Mohammad-Ali El-Harakeh MD, FCCP

Current Positions

  • Medical Director, Respiratory Care Dept., 

       Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC)

  • Associate Medical Director, EZ SLEEP Lab
  • Consulting Physician, YRMC
  • Teaching practitioner, MWU/Arizona

       College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

Board Certified in

  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Health Care Quality/Management

 

Areas of Focus

  • Sleep Apnea

  • Sleep Disorders
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Chronic Cough
  • COPD
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodules
  • Critical Care Medicine

 

Mohammad-Ali El-Harakeh MD, FCCP

Sleep, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Allergy medicine.
Medical Director-YRMC, Respiratory Care Department.

Board Certified in

  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Critical care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Health Care Quality/Management

Hospitals Served – Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC)

Areas of Focus

  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Chronic Cough
  • COPD
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodules
  • Critical Care Medicine

Education & Training

  • Internship, Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) – Staten Island, NY
  • Residency, Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) – Staten Island, NY
  • Chief Resident, Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) – Staten Island, NY
  • Fellowship, State University of NY – Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn, NY

Education & Training

  • Internship, Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) – Staten Island, NY
  • Residency, Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) – Staten Island, NY
  • Chief Resident, Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) – Staten Island, NY
  • Fellowship, State University of NY – Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn, NY

Honors and Awards

  • The TEAM AWARD, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, January 2014.
  • The TEAM AWARD, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, October 2012.
  • The TEAM AWARD, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, March 2011.
  • Certificate of Accomplishment for ‘Participation and Outstanding Potential in Pulmonary and Critical Care Research – American College of Chest Physicians, July 2006.
  • Certificate of Achievement for ‘Participation and Distinguished Achievement in Medical Research and Scholarly Activity’ – SIUH, June 2006.
  • Certificate of “Honorable Mention” award for “Resident as a Teacher” SIUH 2005.
  • Resident Physician Research Award – SIUH, June 2005.
  • Research Paper third prize winner in the 2005 Annual Resident/Fellow Research Competition of the Academy of Medicine of Richmond County – NY. (The Incidence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Lone Atrial Fibrillation. — El-Harakeh, M.A., Bekhit, S., Chalhoub, M.).
  • Honorable mention certificate award in the 2005 Annual Resident/Fellow Research Competition of the Academy of Medicine of Richmond County – NY. (Effects of Chronic Angiotensin Receptor Blockers and ACE Inhibitors Use on
  • The Incidence of Contrast Induced Nephropathy in Patients with Chronic Renal Insufficiency. — El-Harakeh, M. A., Saggi S.).
  • Honorable mention certificate award in the 2004 Annual Resident/Fellow Research Competition of the Academy of Medicine of Richmond County – NY. (ACE Inhibitors in a Transplanted Kidney with Total Vessel Occlusion – Case Report and Review of Literature.—El-Harakeh, M.A., Saggi, S.).
  • Certificate of Achievement for ‘Participation and Distinguished Achievement in Medical Research and Scholarly Activity’ – SIUH, June 2004.
  • Case report first prize winner in the 2004 Annual Resident Research/Fellow Competition of the Academy of Medicine of Richmond County -NY. (Pulmonary Nodules in a Patient with Epistaxis. Case Report and Review of Literature of Congenital Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations – El-Harakeh, M.A., Sasso, L.).

Newspaper Recognition Mention

Published Case Report

  • El-Harakeh M.A., Barbari A, Stephan A, Saggi S, Barakeh A.A Transplanted Kidney Surviving Total Vessel Occlusion and Anuria.  Journal of Clincial Nephrology: Volume 64, No. 2/2005.

Published Abstracts

  • El-Harakeh M.A., Chalbhoub M. The Incidence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Lone Atrial Fibrillation. Chest: 2004, Volume 126, Issue 4. (SLide Presentation Chest 2004).
  • El-Harakeh M.A., Saggi S. Effects of Chronic Angiotensin Receptor Blockers and ACE Inhibitors Use on the Incidence of Contrast Induced Nephropathy in Patients with Chronic Renal Insufficiency. J AM Soc of Nephrol: 2004 (15): 347A. (Poster Presentation ASN 2004).
  • Castellanos M., Karam P., Elya M., El-Harakeh M.A. Breast Arterial Calcifications Identified on Routine Mammography May Be a Marker of Coronary Artery Disease. Circulation: 2005 111 (4): e40-e88. (Poster Presentaiton AHA 2005).
  • El-Harakeh M.A., Kilkenny T. Self Heard Snoring as a predictor of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Proceedings fo the ATS: 2005: P: A768 (Poster Presentation at ATS 2005).
  • Raia C., Castellanos M., Karam P., Elya M., El-Harakeh M.A., Malpeso J., Buckbinder S. Breast Arteiral Calcification on Mammography Does Not PRedict Coronary Artery Disease Stats on Cardiac Catherterization.  American Journal of Roentgenolgoy Suplement: 2005 Vol. 184, No. 4 PP. 71.
  • El-Harakeh M.A., Kilkenny T. Do Postmenopausal Women have a Higher Incidence of Self heard Snoring than Premenopausal Women? Proceedings of the ATS 2006: P: A701. (Poster Presentaiton ATS 2007).
  • El-Harakeh M.A., Kilkenny T. Is Obstructive SLeep Apena more Severe in Men than Postmenopausal Women. Proceedings of the ATS 2006: P: A701 (Poster Presentaiton ATS 2006).
  • El-Harakeh M.A., Kilkenny T. Postmenopausal Women Have Higher Incidence and More Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea When Compared to Premenopausal Women. American Jouranl of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine: 2007 Vol. 175, PP.A 997. (Poster Presentation ATS 2007).
  • El-Harake M.A., Kilkenny T. A Higher Mallampati Class Indicates a More Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea ij Patients Undergoing Nocturnal Polysomnography.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critcal Care Medicine: 2007 Vol. 175, PP. A 700. (Poster Presentation ATS 2007).
  • El-Harakeh M.A., Varma S., Lefkovic L.  Nesiritide Worsened Renal Functionin Outpatient Treatment of Chronic Heart Failure. Chest: 2007, Volumen 132, Issue 4, PP580S. (Poster Presentaiton Chest 2007).
  • Zein J., El-Harakeh M.A., Nassif G., Kinasewitz G.  Decreases in Hemoglobin During Fluid Resuscitiation in Patients with Septic Shock are Associated with Reduced Mortality. Chest: 2007, Volumen 132, Issue 4, PP580S. (Poster Presentaiton Chest 2007).
  • Zein J., El-Harakeh M.A., Nassif G., Kinasewitz G.  Infection ClassificationShould Account for the Type of INfecting Organisms in Patients with Severe Sepsis Regardless fo the Site of Infection.  Chst: 2007, Volume 132, Issue 4, PP 558S. (Poster Presentaiton Chest 2007).
  • Bader F., Abe O., El-Harakeh M.A., Korot M., Kinasewitzg., Zewin J.  Pulmonary Function Testing is more Senstive than Radiology and Echocardiography in Evaluzatin the Sickle DCell Disease Patients with Dyspnea.  Chest: 2007, VOlumne 132, Issue 4, PP 614S. (Poster Presentation Chest 2007_).
  • Al-Haddad B., El ATAT A., El-Harakeh M.A., Giaridn J., Kassostis J., Fahmy S.  Relatisonhop of APnea Hypopnea Index and Body Mass Index to Premature Ventricular Arrhythmias.  Chest: 2007, Volume 1232, Issue 4, PP 644S. _(Poster Presetnation Chest 2007).

Professional Memberships


  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American College of Physicians

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