Iman Sami Zakhari, MD Pulmonologist, Sleep Medicine Specialist



Iman R. Sami-Zakhari, MD, earned her bachelor's degree from University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan. She went to medical school at University of Khartoum and University of Liverpool, UK for post-graduate training. Dr. Sami completed her residency at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters and Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA. After her residency, she completed her pediatric pulmonary medicine fellowship at Children's National Health System. Dr. Sami is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship Program at Children’s National. She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology. She is particularly interested in Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, BPD, and sleep, with specific research in the area of pulmonary function testing.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MBBS, 1979
    University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Iman Sami Zakhari, MD

Ryan M.'s Story

"I assure you, cystic fibrosis may have won the battle, but we are going to win the war."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

International Respiratory Syncytial Virus Symposium

(2003) Respiratory Syncytial Virus prophylaxis with Palivizumab in high risk patients

Bronchodilator Responsiveness in Sickle Cell Patients

(2003) American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Preoperative use of bronchodilators in patients with scoliosis

(2001) Journal of Pediatric Research

Semipermissive Replication and Functional aspects of the Immune Response in a Cotton Rat Model of Human Parainfluenza Virus Type 3 Infection

(1996) Journal of General Virology

Lower Airway Obstruction LAO in Children with Scoliosis

(1998) American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care

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