Recent Fellows

Graduating Class of 2017

Dr. Bravein Amalakuhan

Noteworthy Mention:

Bravein began his fellowship here in San Antonio after completing a subspecialty fellowship in Cardiac Surgical Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University Hospital

Academic Accomplishments During Fellowship:

  • Has won several research awards, grants and scholarships
  • Has published more than 12 manuscripts/editorials, more than 15 separate abstracts, 3 textbook chapters and is actively working on several other research projects which are in their advanced stages
  • Has designed, chaired and moderated several educational sessions at CHEST’s National Conference in the areas of ECMO and Lung Cancer
  • He has served on several national steering committees for the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), and is currently developing educational resources in the area of ‘Cardiac Surgical Critical Care’ for national dissemination
  • Instrumental in developing the newly published ‘San Antonio NIPS Model’, a novel conceptual framework for guiding antibiotic choices for community-acquired pneumonia in the elderly.
  • Has published over 12 manuscripts and editorials, in high impact journals including the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
  • Has published over 15 abstracts
  • Has published 3 text book chapters
  • Has received several research awards and grants
  • Instrumental in developing the newly published ‘San Antonio NIPS Model’, a novel conceptual framework for guiding antibiotic choices for community acquired pneumonia in the elderly
  • Has Chaired several educational sessions at CHEST’s National Conference in the areas of ECMO and Lung Cancer
  • Has served on several national steering committees for the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), and is currently developing educational resources in the area of ‘Cardiac Surgical Critical Care’ for national dissemination
  • Innovation: ‘Utilization of U.S. Navy Seal Training Principals to Combat PTSD and Burn-Out in Critical Care Medicine Providers’

Plans after Graduation:

  • Bravein will be becoming a Pulmonary-Critical Care Medicine staff physician at San Antonio’s Methodist Health Care System. He will also be staying on as adjunct faculty with the University of Texas Health at San Antonio’s School of Medicine, as well as the School of Graduate Nursing and Allied Health.
  • His research interests include quality improvement after cardiac surgery, non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, community acquired pneumonia and the psychosocial aspects of critical care medicine as it relates to psychological well-being, PTSD and burn-out among providers.

Dr. Sheila Habib

Noteworthy Mention:

Sheila began her fellowship here at San Antonio after completing her internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Health at San Antonio where she won resident of the year multiple times.

Academic Accomplishments During Fellowship:

  • Has won the prestigious UT San Antonio System-Wide ‘Fellow of the Year’ award for her commitment to resident education (2015)
  • Has been extensively involved with residential development, review and education through formal didactics, bedside teaching and mentorship

Plans after Graduation:

  • Sheila will be becoming a staff physician within the Pulmonary-Critical Care Medicine Division at the University of Texas Health at San Antonio.
  • She will be focusing on resident/fellow education with special clinical interests in thoracic oncology and the management of submassive/massive pulmonary emboli.

Dr. Mandeep Mangat

Noteworthy Mention:

Mandeep began his fellowship here at San Antonio after completing his internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Health at San Antonio where he won r

esident of the year multiple times.

Academic Accomplishments During Fellowship:

  • Mandeep has published 2 manuscripts, 6 separate abstracts and has several ongoing research projects in their advanced stages.

Plans after Graduation:

  • Mandeep will be becoming a Pulmonary-Critical Care Medicine staff physician at Georgetown Hospital in Austin, Texas. He will be maintaining adjunct faculty duties with Texas A&M’s School of Medicine, focusing on graduate medical student education.
  • He will also be continuing his research at the Biomedical Research Foundation of South Texas, focusing on the Non-Human Primate model of Non-tuberculous mycobacteria.