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Alejandro Adolfo A. ARAGAKI-NAKAHODO, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Internal Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati (Interventional Pulmonology )
  • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)
  • Residency: Henry Ford Hospital (Internal Medicine )
  • Medical Degree: Universidad Peruana "Cayetano Heredia" (Medicine)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) (Certification Date: 2013-10-09)
American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (Certification Date: 2016-01-01)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 2011-08-09) - (Recertification Date: 2023-01-01)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) (Certification Date: 2012-11-13) - (Recertification Date: 2024-01-01)




Critical Care Medicine
Internal Medicine
Interventional Pulmonology

Contact Information
Research Interests

Interventional Pulmonology: cryotherapy
Critical Care Medicine: mechanical ventilation

Clinical Interests

Critical Care Medicine

Lung Cancer

Lung Disease

Pulmonary Disease

Airway Obstruction

Airway Stenosis

Bronchial Tumors

Bronchiolo-Alveolar Adenocarcinoma

Bronchogenic Carcinoma

Chronic Cough

Collapsed Lung



Legionnaires' Disease (Legionellosis)

Lung Collapse (Pneumothorax)

Malignant Mesothelioma (Mesothelioma)

Malignant Pleural Effusion

Mediastinal Cancers

Mediastinal Disease

Mediastinal Tumors


Multiple Pulmonary Nodules

Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Other Complex Thoracic Cancers

Pleural Cancers

Pleural Disease

Pleural Effusion

Pleural Solitary Fibrous Tumor




Pulmonary Blastoma

Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP)

Respiration Disorders

Respiratory Cancers

Respiratory Papilloma

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Respiratory Tract Disease

Respiratory Tract Infections

Shortness of Breath

Small Cell Carcinoma

Small Cell Lung Carcinoma

Solitary Pulmonary Nodule

Swollen Lymph Nodes (Lymphadenitis)

Thoracic Cancer

Thoracic Disease


Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Peer Reviewed Publications

Sriprasart, Thitiwat; Aragaki, Alejandro; Baughman, Robert; Wikenheiser-Brokamp, Kathryn; Khanna, Gaurav; Tanase, Daniel; Kirschner, Michelle; Benzaquen, Sadia 2017. A Single US Center Experience of Transbronchial Lung Cryobiopsy for Diagnosing Interstitial Lung Disease With a 2-Scope Technique. Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology, 24 2, 131-135

Aragaki A, Benzaquen S and Kirschner M 2014. Coinfection by Nocardia beijingensis and Nocardia arthritidis in an immunocompromised patient diagnosed by endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) Respiratory Medicine Case Reports, online ,

Cudzilo, Corey; Aragaki, Alejandro; Guitron, Julian; Benzaquen, Sadia 2014. Methotrexate-induced pleuropericarditis and eosinophilic pleural effusion. Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology, 21 1, 90-2

Aragaki A, Benzaquen S, Eschenbacher W, Guitron J and Cudzilo C 2013. Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Needle Aspiration of a Bronchogenic Cyst to Liberate from Mechanical Ventilation: Case Report and Literature Review J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol, 2013 20(2), 152

Gupta, Nishant; Aragaki, Alejandro; Wikenheiser-Brokamp, Kathryn A; Benzaquen, Sadia; Panos, Ralph J 2012. Occam's razor or Hickam's dictum? Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology, 19 3, 216-9