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Pediatric Pulmonology

Pulmonology Leadership

Dr. Mark Johnson Mark Johnson, MD

Mark Johnson, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at SIU Medicine.  Before joining SIU, Johnson worked at Barnes-Jewish, Saint Peter’s Hospital in Saint Peter’s, Missouri, in private practice Highland, Illinois, and SSM Glennon Care Pediatrics in Belleville, Illinois.  Johnson earned a Medicinae Doctoris from Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri and was a Pulmonary Fellow at the Division of Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine, Saint Louis Children’s Hospital, Saint Louis, Missouri.  Dr. Johnson is certified with American Board of Pediatrics, Diplomat and National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomat.  He holds medical licenses in the State of Illinois and the State of Missouri.  He is a member of American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Sports Medicine and North American Society of Pediatric Exercise Medicine.

Dr. Anwar Shafi Anwar Shafi, MD

Anwar Shafi, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine and SIU Medicine.   Dr. Shafi established a Sleep Study Program for SIU and facilitates pediatric sleep studies for St. John’s Hospital and Memorial Medical Center.  He completed his residency at Lincoln Medical Center in New York, initially a part of New York Medical College and later affiliated with Cornell University.  His fellowship was at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.  Prior to joining SIU Dr. Shafi was head of the Department of Pediatrics in Dawadami, Riyadh SA and in SIUT, which is a tertiary care center in Karachi, Pakistan.

Patient Care

The pediatric pulmonary division at SIU Medicine provides care for patients with acute and chronic respiratory illness. We see patients with asthma, pulmonary complications of prematurity, cystic fibrosis, wheezing, shortness of breath, sleep problems and other pulmonary diseases. We are a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation accredited affiliate care center. We offer outreach clinics at Saint Mary's Hospital in Decatur and Decatur Memorial Hospital. We provide pulmonary diagnostic testing such as Pulmonary Function Testing, Bronchoscopy, Interpretation of Sleep Studies and Exercise Testing.

Education

We offer a postgraduate resident rotation and 3rd/4th year medical student rotation. During rotations residents/medical student will attend clinic, provide consultations and participate in the care of children with respiratory disorders. Residents/medical students also participate in pulmonary diagnostic testing such as Pulmonary Function Testing, Bronchoscopy, Interpretation of Sleep Studies and Exercise Testing.

Clinical and Research Interests

We see patients with asthma, pulmonary complications of prematurity, cystic fibrosis, wheezing, shortness of breath, sleep problems and other pulmonary diseases. We are a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation accredited affiliate care center. We provide pulmonary diagnostic testing such as Pulmonary Function Testing, Bronchoscopy, Interpretation of Sleep Studies and Exercise Testing.