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  • Sadia Benzaquen, MD
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UC College of Medicine
    Director, Interventional Pulmonary
  • Academic Office:
    UC College of Medicine, Medical Sciences Building
    231 Albert Sabin Way, ML 0564
    Cincinnati, OH 45267
  • Clinical Office:
    UC Health Physicians Office-Clifton
    222 Piedmont Ave, Suite 4000
    Cincinnati, OH 45219
  • Phone: 513-558-4831
  • Email: Sadia.Benzaquen@uc.edu

    Education/Credentials:

  • Medical Degree: Luis Razetti School of Medicine, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1998
  • Residency : Hospital Militar Carlos Arvelo, Universidad Central de Venezuela , 2002
  • Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center , 2006
  • Fellowship : Albert Einstein Medical Center , 2009
  • Fellowship: Interventional Pulmonology Chest Center, 2009

Board Certifications & Licenses:

  • Internal Medicine Certification, 2006
  • Pulmonary Medicine Certification, 2008
  • Critical Care Certification, 2009

Peer Reviewed Publications (in chronological order):

  • Cundiff, W. B., McCormack, F. X., Wikenheiser-Brokamp, K., Starnes, S., Kotloff, R., & Benzaquen, S. (2014). Successful management of a chronic, refractory bronchopleural fistula with endobronchial valves followed by talc pleurodesis. . American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine , 189 (4) , 490-1.
  • Cudzilo, C., Aragaki, A., Guitron, J., & Benzaquen, S. (2014). Methotrexate-induced pleuropericarditis and eosinophilic pleural effusion. . Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology , 21 (1) , 90-2.
  • Aragaki-Nakahodo, A. A., Guitron-Roig, J., Eschenbacher, W., Benzaquen, S., & Cudzilo, C. (2013). Endobronchial ultrasound-guided needle aspiration of a bronchogenic cyst to liberate from mechanical ventilation: case report and literature review. . Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology , 20 (2) , 152-4.
  • Gupta, N., Aragaki, A., Wikenheiser-Brokamp, K. A., Benzaquen, S., & Panos, R. J. (2012). Occam's razor or Hickam's dictum? . Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology , 19 (3) , 216-9.
  • Benzaquen, S., Rivero A, & Torres, G. (2005). Evaluation of the information gained assessing the appearance of the nasogastric aspirate and its influence on the management of patients with upper GI bleeding . American Journal of Gastreonterology (100) , 100 , 5.
  • Benzaquen, S., & Roye, R. (2003). The effect of mirtazapine in the treatment of the fibromyalgia . Venzezuelan Journal of Internal Medicine (7) , 20 , 8.
  • Benzaquen, S., Roye, R., & Hernandez, A. (2001). Tetanus associated with acupuncture . Salus Militae (26) , 75 , 6.

    Research Grants:

  • 132917 / R01HL090806 National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Evaluation of Endobronchial Interventions for COPD via CT and 3HE MRI, PI, Active.

Recent Awards/Honors:

  • Outstanding Case Report. Awarded for oral presentation at the 2009 Pennsylvania/West Virginia Thoracic Society Scientific Sessions, 2009
  • House Staff Outstanding Fellow Award. Presented to the fellow in the Department of Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center who has made the greatest contribution to House Staff Education, 2007
  • Scored above 99th percentile on pulmonary and critical care ITE exam, 2007
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude and Best Resident in the internal medicine residency. Universidad Central de Venezuela, 2003
  • Recognition of excellent academic performance during residency in Internal Medicine. Given by the Venezuelan Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP), Caracas, Venezuela, 2002
  • Lorenzo Campins y Ballester, Academic Excellence Award. School of Medicine, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, 1998
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More Information


For more information on the UC Department of Internal Medicine, please contact us at:

UC Department of Internal Medicine
231 Albert Sabin Way
Medical Sciences Building Room 6065
PO Box 670557
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0557

Phone: 513-558-4231
Fax: 513-558-0852
Email: ucintmed@uc.edu