Dr. Shaheen Islam

Professor of Medicine
Division Chair
Director, Interventional Pulmonology

Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
1120 15th Street, BB-5513


Dr. Islam joined the department as division chief and professor in July of 2018. He was recruited from The Ohio State University College of Medicine where he served as the director of interventional pulmonology. A national leader in interventional pulmonology, and an expert in lung cancer and critical care he directed The Ohio State University College of Medicine's Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Program. His extensive accomplishments include developing and managing a large, multidisciplinary, individualized lung- cancer screening program that has helped hundreds of patients; developing full-service interventional pulmonology and critical-care procedures programs; as well as a training program for introducing common procedures to pulmonary fellows throughout the Midwest.

Islam chairs the Bronchoscopy Procedure Accreditation Committee of the American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology and is a member of the association’s Board of Directors and Interventional Pulmonology Board Certification Examination Development Committee. He co-chairs the Education Committee of the Association of Interventional Pulmonology Program Directors. He is on the Board of Regents of the World Association of Bronchology and is a member of the association’s Membership Committee. He also serves on the Global Tracheostomy Collaboration Database Committee and the Interventional/Chest Diagnostics Procedure Network of the American College of Chest Physicians.

Islam is academic editor of the journal Medicine and an editorial board member of the journals Clinical Research in Pulmonology, Austin Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine and Pleura.