Intensivists 2017-07-26T13:52:49+00:00

Patients cared for in the Piedmont Medical Center Intensive Care Unit (ICU) receive advanced treatments and extensive monitoring from a group of highly skilled physicians called intensivists. Intensivists have earned additional certification in the medical subspecialty of Critical Care Medicine and specialize in treating seriously ill and injured adult patients. As medical care coordinators for all patients in the ICU, our intensivists consult and collaborate with patients’ primary care physicians, specialists and members of the patient’s clinical team.

Wael Jaki Aljishi, MDWael Jaki Aljishi, MD

Board-Certified in Internal Medicine


Dr. Aljishi has been practicing as a Hospitalist since 2010. A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dr. Aljishi completed his fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Duke University Medical Centre in Durham, NC.

Dr. Ismail

Ahmad Ismail, MD

Board-Certified in Pulomonology and Internal Medicine

Maria Leu, MDMaria Leu, MD

Board-Certified in Pulmonology and Internal Medicine


Dr. Aljishi has been practicing as a Hospitalist since 2001. A native of Romania, Dr. Leu is fluent in English, Spanish, French, Russian and Romanian. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in Bronx, NY.

Souheil Abdel Nour, MDNour Souheil Abdel, MD

Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care


Dr. Nour has been practicing as an Intensivist since 2013.  A native of Lebanon, Dr. Nour completed his Internal Medicine residency and Critical Care fellow at James H. Quillen College of Medicine – East Tennessee State University and Critical Care Fellowship at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN.

Abhijeet Nadkarni, MD