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Faculty

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Sadia Benzaquen, MD
Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship

Medical School: Luis Razetti School of Medicine, Universidad Central de Venezuela
Residency: Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship: Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship: Chicago Chest Center, Chicago, IL

Accomplishments and Appointments: Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine at University of Cincinnati (Past); Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Program Director, University of Cincinnati (Past); Leadership in Medicine Award, University of Cincinnati; Latino Faculty Association (2019) Associate Professor of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University; Guest Reviewer, Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis and Diffuse Lung Diseases Journal, Journal of Asthma and Allergy, Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology; Cincinnati Best Doctor (2013-2018); Philadelphia Top Doctor for Pulmonary Medicine (2020)

 

Glenn Eiger, MD
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Associate Chairman, Department of Medicine

Medical School: SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, New York, NY
Residency: Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Accomplishments and Appointments: Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Program, Beth Israel Medical Center, NY; Member, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha; Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians; Recipient, Temple University School of Medicine; Blockley Osler Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching; Associate Professor of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical Center, Thomas Jefferson University; Philadelphia Top Doctor for Pulmonary Medicine (2015–2020)

 

Joanna StaCruz, MD
Medical Director, Critical Care Unit, Einstein at Elkins Park

Medical School: University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
Residency: Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, PA
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship: Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, PA

Accomplishments and Appointments:
Chief Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program, Einstein Medical Center; Clinical Faculty, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Crozer Chester Medical Center, PA; Associate Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, Einstein Medical Center (Past); Associate Division Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Einstein Medical Center (Past); Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical Center, Thomas Jefferson University; Recipient, Lynne and Abelardo Lechter Award for Physician Excellence in Honor of Dr. Steven Sivak (2018)

 

Bhavna Sharma, MD
Associate Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship

Medical School: Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, India
Residency: Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship: Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, PA
Sleep Fellowship: Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine, PA

Accomplishments and Appointments: Medical Director, Einstein Medical Center Sleep Laboratory; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA; Philadelphia Top Doctor for Sleep Medicine (2020)

 

Ena Gupta, MD
Associate Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship
Chair, Clinical Competence Committee for Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program

Medical School: Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi, India
Master’s in Public Health: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
Residency: University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Accomplishments and Appointments: Head, Interstitial Lung Disease Program at Einstein; Associate Editor, American Thoracic Society Images; Peer Reviewer for Medicine, Thrombosi

 

Gabriel Patarroyo Aponte, MD
Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit

Medical School: Pontificia Javeriana University, Bogota, Colombia
Residency: New York Medical College Metropolitan Hospital, New York, NY
Critical Care Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Institute, Cleveland, OH
Nephrology Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Accomplishments and Appointments: Director of Clinical Research, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care; Clinical Assistant Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

 

Karan Chugh, MD
Physician Head, Pulmonary Function Testing and Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Einstein

Medical School: Government Medical College, Punjab, India
Residency: Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Fellowship: Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, MI
Sleep Fellowship: Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, MI

Accomplishments and Appointments: Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Residency, Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI; Chief Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI; Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine, IN (Past)




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