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LAWRENCE D. KAPLAN M.D.

LAWRENCE D. KAPLAN M.D.

Lawrence D. Kaplan M.D. is from Atlanta, Georgia. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in North Carolina, after which he completed medical school at Atlanta’s Emory University.

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He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care at Emory University Hospital, also in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Kaplan is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society, a member of the Critical Care Society and a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.

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MICHAEL J. SINEWAY M.D.

MICHAEL J. SINEWAY M.D.

Michael J. Sineway M.D. is from Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his undergraduate studies at Georgia Institute of Technology, located in Atlanta, and then attended medical school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

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SUSMITA RAJANALA M.D.

SUSMITA RAJANALA M.D.

Dr. Susmita Rajanala is from Hyderabad, India, where she received a Doctorate in Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine from Seton Hall University, New Jersey

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and a Critical Care Medicine fellowship from Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. She then completed fellowships in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine from Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia. She joined Gwinnett Pulmonary Group in January 2013. Dr. Rajanala’s special interests include Sleep disorders, Asthma and Lung Cancer.

Dr.Rajanala is married with 2 children. Her personal interests include travelling, tennis and reading fiction.

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PAUL B. WEINBERG M.D.

PAUL B. WEINBERG M.D.

Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Paul B. Weinberg M.D. attended High School at Westminster. After graduating he went to Brunswick, Maine where he obtained an undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College, majoring in History.

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WILLIAM F. McGann, JR. M.D.

WILLIAM F. McGann, JR. M.D.

Dr. McGann was born in Peoria, Illinois. He received his undergraduate degree and medical degree from St. Louis University. 

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Dr. McGann went on to complete his internship and residency at University of Illinois, Chicago. He completed his fellowship in Pulmonary Diseases at the University of North Carolina at Chapel hill, N.C. 

Dr. McGann is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care. Dr. McGann serves as the Medical Director for Northside Gwinnett Respiratory Department. 

Dr. McGann’s special interests include venous thromboembolic disease, COPD, asthma and interstitial lung disease. He enjoys golf and fitness training on his off time. 

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PRASAD S. GARIMELLA M.D.

PRASAD S. GARIMELLA M.D.

Dr. Prasad Garimella is originally from Atmakur, India. He graduated with honors from Kurnool Medical College, subsequently completing his residency in Internal Medicine at Weiss Memorial Hospital, University of Chicago. He earned his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine from Cook County Hospital and his fellowship in Sleep Medicine from Rush University Hospital, Chicago.

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Since 2004, Dr. Prasad Garimella has been part of Gwinnett Pulmonary Group, providing comprehensive and compassionate care to patients. He is Board Certified in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine and is a fellow of American College of Chest Physicians and American Association of Sleep Medicine. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Georgia Campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also currently serving as the Chief of Department of Medicine, at Gwinnett Hospital System. Dr. Garimella is well respected amongst his peers as an outstanding clinician in Critical Care, as well as outpatient setting.

He specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with Lung Cancer, COPD, Asthma and Sleep Apnea. He has particular expertise in Electro Navigational Bronchoscopy and Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscopy.

When not busy with his patients, Dr. Garimella enjoys biking, Taek won Do and spending time with family. He earned his black belt in Taek won Do and enjoys mountain climbing and he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Rainier in 2010.

When asked “What do you want people to understand about the way you practice medicine?” he replies with his motto “Fundamental principle of Medicine is Love”.

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RAJESH R. JASANI M.D.

RAJESH R. JASANI M.D.

Dr. Jasani has been a pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine physician in Gwinnett since 2001. He has a special interest and is well recognized in the evaluation and management of sleep disorders. He is a founding medical director of Gwinnett Sleep, sleep disorders center of Gwinnett Pulmonary Group.

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Dr. Jasani has published several peer reviewed scientific articles and book chapters in sleep and pulmonary medicine.

Dr. Jasani has also served as the chief of medicine at Northside Hospital Gwinnett and Duluth.

Dr. Jasani has been involved in several hospital leadership committees and has actively participated in various community services including health fairs and cultural organizations.

Dr. Jasani is married with 2 children and he personally enjoys computer applications, tennis, movies and photography.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Doctorate, Baroda Medical College, India
  • Internal Medicine, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, University of Medicine & Dentistry, Newark, NJ
  • Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Northside Hospital Gwinnett
  • Northside Hospital Duluth
  • Joan Glancy Rehabilitation Center, Duluth

SLEEP CENTER AFFILIATIONS

  • Gwinnett Sleep, Sleep Disorders Center of Gwinnett Pulmonary Group, Lawrenceville, GA
  • Gwinnett Sleep, Sleep Disorders Center of Gwinnett Pulmonary Group, Duluth, GA

BOARD CERTIFICATION (DIPLOMATE)

  • Diplomate, Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate, Pulmonary Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate, Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate, Sleep Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

FELLOW

  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine

PROFESSIONAL MEMEBERSHIPS

  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals
  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
  • Georgia Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Founding Medical Director, Gwinnett Sleep, Full Service Sleep Disorders Center
  • Chief Executive Officer, Gwinnett Pulmonary and Sleep
  • Member, Professional Practice Committee, Northside Hospital Gwinnett
  • Member, Performance Improvement Committee, Dept of Medicine, Northside Hospital Gwinnett
  • Member, iPAC (information technology) committee, Northside Hospital Gwinnett
  • Lecturer, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Suwannee, GA

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • Cecile Lehman Mayer Research Award finalist for CHEST1995,,American College of Chest Physician
  • Outstanding Case Presentation Award, Pennsylvania and New Jersey Thoracic Society, 1999.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Original Research / Reviews / Book Chapters:

Jasani R, Sanders, M, Nemoto E, Hajduk IA, Atwood CW Jr, Strollo PW Jr. Cerebral oxygenation during chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Adv Exp Med Biol 510:361-364, 2003. 

Jasani R, Sanders M, Strollo P. Diagnostic Studies for sleep apnea/hypopnea. In Johnson J, Gluckman J, Sanders M, eds, Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Martin Dunitz, 2001; 55-81.

Hajduk I, Jasani R, Strollo PJ Jr, Atwood CW Jr, Sanders MH.  Nocturia in sleep disordered breathing. Sleep Med 1:263-277, 2000. 

Hajduk I, Strollo PJ Jr, Jasani R, Atwood CW Jr, Houck PR, Sanders MH. Prevalence and predictors of nocturia in Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome – A retrospective study. Sleep 26:61-64, 2003.  

Jasani R, Kalaria V, Lao R, Karetzkly.  Utility of thallium-201 scintigraphy in detecting right ventricular dysfunction in pulmonary embolism. Clin Cardio. 22(3): 239-41, 1999.

Karetzky M, Jasani R, Zubair M,  Thallium-201 scintigraphy in the evaluation of graft dysfunction in lung transplantation. Eur Respir J 1996; 9:2553-2559.

Abstracts / Presentations:

Jasani R, Sanders M, Costantino C, Atwood C, Strollo P. Use of post CPAP titration questionnaire to predict adherence to therapy in sleep apnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2000; 161(3):A359.

Hajduk I, Strollo P, Jasani R, Atwood C, Sanders M. Predictors of nocturia in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2000; 161(3):A683.

Jasani, R., Kavathia S, Zubair M, Karetzky, M. Expanded experience with thallium-201 scintigraphy in the diagnosis of pulmonary disorders. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1998: 157(3): A766.

 Jasani, R., Kavathia, S., Kalaria V., Lao, R., Karetzky. Right ventricular dysfunction detected by thallium-201 scan in pulmonary embolism. Am. J Respir Crit Care Med 1998; 157(3): A766.

 

Kavathia S, Anandrangam T, Li M, Jasani R, Oguntolu OO, Chinard FP, Karetzky M. Non-invasive lung volume reduction in COPD patients – A pilot Study. AM J Respir Critical Care Med 1998; 157(3): A496. Grant Support: Newark Beth Israel Healthcare  Foundation.

Kavathia S, Anandrangam T, Li M, Oguntolu O, Jasani R, Chinard F, Karetzky M,. Effects of chest wall restriction and oxygen breathing on lung volume in normal individuals. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1998; 157(3): A786

Kavathia S, Jasani R, Li M, Zubair M, Karetzky M. Usefulness of thallium-201 scintigraphy in the detection of Pneumocytis carinii pneumonia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1998; 157(3): A237.

Kavathia S, Jasani R, Li M, Zubair M, Karetzky M. Role of thallium-201 scan in the detection of active pulmonary sarcoidosis. Am J  Respir Crit Care Med 1998; 157(3): A814.

Sarodia B, Jasani R, McDonough M, Karetzky M. Pulmonary function testing in diagnosis of rejection and infection after lung transplantation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1997.

Radadiya S, Jasani R, Zubair M, Karetzky M. Erectile dysfunction, studied by nocturnal penile tumescence monitoring. Associated Professional Sleep Studies (APSS) Abstract Book 1997;474.

Jasani R, Patel S, Zubair M, Karetky M. Thallium-201 and gallium-67 scintigraphy in the diagnosis of pulmonary disorders. Chest 1996; 110: 4: 168S.

Jasani R, Radadiya S, McDough M, Karezky M. Utility of thallium-201 scan in surveillance and follow-up of acute allograft rejection in lung transplantation. Chest 1996; 110:4:93S.

Jasani R, Radadiya S, McDough M, Karetzky, M. Yeild of Transbronchial biopsy in lung transplantation. Chest 1996; 110:4:93S.

Jasani R, Patel S, Zubair M, Karetzky M. Thallium-201 scintigraphy in detecting the activity of pulmonary sarcoidosis. Chest 1996; 110:4:172S.

Kalaria V, Patel M, Jasani R, Dwyer E. How accurate is a planer thallium-201 perfusion scan in detecting and localizing a recent Q-wave myocardial infarction? Chest 1996; 110:4:35S.

Jasani R, Shukla C, Zubair M, Karetzky M. The incidence of thrimboembolism in sickle cell disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1996; 153(4); A93.

Jasani R, Shukla C, Zubair M, Karetzky M. Comparison of thallium-201 and gallium-67 scan in the detection of pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1996; 153(4); A436.

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SARAH J. HAYAT M.D.

SARAH J. HAYAT M.D.

Sarah J. Hayat M.D. received her undergraduate degree from St. Joseph’s College for Women in Pakistan. She completed medical school at AGA Khan University Medical College, also in Pakistan.

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VOSUDESH K. PAI M.D.

VOSUDESH K. PAI M.D.

Dr. Vosudesh Pai is from Hyderabad, India where he received a Doctorate in Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine from Henry Ford Hospital.

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Waqar Siddiqui, M.D.

Waqar Siddiqui, M.D.

Waqar Siddiqui MD completed his medical school from Dow University of Health Sciences, one of the most Nobel medical schools in Pakistan. He completed his residency training from Capital Health Regional Medical Center in New Jersey. He completed his fellowship from University of South Alabama.

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He joined Gwinnett Pulmonary in 2018 after completing his fellowship. His interests in Pulmonary includes Interstitial lung disease and Lung cancer. Dr Siddiqui loves doing procedures and his special interest is doing EBUS and navigational bronchoscopies. He has several Oral and Poster presentations presented at local and international conferences. 

Dr Siddiqui loves sports and enjoys playing cricket and soccer. In his free time, he loves to hike, listen to music, drive and cook. 

Hospital Affiliations 

Northside Hospital Gwinnett 

Northside Hospital Duluth 

Certifications 

Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine 

Diplomate of American Board of Pulmonary Medicine 

Diplomate of American Board of Critical care Medicine. 

Members 

American College of Chest Physicians. 

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Lynn Jackman, MSN, NP-C, CCRN-CSC

Lynn Jackman, MSN, NP-C, CCRN-CSC

Lynn joined Gwinnett Pulmonary Group in July 2014. Originally from Indiana, she began her nursing career at Indiana University Medical Center.

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Lynn joined Gwinnett Pulmonary Group in July 2014. Originally from Indiana, she began her nursing career at Indiana University Medical Center. She comes to Gwinnett Pulmonary Group with over 25 years of vast nursing experience in Cardiovascular Critical Care and Critical Care. She continues to maintain her skills in Cardiovascular Critical Care at Northside Gwinnett. Lynn is highly regarded as a leader and expert in the nursing field. She has held multiple positions in nursing including Nursing Practice Manager, Rapid Response Team Leader, Nursing Supervisor, Educator, Preceptor and IV/PICC Insertion Specialist. 

Lynn has been a guest lecturer at Georgia campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine to physicians assistant students, Expert Legal Nurse Consultant in Medical Malpractice and serves a 

preceptor to Nurse Practitioner Students. 

Lynn holds certifications in Adult Critical Care and Cardiovascular Surgery. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. 

Lynn is also a proud recipient of the Uma Pittman Nursing Excellence Scholarship, Clinical Excellence Award, Nursing Leadership Award, and a 2004, 2006 and 2007 Indianapolis Star Nurse of the Year Nominee. 

EDUCATION: 

Ball State University Muncie, IN  MSN – Adult Nurse Practitioner 2011 Indiana Wesleyan University Indianapolis, IN  BSN Baccalaureate Nursing Marian University Indianapolis, IN – ADN Associates Nursing Class President and Nursing Leadership Award Ivy Tech State College Indianapolis, IN  Practical Nursing Certificate 1992 

PROFESSIONAL 

Gwinnett Pulmonary Group – Lawrenceville GA – Nurse Practitioner Gwinnett Biomedical Research – Lawrenceville GA – Sub-Investigator/Nurse Practitioner Gwinnett Medical Center – Lawrenceville GA – Cardiovascular Critical Care Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center  Indianapolis, IN – PICC/IV Insertion Specialist Vascular Access Specialists – Bloomington IN – Clinician, PICC Insertion Specialist Indiana University Medical Center Indianapolis, IN – Cardiovascular Critical Care RN Specialties Indianapolis, IN – Critical Care Specialist – CVICU Mentor/Preceptor Monroe Hospital  Bloomington IN – Critical Care and Emergency Department 

CERTIFICATIONS 

NP-C – Adult Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners CSC – Cardiac Surgery, American Association of Critical Care Nurses CCRN – Adult Critical Care, American Association of Critical Care Nurses 

MEMBERSHIPS 

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing American Academy of Nurse Practitioners American Association of Critical Care Nurses 

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Opal M. Blake, MS, APRN, AGACNP-BC, NP-C

Opal M. Blake, MS, APRN, AGACNP-BC, NP-C

Opal joined Gwinnett Pulmonary Group in September 2014 as a Nurse Practitioner. She is Double Certified as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

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She received her Post-Masters Acute Care Certification at Emory University and her Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in Adult Gerontology Primary Care and Clinical Nurse Specialist from Georgia State University. Prior to joining us, she worked at Gwinnett Medical Center as a Registered Nurse in Telemetry/Cardiology for 6 years. She received her BS in Nursing at Georgia State University in 2008, graduating with summa cum laude. She is a member of the American Nurses Credentialing Center, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia and Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. She is an affiliated provider at Northside Hospital Gwinnett and Northside Hospital Duluth, formerly Gwinnett Medical Center. She is originally from Jamaica. She is married with 1 daughter. She enjoys traveling, dancing and listening to music. 

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Antonette O. Sanderson

Antonette O. Sanderson

Antonette O. Sanderson is an AANP board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Her undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Georgia and Medical College of Georgia-School of Nursing in Augusta, Ga.

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After completing her BS in Nursing she worked at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, in Gainesville, Inova healthcare system in Alexandria, Va and most recently at Gwinnett Medical Center Lawrenceville, Ga. Antonette attained progressive care certification while also serving in multiple positions of leadership within Gwinnett Health system. Notably, she received nomination for Atlanta Journal Constitution Nursing Excellence 2018 and has also received recognition for Clinical Excellence in Nursing Practice. After completing her MS with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of North Georgia, she joined Gwinnett Pulmonary and Sleep and has been with the practice since 2018.

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