Majid Afshar, MD, MS, ABIM


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Public Health Sciences
Assistant Professor

Languages Spoken


Clinical Expertise

  • Acute Respiratory Failure

About Dr. Afshar

Hiking- Travel, Wine and Food

Medical Education

Medical School
Rush Medical College of Rush University
Rush University Medical Center - Internal Medicine
University of Maryland/VAMC Baltimore - Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Board Certification

Internal Medicine
American Board of
Pulmonary Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty


  • Advanced Age Alters Monocyte and Macrophage Responses Albright, J. M.; Dunn, R. C.; Shults, J. A.; Boe, D. M.; Afshar, M.; Kovacs, E., Antioxidants & redox signaling
  • Alveolar macrophage inflammatory mediator expression is elevated in the setting of alcohol use disorders O'Halloran, E. B.; Curtis, B. J.; Afshar, M.; Chen, M. M.; Kovacs, E. J.; Burnham, E. L., Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.)
  • Azithromycin use and outcomes in severe sepsis patients with and without pneumonia Afshar, M.; Foster, C. L.; Layden, J. E.; Burnham, E. L., Journal of critical care
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  • Exhaled nitric oxide levels among adults with excessive alcohol consumption Afshar, M.; Poole, J. A.; Cao, G.; Durazo, R.; Cooper, R. C.; Kovacs, E. J.; Sisson, J. H., Chest
  • Trauma indices for prediction of acute respiratory distress syndrome Afshar, M.; Smith, G. S.; Cooper, R. S.; Murthi, S.; Netzer, G., The Journal of surgical research
  • Acute immunomodulatory effects of binge alcohol ingestion Afshar, M.; Richards, S.; Mann, D.; Cross, A.; Smith, G. B.; Netzer, G.; Kovacs, E.; Hasday, J., Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.)
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome and outcomes after near hanging Mansoor, S.; Afshar, M.; Barrett, M.; Smith, G. S.; Barr, E. A.; Lissauer, M. E.; McCurdy, M. T.; Murthi, S. B.; Netzer, G., The American Journal of Emergency Medicine
  • Alcohol exposure injury, and death in trauma patients, Afshar, M.; Netzer, G.; Murthi, S.; Smith, G. S., The journal of trauma and acute care surgery
  • Injured patients with very high blood alcohol concentrations Afshar, M.; Netzer, G.; Salisbury-Afshar, E.; Murthi, S.; Smith, G. S., Injury
  • Blood alcohol content injury severity, and adult respiratory distress syndrome, Afshar, M.; Smith, G. S.; Terrin, M. L.; Barrett, M.; Lissauer, M. E.; Mansoor, S.; Jeudy, J.; Netzer, G., The journal of trauma and acute care surgery
  • Half of the family members of critically ill patients experience excessive daytime sleepiness Verceles, A. C.; Corwin, D. S.; Afshar, M.; Friedman, E. B.; McCurdy, M. T.; Shanholtz, C.; Oakjones, K.; Zubrow, M. T.; Titus, J.; Netzer, G., Intensive care medicine
  • The international epidemiology of acute respiratory distress syndrome: how can we think locally and measure globally?* Afshar, M.; Netzer, G., Critical care medicine
  • Update in critical care for the nephrologist: transfusion in nonhemorrhaging critically ill patients Afshar, M.; Netzer, G., Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Nonpharmacologic approach to minimizing shivering during surface cooling: a proof of principle study Shah, N. G.; Cowan, M. J.; Pickering, E.; Sareh, H.; Afshar, M.; Fox, D.; Marron, J.; Davis, J.; Herold, K.; Shanholtz, C. B.; Hasday, J. D., Journal of critical care
  • Pulmonary hypertension in elderly patients with diastolic dysfunction and preserved ejection fraction Afshar, M.; Collado, F.; Doukky, R., The open cardiovascular medicine journal
  • Narrative review: tetanus-a health threat after natural disasters in developing countries Afshar, M.; Raju, M.; Ansell, D.; Bleck, T. P., Annals of Internal Medicine
  • A 74-year-old man with an enlarging pleural-based mass that was not a mesothelioma Afshar, M.; Kim, A. W.; Liptay, M. J.; Leyenson, V.; Wirtz, W.; Kahan, E.; Ries, M., The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon