Parina S. Aggarwal, MD, D.ABIM

Board Certified in Sleep Medicine and Internal Medicine

Dr. Aggarwal is a Board Certified Sleep Physician with an expertise in Internal Medicine and works with patients in both the FusionSleep and FusionHealth programs. At FusionSleep, she provides care to patients at Johns Creek and Atlanta North Clinics including consultations, testing and follow up care. At FusionHealth, she directs the medical operations of remote telemonitoring of patients with sleep disordered breathing while developing management protocols and providing diagnostic interpretations.

Dr. Aggarwal grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and attended Georgia Tech on a full academic Presidential Scholarship. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Electrical Engineering. During her time at Georgia Tech, she worked in the biomedical engineering research lab, examining the sheer stress of both porcine and mechanical heart valves. This experience, coupled with a volunteering experience at Grady Hospital, led her to pursue a career in medicine. She subsequently attended Emory University School of Medicine on the James Campbell Memorial Scholarship. As a medical student, she investigated airway inflammation in obese patients with asthma.

After medical school, Dr. Aggarwal completed her residency in Internal Medicine and her fellowship in Sleep Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. There, she was involved in pulmonary and sleep medicine research. She authored a review on genetic testing in pulmonary diseases, as well as a review on portable apnea testing.

After her training, Dr. Aggarwal worked as a hospitalist for a year at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, where she was involved in the treatment and management of patients admitted for acute illnesses.

Her clinical and research interests include obesity hypoventilation syndrome, chronic disease associated with sleep disordered breathing, and the treatment of sleep disordered breathing as a means for disease prevention.

We are excited to have Dr. Aggarwal join the Fusion Medical Team, and find her unique mix of knowledge and experience in Internal Medicine, and Sleep Medicine to be a great asset.

Bibliography

Shah, P, Gurubhagavatula. Portable monitoring: practical aspects and case examples. Sleep Med Clin. 6(3):355-366, Sept 2011.

Shah P, Nathanson K, Holmes A, and D Hadjidliadis. Diagnosis of adult hereditary pulmonary disease and genetic testing. Chest. 137, 976-982, 2010.

He Z. Sacks MS. Baijens L. Wanant S. Shah P. Yoganathan AP. Effects of papillary muscle position on in-vitro dynamic strain on the porcine mitral valve. Journal of Heart Valve Disease. 12(4):488-94, Jul 2003.

Sacks, M.S., He, Z., Baijens, L., Wanant, S., Shah, P., Sugimoto, H., and A.P. Yoganathan. Surface Strains in the Anterior Leaflet of the Functioning Mitral Valve, Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 30 (10), pp.1281-1290, Nov 2002.

Travis, B.R., Leo, H.L., Shah, P.A., Frakes, D.H. and A. P. Yoganathan. An Analysis of Turbulent Shear Stresses in Leakage Flow Through a Bileaflet Mechanical Prostheses. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 124, No. 2, pp. 155-165, April 2002.

Dr. Shah grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and attended Georgia Tech on a full academic Presidential Scholarship. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Electrical Engineering. During her time at Georgia Tech, she worked in the biomedical engineering research lab, examining the sheer stress of both porcine and mechanical heart valves. This experience, coupled with a volunteering experience at Grady Hospital, led her to pursue a career in medicine. She subsequently attended Emory University School of Medicine on the James Campbell Memorial Scholarship. As a medical student, she investigated airway inflammation in obese patients with asthma.

After medical school, Dr. Shah completed her residency in Internal Medicine and her fellowship in Sleep Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. There, she was involved in pulmonary and sleep medicine research. She authored a review on genetic testing in pulmonary diseases, as well as a review on portable apnea testing.

After her training, Dr. Shah worked as a hospitalist for a year at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, where she was involved in the treatment and management of patients admitted for acute illnesses.

Her clinical and research interests include obesity hypoventilation syndrome, chronic disease associated with sleep disordered breathing, and the treatment of sleep disordered breathing as a means for disease prevention.

We are excited to have Dr. Shah join the Fusion Medical Team, and find her unique mix of knowledge and experience in Internal Medicine, and Sleep Medicine to be a great asset.

Bibliography

Shah, P, Gurubhagavatula. Portable monitoring: practical aspects and case examples. Sleep Med Clin. 6(3):355-366, Sept 2011.

Shah P, Nathanson K, Holmes A, and D Hadjidliadis. Diagnosis of adult hereditary pulmonary disease and genetic testing. Chest. 137, 976-982, 2010.

He Z. Sacks MS. Baijens L. Wanant S. Shah P. Yoganathan AP. Effects of papillary muscle position on in-vitro dynamic strain on the porcine mitral valve. Journal of Heart Valve Disease. 12(4):488-94, Jul 2003.

Sacks, M.S., He, Z., Baijens, L., Wanant, S., Shah, P., Sugimoto, H., and A.P. Yoganathan. Surface Strains in the Anterior Leaflet of the Functioning Mitral Valve, Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 30 (10), pp.1281-1290, Nov 2002.

Travis, B.R., Leo, H.L., Shah, P.A., Frakes, D.H. and A. P. Yoganathan. An Analysis of Turbulent Shear Stresses in Leakage Flow Through a Bileaflet Mechanical Prostheses. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 124, No. 2, pp. 155-165, April 2002.