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Portrait of Farooq Cheema, MD, Critical Care, Pulmonary Medicine, and Sleep Medicine specialist at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.
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Dr. Farooq Cheema earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 2005 at King Edward Medical University, Nila Gumbad, Lahore-Pakistan. He completed his Internal Medicine residency in 2011 at Michigan State University. He completed his Pulmonary Critical Care fellowship in 2014 at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Mich. 

Dr. Cheema was an attending physician - Pulmonary/Critical Care with the group practice Western Kentucky Heart and Lung Associates in Bowling Green from 2014-2018. Prior to joining Kelsey-Seybold in 2019, Dr. Cheema was a Sleep Medicine fellow at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Joined Kelsey-Seybold: December 2018

Awards & Publications


  •  Two cases of Parkinson’s disease and concurrent myasthenia gravis, generalized and ocular. Leslie Neuman MD, Farooq Cheema MD Neurohospitalist. 2014 Jul;4(3):117-8. doi: 10.1177/1941874414522498

Hobbies & Interests

In his spare time, Dr. Cheema likes to spend time with his children and enjoys biking and travel.

Fun Facts

Dr. Cheema’s favorite book is the “Lord of the Rings” series. When he was a kid, he wanted to be a cab driver when he grew up because it would allow him to drive a car all day.

Medical School

  • King Edward Medical University, Nila Gumbad, Lahore-Pakistan, 2005


  • Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, Mich., 2011

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Critical Care
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Cheema is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.


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2727 W. Holcombe Blvd.,
Houston, TX 77025

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Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

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