Pulmonologist, intensivist and sleep medicine physician Dr. Ousama Dabbagh joined the active medical staff at Blount Memorial Hospital. He now is accepting new patients at Maryville Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, located at 350 Blount Memorial Physicians Office Building, in Maryville.
Dabbagh graduated from medical school at Damascus University Medical School in Damascus, Syria, in 1994. He completed an internship and residency in 1999 at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill., where he was chief resident. He then completed a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia, in Columbia, Mo., where he was chief fellow. He also completed his master’s of science degree in public health in 2008 at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Prior to coming to Blount Memorial, Dabbagh filled many roles for more than four years at the University of Missouri-Columbia, including associate program director in the Internal Medicine Residency Program, director of Pulmonary Outpatient Clinics, associate professor of clinical medicine, associate director of the Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship Program and faculty member. Dabbagh also was a staff physician in pulmonary critical care medicine at the Harry S. Truman Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Dabbagh is board-certified in internal, pulmonary, critical care and neurocritical care medicine, and has two board certifications in sleep medicine. He is a fellow for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American College of Chest Physicians, and is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Thoracic Society and International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis.