Irina Shpak MD, FCCP
Irina Shpak, MD, FCCP joined Nassau Chest Physicians, P.C. in 2007. She is a 1986 graduate of Kharkov Medical School in Ukraine and earned her Doctor of Medicine degree with honors.
After graduation from medical school, she completed her internship and residency training in Pediatric Medicine in Kharkov, Ukraine. She joined the faculty of Kharkov Medical School as an Assistant Professor until 1993 when she came to the United States due to the political situation there. After successful completion of her U.S. Medical Licensing board exam, she worked as an Assistant Chief Resident at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, NY until 1999.
She started her fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine-Elmhurst Medical Center and completed her training in 2002. Directly after her fellowship training, she accepted a teaching position at Brooklyn Hospital Center until the end of 2002 where she also acted as an attending physician in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. From 2003-2006, she worked as an attending physician in the medical-surgical ICU at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. She joined Nassau Chest Physicians in 2007 where she is currently a partner.
She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Shpak is also a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Shpak is on the professional staffs of St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, NY, North Shore University Hospital (Manhasset and Plainview), and St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage, NY. She is actively involved in hospital affairs, serving on multiple committees. Dr Shpak is appointed as a Director of the Intermediate Step Down Unit and Assistant Director of Critical Care Medicine at St Francis Hospital.
She is very experienced in caring of critically ill patients in the intensive care unit and also has a special interest in diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer and pulmonary infections, having publications in the area of asthma research.