Saberi, Asif


Asif A. Saberi


Medical Director and Clinical Associate Professor


Dr. Asif Saberi is the Medical Director and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies.

He received his Doctor of Medicine from the LTM Medical College through Bombay University, and studied Biomedical Engineering/Medical Informatics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Saberi completed his Internal Medicine Residency at SUNY at Buffalo Medical-Dental Consortium and his Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of Utah.

He has over 20 years of clinical experience in the area of Internal Medicine and Critical Care. He currently serves at the Medical Director of Critical Care Medicine and as the Medical Director for the Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) program at Wellstar Kennestone Regional Medical Center in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Dr. Saberi’s current teaching responsibilities include clinical decision making, pathophysiology, and hospital medicine. He also serves as a preceptor for students rotating through their clinical practicums.

His research focus includes glucose control protocols that have been widely used in intensive care units across the nation. A version of his protocol tool was also proposed for use in a multi-center trial evaluating the impact of glucose control on critical care outcomes under the aegis of the NIH/ARDS network.  In addition, he has studied the use of digital signal processing to attenuate EKG signals from diaphragmatic EMG, and has developed an application for decision support techniques in clinical situations.

Dr. Saberi serves as the Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Chair of the Critical Care Council, and is a member of the Critical Care Performance Improvement Committee, Medical Ethics Committee, and Code Blue Committee at Wellstar Kennestone Medical Center.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.


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