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Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (PCCSM)

Orange Regional Medical Group is proud to offer a division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine which features highly trained, experienced and compassionate physicians and physician assistants, offering:

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Providing 24/7 critical care at Orange Regional Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit. The Critical Care team focuses on point of care ultrasound and echocardiography and is a member of Orange Regional's medical emergency response team.
  • Inpatient Pulmonary Care
    We provide treatment for pneumonia, acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, exacerbation, lung
    nodules/masses, sleep disorders and pleural effusions.
  • Outpatient Pulmonary Care
    Specializing in treatment for common diseases such as asthma, COPD, lung nodules, lung cancer, smoking cessation, sleep disorders, interstitial lung disease and pulmonary hypertension at 75 Crystal Run Road, Suite 135.
  • Sleep Medicine
    We interpret sleep studies performed at Orange Regional's Center for Sleep Medicine and treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia.

Meet Our Board-certified Physicians

Murali G. Krishna, M.D., FCCP

Murali G. Krishna, M.D., FCCP

Dr. Krishna is the director of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (PCCSM) and a Board-certified pulmonary-critical care physician. He also serves as Director of Critical Care and Respiratory Therapy at Orange Regional Medical Center and as Assistant Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown, NY.

Dr. Krishna holds Board certifications in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. In addition, Dr. Krishna is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) and a member of American Thoracic Society (ATS) and Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).

An author of multiple publications and two books, Dr. Krishna received his medical degree from Madras Medical College in Chennai, India and graduated from the Internal Medicine Residency program at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. Additionally, he earned a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Jacobi Medical Center and Jack D. Weiler Hospital in the Bronx, NY.

Aamir Gilani, M.D.

Aamir Gilani, M.D.

Dr. Gilani holds Board certifications in critical care, internal and pulmonary medicine and is board eligible in preventive medicine. He also serves as an adjunct assistant professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown, NY.

Dr. Gilani received his medical degree from the National University of Science and Technology in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He worked as a Family Physician in rural communities in the beautiful valley of Kashmir before moving to the United States. He worked at the Pulmonary and Critical Care Department at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center as part of “Virtual Navigation Study” for patients with lung nodules. He then did his residency from Pinnacle Health System, Harrisburg, PA followed by Fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. In addition to his fellowship, he did residency training in “Leadership Preventive Medicine” at Dartmouth as well. He holds a Masters in Public Health degree from The Dartmouth Institute. He was actively involved in public health projects with “Breathe New Hampshire” to improve care of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients in the state of New Hampshire. He has lean six sigma training and has a keen interest in quality improvement work.

Dr. Gilani is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), American Thoracic Society (ATS), Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and American Association of Physician Leadership.

Samer El Zarif, M.D.

Samer El Zarif, M.D.

Dr. El Zarif holds Board certifications in internal, pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. He also serves as an adjunct assistant professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown, NY.

Dr. El Zarif earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology, at the American University of Beirut, before receiving his medical degree from the University of Balamand in Koura, Lebanon. He then moved to New York City and finished his Internal Medicine Residency at Staten Island University Hospital, where he was nominated for the Intern of the Year award. He then moved to Mobile, Alabama where he completed a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine at the University of South Alabama, where he also served as a Chief Fellow during the last year of his training. After completing his fellowship, Dr. El Zarif was accepted for a Sleep Medicine Fellowship at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland Ohio, a world known referral center. During his training, he treated both adults and pediatric patients with complex sleep related medical disorders. His special interest is in the post-operative complications of sleep apnea, and he went on to present the results of his research orally at the SLEEP 2015 annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.

Dr. El Zarif is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), American Thoracic Society (ATS), American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Sleep Research Society (SRC).

Read his column 'Back to School, Back to Sleep' (page 22) from The Sullivan County Democrat, Health & Wellness (Autumn 2015).

Physician Assistants:

  • Rokhsareh Eyvazkhany
  • Kirsten Hammar
  • Jonathan Weiss
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707 East Main Street 
Middletown, NY 10940

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845-333-1000
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