Meet Our Physicians
Pulmonology is the medical specialty that focuses on diseases of the respiratory tract and respiratory disease. Pulmonologists focus on the breathing process and getting oxygen into and out of the body. Some conditions treated by pulmonologists include asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, lung cancer, pneumonia and sleep apnea, to name a few. A branch of internal medicine, pulmonology is closely tied to critical care medicine because of its connection to mechanical ventilation and to sleep disorders. Many pulmonologists are also specially trained to detect and treat sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, snoring, and restless leg syndrome.
Ammar Ghanem, MD, FCCP, DABSM
Ammar Ghanem, MD, FCCP, DABSM, joined St. Joseph Medical Group in July 2010 after serving as an attending physician at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio, since 2005. He also served on the faculty at Ohio University in Athens, Southern Ohio Medical Center.
Diana Lackey, MD
Diana L. Lackey, MD, a pulmonologist, joined St. Joseph Medical Group in September 2007. Dr. Lackey, who is experienced in pulmonary and critical care medicine, was in private practice in Atlanta, Ga., before coming to Fort Wayne.