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Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa
First Name
Hesham
Last Name
Hassaballa
Bio
Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa is a NY Times featured Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine specialist in clinical practice for over 20 years. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. He is a prolific writer, with dozens of peer-reviewed scientific articles and medical blog posts. He is a Physician Leader and published author. His latest book is "Code Blue," a medical thriller.
Country
United States
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Qualification
Associate Regional Medical Director
University Attended
Rush Medical College
Graduated Year
1999-01-01
Fields of Interest
Pulmonary Disease Critical Care Medicine Sleep Medicine
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12 hours ago no Comment

Thank you, Dr. King, for giving your life so my children and I can have a better one. We are eternally grateful for all you have done.

1 week ago no Comment

Yes, people who have been vaccinated against COVID have died of the disease. Those numbers are dwarfed by the numbers of unvaccinated people who have died form COVID. The evidence is very, very strong.

2 weeks ago no Comment

I keep reading that the Omicron variant is much milder: “The details of the Omicron variant are becoming clearer, and they are encouraging,” writes the NY Times. I keep reading that hospitalizations are way less; cases are milder; and the disease is not as bad as that with previous variants, such as Delta.  If that’s […]

1 month ago no Comment

I do not wish a breakthrough infection on anyone. If one does get a breakthrough, though, the silver lining is that the immunity after such infection is very, very robust.

1 month ago no Comment

Despite the relentless waves of COVID and the hopelessness they can easily instill, there is still the opportunity in the ICU to help people heal from terrible affliction.

2 months ago no Comment

This is my second pandemic Thanksgiving. As I reflect back on all that has happened since early 2020, when SARS CoV-2 hit our shores in full force, it does nothing if it has not left me awe-struck. There has been so much that we at the bedside have experienced. There has been so much that […]

2 months ago no Comment

The opioid crisis has taken the lives of thousands of people in our country. In fact, according to the CDC, opioid overdose deaths hit over 100,000 for the first time in the 12-month period ending this past January. That is a devastating number.  Many of those people first received an opioid drug, not from a […]

2 months ago no Comment

I’ve always feared a loss of compassion, especially after the Covid scourge. A recent patient experience showed me otherwise, and I am eternally grateful.

3 months ago no Comment

An open letter to my sisters and brothers on the front lines: those of us still fighting the good fight against COVID-19.

3 months ago no Comment

“I don’t mean to sound harsh. And I owe you honesty.” I almost always say this when I speak to families about the condition of their critically ill loved one. Usually, when I say these words, my patient is very sick, and they are at high risk of dying. I have lost count how many […]

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