Dr. Athar joined PAR in 2015.  He works at Chippenham Hospital and at our Boulders office. Before joining PAR, Dr. Athar worked at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Delaware for 5 years.

Medical Education: Rawalpindi Medical College, University of Punjab, Pakistan Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery – M.B.B.S.

Residency: Department of Internal Medicine Mercy Catholic Medical Center Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Fellow in Critical Care Medicine, Division of Critical Care Medicine, The Mount Sinai Hospital Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Fellow in Pulmonary Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Hahnemann University Hospital Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Board Certifications:

United Council for Neurological Subspecialties: Neurocritical Care 2013

American Board of Internal Medicine: Pulmonary Medicine 2011

American Board of Internal Medicine: Critical Care 2009

American Board of Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine 2006


American College of Chest Physicians

Society of Critical Care Medicine

American Thoracic Society

American Medical Association


Dr. Athar works closely with a team of APCs (Advanced Practice Clinicians).  These APCs train with Dr. Athar and work under his supervision to ensure that all patients receive timely high quality care.  Dr. Athar spends half of his time working in the hospital and so he is not always available in the office, but one of his APCs will be available to take care of you.

Tracy Yager-Jackson, MSN, FNP-BC

Brittney E. Meyer, FNP-C

Candice Calo, AGACNP-BC

Rachel Ainaire, PA-C

Dr. Athar also has a Nurse Practioner that specializes in patients who have recently been hospitalized or had a flare up of COPD.

Caroline C. Feinman, ACNP-BC