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Education and Post
Graduate Training

1975-79 B.A Harvard College, Cambridge MA                                                                                                                                                                  

1979-83 M.D. -New York University School of Medicine                                                                                                                                                         

1983-1986 Internal Medicine Residency, Harlem Hospital Center NYC

1989-92 Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY


2016,2018 Diplomate, National Board of Physicians and Surgeons 
1993, 2003, 2013 Diplomate - Critical Care Medicine
1992, 2002, 2012 Diplomate - Pulmonary Disease
1987 Diplomate - American Board of Internal Medicine


 2016-2020, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
2003-2009, 1996-98 Clinical Assistant  Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
1994-96 Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Professional Employment

1999 - present Carolina Pulmonary Physicians, P.A., Rock Hill, SC  
2011-2018 Vitalink Research, Rock Hill SC
2003 -2008 Attending Physician, Medical ICU ,Carolinas Medical Center Charlotte NC 
1996-99 Mecklenberg Medical Group, Charlotte, NC
1992-96 Associate Chief - Critical Care Medicine Beth Israel Medical Center - North Division, New York, NY
1986-89 Chief Physician - Montefiore Riker's Island Health Services, NY
1986-88 Assistant Attending Physician - Medical Intensive Care Unit, Harlem Hospital Center, New York, NY


2015 "COPD" Grand Rounds, Piedmont Medical Center2014 "The Role of Non-invasive Ventilation in Respiratory Failure"  Forsythe Medical Center 

2012 "COPD: The Role of Exacerbations" King's Mountain Pulmonary Critical Care Symposium                                                                                               

2012 "Ventilator Associated Pneumonia " Forsyth Medical                                                                                     

2008 "Ventilator Associated Pneumonia" Hemby Critical Care Conference

2006 "COPD: Diagnosis and Management" Grand Rounds -Hackensack Medical Center
2005 "COPD: Diagnosis and Management" Grand Rounds -Univ. of Texas Medical
at Tyler                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "COPD: Diagnosis and Management" Grand Rounds -Brooklyn Hospital Center
2003 "Asthma: Diagnosis and Management" National Medical AssociationAnnual Convention
2003 "COPD: Diagnosis and Management" Grand Rounds - Forsythe Medical Center
2002 "Lung Cancer" National Medical Association Annual Convention
2002 "Hospital Acquired Pneumonia" Grand Rounds -Palmetto Baptist Medical Center
1998 "Asthma, Diagnosis and Management" Charlotte Medical Society
1997 "Is it Asthma or COPD" South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians Annual Meeting
1995 "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease" Grand Rounds - Cabrini Medical Center
1995 "Antibiotic Use in the ICU" - Grand Rounds - North General Hospital
1994 "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease"
Grand Rounds - Metropolitan Hospital
1993 "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease" Grand Rounds - North General Hospital
1992 "Chest Trauma" - Grand Rounds - AECOM-Montefiore Medical Center
1991 "Intramuscular Triamcinolone in Moderate Asthma" -
Poster Presentation American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting

Media and Publications

1993-95 Medical Consultant to the Weekend TODAY Show, NBC Studios, NY
1994 Karpel J., Kotch A., Zinney M., Pesin J., Alleyne W. Comparison of Ipratroprium, Theophylline Plus B-agonist,
and All Three in Patients with COPD. CHEST. 1994; 105: 1089-94
1991 Alleyne W., Ogirala R. High-dose Intramuscular
Triamcinolone in Moderate Asthma. CHEST. 1991; 100:2; 19S (Abstract)

Awards and Honors

2002-2004 Chief of Medicine, Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill SC
1999 Attending Physician of the Year, Department of Medicine,
Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
1993 Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
1993 New York Newsday Profiles
1992 Physician-Nurse Communication Award
AECOM-Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
1977-79 Dean's List, Harvard College


American College of Chest Physicians

American Thoracic Society

American College of Physicians 

American Medical Association

South Carolina Medical Association

Charlotte Medical Society

National Medical Association