Clinch Valley Health Pulmonologist Earns Board Certification in Critical Care

January 14, 2016

Clinch Valley Health is excited to announce that Pulmonologist, Dr. Sami Jawad, is now Board Certified in Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, in addition to previous board certificates in Pulmonary Medicine and Internal Medicine.

“Clinch Valley Health congratulates Dr. Sami Jawad on his recent achievement of completing all requirements and now being recognized as board certified in critical care medicine,” said Peter Mulkey, CEO, Clinch Valley Health.  “This additional certification allows many critically ill patients to receive treatment right here in their local community, and not have to face the burden that traveling outside the community brings to many patients and families during these critical times of a patient’s health care needs.”

To become certified in the subspecialty of Critical Care Medicine, physicians must be previously certified in Internal Medicine by ABIM, satisfactorily complete the requisite formal training requirements as specified in the descriptions of the pathways for admission, demonstrate clinical competence, procedural skills, and moral and ethical behavior in the clinical setting, hold a valid, unrestricted and unchallenged license to practice medicine, and pass the Critical Care Medicine Certification Examination.

This accomplishment enhances the knowledge, quality, and standard of healthcare available at Clinch Valley Health. Dr. Jawad received his medical degree from the Jordan University of Science and Technology. He completed his residency in internal medicine, and a fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care, at Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey. More information is available at 276-596-6725.

About ABIM

The Critical Care Medicine Certification Program is developed by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). ABIM is one of 24 medical specialty boards that make up the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Through ABMS, the boards work together to establish common standards for physicians to achieve and maintain board certification. The boards were founded by their respective specialties to protect the public by assessing and certifying doctors who meet specific educational, training, and professional requirements. ABMS is an independent, non-profit organization