Shekhar A. Ghamande, MD, FCCP, FAASM

Baylor Scott & White Health

Director, Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship

Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine

Patient Care Emphasis
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Septic Shock, Advanced Lung Disease, Sleep Disorders, Cardiovascular Impact of Sleep Apnea, COPD/Emphysema

Board Certification
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pulmonary Disease
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Critical Care Medicine
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine

  • Baylor Scott & White Appointment
    September 6, 2011

  • Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, University of Mumbai, India, MD

  • Specialty Training
  • Internal Medicine, S.U.N.Y at Stony Brook, NY
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

  • Faculty Rank - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
    Associate Professor of Medicine

    Publications and Research
  • C Montjoy, S Hadique S Ghamande, G Graeber. Intralobar bronchopulmonary sequestration in adults over age 50. Case series and Review. West Virginia Medical Association journal 2012; 108: 8-12
  • N Konnur, S Ghamande. Pediatric sleep disorders: Safety, Neurocognitive, and behavioral issues. P146-155 In Surrani S, Subramanian S. Sleep & Safety. Publisher Bentham Science.978-1-60805-271-4, 2011
  • S Ghamande, H Dedhia. COPD: Look beyond the Airway Obstruction, Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema Current reviews in respiratory medicine. 2011; 7: 61-69
  • S Ghamande, S Subramanian. Sleep Apnea. Book chapter. Conn''s Current therapy, 2010 ed.
  • S Bashir, S Ghamande. Sleep and Asthma. Current reviews in respiratory medicine 2009;5:202-206
  • N Konnur, S Ghamande. Sleep and pediatric pulmonary medicine. Current reviews in respiratory medicine 2009;5:207-212
  • R Kaw, F Michota, A Jaffer, S Ghamande, D Auckley, J Golish. Unrecognized sleep apnea in surgical patient: Implications for the perioperative settings. Chest, Jan 2006;129:198-205
  • R Kaw, J Golish, S Ghamande, R Burgess, N Foldvary, E Walker. Incremental risk of obstructive sleep apnea on cardiac surgical outcomes. J Cardiovasc Surg 2006;47:683-9
  • Swigris J DO, Ghamande S MD, Rice T MD, Farver C MD. F. Diffuse idiopathic neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia: An Interstitial lung disease with airway obstruction. J of Bronchology 2005;12(1):62-65
  • Ghamande S, Stoller JK. Role of patent foramen ovale in pulmonary medicine. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 2003;10(2):111-112
  • Saad C, Ghamande S, Minai O, Murthy S, Pettersson G, DeCamp M, Mehta AC. The role of self-expanding metallic stents for the treatment of airway complications after lung transplantation. Transplantation 2003;75:1532-8
  • Ghamande S, Rafanan A, Dweik R, Mehta AC, Arroliga A. Role of transbronchial Needle aspiration in patients receiving mechanical ventilation. Chest 2002;122:985-989
  • Hajj-Ali R, Ghamande S, Calabrese L, Arroliga A. CNS vasculitis in the intensive care unit. Critical Care Clinics 2002;18:897-914
  • Ghamande S,Ramsey R, Rhodes J, Stoller JK. Right hemidiaphragmatic elevation with a right-to-left interatrial shunt through a patent foramen ovale. Chest 2001;120:2094-96
  • Ghamande S, Fleming P, Mehta AC. Radiation-induced bronchial necrosis. J of Bronchology 2000;7:164-165
  • 17. Velazco J, Ghamande S, Surani S. Chapter 13. Phrenic Nerve Pacing: Current Concepts. In A. Rocka (Ed.) Current Issues and Recent Advances in Pacemaker Therapy. Publisher InTech. 978-953-51-0703-3. August 2012
  • 17. Velazco J, Ghamande S, Surani S. Chapter 13. Phrenic Nerve Pacing: Current Concepts. In A. Rocka (Ed.) Current Issues and Recent Advances in Pacemaker Therapy. Publisher InTech. 978-953-51-0703-3. August 2012
  • Ghamande S, Arroliga A, Ciceri D"Let’s Make Endotracheal Intubation in the Intensive Care Unit Safe", American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2013;187(8): 789-790
  • Chebbo A, Tfaili A, Ghamande S. Anatomy and Physiology of obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Med Clin 2013;8: 425-31.
  • Wilke L, Ghamande S. Mask Interfaces. Sleep Med Clin 2013;8:477-481.
  • Boethel CD, Ghamande SA, Fader RC, Arroliga AC. Caution is needed concerning location of Legionella testing, as one size (method) does not fit all. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Jul 29. pii: ciu605
  • F Sanchez, J., Henry, C., D White, H., Ghamande, S. (2014). Airway Stents: Current Practice and Future Directions. Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews, 10(1), 38-43
  • Sanchez, J. F., Ghamande, S. A., Midturi, J. K. Arroliga, A. C. Invasive Diagnostic Strategies in Immunosuppressed Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Clinics in chest medicine. 2014;35(4), 697-712.
  • Mack, R., Slicker, K., Ghamande, S., Surani, S. R. Actinomyces odontolyticus: Rare Etiology for Purulent Pericarditis. Case reports in medicine.2014. article ID 734925.
  • Arroliga, A. C., Velazco, J. F., Midturi, J. K., Ghamande, S. A. Back to the Future: α-Hemolysin Activity on Blood Agar to Predict Ventilator-associated Pneumonia Caused by Staphylococcus aureus. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 2014;190(10), 1086-1088.

  • Awards and Honors
  • “Best attending physician," Department of Medicine, West Virginia University, 2010
  • “Excellence in teaching for an off-service rotation,” Emergency Medicine Residency Program, West Virginia University, 2010
  • “Dean’s award for excellence in clinical services," section of pulmonary and critical care medicine, West Virginia University, 2010
  • • “Teacher of the year” June 2014, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care medicine, Baylor Scott & White Healthcare.

  • Professional Memberships
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Medical Association

  • Languages Spoken
    English, Hindi, Marathi

    Patient Ratings

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    Friendliness/Courtesy of Provider

    4.7 out of 5
    Provider Concern for Questions/Worries

    4.5 out of 5
    Provider Efforts to Include in Decisions

    4.5 out of 5
    Time Provider Spent with Patient

    4.5 out of 5
    Likelihood of Recommending Provider

    4.6 out of 5
    Wait Time at Clinic

    4.6 out of 5


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