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Dileep Puppala, MD, FCCP, FAASM, is a pulmonologist at Houston Pulmonary, Sleep & Allergy Associates, located in Houston and Cypress, Texas. Dr. Puppala is board certified in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. He has been in practice for 12 years throughout northwest Houston.
Dr. Puppala earned his medical degree from Andhra Pradesh University Of Medical Sciences in India. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center in New York City. Following residency, Dr. Puppala completed a sleep fellowship at Sleep and Wake Disorder Center at New York Hospital - Cornell University, and two pulmonary and critical care fellowships at Memorial Sloan-Kettering and The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens.
Dr. Puppala has extensive experience in medical leadership. He served as the Medical Director of the medical and surgical intensive care department, the Medical Director of respiratory therapy, and the Chairman of the critical care committee at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. Since 2004, Dr. Puppala has held the position of Medical Director of the sleep disorder center at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center in Harris County, Texas. He is also a member of Infection Control and Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Co-Director of Critical Care Services and Respiratory Therapy Departments, and Co-Chairman of Critical Care Committee at North Cypress Medical Center in Cypress, Texas.
Dr. Puppala remains active in his field and holds memberships with many professional organizations. He is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.
Dr. Puppala has special interests in complicated sleep-disordered breathing, narcolepsy, parasomnias, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, interstitial lung diseases, lung cancer, pneumonia, asthma, and more. He performs specialized procedures including bronchoscopy with transbronchial lung biopsies, complicated airway management, percutaneous tracheostomy, chest tube placement, and pulmonary artery catheter placement. He interprets pulmonary function tests, methacholine challenge tests, cardiopulmonary stress tests, diagnostic sleep studies, CPAP titration studies, and multiple sleep latency tests.
When he’s not working, Dr. Puppala enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. His hobbies include traveling, tennis, reading about world affairs, and cooking.
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