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With our physician schedule, you may be treated by one or all of our doctors.

J. Steven Arnold, M.D., has been practicing in Decatur since 1986. He graduated from the University of Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine. He has a special interest in all facets of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine with special interest in treating sepsis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Harsh Chawla, M.D., graduated from M.B.B.S. UCMS, Delhi, India. He completed his residency in internal medicine as well as his pulmonary and critical care fellowships at the University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He has special interest in interstitial lung disease and critical care medicine.

Zahi Nachef, M.D. earned his M.D. at the Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT. He then completed his pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Nachef is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine. He has a special interest in managing patients with obstructive and interstitial lung diseases, as well as patients with critical illnesses.

Venkat Rajasurya, M.D. earned his M.D. from Stanley Medical College in Chennai, India, and also has an M.P.H. in Public Health from Western Kentucky University. He was an internal medicine resident at Staten Island University Hospital in New York, and did his pulmonary and critical care fellowship with the Cook County Health and Hospital System, Chicago. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He has special interest in managing patients with COPD, asthma, diagnosing lung cancer with advanced bronchoscopy techniques including EBUS and treating septic patients in ICU.

Ajay Verma, M.D., joined the Lung Center in July 2004. He moved here from Nebraska where he practiced for four years. He completed his residency in internal medicine at SUNY Syracuse, New York. He completed his pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine. He has a special interest in critical care and interventional bronchoscopy.