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Meet the Team

When you visit St. Joseph's Norton Thoracic Institute, you will be treated by experienced, respected experts in lung and esophageal disease. Our dedicated patient care team includes pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, and a support staff designed to meet all of your needs.


Ross M. Bremner, MD, PhD
Ross M. Bremner, MD, PhD

Executive Director, Norton Thoracic Institute
Department Chair, Thoracic Disease and Transplantation
Professor of Surgery, Creighton Medical School – Phoenix Regional Campus
Professor of Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix
Vice Chief of Staff, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
Thoracic Surgery & Lung Transplantation  

 

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Hesham Abdelrazek, MD
Hesham Abdelrazek, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Creighton Medical School – Phoenix Regional Campus
Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplant Pulmonology


Shair Ahmed, MD
Shair Ahmed, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Creighton Medical School – Phoenix Regional Campus
Thoracic Surgery & Lung Transplantation

Also provides care at East Valley location


Ashwini Arjuna, MD
Ashwini Arjuna, MD

Transplant Pulmonology


Bhuvin Buddhdev, MD
Bhuvin Buddhdev, MD

Transplant Pulmonology


Deljean Buenaventura, MSN, FNP
Deljean Buenaventura, MSN, FNP

Practitioner: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) Program
Advanced Lung Disease 


Rebekah Edwards, NP
Rebekah Edwards, NP

Program Manager: Interstitial Lung Disease, Alpha-1, Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis and Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) Programs
Advanced Lung Disease


Samad Hashimi, MD
Samad Hashimi, MD

Director, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Programs
Director, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) 
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Creighton Medical School – Phoenix Regional Campus

Also provides care at the East Valley location


Jasmine Huang, MD
Jasmine Huang, MD

Director, Education and Program Development
Co-Director, Lung Cancer Screening Program
Associate Professor of Surgery, Creighton Medical School – Phoenix Regional Campus
Thoracic Surgery & Lung Transplantation

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Dr. Abid Khokar, MD, FCCP, DAABIP
Abid Khokar, MD, FCCP, DAABIP

Interventional Pulmonology


Kendra McAnally, DO
Kendra McAnally, DO

Transplant Pulmonology


Sumeet Mittal, MD
Sumeet Mittal, MD

Surgical Director, Esophageal & Foregut Program
Surgical Director,  NTI Clinical Research Program
Professor of Surgery, Creighton Medical School – Phoenix Regional Campus
Esophageal Surgery

Also provides care at West Valley location


Amy Moore, DNP, AGACNP
Amy Moore, DNP, AGACNP

Interventional Pulmonology and Advanced Diagnostics


Seema Munir, DO
Seema Munir, DO

Obesity Medicine 


Ashraf Omar, MD
Ashraf Omar, MD

Associate Medical Director, Lung Transplantation Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Creighton Medical School – Phoenix Regional Campus
Advanced Lung Disease & Lung Transplantation Pulmonology


Chirag Patel, MD
Chirag Patel, MD

Chirag Patel, MD, is a thoracic surgeon at Norton Thoracic Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Patel is board certified in both cardiothoracic and general surgery. 

Also provides care at East Valley location
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Ali Saeed, MD
Ali Saeed, MD

Ali Saeed, MD, is the Medical Director of Interventional Pulmonology at Norton Thoracic Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Saeed is board certified pulmonary, critical care and interventional pulmonary physician.


Lara Schaheen, MD
Lara Schaheen, MD

Thoracic Surgery


Michael Smith, MD
Michael Smith, MD

Chief, General Thoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation Program
Professor of Surgery, Creighton Medical School – Phoenix Regional Campus
Thoracic Surgery & Lung Transplantation

Also provides care at West Valley location

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Sofya Tokman, MD
Sofya Tokman, MD

Medical Director, Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and Cystic Fibrosis Programs
Associate Professor of Medicine, Creighton Medical School – Phoenix Regional Campus
Advanced Lung Disease & Lung Transplantation Pulmonology


Rajat Walia, MD
Rajat Walia, MD

Section Chief, Pulmonary Medicine
Medical Director, Lung Transplantation, Lung Transplantation Fellowship, Alpha-1 and Interstitial Lung Disease Programs
Associate Medical Director, Cystic Fibrosis and Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) Programs
Associate Professor of Medicine, Creighton Medical School – Phoenix Regional Campus
Advanced Lung Disease & Lung Transplantation Pulmonology