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Muhammad A. Zafar, MD

Adjunct Associate Professor

Internal Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Master's Degree: Univeristy of Cincinnat (Clinical and Translational Research)
  • : Cincinnati Children's Hospital (Quality Scholars Program in Healthcare Transformation)
  • : University of Cincinnati (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine - Fellowship)
  • : University of Cincinnat (Internal Medicine - Residency)
  • MBBS: Aga Khan University (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) (Certification Date: 2015-10-19)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) (Certification Date: 2014-11-12)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 2012-08-22) - (Recertification Date: 2022-10-06)


Critical Care Medicine
Internal Medicine

Contact Information

Clinical Interests

Critical Care Medicine

Pulmonary Disease

Peer Reviewed Publications

Sengupta, Ruchira; Loftus, Timothy M; Doers, Matthew; Jandarov, Roman A; Phillips, Michael; Ko, Jonathan; Panos, Ralph J; Zafar, Muhammad A 2020. Resting Borg score as a predictor of safe discharge of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from the emergency department observation unit. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, ,

Zafar, Muhammad A; Loftus, Timothy M; Palmer, Jack P; Phillips, Michael; Ko, Jonathan; Ward, Steven R; Foertsch, Madeline; Dalhover, Amber; Doers, Matthew E; Mueller, Eric W; Alessandrini, Evaline A; Panos, Ralph J 2020. COPD Care Bundle in Emergency Department Observation Unit Reduces Emergency Department Revisits. Respiratory care, 65 1, 1-10

Gentene, Anthony J; Guido, Maria Rose; Woolf, Brittany; Dalhover, Amber; Boesken, Timmi Anne; Mueller, Eric W; Zafar, Muhammad Ahsan 2019. Multidisciplinary Team Utilizing Pharmacists in Multimodal, Bundled Care Reduce Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Hospital Readmission Rates. Journal of pharmacy practice, , 897190019889440

Zafar, Muhammad Ahsan; Nguyen, Brave; Gentene, Anthony; Ko, Jonathan; Otten, Lisa; Panos, Ralph J; Alessandrini, Evaline A 2019. Pragmatic Challenge of Sustainability: Long-Term Adherence to COPD Care Bundle Maintains Lower Readmission Rate. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety, 45 9, 639-645

Mastrodicasa, Mark A; Droege, Christopher A; Mulhall, Aaron M; Ernst, Neil E; Panos, Ralph J; Zafar, Muhammad A 2017. Long acting muscarinic antagonists for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a review of current and developing drugs. Expert opinion on investigational drugs, 26 2, 161-174

Mulhall, Aaron M; Zafar, Muhammad A; Record, Samantha; Channell, Herman; Panos, Ralph J 2017. A Tablet-Based Multimedia Education Tool Improves Provider and Subject Knowledge of Inhaler Use Techniques. Respiratory care, 62 2, 163-171

Zafar, Muhammad A; Mulhall, Aaron M; Eschenbacher, William; Kaul, Ajay; Benzaquen, Sadia; Panos, Ralph J 2017. Manometry Optimized Positive Expiratory Pressure (MOPEP) in Excessive Dynamic Airway Collapse (EDAC). Respiratory medicine, 131 , 179-183

Zafar, Muhammad Ahsan; Panos, Ralph J; Ko, Jonathan; Otten, Lisa C; Gentene, Anthony; Guido, Maria; Clark, Katherine; Lee, Caroline; Robertson, Jamie; Alessandrini, Evaline A 2017. Reliable adherence to a COPD care bundle mitigates system-level failures and reduces COPD readmissions: a system redesign using improvement science. BMJ quality & safety, 26 11, 908-918

Gupta, Nishant; Meraj, Riffat; Tanase, Daniel; James, Laura E; Seyama, Kuniaki; Lynch, David A; Akira, Masanori; Meyer, Cristopher A; Ruoss, Stephen J; Burger, Charles D; Young, Lisa R; Almoosa, Khalid F; Veeraraghavan, Srihari; Barker, Alan F; Lee, Augustine S; Dilling, Daniel F; Inoue, Yoshikazu; Cudzilo, Corey J; Zafar, Muhammad A; McCormack, Francis X 2015. Accuracy of chest high-resolution computed tomography in diagnosing diffuse cystic lung diseases. The European respiratory journal, 46 4, 1196-9

Mulhall, Aaron M; Droege, Christopher A; Ernst, Neil E; Panos, Ralph J; Zafar, Muhammad A 2015. Phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitors for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a review of current and developing drugs. Expert opinion on investigational drugs, 24 12, 1597-611

Zafar, Muhammad A; Diers, Tiffiny; Schauer, Daniel P; Warm, Eric J 2014. Connecting resident education to patient outcomes: the evolution of a quality improvement curriculum in an internal medicine residency. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 89 10, 1341-7

Zafar, Muhammad Ahsan; Droege, Christopher; Foertsch, Madeline; Panos, Ralph J 2014. Update on ultra-long-acting ? agonists in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Expert opinion on investigational drugs, 23 12, 1687-701

Zafar, Muhammad A; McCormack, Francis X; Rahman, Shahid; Tencza, Christian; Wikenheiser-Brokamp, Kathryn A; Young, Lisa R; Shizukuda, Yukitaka; Elwing, Jean M 2013. Pulmonary vascular shunts in exercise-intolerant patients with lymphangioleiomyomatosis. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 188 9, 1167-70

Zafar, Muhammad Ahsan; Tsuang, Wayne; Lach, Laura; Eschenbacher, William; Panos, Ralph J 2013. Dynamic hyperinflation correlates with exertional oxygen desaturation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Lung, 191 2, 177-82

Zafar, Muhammad Ahsan; Waheed, Syeda Sidra; Enam, S Ather 2009. Orbital aspergillus infection mimicking a tumour: a case report. Cases journal, 2 , 7860

Syed, Rashid Zaheer; Zubairi, Ali Bin Sarwar; Zafar, Muhammad Ahsan; Qureshi, Rahat 2008. Perinatal outcomes in pregnancy with asthma. JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 58 9, 525-7