Faculty Profile

Dr. Ali Sadoughi, M.D.

Ali Sadoughi, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Pulmonary Medicine)

Professional Interests

Dr. Ali Sadoughi is Director of Interventional Pulmonology and Bronchoscopy. His clinical expertise is in interventional pulmonology and thoracic oncology, an evolving sub-specialty of pulmonary and critical care medicine. This field focuses on patients with benign and malignant chest diseases.

Dr. Sadoughi performs advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients with lung nodules/masses, intra-thoracic lymphadenopathy, pleural diseases, and severe asthma. These include:

  • Sampling of pulmonary lesions; both peripherally and centrally located in the lung; using endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS, both radial and linear array probes) and navigational bronchoscopy
  • Therapeutic rigid and flexible bronchoscopy on patients with major airway disorders, including tumor de-bulking, airway dilatation and stent placement
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures on patients with pleural disease and effusion
  • Therapeutic interventions such as pleurodesis, tunneled pleural catheter and chest tube placement
  • Bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthma 
  • Endobronchial valve placement for persistent air leak from the lung

His other experience is in ultrasonography and echocardiography and their applications in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Dr. Sadoughi's research interests are in evolution and application of sophisticated and modern technologies for early and minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of different pulmonary diseases, from lung cancers, to airway disorders, pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease, respiratory failure, and pleural diseases. The outcome of his research studies in pulmonary hypertension and interventional pulmonology has been published in high-ranking medical journals and presented in different national conferences.

Clinical Specialties

  • Pulmonary Medicine
    • Interventional Pulmonology
    • Lung Cancer
  • Critical Care

Board Certification

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
  • Residency: Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Hofstra-North Shore LIJ School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Washington University in Saint Louis

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (AABIP), Member
  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), Member
  • American Thoracic Society (ATS), Member
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), Member

Selected Publications

  1. Bronchomediastinal Fistula From Erosion of Surgical Pledgets Into the Airway, Sadoughi A, Meyers B, Chenna P, Chest. 2015;148:838A. doi:10.1378/chest.2261266
  2. Obstruction of the Trachea with Necrotic Tissue from a Pleomorphic Lung Carcinoma, Sadoughi A, Hyman K, Patel D, Chest. 2014;146:768A. doi:10.1378/chest.1991851.
  3. Diagnosis and Safe Ablation of Endobronchial Hamartoma with Interventional Bronchoscopy, Sadoughi A, Folch E, Majid A. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 189;2014:A4447.
  4. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor mediates hypoxia- induced pulmonary hypertension, Yinzhong Zhang, Arunabh Talwar, Donna Tsang, Annette Bruchfeld, Ali Sadoughi, Maowen Hu, Kennedy Omonuwa, Kai Fan Cheng, Yousef Al-Abed, and Edmund J. Miller, Molecular Medicine, Nov 2011, PMID: 22113497.
  5. Impaired Heart Rate Recovery After Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Testing [CPET] In Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Arunabh Talwar MD, Ali Sadoughi  MD,  Purvesh  Patel MD,  Tara George, Donna Tsang, Nina Kohn MS; Chest. 2011;140(4_MeetingAbstracts):723A. doi:10.1378/chest.1119783
  6. A 77-year-old woman with dyspnea and Reynaud phenomenon. Wang J, Sadoughi A, Dedopoulos S, Talwar A, Chest. 2011 Apr;139(4):958-6. PMID: 21467065
  7. Intracranial Pressure Treatment Tailored to Transcranial Doppler-Derived Compliance and Perfusion. Kapinos G, Sadoughi A, Narayan R, oral presentation, November 2013 at the 15th International Conference on Intracranial Pressure and Brain Monitoring, Singapore.
  8. Management of Increased Intracranial Pressure. Sadoughi A, Rybinnik I, Cohen R. The Open Critical Care Medicine Journal, 2013, 6, (Suppl 1: M4) 56-65.
  9. Use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Outcomes in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Sadoughi A, Roberts K, Preston I, Lai GP, Mcollister D, Farber HW, Hill NS, Chest. 2013 Apr 4. PMID: 23558791.
  10. Inflammatory Mechanisms in Pulmonary Hypertension, A Sadoughi, Y Zhang, EJ Miller, A Talwar; CML (Current Medical Literature) – Pulmonary Hypertension 2010;1(4):93–106.
  11. Computed Tomography Angiogram of the Chest as a Valuable Predicting Tool for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, A Sadoughi, N Patel, J Wang, N Kohn, R Shah, A Talwar; Chest. 2010;138(4_MeetingAbstracts):357A. doi:10.1378/chest.10559
  12. Arterial Concentration of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) increases with exercise in patients with pulmonary Hypertension (PH), A Sadoughi, EJ Miller, A Talwar, presented at FOCIS 2011, Washington, DC.
  13. Utility of Pulmonary Artery Diameter in Computed Tomography of Chest as a screening tool for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, A Sadoughi, T Chandak, N Kohn, R Shah, A Talwar, Presented in ATS Meeting, May 2010.
  14. Relationship of Pulmonary Arterial Oxygen Saturation with Right Atrial Pressure in Pulmonary Hypertension, T Chandak, A Sadoughi, N Kohn, A Talwar, Presented in ATS Meeting, May 2010.
  15. A case of Portopulmonary Hypertension, Sadoughi A, Mukherji R, Mehra S, Talwar A, The Journal of Respiratory Diseases, September, 2008.
  16. Arteriotomy Closure Device Application Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention May Prevent Bleeding Complication in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction, F. Ikeno, M. Ali Sadoughi, J. Lyons, F. Raissi, K. Pourdehmobed, V. Hashemi, S. Emami, H. Kaneda, A. C. Yeung, M. Rezaee, International J. of Cardiology, April 2007, 117(1), 131-132, PMID:16935367.
  17. The Conversion in Application of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Following the Introduction of Drug Eluting Stents, F. Ikeno, F. Raissi, M. Ali Sadoughi, J.K. Lyons, K. Pourdehmobed, V. Hashemi, S. Emami, H. Kanada, A.C. Yeung, M. Rezaee, International Journal of Cardiology, November 2006, 113(2), 279-280, PMID: 16318883.
  18. Drug-eluting stents alter referral patterns for revascularization in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease, HMO Farouque, Fearon WF, Wu BM, Luna J, Shabari FR, Sadoughi MA, Lee DP, Yeung AC, Heart, Lung, Circulation 2005; 14 Suppl 1: S77, Australia
  19. Changes in the Practice of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Following the Introduction of Drug Eluting Stents, Raissi F., Sadoughi M.A., Hashemi V., Pourdehmobed K., Farouque O., Lyons J., Emami S., Ikeno F., Kaneda H., Yeung A.C., Rezaee M., TCT (Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics) meeting 2004, Washington DC, Poster Presentation, 09 / 2004.

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