Internal Medicine/Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine


Eyad Almasri, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSF


  Medical School: University of Damascus, Syria (with Honors)
  Residency: Damascus University Hospitals, Syria
  Fellowship : Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Pulmonary Medicine, Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburg
  Board Certified:

Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine,
Pulmonary Medicine

Sleep Medicine

  Awards and Recognition:
  1. 1990       National Achievement in high school scientific section-Damascus University, Damascus, Syria
  2. 1996       One of the top 10% medical school graduates- Damascus University
  3. 2012       Attending Teacher of the Year Award- University of California, San Francisco
2012       Outstanding Medicine Faculty, Internal Medicine Residency Program-University of California, San Francisco


  1. Naik M. Potluri R. Almasri E. Arnold GL. Sumatriptan-associated ischemic colitis. [Case Reports. Journal Article] Digestive Diseases & Sciences. 47(9):2015-6, 2002 Sep. UI: 12353847
  2. Hill WG. Almasri E. Ruiz WG. Apodaca G. Zeidel ML. Water and solute permeability of rat lung caveolae: high permeabilities explained by acyl chain unsaturation. [Journal Article] American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology. 289(1):C33-41, 2005 Jul. UI: 15728712 
  3. John A. Kellum, Mingchen Song, and Eyad Almasri Hyperchloremic Acidosis Increases Circulating Inflammatory Molecules in Experimental Sepsis Chest, Oct 2006; 130: 962 – 967
  4. Eyad Almasri, MD and Lewis R Kline, MD Book Review: Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook Annals of Internal Medicine, March 20 2007

Andrews S, Almasri E. September 2014 Critical Care Case of the Month: Bad Case of Colic. Southwest J Pulm Crit Care. 2014;9(3):151-9.


Reagle GZ, Almasri E, Maxwell SJ. October 2014 Pulmonary Case of the Month: A Big Clot. Southwest J Pulm Crit Care. 2014;9(4):199-207


  1. Provides More Humidity and comfort than CPAP Units with Heated Humidifiers. 2007.
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APEX Study Venous Thromboembolism with Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Primary Investigator.  Multicenter, Randomized, Active-controlled Efficacy and Safety Study Comparing Extended Duration Betrixaban With Standard Of Care Enoxaparin For the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism In Acute Medically Ill Patient. 2012-2016 (Site principal investigator)


ASPECT A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Multicenter, Phase 3 Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Intravenous Ceftolozane/Tazobactam compared with Meropenem in Adult Patients with Ventilated Nosocomial Pneumonia 2012-2016  (Site principal investigator)


ROSE study:   Reevaluation Of Systemic Early neuromuscular blockade, part of PETAL ARDS study group

ARDS network (Site principal investigator)