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Mahesh Shetty, MD, MPH - Critical Care

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Meet Dr. Shetty

Mahesh Jaya Shetty, MD

Master of Public Health (MPH)
Fellow of the College of Chest Physicians (FCCP)
Expert In The Field Of Pulmonary / Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

After completing my Masters in Public health, I started an Internal Medicine Residency in St Louis, MO. During my training I was intrigued by COPD, Asthma and Lung Cancer due to the complexity of the disease and the inherent scope for improvement in its management. I was particularly drawn towards the dynamics of the management of patients with lung problems including COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Asthma and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Hospital Affiliations

El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, California
Pulmonary / Critical Care / Sleep Medicine

Experience and Education

Veterans Affairs, Western New York, Buffalo, New York
Critical Care Medicine

Long Island College Hospital, State University of New York Downstate
Critical Care Medicine

Mercy Medical Center, Mason City, Iowa
Director – Respiratory Therapy Department
Director – Pulmonary Rehabilitation Medicine
Pulmonary / Critical Care Medicine

Sleep Medicine Fellowship
University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Program

Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship
Yale University Program
Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Connecticut

Internal Medicine Residency
St. Mary’s Health Centre, St. Louis, Missouri

Masters of Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B., B.S.)
University of Bombay, Bombay, India

Academic Appointments

Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Faculty


American Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomate in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomate in Pulmonary Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomate in Critical Care Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomate in Sleep Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomate in Neurocritical Care


Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015   Positional Therapy in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Chapter – Prevalence of positional obstructive sleep apnea in patients undergoing polysomnography and the effect of sleep stage.
Mahesh Shetty, MD; M Jeffery Mador, MD.

Publication Date: 30 October, 2014; Pages: 53-64

International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology   Serotonergic antidepressant effects on aggressive, self-injurious and destructive/ disruptive behaviors in intellectually disabled adults: A retrospective,open-label,naturalistic trial.
David S Janowsky, Mahesh Shetty, Jarrett Barnhill, Belal Elamir and John M Davis.

Publication Date: 03 / 2005, Volume: 8 (1), Pages: 37-48

Clinical Neuropharmacology   Atypical antipsychotic medications are independantly associated with severe obstructive sleep apnea.
Muhammad A Rishi, MD; Mahesh Shetty, MD, MPH; Armand Wolff, MD; Yaw Amoateng-Adjepong, MD, PhD; Constantine A. Manthous, MD.

Publication Date: 05 / 2010, Volume: 33 (3), Pages : 109-113

Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology   Minimally effective doses of conventional antipsychotic medications used to treat aggression, self-injurious and destructive behaviors in mentally retarded adults.David S Janowsky, MD; Jarrett Barnhill, MD; Mahesh Shetty, MD and John Davis, MD.

Publication Date: 02 / 2005, Volume: 25 (1), Pages: 19-25.

Awards / Presentations

Third prize for Original Poster Research Presentation.
2008 American College of Physicians; Connecticut Chapter Meeting.

Use of Transcutaneous Carbon Dioxide measurement in diagnosing Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome as compared to conventional Arterial Blood Gas Carbon Dioxide Analysis.
S. Sivaraman MD; V. Sayal MD; J. Molina MD; M. Shetty MD,MPH;
Y.Amoeteng- Adjepong MD; J. Horne RPFT; Lvovsky MD.

Abstract ID: AP2213; Scientific Abstract Poster Presentation at CHEST 2008 hosted by the American College of Chest Physicians on 10 / 29 / 2008.

Chest 2008.

Spirometric Features of Patients with Excessive Dynamic Expiratory Central Airway Collapse.
Jaime L. Molina,MD; Ruvim Izikson,MD; Sivaraman Sivashankar,MD; Vikas Sayal,DM; Mahesh Shetty,MD; Yaw Amoateng-Adyepong,MD; Joseph Horne,RPFT; Dmitry Lvovsky,MD.

Abstract ID: AS2232; Scientific Abstract Slide Presentation at CHEST 2008 hosted by the American College of Chest Physicians on 10 / 28 / 2008.

Best Teacher of the Year Award 2011-12
Third Year – Family Practice Residency Program

Mercy Medical Center – Mason City, IA

American Medical Association – Physician’s Recognition Award
09/01/2010 – 09/01/2013

Fellowship in The American College of Chest Physicians (F.C.C.P.)