Umbreen Sayeed Lodi, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Biography

Umbreen Lodi, MD completed her undergraduate and medical education at Sind Medical College, University of Karachi, obtaining her bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery (MBBS) in 1986. After completing her Foreign Medical Graduate (FMG) Examination in the medical sciences in 1989, Dr. Lodi worked in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Dayton as a research assistant in Indiana University's Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology until December of 1989. After completing an internal medicine internship at the University of Wisconsin's Sinai Samaritan Medical Center (1990-1991), she trained in internal medicine at St. Louis University Hospital from 1991-1993.

After completing her residency, Dr. Lodi moved to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) for clinical and research fellowship training in allergy and clinical immunology (1993-1995). During her time at UAB, she was mentored by Drs. James Bonner and Max Cooper, and she gained extensive experience in managing CVID patients at UAB's immune deficiency clinic under the guidance of Dr. H W Schroeder. Dr. Lodi also conducted clinical research with Dr. S M Harding in UAB's Pulmonary/Critical Care Division. She served as a clinical instructor in UAB's Division of Allergy/Immunology from 1995-1997. She was a practicing internist at American Family Care and Decatur Primary Care in Birmingham, Alabama from 1997-1998.

Dr. Lodi moved to Atlanta and joined a private practice (Nathan Segall, MD, PC and Allergy/Asthma Specialist, PC) as a practicing internist and allergist from April of 1998 until July of 2000. She served as an assistant professor of medicine in the Emory University Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine from August 2000 until 2003. She worked as a practicing allergist with Peachtree Allergy & Asthma Clinic, PC from 2003-2014. In 2006, she returned to Emory as an assistant professor of medicine and was eventually named medical director of Grady's Allergy/Asthma Clinic. 

Dr. Lodi has reorganized Grady's Allergy/Asthma Clinic. Her clinical focus is providing comprehensive care to severe persistent asthmatics and patients with allergic asthma. This has led to a significant reduction in hospital admissions and emergency department visits for asthmatics at Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lodi’s research focuses on autonomic regulation in asthmatics with gastroesophageal reflux disease, the allergic aspect of asthma, and delivery devices for inhaled medications. She has also served as sub-PI in multiple clinical drug trials in her private practice. Dr. Lodi formally teaches mentors and supervises nurse practitioners, medical students, interns, residents, and fellows within the Emory system at Grady Memorial Hospital. She is heavily involved in community service and holds free health fares for Atlanta’s refugees and other minority communities under the umbrella of the Georgia chapter of the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA).

Dr. Lodi has been recognized in Castle Connolly's lists of "Top Doctors" (Atlanta magazine - 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017); "Exceptional Women in Medicine - 2017;" and "America's Most Honored Professionals - 2017, Top 5%" (Castle Connolly/American Registry).