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Our Board Certified Sleep Specialists

Dr. Saiful Kabir, M.D. FCCP, is the Medical Director for the Sleep Disorders Center at Community Hospital Anderson. After graduating from Dhaka University in 1982, he went on to post-graduate studies at Northeastern University, his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, and a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at Alton Oschsner Medical Foundation.

Dr. Kabir opened his practice, Pulmonary Diseases and Sleep Disorders Consultants, at Community Hospital Anderson in 1990 where he also serves in several leadership roles including Medical Director of Cardiopulmonary Services.

Dr. Kabir is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in sleep medicine, internal medicine, pulmonary diseases, and critical care medicine. He is a member of the American Sleep Disorders Association, American Medical Association, and the Indiana State Medical Association.

Dr. Naeem Z. Malik, M.D., graduated from Army Medical College in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. His Internal Medicine Internship and Residency was conducted at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA along with his Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship. Dr. Malik has been with Community Hospital Anderson since February of 2008 when he joined Pulmonary Diseases and Sleep Disorders Consultants as a Pulmonologist, Critical Care Physician, and Sleep Specialist.

In 1988, he was the recipient of Honors in General Surgery (his final professional examination) and was awarded the Burki Gold Medal for obtaining the highest score in the national Internal Medicine post graduate examination of the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Pakistan.

Dr. Malik is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in sleep medicine, internal medicine, pulmonary diseases, and critical care medicine.

Dr. Larry Blankenship, M.D.,, received his Medical Degree at West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia in 1989. He graduated with honors in physiology, psychiatry, neurology and pediatric neurology. Dr. Blankenship completed an internship at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia where he was awarded the Outstanding Outpatient Clinician. He completed his residency in neurology at Ohio State University and earned both membership in Alpha Omega Medical Honor Society and the Dave Kotlarik Award for excellence in compassionate care.

Dr. Blankenship is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Sleep Medicine, and Clinical Neurophysiology. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Sleep Medicine, and Pain Medicine.

Dr. Wa'el Bakdash, M.D. received his degree from Damascus University in Syria. His training includes his residency at Damascus University, Internist Hospitalist and ICU/CCU at Omayad Hospital, Rotation Residency in Internal Medicine at several hospitals in the United Kingdom, General Internist (primary care physician) at Arrawdha Dispensary in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and his Residency in Internal Medicine from Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana.

In 1998, Dr. Bakdash joined Community Hospital Anderson as an Internist in a private practice. He was appointed the Chief of Primary Care from 2002-2004. Dr. Bakdash currently sees his own patient caseload and also serves as a Hospitalist.

Dr. Bakdash is board certified in sleep medicine, internal medicine, and urgent care medicine.