Vijay Chechani, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P.

 CURRICULUM VITAE


Name: Vijay Chechani, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P.
Work: Sleep Diagnostic Centers of New Mexico
1717 W 2nd Street, suite 172, Roswell, NM 88201-2000
Phone: 575-627-3319
Citizenship: United States of America
Education and Training:

Fellowship, Pulmonary Medicine
State University of New York
Health Science Center at Brooklyn
450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 19
Brooklyn, NY 11203
July 1987-June 1989

Residency and Internship, Internal Medicine
Cook County Hospital
35 W. Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612
July 1984-June 1987

Research Assistant, Neonatology
St. Louis University Hospital
1465 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104
August 1983-May 1984

Residency, General Surgery
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
New Delhi, India
July 1982-June 1983

House-Officer, Radiology
AIIMS, New Delhi, India
January 1982-June 1982

M.B.B.S. ( Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor
Of Surgery)
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-29, India.
May 1, 1982

Work History:

Sleep Diagnostic Centers of New Mexico, LLC
January 1, 2009-current
 

Kymera Independent Physicians, Roswell, NM
July 1, 2008-December 31, 2008
 

Covenant Family Healthcare, Roswell, NM
September 1, 1997-June 30, 2008

Private Practice, Roswell, NM
April 1, 1992-August 31, 1997

Chief, Pulmonary Section, Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital & Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
July 1, 1989-March 26, 1992

Academic Appointments:

Clinical assistant Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine
University Of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
1999-current

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri; 7/1/89-3/26/92

Hospital:

Active Staff, Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, Roswell, Appointments NM 88201. 4/1/1992-current

Active Staff, Roswell Regional Hospital, Roswell, NM 88201
3/2007-current

Chief, Pulmonary Section
Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital
Columbia, Missouri; 7/1/89-3/26/92

Other Appointments:

Governor of New Mexico,
American College of Chest Physicians, 1994-1997, 1997-1999

President, New Mexico Chapter, American Thoracic Society, 2000

Board Certifications: By American Board of Internal Medicine (#113920)
a) Internal Medicine, September 1987 (valid indefinitely)
b) Pulmonary Disease, 11/6/1990; Recertification 2000, 2010
c) Critical Care Medicine, 11/5/1991; Recertification 2001, 2011
d) Sleep Medicine, 11/15/2007
Licensure: New Mexico
Memberships: Fellow, American College of Physicians
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Sadiq HF, Chechani V, Devaskar S, Devaskar U. Thyroid dependent maturation of neonatal brain but not lung epidermal growth factor receptors. Developmental Pharmacology and Therapeutics 1985;8:292-301.
  2. Devaskar U, Devaskar S, Sadiq HF, Chechani V. Ontogeny of plasma-free thyroxine and triiodothyronine concentrations during the perinatal period and materno-fetal transfer of thyroid hormones in the rabbit. Developmental Pharmacology and Therapeutics 1986;9:115-123.
  3. Devaskar U, Church J, Chechani V, Sadiq F. Effect of simultaneous administration of betamethasone and triiodothyronine on the development of functional pulmonary maturation in fetal rabbit. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 1987;146(2):524-529.
  4. Church J, Khafayan E, Chechani V, Sadiq F, Devaskar S, DeMello D, Devaskar U. Transplacental stimulation of fetal lung maturation: effect of triiodothyronine in female and male rabbit fetus. Biol Neonate 1987;52(3):157-165.
  5. Chechani V, Zaman MK, Finch PJP. Chronic cavitary pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Chest 1989;95:1347-1348.
  6. Chechani V, Kamholz SL. Recommended dosage change of Amphotericin B.
    Journal of Infectious Diseases 1989;160:555. (Letter)
  7. Chechani V. Tetracycline pleurodesis for persistent air leak. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1990;49:166-167. (Letter)
  8. Ankobiah WH, Vaidya K, Powell S, Carrasco M, Allam A, Chechani V, Kamholz SL. Disseminated histoplasmosis in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: clinicopathological features in seven patients from a non endemic area. New York State Journal of Medicine 1990;90:234-238.
  9. Chechani V, Allam AA, Kamholz SL. Pulmonary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma mimicking infection. Respiratory Medicine 1990;84:401-405.
  10. Chechani V, Kamholz SL. Pulmonary manifestations of disseminated cryptococcosis in patients with AIDS. Chest 1990;98:1060-1066.
  11. Chechani V, Vasudevan VP, Kamholz SL. Necrotizing Tracheobronchitis: complication of mechanical ventilation in an adult. Southern Medical Journal 1991;84:271-273.
  12. Chechani V, Allam AA, Haseeb MA, Kamholz SL. Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in patients with AIDS: evaluation of lavage and staining techniques in diagnosis. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome 1991;4:250-253.
  13. Chechani V, Kamholz SL. Optimal therapy of cryptococcosis in patients with AIDS. New York State Journal of Medicine 1991;91(7):292-296.
  14. Chechani V. Corticosteroids in asthma. Journal of the Association for Academic Minority Physicians 1991;2(3):109-117.
  15. Chechani V, Scott G. Pulse oximetry in evaluation of oxygen needs of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Missouri Medicine 1991;88:757-761.
  16. Chechani V, Scott G, Burnham B, Knight L. Modification of an aerosol mask to provide high concentrations of oxygen in the inspired air. Comparison to a non- rebreathing mask. Chest 1991;100:1582-1585.
  17. Chechani V, Bridges A. Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in patients with connective tissue disease. Chest 1992;101:375-378.
  18. Chechani V. Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis complicated by nocardiosis in a patient with agnogenic myeloid metaplasia. Missouri Medicine 1992;89(2):98-101.
  19. Chechani V, Allam AA, Smith PR, Webber CA, Kamholz SL. Bronchitis mimicking opportunistic lung infection in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection. New York State Journal of Medicine 1992;92:297-300.
  20. Bridges AJ, Hsu C, Diaz-Arias A, Chechani V. Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia and systemic sclerosis. Journal of Rheumatology 1992;19:1136-1140.
  21. Chechani V, Landreneau RJ, Shaikh SS. Open lung biopsy for diffuse infiltrative lung disease. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1992;54:296-300.
  22. Chechani V. Survival of patients undergoing Nd-YAG laser therapy compared with Nd -YAG laser therapy and brachytherapy for malignant airway disease. Chest 1994;106:64 (letter).
  23. Chechani V. Bronchoscopic diagnosis of lung nodules and masses in absence of endobronchial abnormality. Chest 1996;109:620-625.
  24. Chechani V. Flexible bronchoscopy in patients with hypercapnia. Journal of Bronchology 2000;7(3):226-232
  25. Chechani V. Serotonin syndrome presenting as hypotonic coma and apnea: Potentially fatal complications of selective serotonin receptor inhibitor therapy. Critical Care Medicine 2002;30:473-476 
  26. Braik T, Chechani V, Badine E, Sussman Z, Williams M. A case of bronchial wall angiosarcoma of complete response to pazopanib. Austin J Med Oncol. 2014;1 (1):3

ABSTRACTS

  1. Devaskar U, Chechani V, Devaskar S, Sadiq F, DeMello D. Pulmonary epidermal growth factor receptors in the fetus of a diabetic mother. Pediatric Research 1984;18(4):389A.
  2. Sadiq F, Devaskar S, Chechani V, Harris S, Devaskar U. Effect of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism on 125 I-epidermal growth factor specific binding to newborn lung and brain plasma membranes. Pediatric Research 1984;18(4):176A.
  3. Sadiq F, Gunn J, Chechani V, Devaskar U. Distribution of epidermal growth factor receptors in the fetal gastrointestinal tract. Pediatric Research 1984;18(4):211A.
  4. Sadiq F, Chechani V, Harris S, Devaskar U. Betamethasone stimulates while dihydrotestosterone does not influence the development of fetal pulmonary epidermal growth factor receptors. Pediatric Research 1984;18(4):403A.
  5. Sadiq F, Chechani V, Devaskar U. Effect of betamethasone, thyroxine, triiodothyronine, B+T3 or dihydrotestosterone on the development of fetal pulmonary EGF receptors. Presented at the Midwest Society for Pediatric Research meeting, 1984.
  6. Sadiq F, Chechani V, Khafayan E, Devaskar U. Ontogeny of plasma free thyroxine and triiodothyronine concentrations during perinatal period and materno-fetal transfer of T4 or T3 in rabbit. Presented at Midwest Society for Pediatric Research meeting, 1984.
  7. Devaskar U, Chechani V, Church J, Sadiq F. Effect of simultaneous administration of betamethasone and triiodothyronine on the development of functional fetal lung maturation. Presented at Midwest Society for Pediatric Research meeting, October 1986.
  8. Devaskar U, Church J, Chechani V, Sadiq F. Is betamethasone (B) plus triiodothyronine (T) therapy really better than B or T alone in enhancing fetal lung maturation. Presented at Society for Pediatric Research meeting, April 1987.
  9. Chechani V, Allam A, Smith P, Kamholz S. Purulent bronchopulmonary inflammation in patients with AIDS or ARC; A helpful bronchoscopic finding. Am Rev Respir Dis 1989;139s:A151. (Presented at the annual American Thoracic Society meeting, Cincinnati; May 1989).
  10. Chechani V, Allam A, Powell S, Kamholz S. Diverse presentations of pulmonary cryptococcosis (PC) in AIDS. Am Rev Respir Dis 1989;139s:A150. (Presented at the annual American Thoracic Society meeting, Cincinnati; May 1989).
  11. Allam A, Chechani V, Haseeb MA, Kamholz SL. Unilateral versus bilateral bronchoalveolar lavage(BAL) for the diagnosis of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). Am Rev Respir Dis 1989;139s:A559.
  12. Chechani V, Scott G. Nocturnal oximetry in re-evaluation of long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT). Respiratory Care 1990;35:1143. (Presented at the annual meeting of American Association of Respiratory Care, New Orleans, Dec 1990).
  13. Chechani V, Mukerji V, Flaker G, McLaughlin P, Brown M. Effect of activity sensing rate responsive pacing on anaerobic threshold with exercise in patients with chronotropic insufficiency. Am Rev Respir Dis 1991;143s:A172. (Presented at the Annual American Thoracic Society Meeting, Anaheim, May 1991.
  14. Chechani V, Scott G, Burnham W, Knight L. Improved oxygenation by modification of an aerosol mask: comparison to a nonrebreathing mask. Chest 1991;100:150s. (Presented at the 57th Annual Assembly of American College of Chest Physicians at San Francisco, CA, November 8, 1991).
  15. Chechani V, Landreneau R, Shaikh S. Open lung biopsy for diffuse infiltrative lung disease. Which and how many lobes should be biopsied? Chest 1991;100:32s. (Presented at the 57th Annual Assembly of American College of Chest Physicians at San Francisco, CA, November 7, 1991)