Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Wael elmaraachli, m.d.

Assistant Clinical Professor


  • Bronchiectasis
  • Drug-resistant Tuberculosis
  • Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Infections



  • Drug-resistant Tuberculosis
  • Improving Tuberculosis diagnostics through more efficient sample collection.



Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
  1. Mikati MA, Kurdit RM, Rahmeh AA, Farhat F, Abu Rialy S, Lteif L, Francis E, Geha G, Maraashli W. Effects of creatine and cyclocreatine supplementation on kainate induced injury in pre-pubescent rats. Brain Inj. 2004, Dec; 18(12):1229-41. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 15666567.

Book Chapters
  1. ElMaraachli W, Catanzaro A. Cryptococcosis. In: Morris et al, editors. Manual of Clinical Problems in Pulmonary Medicine. 7th edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  2. ElMaraachli W, Catanzaro A. Nocardiosis and Actinomycosis. In: Morris et al, editors. Manual of Clinical Problems in Pulmonary Medicine. 7th edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

  1. EMaraaachli W, Berrada Z, Lin G, Rodrigues C, Crudu V, Victor T, Gler M.T., Catanzaro A, Rodwell T. “Identification of the Specific RNA-Polymerase- Beta (rpoB) Mutation Can Predict Rifabutin Susceptibility in Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis.” American Thoracic Society. May 2013.
  2. EMaraaachli W, Mandel J. “An Unusual Cause of Chronic Cough”. American Thoracic Society. May 2012.
  3. Berrada Z. L.,  Lin S-Y, Nguyen D., Schecter G. F., Janda J. M., ElMaraachli W, Catanzaro A, Desmond E. “Determination of Resistance Levels to Rifabutin and Rifampin in Clinical Isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis with various rpoB mutations.” American Society of Microbiology meeting, June 2012.



  1. Attended a Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis clinic in Hospital Nacional Dos de Mayo, in Lima, Peru. September- October 2012.
  2. One month fellowship in Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections at National Jewish Hospital, Denver, CO. November 2012.
  3. Specialty clinic for:
    • Tuberculosis patients.
    • Patients with Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Infections.

  1. 2002 Graduated Medical School with Distinction (top 15%).
  2. 2009 Junior Faculty of the Year- elected by 4th year medical student class at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
  3. 2012 Graduating Fellow of the year, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UCSD


  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine


Arabic and Spanish

To schedule an appointment with Dr. El Maraachli for his General Pulmonary or specialty clinic for Tuberculosis & Mycobacterium avium infections, call: 855-355-5864 (LUNG).