Dr. George Thommi

Dr. George Thommi
Creighton University, Omaha, NE and Nebraska Medicine (University of Nebraska Medical Center) in Omaha, NE, USA
 
Biography
Dr. George Thommi has completed his medical school in Kasturba Medical College in Manglore, India and completed his post graduation education in England. He successfully passed the MRCP (Member of the Royal college of Physicians) boards in Edinburgh, England. He migrated to the states and completed his internal medicine residency at Montefiore hospital in Pittsburg, PA. He then went on to complete his fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine in Salem, VA/ University of Charlottesville, Virginia. He has his Internal Medicine and Pulmonary boards. He has been critical care certified till 2012. He is Sleep certified by the APSS. He joined the faculty at Texas Tech University at Lubbock, Texas for 2 years after completing his fellowship program. He was the medical director of the sleep lab at Texas Tech University and was involved in various research topics including the effects of sleep apnea syndrome in pulmonary patients. He then decided to go into private practice and initially practiced in Lincoln, NE but later moved to Omaha, NE and have been there ever since 1993. During his fellowship training as well as in practice, he has submitted and presented a number of abstracts and has published a few manuscripts. He is affiliated with Creighton University, Omaha, NE and Nebraska Medicine (University of Nebraska Medical Center) in Omaha, NE. He enjoys teaching and has trained medical students and residents most of his career. He has given lectures and Grand Rounds especially related to his research. He is a member of CHEST, ATS and ASSM organizations and have attended several conferences and annual meetings. He usually attend these meetings every other year and try to has a poster presentation at these meetings. He continues to be involved in clinical research and hope to continue to present abstracts and publish manuscripts in the future.
 
Research Interest
Thrombolytics in empyema and pleural effusions, Pleural fluid cell count and chemistry, Tunneled catheters for recurrent non malignant pleural effusions and malignant pleural effusions, TPA for obstructed or non functional tunneled catheters, Management of massive and submassive pulmonary emboli, Sleep apnea and response to CPAP/ BiPAP, Central sleep apnea and its management and treatment, Efficacy of auto CPAP in the management of sleep apnea, Malignant tumors that obstruct the bronchus and trachea and their management, Excessive daytime sleepiness associated with sleep apnea despite adequate CPAP therapy, Talc pleurodesis in Malignant and nonmalignant pleural effusions, Use of antifactor Xa and PTT to guide heparin therapy, Interventional bronchoscopy
 

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