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Center for Sleep and Breathing Disorders

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Amar Bukhari MD - Meet the Staff at Saint Peter's - New Brunswick, NJ

Amar Bukhari, M.D.

Amar Bukhari, M.D., is chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Saint Peter's University Hospital.  Dr. Bukhari received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rutgers University. He completed his  Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School. After completing his residency in internal medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, he went on to complete a  fellowship in pulmonary and critical care  medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Bukhari practices pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, He is chair of the Ethics Committee at Saint Peter's and has a particular interest in end-of-life care across the cultural and religious spectrum.  

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Ikemefula "Ike" Emmanuel Ekekwe, M.D.

Ikemefula "Ike" Emmanuel Ekekwe, M.D., is board certified in internal medicine, sleep and critical care medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Nigeria after he earning a Bachelor's Degree in biology and chemistry .  Dr. Ekekwe completed a fellowship in sleep medicine at New York University's Langone Medical Center and in pulmonary critical care medicine at Loyola University Medical Center in Illinois.  He was chief resident during his residency at St. Joseph's  Hospital in Chicago, IL. The author and contributor of several studies relating to conditions such as sleep apnea, Dr. Ekekwe is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American College of Physicians. He is a former winner of the Jerome F. Strauss Scholar Award. He speaks English and Ibo. 

Douglas Frenia MD - Meet the Staff

Douglas Frenia, M.D.

Douglas Frenia, M.D, is a pulmonologist board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. Dr. Frenia heads the Saint Peter's University Hospital Lung Screening Program, which provides a multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, detection, and treatment of lung cancer.

Before completing his medical degree with high honors from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Rutgers School of Pharmacy, also with high honors. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, an affiliate of the University of California Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Frenia also completed a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, D.C. 

Dr. Frenia, a lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force, served for 16 years, including two deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. His distinguished awards  include a Meritorious Service Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, an Iraq Campaign Medal, and a Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.  

Dr. Frenia has published research in pulmonary medicine and has served on the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Academic Committee and the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC.) He is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Thoracic Society. 


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(732) 937-6055
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Monday through Friday
8:00am to 3:30pm

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