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Dr. Ali Appointed Governor of Louisiana for the American College of Chest Physicians

Dr. Juzar Ali
Dr. Juzar Ali

New Orleans - The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Council of Governors has approved the nomination of and appointed Dr. Juzar Ali ACCP Governor of Louisiana.  The Council serves as an important portal with other leadership positions throughout the ACCP and strives to enhance the overall mission of the ACCP.  As Governor of Louisiana, Dr. Ali will inform ACCP constituents in the state of ACCP efforts.

The ACCP is the global leader in providing education in cardiopulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine to optimize health and advance patient care and promotes the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases through education, communication, and research.

Dr. Ali is Medical Director of the Interim LSU Public Hospital and Professor of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary /CC Medicine, in the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans (HSC) School of Medicine.  Dr. Ali holds the Russell C. Klein, M.D., LSU Alumni Professorship and is former Vice Chair of Medicine for Clinical Affairs in the LSU HSC School of Medicine.  He is the director of the LSU Tuberculosis Clinics and the OPH Region 1 Metro-Wetmore TB Clinics. He is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pulmonary Medicine.

He is the author of chapters in, and serves as co-editor of, Pulmonary Pathophysiology, a symptom-based clinical and pathophysiologic review of lung diseases, and he coauthored Clinical Chest Radiology: PreTest Series for medical students and residents. His scholarship has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals including International Union Against Tuberculosis and CHEST.

He has served as a reviewer, by invitation, of the journals CHEST, Annals of Internal Medicine, International Union Against Tuberculosis, Medical Principles and Practice 2002, International Journal of Infectious Diseases, and American Journal of Public Health. His clinical research interests include the diagnosis and management of tuberculous and non-tuberculous mycobacterial disease, and he has participated in various multicenter national and international studies and trials of tuberculosis and atypical mycobacteria. He has made scientific presentations locally, nationally, and internationally.

In 2002, he received the Fulbright International Scholar Lecturer Award and, in 2004, the Fulbright Alumni Award. He fulfilled both at Ege University Medical School and Hospital in Izmir, Turkey.  Besides his teaching, scholarship, and patient care, Dr. Ali has been instrumental in the acquisition of NIH and foundation grants for tuberculosis awareness and education, including the development of the Tuberculosis Education Aimed at Community Health (TEACH) program and www.lsumc-wetmore-tb-info.org. His volunteer activities include increasing TB education, awareness, and screenings for the homeless through community clinics.