Saad tabbed to lead UofL pulmonary division

Veteran UofL pulmonologist, sleep medicine specialist takes the reins as chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine at The University of Louisville
Saad tabbed to lead UofL pulmonary division

Dr. Mohamed A. Saad

Mohamed A. Saad, M.D., FACCP, FAASM, associate professor of medicine at the University of Louisville, has been named Chief of the UofL Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine according to Jesse Roman, M.D., FACP, FACCP, Chairman of Louisville's Department of Medicine.

Saad takes over the post from Roman, who had served as interim division chief since 2013.

"I have come to know Mohamed Saad as a tremendous advocate for the division's faculty and fellows, a multi-faceted clinician, an educator, and a loyal faculty member of the department," Roman said. "This position of service requires selflessness, but also a vision for the future, stamina, and, importantly, courage to take the difficult decisions. I am convinced that Dr. Saad has what it takes to do an outstanding job as our new pulmonary leader. "

Dr. Saad joined the UofL pulmonary division as assistant professor in 2002 and has served in several capacities, including Director of Respiratory Therapy and Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at University of Louisville Hospital (ULH), Director of the Pulmonary Fellowship Program since 2005, Medical Director of the UofL Physicians Sleep Center, and Director of Critical Care Service and Section Chief at Jewish Hospital.

Saad has also served on over 14 important committees of hospitals and the university including his current service on the Physician Engagement Task Force at ULH and his role as Co-Chair of Blood Utilization Committee, member of the Medicine Q&A Committee, and the Credentialing Committee at Jewish Hospital.

"I am honored and privileged to serve as division chief of pulmonary and critical care," Saad said. "Over the past 15 years I was fortunate to be part of the growth in the pulmonary and critical care division with the arrival of Dr. Roman and his colleagues in 2009. I am humbled to follow in the footsteps of outstanding leaders of the division."

Dr. Saad obtained his medical degree from Alexandria University in Egypt, underwent internal medicine residency training at the Fairview Health System in Cleveland, OH, and pursued fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Louisville.

Saad is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), American College of Chest Physicians (FACCP), and American Academy of Sleep Medicine (FAASM), as well as a member of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation.

The UofL Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine is engaged in world-class clinical care, education and research in asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, interventional pulmonology, lung transplant, pulmonary hypertension, sleep medicine, and critical care.  It houses a robust clinical trials program as well as three basic science laboratories supported by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, private foundations, and industry.

The division's mission is to deliver excellent, efficient, state-of-the-art and evidence-based medical care to patients; provide outstanding educational and training opportunities for students, residents and post-graduate trainees; and promote and foster multi-disciplinary clinical and basic science research programs designed to improve our understanding of lung health and disease with the goal of improving quality of life, and preserving and restoring respiratory and sleep health.