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Ridhwan Y. Baba, MD

  • Specialties: Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care
  • Language: English


  • Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine), 2018
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease), 2017
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Sleep Medicine), 2015
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 2014
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, 2018
  • Fellowship, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Sleep Medicine, 2015
  • Residency, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Internal Medicine, 2014
  • MD from Topiwala National Med College, 2008

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Asthma, COPD, Sleep Related Breathing Disorders

Research Summary

Environmental impact of the destruction of the World Trade Center towers on the respiratory health of the surrounding community. At the New York City Health and Hospitals Environmental Health Program, we conduct clinical studies on identification of lung injury in surviving community members affected by the destruction of the World Trade Center towers.

My work uses clinical symptoms, physiological measurements and inflammatory biomarkers to describe Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease in this population. We are also involved in the study of Vocal Cord Dysfunction in those who present with uncontrolled symptoms of lower respiratory tract disease.
Clinical studies of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in a Cleveland community population. At the sleep laboratory in Case Western Reserve University’s MetroHealth Medical Center, we conduct prospective clinical studies to identify the role of sleep disordered breathing in patients presenting with 
acute coronary syndrome. We are one of the few centers to report the significance of early identification and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in patients with cardiovascular disease.

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New York, NY 10016

Research Interests Timeline

These focus areas and their associated publications are derived from PubMed and the MeSH term library. *
represents one publication
*Due to PubMed processing times, the most recent publications may not be reflected in the timeline.


  • 36-year-old male with a history of morbid obesity and respiratory failure Case ID #098

    Baba, Ridhwan Y; Auckley, D

    Case book of sleep medicine. [S.l] : American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2018. 3rd ed.. p.?-?. (3495302)

  • Balachandran, Jay S; Thomson, Carey C; Sumter, Dezmond B; Shelgikar, Anita V; Lachapelle, Philippe; Pamidi, Sushmita; Fall, Michael; Lal, Chitra; Baba, Ridhwan Y; Shah, Neomi; Fields, Barry G; Sarmiento, Kathleen; Butler, Matthew P; Shea, Steven A; Baptiste, Janelle V; Sharkey, Katherine M; Wang, Tisha

    Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2016 Apr ; 13(4):549-61

  • Sleep and Coronary Heart Disease

    Brush, Elizabeth; Baba, Ridhwan Y; Shah, Neomi

    Sleep and psychosomatic medicine. Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2016]. 2nd ed. p.163-178. (3146032)

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