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