Saiyad Aleem Sarkar, MD| Critical Care Medicine, Interventional Pulmonology | MedStar Health

Saiyad Aleem Sarkar, MD
Provider accepts MedStar Select insurance

4.8 out of 5 (164 reviews)

Specialities: Critical Care Medicine, Interventional Pulmonology

Languages: English

(443) 777-2309

About me

Sy Sarkar, MD, FACP, FCCP, DAABIP is the Director of Interventional Pulmonology at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He is board certified in interventional pulmonology, critical care medicine and pulmonary medicine and has written more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles and abstracts on topics related to these areas of expertise. He specializes in minimally invasive procedures related to diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to the lung, airways and pleura. Dr Sarkar has been the principal investigator or sub investigator on numerous studies relating to the safety and efficacy of new devices and technology in interventional pulmonology. He was recently recognized by the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) as a 2019 and 2020 Distinguished CHEST Educator and the first in the state to implant a new FDA-approved lung valve in a patient with severe emphysema.

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Airway Disorders
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Airway Scarring
  • Atelectasis
  • Autoimmune Pleuritis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Respiratory Failure
  • Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia
  • Diaphragmatic Disorders
  • Drug Induced Pulmonary Disease
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Foreign Body Airway
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hepatic Hydrothorax
  • Hypercarbia
  • Hypoxia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Laryngotracheitis
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Infiltrate
  • Lung Mass
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Pleural Tuberculosis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pleurx Catheter Complications
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis
  • Pulmonary Bullae
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Granuloma
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pulmonary Nodule
  • Pulmonary Sarcoid
  • Radiation Pneumonitis
  • Reactive Airway Disease
  • Recurrent Lung Infections
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Restrictive Lung Disease
  • Rheumatoid Lung
  • Shortness Of Breath Sob
  • Smoker Cough
  • Stridor
  • Tobacco-Related Diseases
  • Tracheal Mass
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ventilator Dependent
  • Wheezing
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Procedures I perform

  • Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Cold Therapies
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
  • Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial Brachytherapy
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound
  • Endoscopic Lung Volume Reduction
  • Laser Resection Of Airway Tumors
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Pulmonary Clearance For Surgery
  • Pulmonary Function Tests Pft
  • Pulmonary Stent Placement
  • Pulmonary Therapy
  • Spirometry
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopy
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Practice locations

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12 Medstar Boulevard
Bel Air, MD, 21015

443-777-2567

Fax 443-777-2309

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Fax 443-777-2309

9103 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD, 21237

410-682-5282

Fax 410-682-5286

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

Fellowship Program: University of Maryland (2007)

Residency Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (2004)

Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine (1999)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.9
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Oct 18, 2021

    He was very honest and gave me good advice and an honest opinion

  • Sep 27, 2021

    Everyone was go professional etc

  • Sep 20, 2021

    Dr. Sarkar went above and beyond in communicating In great detail concerns about my condition and welfare. He gave great suggestions for my care and will stay informed. Perfect physician in all ways