About Alaa El-Gendy, MD, M.Sc., FCCP
Alaa El-Gendy, MD, is an experienced pulmonologist and the founder of Florida Lung & Sleep Associates in Lehigh Acres and Fort Myers, Florida. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary diseases, and critical care. Dr. El-Gendy has a special interest in asthma, COPD, lung cancer, and sleep disorders. He is affiliated with Lee Memorial Health System. He has a well-deserved reputation for providing excellent, compassionate, and personalized care.
Dr. El-Gendy was raised in Cairo, Egypt, and attended Al-Azhar University. He received his doctor of medicine degree in 1982 and attended graduate school at Ohio State University. Later, Dr. El-Gendy completed a three-year internal medicine residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He then completed a fellowship in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University. During his residency and fellowship, he rotated through the East Orange and Philadelphia Veterans Administration Hospitals.
Upon the completion of his fellowship, he served as an assistant professor of medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University. Subsequently, he became the director of the ICU at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Dr. El-Gendy is licensed to practice medicine in the states of Florida, Arizona, New Jersey, New York, California, Iowa, and Pennsylvania.
Although Dr. El-Gendy runs a primarily office-based sleep and pulmonary medicine practice, he maintains active staff privileges at Lee Health: Lee Memorial Hospital, Health Park, Cape Coral Hospital, and Gulf Coast Hospital.
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