Sadia Benzaquen

Sadia Benzaquen , MD

Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UC College of Medicine Director, Interventional Pulmonary

UC College of Medicine, Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way, ML 0564
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
Phone 513-558-4831
Fax 513-558-4858


Medical Degree: Luis Razetti School of Medicine, Universidad Central de Venezuela 1998

Residency : Hospital Militar Carlos Arvelo, Universidad Central de Venezuela 2002 (Internal Medicine)

Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center 2006 (Internal Medicine )

Fellowship : Albert Einstein Medical Center 2009 (Pulmonary and Critical Care )

Fellowship: Interventional Pulmonology Chest Center 2009

Positions and Work Experience

2002 - Biochemistry Instructor, School of Nursing, Hospital Militar Carlos Arvelo, Caracas, Venezuela

2010 -To Present Assistant Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, Director of Interventional Pulmonology, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Research Support

Grant: #132917 / R01HL090806 Investigators:Benzaquen, Sadia 08-28-2013 -07-31-2014 National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Evaluation of Endobronchial Interventions for COPD via CT and 3HE MRI Role:PI $5,513.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #BTR MOU Investigators:Benzaquen, Sadia 11-01-2014 -10-31-2017 Washington University in St. Louis A Prospective Observational Study of Biopredictors of Bronchial Thermoplasty Response in Patients with Severe Refractory Asthma Role:PI $.00 Active Level:Institution of Higher Education


Peer Reviewed Publications

Benzaquen, S., Rivero A, & Torres, G. (2005. ) Evaluation of the information gained assessing the appearance of the nasogastric aspirate and its influence on the management of patients with upper GI bleeding .American Journal of Gastreonterology, , (100 ) ,100 -5

Benzaquen, S. & Roye, R. (2003. ) The effect of mirtazapine in the treatment of the fibromyalgia .Venzezuelan Journal of Internal Medicine, , (7 ) ,20 -8

Benzaquen, S., Roye, R., & Hernandez, A. (2001. ) Tetanus associated with acupuncture .Salus Militae, , (26 ) ,75 -6

Cundiff, William B; McCormack, Francis X; Wikenheiser-Brokamp, Kathryn; Starnes, Sandra; Kotloff, Robert; Benzaquen, Sadia (2014. ) Successful management of a chronic, refractory bronchopleural fistula with endobronchial valves followed by talc pleurodesis.American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, , 189 (4 ) ,490-1 More Information

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

Aragaki-Nakahodo, Alejandro A; Guitron-Roig, Julian; Eschenbacher, William; Benzaquen, Sadia; Cudzilo, Corey (2013. ) Endobronchial ultrasound-guided needle aspiration of a bronchogenic cyst to liberate from mechanical ventilation: case report and literature review.Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology, , 20 (2 ) ,152-4 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

Honors and Awards

2009 Outstanding Case Report Awarded for oral presentation at the 2009 Pennsylvania/West Virginia Thoracic Society Scientific Sessions

2007 House Staff Outstanding Fellow Award Presented to the fellow in the Department of Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center who has made the greatest contribution to House Staff Education

2007 Scored above 99th percentile on pulmonary and critical care ITE exam

2003 Graduated Magna Cum Laude and Best Resident in the internal medicine residency Universidad Central de Venezuela

2002 Recognition of excellent academic performance during residency in Internal Medicine Given by the Venezuelan Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP), Caracas, Venezuela

1998 Lorenzo Campins y Ballester, Academic Excellence Award School of Medicine, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela

Post Graduate Training and Education

2009-2010 Fellowship, Interventional Pulmonology, Chest Center, , Chicago, IL

2006-2009 Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Albert Einstein Medical Center, , Philadelphia, PA

2003-2006 Residency, Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, , Philadelphia, PA

1999-2002 Residency, Internal Medicine, Hospital Militar Carlos Arvelo, Universidad Central de Venezuela, , Caracas, Venezuela


pulmonary diseases, lung disease, critical care medicine, interventional pulmonology, lung cancer

Contact Information

Academic - UC College of Medicine, Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way, ML 0564
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-558-4831
Fax: 513-558-4858

Clinical - UC Health Physicians Office-Clifton
222 Piedmont Ave, Suite 4000
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45219
Phone: 513-475-8523