Dr. Naresh M. Punjabi is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds a joint appointment in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His area of clinical expertise is in the management of patients with respiratory conditions, critical illnesses, and sleep-related disorders.
Dr. Punjabi earned his M.D. from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency and performed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins. His research interests include sleep apnea-related cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes; effects of sleep apnea on cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes; and epidemiology of sleep apnea.
Dr. Punjabi serves on the Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee (MAC) for the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Scholars Program. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Thoracic Society.
MOC / CME / CE Requirements
Connecticut Medical Examining Board
Connecticut Medical Examining Board accepts the credit courses that are accredited by ACCME and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
CME Credits Required : 50.00 | Licensing Cycle AMA PRA : 2 Years | Category Credits : 0.00
A minimum of 50 contact hours of qualifying continuing medical education every 2 years commencing on the first date of license renewal;1 contact hour means a minimum of 50 minutes of the continuing education activity once every 6 years.1 CME hour in each of the following topics:
(A) Infectious diseases, including, but not limited to, acquired immune deficiency syndrome and human immunodeficiency virus,
(B) risk management,
(C) sexual assault,
(D) domestic violence,
(E) cultural competency,
(F) behavioral health.
Beginning January 1, 2020, such behavioral health CME must include at least 2 contact hours on diagnosing and treating (i) cognitive conditions, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, delirium, related cognitive impairments, and geriatric depression, or (ii) mental health conditions, including, but not limited to, those common to veterans and family members of veterans such as post-traumatic stress, risk of suicide, depression, and grief. OCC/MOC not accepted as a substitute. The commissioner may grant a waiver for not more than 10 contact hours of CME for physicians who:
(1) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of the Connecticut Medical Examining Board,
(2) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of a medical healing panel, or
(3) assist the state Department of Public Health with its duties to board and commissions (described in Ch. 368a. Sec. 10a-14).