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Sanjay Sethi M.D.

Sanjay Sethi, M.D.

Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


  1. Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Science, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India, 1984


Sanjay Sethi, MD, FACP, is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Buffalo at the State University of New York (SUNY) where he also completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He is the Chief of the Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine at the University at Buffalo and the Section Chief for Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine at the Western New York Veterans Administration HealthCare System in Buffalo. Dr Sethi completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois and is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine. Dr Sethi’s main research interests include respiratory infections and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, focused on the specific areas of bacterial infection in COPD, epidemiology and clinical implications of antimicrobial resistance and innate lung defense in COPD. Dr Sethi’s has co-authored more than a 100 research articles and reviews in many peer-reviewed medical journals including New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Chest, COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Infection and Immunity, Journal of Infectious Diseases, and Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. He is a member of the editorial board for the publications Advances in Therapy, Clinical Investigation, Respiratory Research and Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews. Dr Sethi is a reviewer for several medical journals, including the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, Chest, European Respiratory Journal, Infection and Immunity, JAMA, Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, and Thorax. Dr. Sethi is currently active in several professional organizations including the American Thoracic Society and American College of Physicians. He has served as a consultant on the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines for COPD, and as a member of the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense COPD Guideline Development Committee. Additionally, he is a distinguished speaker presenting papers both nationally and internationally, many with COPD as the primary focus.