Hesham A. Hassaballa, MD, FCCP, FAASM is a Chicago-based Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician and writer. He has over 16 years of clinical experience taking care of patients, and he is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. He is also Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rush University Medical Center and currently serves as Director of Critical Care and Respiratory Therapy at a prominent Medical Center in Chicago's Western Suburbs. He graduated from Rush Medical College in the top 5% of his class and completed all of his postgraduate training at Rush University Medical Center.
Dr. Hassaballa's clinical interests include Critical Care and Sepsis Care, as well as quality improvement, process and outcome improvement, electronic health record implementation, and utilization management advisory services. He has authored several articles in multiple peer-reviewed medical journals.
In addition, to further educate the community about medical topics that are important to him, Dr. Hassaballa responds to patient inquiries on HealthTap, where he is a Founding Medical Expert. Such topics include emphysema, COPD, sleep disturbance, and lung cancer. He has been recognized as a Top Pulmonary/Critical Care Intensivist within Illinois on multiple occasions. He also received the Most Influential award for his inspiring responses to patients and colleagues.
When he is not seeing patients, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf. He is also author of Code Blue, his first work of fiction, published by Faithful Word Press, and he is currently working on a second medical thriller, Precious Beloved.
Please Note: All of the opinions and views expressed on this blog are Dr. Hassaballa's own and are not reflective of the opinions and views of his employer or any of the institutions with which he is affiliated. Any health information on this blog should never be used as a substitute for professional healthcare. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions or issues you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this blog or any other website.
And, as always, be well!