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Shazia Jamil, MD

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
Shazia Jamil, MD
age-group-adults-color Treats adults


Scripps Clinic Medical Group
10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine


  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • English


Shazia Jamil, MD, is a specialist in pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. She practices as an intensivist, inpatient pulmonologist and outpatient sleep medicine specialist.

Dr. Jamil is interested in early diagnosis and management of life-threatening illnesses with special interests in pulmonary embolism and acute respiratory distress syndrome. In the outpatient setting she is interested in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and its overall effects on health, especially on women during their peri-menopausal state. She is deeply interested in the cardiovascular component of OSA and how early diagnosis and optimal management of this disorder has potential to alter cardiovascular comorbidities and improve quality of life.

In addition to her clinical practice, she conducts research involving obstructive sleep apnea. She has contributed multiple publications and medical text book chapters on topics such as asthma management, acute lung injury, sleep disturbance, aspiration pneumonia, lung diseases in people with a weakened immune system and drug-induced lung diseases. She is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of Chest Physicians, the California Thoracic Society and has served on the Board of Directors for the American Lung Association of San Diego.

Dr. Jamil is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. An avid educator, she has been honored with multiple teaching awards from Scripps Clinic and USC. She has received the prestigious American Lung Association Research Award, the Young Investigator Award and the University of California Medical Education and Research Foundation award. She has been named as one of “America’s Top Physicians” from the Consumer’s Research Council of America multiple times since 2004. During her fellowship at UCSD she was selected to attend Harvard School of Public Health to extend her education and training in statistics, epidemiology and clinical research. On completion of her clinical fellowship, she also completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in molecular & cell biology from UCSD.

She is involved in her community as a teacher and volunteer. She serves at her children’s high school, teaching staff and students basic life support, CPR, automated external defibrillator use and first aid. She also volunteers as a science and math coach to local school children. Her love of nature exploration has taken her around the world, including exploring seven of the world’s rainforests. She enjoys gardening, playing tennis and growing orchids.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, 2011
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, 2000
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, 1999

Medical Education

  • Aga Khan Medical University, MD, 1991


  • Aga Khan Medical University, Internship-Medicine, 1992


  • University of Southern California Medical Center Los Angeles County, Internal Medicine, 1997


  • University of California, San Diego, Molecular and Cell Biology, 2003
  • University of California, San Diego, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, 2000
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