Muhammad Zafar

Muhammad Ahsan Zafar

Assistant Professor

Medical Sciences Building

6264

COM IM Pulmonary Division - 0564

Internal Medicine
Medical Sciences Building Room 6065
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267

Education

MBBS, Aga Khan University Pakistan, 2007 (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)

University of Cincinnat Cincinnati, OH, 2012 (Internal Medicine - Residency)

University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2015 (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine - Fellowship)

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Cincinnati, OH, 2017 (Quality Scholars Program in Healthcare Transformation)

Master's, Univeristy of Cincinnat Cincinnat, OH, 2018 (Clinical and Translational Research)

Positions and Work Experience

- Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation (Hoxworth), University of Cincinnati Medical Center,

2017 -To Present QI Lead for Pulmonary & Critical Care, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Clinical Focus

Critical Care Medicine

Pulmonary Disease

Specialities

Critical Care Medicine

Internal Medicine

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)

10/19/2015

American Board of Internal Medicine

08/22/2012

American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease)

11/12/2014

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Zafar, Muhammad Ahsan; Waheed, Syeda Sidra; Enam, S Ather (2009. ) Orbital aspergillus infection mimicking a tumour: a case report.Cases journal, , 2 ,7860

Syed, Rashid Zaheer; Zubairi, Ali Bin Sarwar; Zafar, Muhammad Ahsan; Qureshi, Rahat (2008. ) Perinatal outcomes in pregnancy with asthma. JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, , 58 (9 ) ,525-7

Mulhall, Aaron M; Droege, Christopher A; Ernst, Neil E; Panos, Ralph J; Zafar, Muhammad A (2015. ) Phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitors for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a review of current and developing drugs.Expert opinion on investigational drugs, , 24 (12 ) ,1597-611

Gupta, Nishant; Meraj, Riffat; Tanase, Daniel; James, Laura E; Seyama, Kuniaki; Lynch, David A; Akira, Masanori; Meyer, Cristopher A; Ruoss, Stephen J; Burger, Charles D; Young, Lisa R; Almoosa, Khalid F; Veeraraghavan, Srihari; Barker, Alan F; Lee, Augustine S; Dilling, Daniel F; Inoue, Yoshikazu; Cudzilo, Corey J; Zafar, Muhammad A; McCormack, Francis X (2015. ) Accuracy of chest high-resolution computed tomography in diagnosing diffuse cystic lung diseases.The European respiratory journal, , 46 (4 ) ,1196-9

Zafar, Muhammad Ahsan; Droege, Christopher; Foertsch, Madeline; Panos, Ralph J (2014. ) Update on ultra-long-acting ? agonists in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.Expert opinion on investigational drugs, , 23 (12 ) ,1687-701

Zafar, Muhammad A; Diers, Tiffiny; Schauer, Daniel P; Warm, Eric J (2014. ) Connecting resident education to patient outcomes: the evolution of a quality improvement curriculum in an internal medicine residency.Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, , 89 (10 ) ,1341-7

Zafar, Muhammad A; McCormack, Francis X; Rahman, Shahid; Tencza, Christian; Wikenheiser-Brokamp, Kathryn A; Young, Lisa R; Shizukuda, Yukitaka; Elwing, Jean M (2013. ) Pulmonary vascular shunts in exercise-intolerant patients with lymphangioleiomyomatosis.American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, , 188 (9 ) ,1167-70

Zafar, Muhammad Ahsan; Tsuang, Wayne; Lach, Laura; Eschenbacher, William; Panos, Ralph J (2013. ) Dynamic hyperinflation correlates with exertional oxygen desaturation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.Lung, , 191 (2 ) ,177-82

Mastrodicasa, Mark A; Droege, Christopher A; Mulhall, Aaron M; Ernst, Neil E; Panos, Ralph J; Zafar, Muhammad A (2017. ) Long acting muscarinic antagonists for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a review of current and developing drugs.Expert opinion on investigational drugs, , 26 (2 ) ,161-174

Mulhall, Aaron M; Zafar, Muhammad A; Record, Samantha; Channell, Herman; Panos, Ralph J (2017. ) A Tablet-Based Multimedia Education Tool Improves Provider and Subject Knowledge of Inhaler Use Techniques.Respiratory care, , 62 (2 ) ,163-171

Zafar, Muhammad Ahsan; Panos, Ralph J; Ko, Jonathan; Otten, Lisa C; Gentene, Anthony; Guido, Maria; Clark, Katherine; Lee, Caroline; Robertson, Jamie; Alessandrini, Evaline A (2017. ) Reliable adherence to a COPD care bundle mitigates system-level failures and reduces COPD readmissions: a system redesign using improvement science.BMJ quality & safety, , 26 (11 ) ,908-918

Zafar, Muhammad A; Mulhall, Aaron M; Eschenbacher, William; Kaul, Ajay; Benzaquen, Sadia; Panos, Ralph J (2017. ) Manometry Optimized Positive Expiratory Pressure (MOPEP) in Excessive Dynamic Airway Collapse (EDAC).Respiratory medicine, , 131 ,179-183

Zafar, Muhammad Ahsan; Nguyen, Brave; Gentene, Anthony; Ko, Jonathan; Otten, Lisa; Panos, Ralph J; Alessandrini, Evaline A (2019. ) Pragmatic Challenge of Sustainability: Long-Term Adherence to COPD Care Bundle Maintains Lower Readmission Rate.Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety, , 45 (9 ) ,639-645

Zafar, Muhammad A; Loftus, Timothy M; Palmer, Jack P; Phillips, Michael; Ko, Jonathan; Ward, Steven R; Foertsch, Madeline; Dalhover, Amber; Doers, Matthew E; Mueller, Eric W; Alessandrini, Evaline A; Panos, Ralph J (2020. ) COPD Care Bundle in Emergency Department Observation Unit Reduces Emergency Department Revisits.Respiratory care, , 65 (1 ) ,1-10

Gentene, Anthony J; Guido, Maria Rose; Woolf, Brittany; Dalhover, Amber; Boesken, Timmi Anne; Mueller, Eric W; Zafar, Muhammad Ahsan (2019. ) Multidisciplinary Team Utilizing Pharmacists in Multimodal, Bundled Care Reduce Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Hospital Readmission Rates.Journal of pharmacy practice, , 897190019889440

Sengupta, Ruchira; Loftus, Timothy M; Doers, Matthew; Jandarov, Roman A; Phillips, Michael; Ko, Jonathan; Panos, Ralph J; Zafar, Muhammad A (2020. ) Resting Borg score as a predictor of safe discharge of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from the emergency department observation unit.Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, ,

Book Chapter

Zafar MA (2015 ) Natural History, Phenotypes and Gender differences in COPD COPD Primer .

Post Graduate Training and Education

2009-2012 Internal Medicine Residency, University of Cincinnati, ,

2012-2015 Pulmonary & Critical care fellowship, University of Cincinnati, ,

2015-2017 Quality Scholars Program, James Anderson Center for Healthcare Excellence, , Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

2015-2018 Master of Science, Clinical & Translational Research, University of Cincinnati, , Cincinnati

Contact Information

Academic - Internal Medicine
Medical Sciences Building Room 6065
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-558-2236
muhammad.zafar@uc.edu