYP-Columbia where she also was a chief resident. She is completing her pulmonary and critical care fellowship at NYP-Columbia.

Huzaifah Salat

Huzaifah Salat is a pulmonary and critical care fellow at Oklahoma University College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at St Barnabas Hospital Health System/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is interested in medical education.

Kaitlin Seitz

Kaitlin Seitz is an a Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Mount Sinai Manhasset in New York. She obtained her medical degree from NYU, completed her IM residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where she was a chief medical resident, and did her pulmonary and critical care training at Columbia University Medical Center.

Matthew Tsai

Matthew Tsai is an internal medicine resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine, and his MD from the Robert Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont.


Guests

Philip Alapat

Philip Alapat is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at Baylor. He completed his residency and fellowship training all at Baylor.

Fahid Alghanim

Fahid Alghanim was a pulmonary and critical care fellow at University of Maryland. He attended medical school at the Lebanese American University Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine, and completed his internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview.

Asha Anandaiah

Asha Anandaiah is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School and is the Program Director of the Harvard MGH/BI combined fellowship. She is also the Director of the Pulmonary Consult Service at BIDMC, was a Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education, and has received multiple leadership and teaching awards.

Christine Argento

Christine Argento is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and specializes in Interventional Pulmonology

Elias Baedorf-Kassis

Elias Baedorf-Kassis is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he is the Medical Director of Respiratory Care, and helps lead the VV-ECMO program

Erika Berman Rosenzweig

Erika Berman Rosenzweig is a Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Center and CTEPH Program at Columbia University Medical Center / New-York Presbyterian Hospital. She is an active member of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, was the Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension and is on the Scientific Board of the World Symposium on PH. She is a true leader in the field.

Jessica Bon

Jessica Bon is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where she is also the Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. Her research and clinical interests focus on lung disease progression in COPD and she manages patients with difficult-to-treat and severe COPD and evaluates patients for lung volume reduction surgery. Jessica was the chair of the ATS Clinical Problems Assembly Programming Committee from 2021 – 2022.

Roy Brower

Roy Brower is a Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins where he served as the MICU director for over 33 years and he has been one of the pioneers for lung-protective ventilation for patients with ARDS

Carolyn Calfee

Carolyn Calfee is a Professor of Medicine and Anesthesia at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a leader in the field of ARDS research and a pioneer in the field of ARDS phenotyping research. She has received numerous NIH grants and has literally 100s of publications on ARDS and other topics. She is also a previous ATS CC Assembly chair, and in 2022 received the ATS Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishments.

Subani Chandra

Subani Chandra is an Associate Professor at Columbia University. She is the Vice Chair of Medicine for Education and the internal medicine residency program director. She is also the incoming Chair of the Training and Transitions Committee at CHEST, and the chair of the CHEST Scientific Program Committee for CHEST 2022.

Başak Çoruh

Başak Çoruh Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and is the Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship. She completed her fellowship and the Teaching Scholars Program at UW. Başak has received numerous teaching and mentoring awards throughout her career and has leadership roles with ATS, CHEST as well as the APCCMPD.

Sonye Danoff

Sonye Danoff is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins and is Co-Director of the John Hopkins Interstitial Lung Disease and Pulmonary Fibrosis program. She also serves as the Assembly Chair of the Clinical Problems Assembly for the American Thoracic Society

Emily DiMango

Emily DiMango is a Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and the Director of the John Edsall-John Wood Asthma Center and the Gunnar Esiason Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program

Brad Drummond

Brad Drummond is an Associate Professor of Medicine at UNC School of Medicine. He is also the Associate Division Chief of Outpatient Services, the Co-Medical Director of the Pulmonary Specialty Clinics at UNC, and the Director of the Obstructive Lung Diseases Clinical and Translational Research Center

Wes Ely

Wes Ely is the Grant W. Liddle Chair in Medicine and a Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is also the Associate Director of Aging Research at the VA Tennessee Valley Geriatric Research and Education Clinical Center and the co-director of the Critical, Illness, Brain Dysfunction and Survivorship Center. He has published 100s of manuscripts on critical illness survivorship and delirium. He also published a book called “Every Deep-Drawn Breath” about his and his patients’ experiences in the ICU and about the ramifications of critical illness. All net proceeds for the book are going to the CIBS Center Endowment for Survivorship

Annette Esper

Annette Esper is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. She works clinically in critical care and is the Medical Director of the stepdown Intensive Care Unit at Grady Memorial Hospital. In addition to her clinical activities, Annette does both clinical and translational research in ARDS, and was the Assembly Chair for the ATS Critical Care Assembly from 2021 – 2022.

Katie Fielding

Katie Fielding is an educator and spent 13 years teaching high school science. She now specializes in integrating technology into the classroom to enhance education. Katie was diagnosed with CF as an infant and has spent years as a patient advocate. She works closely with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and serves on the Adult Advocacy Council.

Emily Fridenmaker

Emily Fridenmaker is a Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine fellow at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She went to medical school at West Virginia school of medicine and did her internal medicine residency at Charleston Area Medical Center.

Molly Hayes

Molly Hayes is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, the Director of the MICU at BIDMC, and the Director of External Education at the Carl J Shapiro Institute for Education and Research. She is also a course director for a yearly CME course on principles of critical care medicine run by BIDMC and HMS.

Jessie Harvey

Jessie Harvey is an Associate professor of Medicine at the University of Mississippi and is the Pulmonary and Critical Care Program Director. She is also the Director of the MICU, and has been at MMC since medical school. She is a dedicated educator and leads the POCUS curriculum for IM residents and PCCM fellows

Van Holden

Van Holden is an Associate Professor of  Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program director. Clinically, she specializes in interventional pulmonology. She is also an accomplished educator and is very active with the American Thoracic Society. She helped write the 2021 Critical Care Core Curriculum and helped coordinate the 2022 Resident Boot Camp.

Chris Kapp

Chris Kapp is an Instructor of Medicine at University of Illinois College of Medicine and specializes in Interventional Pulmonology

Cyrus Kholdani

Cyrus Kholdani is an Instructor in Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. He is also the director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at BIDMC, and is actively involved in clinical care and clinical research in a variety of pulmonary vascular disease domains

John Kim

John Kim is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UVA and has both clinical and research expertise in interstitial lung disease with a focus on pulmonary fibrosis

Kevin Kinloch

Kevin is a senior fellow at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he also completed his internal medicine residency. He completed medical school at Meharry Medical College.

Wassim Labaki

Dr. Wassim Labaki is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as well as the Medical Director of the Lung Volume Reduction Surgery Program at the University of Michigan.

Terri Laguna

Terri Laguna is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern Medicine / Feinberg School of Medicine and the Chief of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics

Allison Lambert

Allison Lambert is a Pulmonary and Critical Care physician at Providence Medical Group, where she is also the Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program and co-leads the Therapeutic Development Network. Her expertise spans CF, non-CF bronchiectasis as well as COPD. Allison is also a committee member in the ATS Clinical Problems Assembly

Michael Lester

Michael Lester is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Michael’s interests span both pulmonary and critical care medicine. He specializes in patients with advanced COPD and evaluation for bronchoscopic lung volume reduction surgery.

Jason Maley

Jason Maley is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. He is the Director of the BIDMC Critical Illness and COVID-19 Survivorship Program, and the Co-Chair of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Postacute Sequeleae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC) initiative. He is NIH funded to study post-COVID patients.

Nick Mark

Nick Mark is a Pulmonologist and Intensivist at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He is also the founder of ICU One Pager, which produces high yield critical care education one-page guides that have been downloaded by thousands of learners.

Stephen Mathai

Steve Mathai is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Director of the Inpatient Pulmonary Service. He specializes in Pulmonary Hypertension and his research focus is on scleroderma-associated PAH.

Benjamin Moss

Benjamin Moss completed his internal medicine residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and is currently a senior pulmonary and critical care fellow there.

Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy received his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his internal medicine residency at the Montefiore-Einstein Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is currently a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellow at New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, where he is one of the chief fellows

Ann Parker

Ann Parker is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins, and is the Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Post-Acute COVID-19 team. She is NIH funded with her research focusing on survivors of respiratory failure and critical illness.

Rakhi Naik

Rakhi Naik is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Associate Director for the Hematology / Oncology Fellowship program. She also has a Masters in Health Sciences from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has expertise in an array of non-malignant hematology disorders and focuses specifically on sickle cell in her research. She is also an outstanding and dedicated educator and serves as the Chair of the American Society of Hematology Hematology-Focused Training Program Consortium to develop innovative training pathways for non-malignant heme.

Dale Needham

Dale Needham is a Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins, where he is also the Medical Director of the Critical Care Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program and the Director of the Outcomes After Critical Illness and Surgery Group. He is the author of 100s of publications focusing on post-ICU outcomes and has received numerous research grants from the NIH and other organizations.

Nirupama Putcha

Niru Putcha is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and is an integral member and mentor in the Obstructive Lung Disease Group. Her research and clinical interests focus on the role of comorbidities on clinical outcomes in individuals with COPD. She also manages patients with difficult-to-treat and severe COPD and evaluates patients for lung volume reduction surgery. Niru is also the new chair of the ATS  Clinical Problems Assembly Programming Committee.

Todd Rice

Todd Rice is an Associate Profess of Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University and Vice President for Clinical Trial Innovation and Operations in the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Brian Rosenberg

Brian Rosenberg is a third-year fellow at the Harvard MGH/BI program. He completed his undergraduate degree at Harvard, received his MD  from Yale where he also got a PhD in cell biology, and then did his internal medicine residency at Columbia University Medical Center in NYC

Sarina Sahetya

Sarina Sahetya is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and does research in the diagnosis and treatment of ARDS

Matt Schimmel

Matthew Schimmel is an Assistant Professor Medicine and Interventional Pulmonologist at Emory University

Catherine Simpson

Catherine Simpson is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and is one of the faculty members in our Pulmonary Hypertension group. Her clinical and research areas of expertise are in pulmonary vascular disease and right heart function. Her research is focused on novel biomarker discovery and metabolomics   in pulmonary vascular disease

Matt Siuba

Matt Siuba is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and intensivist at the Cleveland Clinic, where he is the associate program director for the Critical Care Medicine fellowship. He founded and runs the website Zentensivist.com, has his own associated podcast, and is a senior editor at CriticalCareNow.com.

Meredith Sloan

Meredith Sloan is a pulmonary and critical care fellow at the University of Mississippi. She completed her medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, and her residency at the University of Mississippi.

Shweta Sood

Shweta Sood is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Penn Medicine whose expertise is in Interstitial Lung Disease. She is an integral part of fellowship training where she leads the monthly ILD conference for fellows as well as provides didactics for ILD cases

Patrick Sosnay

Patrick Sosnay is a Senior Medical Director at Vertex Pharmaceuticals and specializes in Cystic Fibrosis

Robin Stiller

Robin Stiller is a third-year pulmonary and critical care fellow at the University of Washington. Robin completed internal medicine residency training at the University of Washington and her clinical and research interests include procedural education and curriculum development.

Allison Tsao

Allison Tsao is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is an interventional cardiologist working at the Boston VA and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She specializes in adult congenital heart disease and is the assistant director of the Translational Discovery Lab at BWH.

Natalie West

Natalie West is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and specializes in Cystic Fibrosis

Jeff Williams

Jeff William is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he is also the Associate Director of the Nephrology Fellowship Program. He completed a Medical Education Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and is very involved in residency, fellowship, and medical student education.

Bob Wise

Dr. Bob Wise is a Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and has served as the Medical Director of the Pulmonary Function Lab at the Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center. Bob is a leader in the care of patients with obstructive lung disease and his research focus has been conducting multi-center clinical trials in airway disease and is also a master physiologist.

Sandy Zaeh

Sanday Zaeh is an Instructor of Medicine and Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine physician at Yale School of Medicine