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Posted: 8/9/2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Five critical care specialists have joined the division of pulmonary, allergy, critical care and sleep medicine at the Ohio State University Medical Center. Joining the division are Drs. Scott Aberegg (43214), LeRoy Essig (43220), Matthew Exline (43235), Shaheen Islam (43204) and Jonathan Parsons (43082).

Aberegg trained at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and specializes in pulmonary disease. His clinical interests include critical illness, shock and respiratory failure.

Essig completed his medical training and residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center. His research interests include sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease, and sleep apnea and athletes.

Exline also completed medical training and residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center. His research and clinical interests include sepsis, and critical care and sleep medicine.

Islam trained at the Leahy Clinic in Boston and has a research interest in interventional pulmonary medicine and asthma.

Parsons completed his medical training and residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center and specializes in pulmonary disease. He has an interest in exercised-induced asthma research and asthma in athletes.

Dr. Clay B. Marsh, director of the Center for Critical Care and Respiratory Medicine at OSU Medical Center and division director of pulmonary, critical care, allergy and sleep medicine, says the newly recruited physicians will facilitate the ability to deliver expert medical care to patients with critical illnesses and lung disorders.

Critical care has been identified as one of six signature programs at OSU Medical Center and is expected to have a national impact on the Medical Center’s advancement of personalized health care. Several physicians in the program are listed in the national edition of “Best Doctors in America.”

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Sherri L. Kirk
Medical Center Communications
614.293.3737
sherri.kirk@osumc.edu

Lung Diseases; OSU Medical Center; Sleep Medicine; University Hospital