Interventional Pulmonologist Nikhil Meena, M.D., Joins UAMS

By Ben Boulden

He also is an assistant professor in the UAMS Division of Pulmonology and Critical Care in the UAMS College of Medicine.

Meena earned his medical degree and completed his internship at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. He completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at UAMS, followed by a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

His honors include Surgery Intern of the Year at AIIMS; UAMS Chairman’s Scholars Program in Pediatrics; Internal Medicine/Pediatrics chief resident; Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine chief fellow; and fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. Meena holds memberships in the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians.

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