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Dr. El-Harakeh Bio

Mohammad-Ali El-Harakeh MD, FCCP

Sleep, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Allergy medicine.
Medical Director-YRMC, Respiratory Care Department.

Board Certified in

  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Critical care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Health Care Quality/Management

Hospitals Served – Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC)

Areas of Focus

  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Chronic Cough
  • COPD
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodules
  • Critical Care Medicine

Education & Training

  • Internship, Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) – Staten Island, NY
  • Residency, Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) – Staten Island, NY
  • Chief Resident, Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) – Staten Island, NY
  • Fellowship, State University of NY – Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn, NY

Honors & Awards

  • The TEAM AWARD, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, January 2014.
  • The TEAM AWARD, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, October 2012.
  • The TEAM AWARD, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, March 2011.
  • Certificate of Accomplishment for ‘Participation and Outstanding Potential in Pulmonary and Critical Care Research – American College of Chest Physicians, July 2006.
  • Certificate of Achievement for ‘Participation and Distinguished Achievement in Medical Research and Scholarly Activity’ – SIUH, June 2006.
  • Certificate of “Honorable Mention” award for “Resident as a Teacher” SIUH 2005.
  • Resident Physician Research Award – SIUH, June 2005.
  • Research Paper third prize winner in the 2005 Annual Resident/Fellow Research Competition of the Academy of Medicine of Richmond County – NY. (The Incidence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Lone Atrial Fibrillation. — El-Harakeh, M.A., Bekhit, S., Chalhoub, M.).
  • Honorable mention certificate award in the 2005 Annual Resident/Fellow Research Competition of the Academy of Medicine of Richmond County – NY. (Effects of Chronic Angiotensin Receptor Blockers and ACE Inhibitors Use on
  • The Incidence of Contrast Induced Nephropathy in Patients with Chronic Renal Insufficiency. — El-Harakeh, M. A., Saggi S.).
  • Honorable mention certificate award in the 2004 Annual Resident/Fellow Research Competition of the Academy of Medicine of Richmond County – NY. (ACE Inhibitors in a Transplanted Kidney with Total Vessel Occlusion – Case Report and Review of Literature.—El-Harakeh, M.A., Saggi, S.).
  • Certificate of Achievement for ‘Participation and Distinguished Achievement in Medical Research and Scholarly Activity’ – SIUH, June 2004.
  • Case report first prize winner in the 2004 Annual Resident Research/Fellow Competition of the Academy of Medicine of Richmond County -NY. (Pulmonary Nodules in a Patient with Epistaxis. Case Report and Review of Literature of Congenital Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations – El-Harakeh, M.A., Sasso, L.).

Newspaper Recognition Mention

The daily courier, “Letter to the editor”, February 2009.
The daily courier, “Letter to the editor”, January 2011.

Research and Publications

 

Published Case Report

El-Harakeh M.A, Barbari A, Stephan A, Saggi S, Barakeh A.A Transplanted Kidney Surviving Total Vessel Occlusion and Anuria. Journal of Clinical Nephrology: Volume 64, No. 2/2005.

Published Abstracts

  • El-Harakeh M.A., Chalhoub M. The Incidence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Lone Atrial Fibrillation. Chest: 2004, Volume 126, Issue 4. (Slide Presentation Chest 2004).
  • El-Harakeh M.A., Saggi S. Effects of Chronic Angiotensin Receptor Blockers and ACE Inhibitors Use on the Incidence of Contrast Induced Nephropathy in Patients with Chronic Renal Insufficiency. J AM Soc of Nephrol: 2004 (15): 347A. (Poster Presentation ASN 2004).
  • Castellanos M., Karam P., Elya M., El-Harakeh M.A. Breast Arterial Calcifications Identified on Routine Mammography May Be a Marker of Coronary Artery Disease. Circulation: 2005 111 (4): e40 – e88. (Poster Presentation AHA 2005).
  • El-Harakeh M.A., Kilkenny T. Self Heard Snoring as a predictor of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Proceedings of the ATS: 2005: P: A768 (Poster presentation at ATS 2005).
  • Raia C., Castellanos M., Karam P., Elya M., El-Harakeh MA., Malpeso J., Buckbinder S. Breast Arterial Calcification on Mammography Does Not Predict Coronary Artery Disease Status on Cardiac Catheterization. American Journal of Roentgenology Supplement: 2005 Vol. 184, No. 4 PP. 71.
  • El-Harakeh M.A, Kilkenny T. Do Postmenopausal Women have a Higher Incidence of Self Heard Snoring than Premenopausal Women? Proceedings of the ATS 2006: P: A701. (Poster presentation ATS 2007).
  • El-Harakeh M.A., Kilkenny T. Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea more Severe in Men than Postmenopausal Women. Proceedings of the ATS 2006: P: A701 (Poster presentation ATS 2006).
  • El-Harakeh M.A., Kilkenny T. Postmenopausal Women Have Higher Incidence and More Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea When Compared to Premenopausal Women. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine: 2007 Vol. 175, PP. A 997. (Poster presentation ATS 2007).
  • El-Harakeh M.A., Kilkenny T. A Higher Mallampati Class Indicates a More Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients Undergoing Nocturnal polysomnography. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine: 2007 Vol. 175, PP. A 700. (Poster presentation ATS 2007).
  • El-Harakeh M.A., Varma S., Lefkovic L. Nesiritide Worsened Renal Function in Outpatient Treatment of Chronic Heart Failure. Chest: 2007, Volume 132, Issue 4, PP 580S. (Poster presentation Chest 2007).
  • Zein J., El-Harakeh M.A., Nassif G., Kinasewitz G., Decreases in Hemoglobin During Fluid Resuscitation in Patients with Septic Shock are Associated with Reduced Mortality. Chest: 2007, Volume 132, Issue 4, PP 560S. (Poster presentation Chest 2007).
  • Zein J., El-Harakeh M.A., Nassif G., Kinasewitz G., Infection Classification Should Account for the Type of Infecting Organisms in Patients with Severe Sepsis Regardless of the Site of Infection. Chest: 2007, Volume 132, Issue 4, PP 558S. (Poster presentation Chest 2007).
  • Bader F., Abe O., El-Harakeh M.A., Korot M., Kinasewitz G., Zein J. Pulmonary Function Testing is more Sensitive than Radiology and Echocardiography in Evaluating the Sickle Cell Disease Patients with Dyspnea. Chest: 2007,
  • Volume 132, Issue 4, PP 614S. (Poster presentation Chest 2007).
  • Al-Haddad B., El ATAT A., El-Harakeh M.A., Giardin J., Kassostis J., Fahmy S., Relationship of Apnea Hypopnea Index and Body Mass Index to Premature Ventricular Arrhythmias. Chest: 2007, Volume 132, Issue 4, PP 644S. (Poster presentation Chest 2007).

Professional Memberships

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