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Faheem  Younus

Faheem Younus M.B.B.S., FIDSA

Academic Title: Clinical Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: Medicine
Phone: (443) 777-7138

Personal History:

Education and Training

07/99-06/01: Fellowship, Infectious Disease; State University of New York (SUNY), Stony Brook, New York

07/98-6/99: Residency/Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, MCP Hahnemann University/Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey

1989-1996: Internship/Graduation M.B., B.S., King Edward Medical College, Mayo Hospital, Pakistan

Employment Experience

06/2002-Present: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

04/2003-Present: Chief of Infectious Diseases and Medical Director, Department of Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control, Upper Chesapeake Health System, Bel Air MD

Honors & Awards

1999: Recognized by Press Ganey in the “I Made a Difference” program for setting highest standards of excellence in patient care

1999: Honorable Mention in Annual Photography competition at SUNY Stony Brook, New York

2000: Semifinalist in the International Library of Photography competition, Shades of Light

2001: Semifinalist in the International Library of Photography competition, The Morning Song

2004: “Physician of the Quarter Award”. Upper Chesapeake Hospital center; Selected out of a medical staff group of more than 300 physicians for setting the highest standards of physician leadership and patient care (June, 2004)

2005: “Physician of the Year Award”. Upper Chesapeake Hospital center; Selected out of a medical staff group of more than 300 physicians for setting the highest standards of physician leadership and patient care.

2006: Governor’s Citation, from Robert Ehrlich for providing medical relief to the victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans under the umbrella of a non-profit organization ‘Humanity First’

2006: Citation from Prince Georges County Executive for setting the highest standards in community service

2008: Shared a Teaching Award given to the Division of Infectious Diseases by Medical residents at Franklin Square Hospita Center, Baltimore, MD

2009: Presidential Volunteer Service Award for spending more than 500 hours during the year 2008 for community service

2011: Honorable Mention in Volunteerism, by Governor Martin O’ Malley, State of Maryland

2011: Champion of Care Award for achieving excellence in patient care. Upper Chesapeake Health, Bel Air, MD


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Gozu A, Clay C, Younus F. Hospital-wide reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections: a tale of two small community hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Jun;32(6):619-22.

Ahmad NM, Ahmad KM, Younus F. Severe adenovirus pneumonia (AVP) following infliximab infusion for the treatment of Crohn's disease. J Infect. 2007 Jan;54(1):e29-32. Epub 2006 May 5.

Bahrain M, Vasiliades M, Wolff M, Younus F. Five cases of bacterial endocarditis after furunculosis and the ongoing saga of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. Scand J Infect Dis. 2006;38(8):702-7.

Ahmed N, Anderson M, Younus F. Does steroid exposure adversely affect the outcome of subacute bacterial endocarditis? Report of two cases. Scand J Infect Dis. 2006;38(2):136-9.

Pyrgos V, Younus F. High-dose steroids in the management of acute flaccid paralysis due to West Nile virus infection. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2004;36(6-7):509-12

Younus F, Steigbigel RT. Nodular Clostridium Difficile colitis.  New England Journal of Medicine 2004 Mar 4; 350(10): e9

Younus F, Chua A, Tortora G, Jimenez VE. Lemierre’s Disease due to a co infection of Arcanobacterium haemolyticum and Fusobacterium necrophorum. Journal of Infection 2002 Aug; 45(2): 114-7

Younus F, Jimenez V. Spinal Epidural Abscess due to Streptococcus pneumoniae; Infection 2001; 29: 234-236

Younus F. Aortic Dissection: A diagnosis not to be missed.  Case report and review. Federal Practitioner, April 2001; 15: 36-42

Younus F, Wallach SL. Neurosarcoidosis presenting as syncope, Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis and Diffuse Lung Diseases; Sep.2000; 17:194

Younus F. Steven Johnson Syndrome secondary to Lamotrigene therapy.  Hospital Medicine, August 1999:pp. 41

Younus F. Splinter Hemorrhages in Wegener’s Granulomatosis, Hospital Medicine, July 1998: pp. 64

Textbook Chapters

Younus F. Cardiovascular Infections-Section Editor for Infectious Diseases In a Page by McCue and Kahan, Elsevier Science Publications.

Younus F, Luft BJ. "Vaccines for Lyme Disease" textbook chapter in Current Clinical Topics in Infectious Diseases by Jack S. Remington and Morton N. Swartz, Edition Blackwell Science Publication, 2001 pp 349-365