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Rajat Walia, MD, is the Division Chief of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Section, the Division Chief of Pulmonary Medicine, Division Chief, Pulmonary Disease, and the Medical Director of Lung Transplantation at Norton Thoracic Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. He is also the Medical Director of the Alpha-1 and Interstitial Lung Disease Programs at NTI.
Dr. Walia earned his medical degree at the University of Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India. He completed an internship and residency at the State University of New York in Buffalo, a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and a fellowship in lung and heart transplantation at Stanford University.
Dr. Walia held several academic positions before coming to St. Joseph’s, including assistant clinical professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine at UCSF Fresno and assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Florida.
“We are leading the frontier in lung transplantation, and our goal is to be a true international destination for advanced lung disease and transplantation,” says Dr. Walia. “Not only have we emerged as one the largest lung transplant programs in the nation and the world, but we have maintained excellent outcomes with some of the shortest average waitlist times in the country.”
For more information or to request an appointment with Dr. Walia, please call 602.406.4000.