Pulmonary/Critical Care Specialist Physicians

NorCal Medical Services (NMS) contracted physicians consist of board certified Pulmonary & Critical Care Specialist Physicians.

Maqbool Ahmed, MD, FCCP

Pulmonologist & Critical Care Specialist

Dr. Maqbool Ahmed has an extensive clinical experience in pulmonology and critical care medicine. He is in clinical practice since 1998. Dr. Maqbool Ahmed is a graduate of Dow medical hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. He finished his residency from Wayne State University- School of medicine and pulmonary/critical care fellowship from University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. With his visionary leadership he has significantly improved Critical care program at North Bay Healthcare Systems.


Arshad Ali, MD, FCCP

Pulmonologist, Critical Care & Sleep specialist

Dr. Arshad Ali is a graduate of Hamdard College of Medicine and Dentistry, Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine from Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY (SUNY Downstate). Dr. Arshad Ali He has received numerous industry awards for his work and research. He has done his MBA at Drexel University in Sacramento.


Parimal Bharucha, MD, FCCP

Pulmonologist & Critical Care Specialist

Dr. Parimal Bharucha is a pulmonologist and intensivist. He has finished his residency from Saint Barnabas Medical Center and pulmonary/critical care fellowship from Albany Medical Center Hospital and College. He is a graduate of Government Medical College and New Civil Hospital, Surat, Gujarat, India. Dr. Parimal Bharucha has been actively involved in clinical research during his training.


Wayne Bellucci, MD

Pulmonologist & Critical Care Specialist

Dr. Wayne Bellucci is a board-certified fellowship trained physician in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine He received his clinical training at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, he served as the Internal Medicine Chief Resident as well as Chief fellow of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He has worked at Southampton hospital where he was the assistant director of the medical ICU and the residency program director of Internal Medicine. Dr. Wayne Bellucci wrote the ACGME application and eventually garnered ACGME accreditation for Southampton Hospital. Dr. Wayne Bellucci was instrumental in instituting multidisciplinary rounds and a Sepsis protocol that reduced facility mortality for sepsis by 13%. He is currently serving as the director of Critical care services at Arnot Ogden Medical center where he continues to pursue his interests in quality improvement metrics and implementation throughout the Arnot medical network.


Keith Diaz, MD

Pulmonologist & Critical Care Specialist

A compassionate and dedicated medical professional, Dr. Diaz realized his passion for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine while completing his residency at New York Medical College. His specialty training began at the prestigious Mount Sinai Medical Center. From there he completed his training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center on the North Shore of Long Island. Dr. Diaz is a published author and has been involved in research studies in pulmonary fibrosis, aerosol medicine and airborne disease transmission.

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Diaz treats patients in Richmond University Medical Center’s Intensive Care Units and serves as their Director of Lung Cancer Screening. In October 2015, Dr. Diaz and the Lung Cancer Screening team were recognized by the American Cancer Society at their annual Celebration of Hope Gala. “The screening program has been well received in the community we serve. We take great pride in how effective it has been in detecting early stage lung cancer,” said Dr. Diaz.

Dr. Diaz also works as City Medical Specialist for the FDNY as part of the World Trade Center Monitoring program. This program was established by The James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010 and provides comprehensive medical care to 9/11 first responders.


Khursheed Haider, MD

Critical Care Specialist

Dr. Khursheed Haider is an intensivist. He has an extensive training in taking care of critically sick patients in the intensive care unit. Dr. Khursheed Haider is a graduate of Hamdard College of Medicine and Dentistry, Karachi, Pakistan. He has finished his internal medicine residency from Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Bronx, NY. He trained in critical care at university of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Khursheed Haider is actively involved in advance airway and ventilator management policies.


Olena K. Lineberry, MD, FCCP

Critical Care Specialist

Dr. Olena Lineberry is a graduate of Zaporozhye State Medical University, Zaporozhye, Ukraine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine from University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, Nevada. Dr. Olena Lineberry graduated from her pulmonary/critical care fellowship from University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.


Mohammed Mansour MD

Pulmonologist & Critical Care Specialist

Dr. Mansour is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and serves as Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Mansour completed his Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, at Stony Brook University, under the tutelage of Gerald C. Smaldone M.D. His research interests include medical applications of aerosolized particles, in the context of both delivery of medication and control of airborne infection. His current research involves innovative uses for the drug Precedex. He serves as an active reviewer for several journals including the Journal of Respiratory Care and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Mansour’s teaching initiatives at Stony Brook University include airway management, percutaneous tracheostomy and focused assessment with ultrasonography for critical care physicians. He is the President of Mansour Consulting Services, a clinical and research consulting corporation.


Andrew Norris, MD

Pulmonologist & Critical Care Specialist

Dr. Andrew Norris is a Board Certified Pulmonary & Critical Care Specialist. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed internship and residency in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University/Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Andrew Norris completed his fellowship training in Pulmonary & Critical Care fellowship at University of California, Davis.


Jignesh (Jig) Patel, M.D., M.Sc

Pulmonologist & Critical Care Specialist

Dr. Jignesh (Jig) Patel is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, NY. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Jig received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. He completed both his Internal Medicine residency and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Stony Brook. He has also completed an NIH K30 Clinical Research Fellowship, the Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program, and a Masters in Science in Clinical Research. His current research interests focus on improving outcomes in cardiac arrest and pulmonary hypertension. He has presented his work at the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Heart Association’s scientific sessions. He has authored manuscripts in several journals including Chest, Resuscitation, American Journal of Cardiology, COPD, Current Opinions in Critical Care, and Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. He serves as a reviewer for several journals including PLOS One, the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, and Annals of Intensive Care. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine.


Rajeev B. Patel, MD

Pulmonologist & Critical Care Specialist

Dr. Rajeev Patel, received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology at Franklin & Marshall College in 2000. In 2005, he completed his medical degree from St. George’s University. In 2006, he completed a Research Fellowship at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in silent HIV infection within the renal tubular cells. He then completed his Internal Medicine residency & Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at Stony Brook University Hospital from 2006 through 2013. During that time he served as chief resident and chief fellow. Dr. Rajeev Patel’s activities include research in aerosols as a tool to study infection control and drug delivery. He specializes in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine but also has a keen focus on medical education in the current digital era


Mohammed A Qureshi, M.D.,

Pulmonologist & Critical Care Specialist

Dr. Mohammed A. Qureshi is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College Karachi, Pakistan. He completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at MLK Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles. Dr. Mohammed Qureshi completed his fellowship training in Pulmonary in Good Samaritan and VA medical Center Phoenix, Arizona and completed his Critical Care training at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. In addition he completed his Sleep training at State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is a UCNS diplomat in Neuro-Critical Care Medicine and has a vast practice and research background.


Shaji D. Skaria, MD

Pulmonologist & Critical Care Specialist

Dr. Shaji Skaria is a Pulmonologist & Intensivist. He is trained in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical care Medicine. He completed his training in interniship, residency and pulmonary/critical care fellowship at Stony Brook University Medical center, Stony Brook, NY. He did his medical education from Saint George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada West Indies. Dr. Shaji Skaria has been actively involved in extensive research during his training and is well published in infection control and investigating better techniques for aerosolized drug delivery.


Shibu D. Skaria MD

Pulmonologist & Critical Care Specialist

Dr. Shibu Skaria received his medical degree from Saint George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. He completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York. During his Residency and Fellowship, he served as Chief Resident of Internal Medicine and Chief Fellow for the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care. Dr. Shibu Skaria is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.

He currently practices Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine. In addition, he serves as Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director/ Section Chair of Critical Care Medicine at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Reno Nevada.