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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.

Bremner_Ross

Ross M. Bremner, MD, PhD
Executive Director, Norton Thoracic Institute
Department Chair, Center for Thoracic Disease & Transplantation
Thoracic Surgery & Lung Transplantation








Hesham Abdelrazek, MD
Advanced Lung Disease & Lung Transplantation Pulmonology




ahmed

Shair Ahmed, MD 
Thoracic Surgery & Lung Transplantation

Also provides care at East Valley location




DJ

Deljean Buenaventura, MSN, FNP
Practitioner: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) Program
Advanced Lung Disease




Rebekah

Rebekah Edwards, NP
Clinical Coordinator: Interstitial Lung Disease, Alpha-1, Cystic Fibrosis, and Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) Programs
Advanced Lung Disease





Hashimi_Samad
Samad Hashimi, MD
Thoracic Surgery & Lung Transplantation
Also provides care at the East Valley location




Huang_ Jasmine


Jasmine Huang, MD

Director, Education & Program Development
Thoracic Surgery & Lung Transplantation









Sumeet Mittal, MD
Surgical Director, Esophageal & Foregut Program
Esophageal Surgery

Also provides care at West Valley location





Seema

Seema Munir, DO
Obesity Medicine 




Omar_Ashraf
Ashraf Omar, MD
Associate Director, Lung Transplantation Program
Associate Medical Director at Norton Thoracic Institute
Advanced Lung Disease & Lung Transplantation Pulmonology




Panchabhai

Tanmay Panchabhai, MD
Medical Director: Lung Cancer and Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy Programs
Associate Director: Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Advanced Lung Disease & Lung Transplantation Pulmonology




Chirag Patel

Chirag Patel, MD
Thoracic Surgery & Lung Transplantation

Also provides care at East Valley location





Patel

Vipul Patel, MD
Advanced Lung Disease & Lung Transplantation Pulmonology




Smith_Michael

Michael Smith, MD
Chief, General Thoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation Program
Thoracic Surgery & Lung Transplantation

Also provides care at West Valley location







tokman

Sofya Tokman, MD
Medical Director: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and
Cystic Fibrosis Programs
Advanced Lung Disease & Lung Transplantation Pulmonology




Walia_Rajat

Rajat Walia, MD
Medical Director: Lung Transplantation, Lung Transplantation Fellowship, Alpha-1, and Interstitial Lung Disease Programs
Division Chief, Pulmonary Disease 
Associate Director: Cystic Fibrosis and Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) Programs
Advanced Lung Disease & Lung Transplantation Pulmonology