Ismail Nabeel, MD
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health
Specialty:Public Health and General Preventive Medicine
Research Topics:Bioinformatics, Computer Simulation, Occupational Health, Patient Care, Spine
Ismail Nabeel, MD, MPH, FACOEM, serves as Deputy Medical Director of Employee Health, Safety and Wellness for the Mount Sinai Health System and as Deputy Medical Director of the Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health, specializing in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of work-related injuries and illnesses. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Considered an innovator in his field, Dr. Nabeel has a special interest in information technology and occupational disease surveillance.
Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Nabeel served for five years as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Medicine and Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He previously set up an occupational medicine program at the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center in Massachusetts.
Dr. Nabeel received his medical degree at the Dow University of Health Sciences (Karachi, Pakistan) and holds a Masters of Public Health in Environmental Health from the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health. He completed a fellowship in occupational medicine at the Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota and a residency in internal medicine at the Harlem Hospital Center at Columbia University Hospital in New York City. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School and a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
American Board of Internal Medicine
- Cadmium Toxicity
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic Neck Pain
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Clinical Inhalation Toxicology
- Clinical Preventive Medicine
- De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
- Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management
- Experienced in Workers’ Compensation Reporting
- Hepatitis A Vaccine
- Hepatitis B Vaccine
- Medical Screenings for Work-related Hazard Exposures
- Monitoring and Treatment of World Trade Center-Related Adverse Health Effects
- Occupational Asthma
- Occupational Bronchitis
- Occupational Dermatitis
- Occupational Infections
- Occupational Medicine-Related Management and Administration
- Occupational Pulmonary Diseases
- Occupational Rhinosinusitis
- Occupational Toxicology
- Occupational Zoonotic Diseases
- Pertussis Vaccine
- Preventive Medicine
- Pulmonary Function Tests
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Smoking Cessation
- Tetanus Vaccine
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Varicella Vaccine
- WTC Dust Related Illnesses
- Work Fitness and Disability Integration
- Work-Related Injury and Illness Treatment and Management
MBBS, Dow Medical College
Residency, Internal Medicine, Harlem Hospital
Fellowship, Occupational Medicine, Regions Hospital ( Health Partners Institute for Medical Education)
Abstract: Development of the Return to Work (RTW) Tool for Primary Care Providers for Low Back Pain Patients Low back pain (LBP) is the most common cause of disability in US adults under the age of 45. Primary care physicians are commonly the first medical practitioners to assess a patient with LBP. Research has now demonstrated that rapid return to normal activities of daily living is generally the best activity recommendation, and a randomized control trial found that in addition to improved function and pain in workers with LBP by implementing a clinical practice guideline in a primary care setting, days of work lost were also reduced. We hypothesize that primary care physicians themselves should be educated on the use of clinical guidelines with regards to LBP management and return to work (RTW) to direct the care of their patients themselves. Therefore, the purpose of our pilot project is to develop such guidelines in the form of an accessible and adaptable tool. Return to Work Guidelines for Low Back Pain Patients in a Primary Care Setting will be developed and integrated into the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) which will be readily used in a primary care setting. Primary care providers will be randomized with or without the integrated tool. Using ICD 10 codes to identify patients with LBP, charts will be retrospectively reviewed to assess if primary care physicians are identifying the type of work, level of disability and recommendations regarding return to work. At 6 months, a statistical analysis will be used to determine if the tool is both adaptable and accessible to be used in the primary care setting. This project has enabled the researchers to expand the field of low back pain management by using evidence-based Return to Work (RTW) strategies and enhancing better understanding of the understudied field of "return to work" by innovative use of informatics principles.
Impact of the research
1. “ACL repair surgery” done under Google Glass” has been recognized as a one of earliest groundbreaking work in the field of medicine and medical education for the use of “wearable technologies.” 2. Presented internationally on the use of wearable technology platform at the “Inclusive Healthcare Innovation Summit 2014 Hackathon: Google Glass as platform for development of solutions for the medically underserved settings at Cape Town, South Africa, Western Cape, South Africa. (Jan 2014) ttp://gsbblogs.uct.ac.za/inclusivehealth/
Regarding research activity in a tertiary institution, I was the first physician to work on introduction and potential uses of the emerging wearable technologies like Google Glass in the field of medicine with the particular emphasis on the field of occupational and environmental medicine. We highlighted some of the enhancements in the workplace safety and health, population health, patient care scenarios and medical education through the potential uses of these wearable technologies. Regarding the use of wearable technologies like “Google Glass”, I conceived, wrote and executed the first ever one-of-a-kind experiment at the Academic Medical Center where “ACL repair surgery” was done under Google Glass”. It has been recognized as a one of earliest groundbreaking work in the field of medicine and medical education for the use of wearable technologies.” We were the very first to address issues and challenges related to building a de-novo infrastructure for the use of these novel wearable technologies for the delivery of on-demand disruptive solutions for the medical environment. Original research was conducted at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center on these nuance technologies using the expertise of the students from OSU College of Computer sciences & Engineering and College of Medicine. PUBLICATIONS: Nabeel, Ismail. "NIOSH Science Blog." NIOSH Science Blog RSS. NIOSH, 28 Jan. 2015. Web. 11 Apr. 2015. Ismail Nabeel, MD, MPH, FACOEM. HIV/AIDS is changing the paradigm of occupational medicine practice. Vol. 2, no. 18. Edited by Robert Naparstek MD. Boston: New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (Report No. NECOEM Reporter, Jan 2006). http://www.necoem.org/documents/V2_18.pdf. (Published). 100% Authorship • Ismail Nabeel, MD, MPH, FACOEM. "Correlation between physical activity, fitness, and musculoskeletal injuries in police officers." Minn Med. Vol. 90, no. 9. (Sep 2007): 40-43 Farooqui, A. N.; Merchant, A.; Nabeel, I. "Henoch-Schoenlein purpura associated with Helicobacter pylori infection and duodenal ulcer." JCPSP, Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons - Pakistan 2000 Vol. 10 No. 2 pp. 80-82. Vol. Vol. 10, no. No. 2. (Jun 2000): pp. 80-82.
- Development of the Return to Work (RTW) Tool for Primary Care Providers for Low Back Pain Patients
Low back pain (LBP) is the most common cause of disability in US adults under the age of 45. Primary care physicians are commonly the first medical practitioners to assess a patient with LBP. Research has now demonstrated that rapid return to normal activities of daily living ...
Nabeel I, Baker BA, McGrail MP, Flottemesch TJ. Correlation between physical activity, fitness, and musculoskeletal injuries in police officers. Minnesota medicine 2007 Sep; 90(9).