Alejandro Adolfo Adolfo ARAGAKI-NAKAHODO , MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

University of Cincinnati - College of Medicine
Medical Sciences Building ML0564 Room 6365
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
Phone 513-558-3028
Fax 513-558-2051


Medical Degree: Universidad Peruana "Cayetano Heredia" Lima, PE, 2004 (Medicine)

Residency: Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, MI, 2010 (Internal Medicine )

Fellowship: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2013 (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)

Fellowship: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2015 (Interventional Pulmonology )


American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) (Certification Date: 10-09-2013 )

American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (Certification Date: 01-01-2016 )

American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 08-09-2011 ) - (Recertification Date: to 01-01-2023 )

American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) (Certification Date: 11-13-2012 ) - (Recertification Date: to 01-01-2024 )

Clinical Interests

Critical Care Medicine

Lung Cancer

Lung Disease

Pulmonary Disease

Airway Obstruction

Airway Stenosis

Bronchial Tumors

Bronchiolo-Alveolar Adenocarcinoma

Bronchogenic Carcinoma

Chronic Cough

Collapsed Lung



Legionnaires' Disease (Legionellosis)

Lung Collapse (Pneumothorax)

Malignant Mesothelioma (Mesothelioma)

Malignant Pleural Effusion

Mediastinal Cancers

Mediastinal Disease

Mediastinal Tumors


Multiple Pulmonary Nodules

Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Other Complex Thoracic Cancers

Pleural Cancers

Pleural Disease

Pleural Effusion

Pleural Solitary Fibrous Tumor




Pulmonary Blastoma

Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP)

Respiration Disorders

Respiratory Cancers

Respiratory Papilloma

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Respiratory Tract Disease

Respiratory Tract Infections

Shortness of Breath

Small Cell Carcinoma

Small Cell Lung Carcinoma

Solitary Pulmonary Nodule

Swollen Lymph Nodes (Lymphadenitis)

Thoracic Cancer

Thoracic Disease


Whooping Cough (Pertussis)


Critical Care Medicine

Internal Medicine

Interventional Pulmonology

Research and Practice Interests

Interventional Pulmonology: cryotherapy
Critical Care Medicine: mechanical ventilation

Positions and Work Experience

06-01-2014 - Adjunct Instructor of Clinical, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

06-01-2014 - Tele-ICU physician; Pulmonary - Critical Care physician, Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Research Support

Investigators:Aragaki-Nakahodo, Alejandro 01-28-2022 -01-27-2025 CSA Medical A "Sham controlled Prospective Randomized clinical trial of RejuvenAir sYstem for the treatment of moderate to severe COPD with Chronic Bronchitis" Role:PI 0.00 Hold Level:Industry


Peer Reviewed Publications

Cudzilo, Corey; Aragaki, Alejandro; Guitron, Julian; Benzaquen, Sadia (2014. ) Methotrexate-induced pleuropericarditis and eosinophilic pleural effusion.Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology, , 21 (1 ) ,90-2 More Information

Gupta, Nishant; Aragaki, Alejandro; Wikenheiser-Brokamp, Kathryn A; Benzaquen, Sadia; Panos, Ralph J (2012. ) Occam's razor or Hickam's dictum?.Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology, , 19 (3 ) ,216-9 More Information

Aragaki A, Benzaquen S, Eschenbacher W, Guitron J and Cudzilo C (2013. ) Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Needle Aspiration of a Bronchogenic Cyst to Liberate from Mechanical Ventilation: Case Report and Literature Review .J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol, , 2013 (20(2) ) ,152

Aragaki A, Benzaquen S and Kirschner M (2014. ) Coinfection by Nocardia beijingensis and Nocardia arthritidis in an immunocompromised patient diagnosed by endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) .Respiratory Medicine Case Reports, , online ,

Sriprasart, Thitiwat; Aragaki, Alejandro; Baughman, Robert; Wikenheiser-Brokamp, Kathryn; Khanna, Gaurav; Tanase, Daniel; Kirschner, Michelle; Benzaquen, Sadia (2017. ) A Single US Center Experience of Transbronchial Lung Cryobiopsy for Diagnosing Interstitial Lung Disease With a 2-Scope Technique.Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology, , 24 (2 ) ,131-135 More Information


Poster Presentations

Coz A and Aragaki A (2010. ) (In Press. ) Invasive Neuroaspergillosis in an Immunocompetent Host .Chest Conference 2010,

Benzaquen S, Aragaki A, Sriprasart T, Baughman R and James L. (2016. ) (In Press. ) The complimentary role of transbronchial cryobiopsy vs endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) for diagnosis of pulmonary sarcoidosis .2016 ATS International Conference, San Francisco, CA. .

Alam A, Aragaki A and Balestra R. (2016. ) (In Press. ) Streptococcus intermedius mediastinitis and brain abscess due to aspiration .2016 ATS International Conference, San Francisco, CA. .

Tandon A, Benzaquen S and Aragaki A. (2016. ) (In Press. ) A case of pulmonary aspergillosis unfit for subtyping .2016 ATS International Conference, San Francisco, CA. .

Niehaus K, Balestra R, Sriprasart T, Aragaki A and Benzaquen S (2016. ) (In Press. ) A rare case of massive hemoptysis due to pulmonary artery aneurysm .2016 ATS International Conference, San Francisco, CA. .

Benzaquen S, Aragaki A and Sriprasart T (2016. ) (In Press. ) The complimentary role of transbronchial lung cryobiopsies in the diagnosis of pulmonary sarcoidosis .19th WCBIP/WCBE World Congress, Florence, Italy. .

Contact Information

Academic - University of Cincinnati - College of Medicine
Medical Sciences Building ML0564 Room 6365
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-558-3028
Fax: 513-558-2051