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Employment History

Medical Director of the New Sleep Lab

St. Joseph Hospital


Doctors Hospital

Pulmonary Surgeon

Doctors Hospital

Medical Director of the ICU

Doctors Hospital

Medical Director

Trinity Hospital



American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Society of Critical Care Medicine



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St. Joseph Hospital - Health Advantage Newsletter [cached]

Carmel Joseph, MD, Medical Director of the new sleep lab at St. Joseph Hospital, says he and other sleep experts hear complaints from sleep-deprived spouses all the time.MORE

Meet the Doctor

Carmel Joseph, MD, FCCP, ... [cached]

Carmel Joseph, MD, FCCP, DABSM

With 50 years of clinical experience, the physicians of PASCA provide innovative treatments and technologies for a variety of pulmonary, allergy and sleep related issues. Today, the group is composed of highly specialized providers who have dedicated their lives to taking care of their specialty patients.
Dr. Joseph is the Medical Director of the center and senior physician on staff. He is one of only a handful of physicians in Georgia with the expertise and training in the area of interventional bronchoscopy. As a result, he is able to perform a number of complex, delicate and innovative interventional pulmonary procedures including endobronchial laser therapy, endobronchial cryotherapy, electrocautery, endobronchial high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy, tracheobronchial stenting and photodynamic therapy. "With today's advanced equipment and technologies, many pulmonary problems can be treated with interventional procedures that cause minimal discomfort to the patient," said Dr. Joseph. Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of lung cancers are one of his main interests.
Newer techniques, such as endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and navigational bronchoscopy are preferred by Dr. Joseph for diagnosis of lung tumors. Dr. Joseph has performed more interventional bronchoscopic procedures in the last 17 years than all other area pulmonologists. Dr. Joseph was the first pulmonologist to perform navigational bronchoscopy in the CSRA. He has completed over 500 navigations using 2 separate systems. Dr. Joseph completed the first bronchial thermoplasty asthma treatment in the CSRA.
Sleep: Dr. Joseph was one of the first physicians in the CSRA to become Board Certified in Sleep medicine by the ABIM. He has been Medical Director for Sleep labs for over 17 years. Education and treatment of sleep apnea is a passion of his. "Very rewarding and fulfilling to see the quality of life improvements in my sleep patients. Dr. Joseph interprets sleep studies at Trinity Hospital, University Hospital, and the PASCA Sleep Lab. Currently, Dr. Joseph is the Medical Director of the Trinity Hospital Sleep Lab.
Teaching: Dr. Joseph had been a voluntary clinical assistant professor at MCG for many years. He had medical students, PA students and nursing students rotating with him every month in the ICU at Doctors Hospital. "They are our future, and they deserve to be taught well. I try to do my part for the community", said Dr. Joseph. He has conducted educational symposiums for critical care nursing for many years. Dr. Joseph has been the recipient of the "Outstanding Clinical Teaching Award" by the Georgia Health Science University.
Professional Accomplishments: Dr. Joseph has been on multiple committees, at different hospitals including Doctors Hospital and Trinity Hospital. He had been Medical Director of the ICU at Doctors Hospital for many years, and was very involved with the design of this state-of-the-art ICU. He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and a member of the World Association of Bronchology. Dr. Joseph has presented his cases at numerous world conferences, including in Barcelona - Spain, Tokyo - Japan and Cleveland - Ohio. Dr. Joseph has been selected as one of the "Best Doctors in America" since 2009 by the Best Doctors, Inc.
Training: Dr. Joseph was trained at North Shore University Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital, New York.
Board Certifications: Dr. Joseph is triple Board Certified in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
Call PASCA to make an appointment for Dr. Joseph at (706) 396-2025 today!

"We are seeing too many cases ... [cached]

"We are seeing too many cases of lung cancer that could have been prevented if patients would quit using tobacco," says Dr. Carmel Joseph, pulmonologist at Doctors Hospital.

It's not easy, but if you start small and ask for help then the path to quitting will be much easier," says Dr. Joseph.

“Super� Technology Provides Hope After a Grim Diagnosis - Doctors Hospital of Augusta | Augusta, GA [cached]

His family was devastated and they were ready to discuss treatment options when pulmonologist, Dr. Carmel Joseph, suggested using the superDimension i-Logic™ System, sometimes referred to as "Super D," to confirm Mr. Bissell's diagnosis.

Dr. Joseph had good news for the Bissell family. William was lung cancer free and his prognosis was excellent. As William puts it, "Super D gave me my life back that day. My family's entire outlook for the future changed. What more can be asked for?"
Dr. Carmel Joseph is encouraged by the outlook Super D offers. He states, "This is an exciting technology.

Technology Guides Better Lung Biopsy, 3-D Imaging Reduces Failures - Doctors Hospital of Augusta | Augusta, GA [cached]

Often when a patient has a spot or shadow on a lung scan it isn't clear what it is, said pulmonologist Carmel Joseph, who did Bissell's biopsy at Doctors.

"Probably 80 percent of the time we cannot tell just by looking at the spot whether it is a malignancy or not," he said.
Physicians use the patient's risk factors - whether they were smokers or had any family history of cancer - to help determine the urgency of dealing with it. If the patient is healthy - like Bissell, a nonsmoker with no family history who stays active - and the spot is small, they might be told to get a scan in a few months to see if it has changed, Joseph said.
Under the old system, "we're basically hedging that it won't change and, if it changes in size, we then send a surgeon to take it out," he said. "Surgeons were cutting away, in the '80s and '90s.
Where Bissell's spot sat could only be reached through surgery, Joseph said.
But thanks to a technique called Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy, Joseph can be guided down to a tricky spot and hit a 3-dimensional target. A lung CT scan is loaded into a program that then builds a 3-D model of Bissell's lungs, allowing Joseph to do a virtual bronchoscopy, guiding to where the most suspicious spot lies.
"I've got to make this turn to get into it," Joseph said. "All you have to do is miss it by a few millimeters and you've got a negative biopsy. We just changed the whole game with this. Joseph could then see the pathway and the imagery as a guide as he went in to do the actual biopsy.

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