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Dr. Louis Saffran, MD, FCCP

Dr. Saffran is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. After completing an internship and fellowship at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Saffran has been providing patients with excellent and compassionate medical care for over 15 years. He is extremely skilled in performing procedures and is considered to be an expert in diagnosing and treating pulmonary, critical care and sleep related disorders.

Certifications and Affiliations
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

  • ACLS Provider certified by the American Heart Association

  • Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians

  • Member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Positions, Committees, Boards and Organizations
  • Winthrop-University Hospital - Attending Pulmonary Physician

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine.

  • Former Chairman of Health Information at South Nassau Community Hospital

  • Co-director of South Nassau Community Hospital Center of sleep medicine

  • Serves on the Tumor Boards of both Winthrop University Hospital and South Nassau Community Hospital

  • Serves on the Critical Care Committees at both Winthrop University Hospital and South Nassau Community Hospital.

  • Serves on the Pulmonary QI Committee at Winthrop University Hospital

  • Serves on the Respiratory Committee at South Nassau Community Hospital.

Education

Medical School - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, Graduated 1993

Internship - North Shore University Hospital/ Cornell University Medical College, 1993-1994

Residency - North Shore University Hospital/Cornell Internal Medicine Medicine, 1994-1996

Fellowship - North Shore University/New York University Hospital, Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine, 1996-1999

  • Awarded the prestigious Jaffin award for research 1998 and 1999 at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset.

Other Languages:

French

Published Articles
  • Ost D. Rozenshtein A, Saffran L, Snider A. The Negative Predictive Value of Spiral Computed Tomography for the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism in Patientes with Nondiagnostic Ventilation-Perfusion Scans. The American Journal of Medicine. 2001;Vol.110:16-21

  • Saffran L, Ost D, Fein A, Schiff M, Outpatient Pleurodesis of Malignant Pleural Effusions Using a Small-bore Pigtail Catheter, Chest. 2000;118,2;417-421

  • Saffran L, Goldner B, et al. Asystole Associated With Herpes Simplex Encephalitis, The Journal of Invasive Cardiology. 1995;7,5:

  • Saffran L, Ost D. Management of A Malignant Pleural Effusions. Emergency Medicine. 1999;131,5:63-71

Abstracts
  • Saffran L, Schiff MJ, et al. Outpatient Pleurodesis of Malignant Pleural Effusions Using A Small small Bore Pigtail Catheter. ACCP 1998 Toronto

  • Ost D, Saffran L, et al. Spiral Computed Tomography Has High Negative Predictive Value for Pulmonary Embolism ATS1999, San Diego