A resident of New Delhi, Dr. Shamim Akhtar has an MD in respiratory medicine and is an expert in respiratory and critical care medicine. He possesses enormous proficiency in interventional pulmonology and sleep medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and an esteemed member of many medical institutions of national and global repute including the European Respiratory Society, National College of Chest Physicians, Indian Medical Association, and the South East Association of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology. Presently, Dr. Akhtar serves as a senior consultant and head of the Department of Respiratory Medicine at St. Stephen’s Hospital in Delhi. He has been involved with several clinical trials and research on tuberculosis.