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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.

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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