Education

Medical School University of Jordan (1995)
Internship Alpert Medical School of Brown University (1997), Internal Medicine
Residency Alpert Medical School of Brown University (1999), Internal Medicine
Fellowship Alpert Medical School of Brown University (2002), Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Interest

Lung (Pulmonary) Disorders
  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Lung Cancer & Other Thoracic Malignancies
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Pleural Disease
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders
Interventional Pulmonology
  • Advanced Diagnostic & Therapeutic Bronchoscopy with Various Interventional Techniques
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (Linear & Radial EBUS)
  • Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy (ENB)
  • Thin & Ultrathin Bronchoscopy for Diagnostic & Therapeutic Interventions
  • Bronchoscopy with Airway Dilation, De-Bulking & Foreign Body Removal
  • Bronchoscopy with Thermal Ablation Techniques
  • Bronchoscopy with Prostheses (Stent)
  • Bronchoscopy with Cryotherapy
  • Pleural Drainage Techniques including Indwelling Tunneled Pleural Catheters
  • Pleuroscopy & Pleural Biopsies
  • Bronchoscopy with Management of Persistent Air Leaks & Broncho-Pleural Fistulas including Intrabronchial Valves (IBV)
Therapeutic & Diagnostic Procedures for Lung Disease
  • Lung Cancer, Masses & Tumors
  • Mediastinal & Hilar Masses
  • Mediastinal & Hilar Lymphadenopathy
  • Airway Stenosis
  • Lung (Pulmonary) Nodules
  • Suspected Pulmonary Malignancy by Imaging (Abnormal Thoracic Imaging)
  • Emphysema & Bullous Disease
  • Pleural Effusion & Other Pleural Disease
  • Cancer Related Pulmonary Complications
  • Tracheomalacia & Central Airway Obstruction

Research Interest

  • Airway Disease
  • COPD/Emphysema
  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pleural Disease

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Linear Probe Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscopy with Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in the Evaluation of Mediastinal and Hilar Pathology: Introducing the Procedure to a Teaching Institution.
Abu-Hijleh M, El-Sameed Y, Eldridge K, Vadia E, Chiu H, Dreyfuss Z, Al Rabadi LS Lung 2013 Feb 191 1 109-15
Pulmonary puzzle. An unusual cause of chest pain. Diagnosis: Cor triatriatum sinistrum with secondary unilateral pulmonary venous hypertension and right lung hypoplasia.
Casserly B, Atalay MK, Poppas A, Klinger JR, Abu-Hijleh M Thorax 2011 Apr 66 4 285-6, 313-4
Cryptogenic and secondary organizing pneumonia: clinical presentation, radiographic findings, treatment response, and prognosis.
Drakopanagiotakis F, Paschalaki K, Abu-Hijleh M, Aswad B, Karagianidis N, Kastanakis E, Braman SS, Polychronopoulos V Chest 2011 Apr 139 4 893-900
Pleuropericarditis in a patient with inflammatory bowel disease: a case presentation and review of the literature.
Abu-Hijleh M, Evans S, Aswad B Lung 2010 Dec 188 6 505-10
Emergency use of an endobronchial one-way valve in the management of severe air leak and massive subcutaneous emphysema.
Abu-Hijleh M, Blundin M Lung 2010 Jun 188 3 253-7
The spectrum of nonasthmatic inflammatory airway diseases in adults.
Braman SS, Abu-Hijleh M Otolaryngol. Clin. North Am. 2010 Feb 43 1 131-46, x-xi

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Abu-Hijleh, M.D.
    Best Doctors in America (2012)
  • The Patient's Choice Award
    (2011)
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
    (2010)
  • The Dean's Teaching Excellence Award
    The Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Pulmonary Medicine (2010)
  • The Patient's Recognition Award
    (2009)
  • The Veterans Administration Recognition Award
    (2002)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • The American College of Chest Medicine (ACCP) (1996-2013)
  • The American Thoracic Society (ATS) (1996-2013)