Faoud T. Ishmael, M.D, Ph.D., named one of “America’s Best Doctors” by the American Health Council

Hauppauge, New York, UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, May 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Health Council has chosen Faoud T. Ishmael, Allergist-Immunologist at Penn State College of Medicine, as one of the "Best Doctor's in America" for 2017. Recognized for his knowledge and expertise in MicroRNAs, Severe Asthma, Allergic Diseases, Drug Allergies, Immunodeficiencies, and Internal Medicine, Dr. Ishmael has been awarded the "Leaders in Medicine" award among Pennsylvania doctors.

Selection for the American Health Council’s “Leaders in Medicine” award is reserved for those individuals who have exhibited exemplary conduct in their field. These doctors and medical educators serve as the guiding light for advancement from the classroom to the consultation room to the operating room. Only those who master the key roles that drive patient care — advocate, collaborator, communicator, decision maker, expert, manager, scholar — are deserving to be named the “Best Doctors in America.”

With over a decade of experience in the field of Internal Medicine, Dr. Ishmael offers valuable insight in his multiple roles as a Physician, Associate Professor, Allergist-Immunologist, and Director of Basic Science Research at Penn State College of Medicine. Located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Penn State College of Medicine incorporates the core values of respect, integrity, excellence, and teamwork to prepare healthcare professionals to improve the health of the community and beyond.

In his many roles at Penn State College of Medicine since 2010, Dr. Ishmael’s day-to-day responsibilities include clinical research, teaching and mentoring. He is proud to have mentored five graduate students, ten clinical post-doctoral fellows, and ten undergraduate students in his lab. In addition, Dr. Ishmael has served as a senior advisor for three assistant professors and as a mentor in the Penn State College of Medicine Junior Faculty Development Program.

Following graduation with his MD/PhD from Penn State College of Medicine in 2004, Dr. Ishmael completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in 2006.  In 2009, Dr. Ishmael completed a fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

As a testament to his success, Dr. Ishmael has been a recipient of the following honors: 2011 Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award, 2012 Penn State Department of Medicine Research Excellence Award, 2013 NIH K08 Career Development Award, 2015/2016 Peak Provider Clinical Award, 2015/2016 Castle Connelly Top Doctor, April 2016 Press Mention in the United Press International, and April 2016 Press Mention in Science Daily.

Dr. Ishmael’s desire to pursue Internal Medicine developed when he discovered the excitement of research during his undergraduate studies. He attributes his success to hard work, dedication, excellent mentors, great resources, and support from his loving family.

Dr. Ishmael serves as the Associate Editor for Translational Genetics and Genomics, Associate Editor for American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Immunology, Research Editor for Open Access Inflammation, and the Journal Reviewer for the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Journal of Immunology, and the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Ishmael is proud his research contributions have changed the management of asthma and he has established research collaborations with labs at Johns Hopkins University, Cornell University, and the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, he is proud to have more than forty-five peer-reviewed articles, and over forty-five abstracts and national presentations.

Dr. Ishmael maintains affiliations with the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI). He volunteers with the Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and is a member of the Adverse Reactions to Drugs, Biologics, and Latex committee. Dr. Ishmael has served as vice representative for the seminar committee for the Asthma Diagnosis and Therapy interest section. 

In his free time, he enjoys partaking in art, archery, working outdoors and spending time with his three children.

Looking ahead, Dr. Ishmael hopes to develop a diagnostic blood test for asthma to personalize asthma management and discover the molecular mechanisms that cause severe asthma and other inflammatory diseases.

About the American Health Council:

The American Health Council is the nation’s only organization with a constituency representative of all sectors of the healthcare industry. From the coasts to the heartland, the American Health Council has drawn Affiliates from major metropolitan hubs and small communities. These Affiliates span generations and have reached different stages of their careers — from recent graduates to retirees. More information about the American Health Council and its mission can be found at: http://americanhealthcouncil.org

Additionally, the American Health Council strives to provide recognition and support for those individuals and institutions making the difference in patients’ lives day in and day out. Throughout 2017, the AHC is honoring “America’s Best Doctors and Nurses,” as well as the nation’s best medical universities and hospitals. The American Health Council’s “Best in Medicine” and “Best in Nursing” awards programs honor the individuals and institutions that have contributed significantly to medicine and nursing, as well as the training and education of physicians and nurses. The most current selections for these honors may be viewed here: http://bestinmedicine.org and http://bestinnursing.org.


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