Dr. Hussein D. Foda

Hussein D. Foda, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine, VA Medical Center-Northport
Professor, Department of Medicine



Dr. Hussein Foda is a Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University. He received his medical degree from Cairo University College of Medicine in 1978. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Yale Medical School affiliated St. Mary’s hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut.  This was followed by a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at University of Oklahoma. Upon completion of his fellowship he joined the faculty at University of Illinois in Chicago and spent two years in the internationally acclaimed laboratory of Dr. Sami Said before becoming the Director of the Medical ICU at University of Illinois Hospital in 1989. He received a career development award from the VA in 1990. In 1991 he joined the faculty at Stony Brook and the Northport VA . In 1997 he was appointed Fellowship Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine program and continued in that position until 2018. At present he is the Chief of Medicine at the Northport VA. Dr. Foda’ s research areas of interest include the role of matrix metalloproteinases in lung inflammation, injury and remodeling. Dr. Foda is the editor of two online journals “Clinical Medicine Insights: Circulatory, Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine” and the journal “Clinical Medicine Insight: Case Reports”