Dileep Puppala, MD, FCCP, FAASM

Dr. Puppala is Board Certified in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.  He has been in practice for 12 years in northwest part of Houston, and has served in following positions:  

  • At Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, he served as Medical Director of Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Department, Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy, and Chairman of Critical Care Committee at Methodist Willow Brook Hospital from 2005 to 2011.
  • At Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center hospital, he is Medical Director of Sleep Disorder Center at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center from 2004 to current.
  • At Kindred Hospital Northwest, he served as Chairman of Pharmacy and Therapeutics. Medical Director of Sleep Disorder Center at Kindred Hospital from 2002 to 2006 and is a current member of the Hospital Executive Committee.
  • At North Cypress Medical Center, he is a member of Infection Control and Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Co Director of Critical Care Services and Respiratory Therapy Departments, and Co Chairman of Critical Care Committee.

Dr. Puppala did his training at following institutions:

  • Pulmonary And Critical Care Fellowship at New York Hospital of Queens And Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital/ Cornell University New York.
  • Sleep Fellowship at Sleep And Wake Disorder Center, New York Hospital Cornell University, New York.
  • Residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, New York/ New York Medical School.
  • Did his Medical School from Andhra Pradesh University Of Medical Sciences India.
  • Did clinical research in various fields of medicine and has various publications in reputed journals.

Dr. Puppala's special interests are Complicated Sleep Disordered Breathing, Narcolepsy, Parasomnias, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism, Interstitial Lung Diseases, COPD, Lung Cancer, Chronic Cough, Asthma, Nasal Allergies, Pneumonia, Bronchiectasis, Mycobacterial Lung Infections, Lung Cancer Screening.He is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.He performs procedures like Bronchoscopy with Transbronchial Lung Biopsies, Transbronchial Needle Biopsies, Foreign Body Removal from Airways, Complicated Airway Management, Percutaneous Tracheostomy, Chest Tube Placement, Central Venous Catheter, Arterial Catheters And Pulmonary Artery Catheter Placement.He interprets Pulmonary Function Tests, Methacholine Challenge Test and CardioPulmonary Stress Test, Diagnostic Sleep Studies, Cpap Titration Studies, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Maintenance of Wakefulness Test.Dr. Puppala is affiliated with following hospitals:

  • North Cypress Medical Center
  • Methodist Willow Brook Hospital
  • Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center
  • Kindred Northwest Hospital

Dr. Puppala is married and blessed with two sons. His interests include traveling, tennis, reading about world affairs and cooking. 

Dr. Puppala is a member of the Harris County Harris County Medical Society and the Texas Medical Association, the largest county and state medical associations in the nation, committed to improving health for all Texans.


Pulmonary Disease

Critical Care

Sleep Medicine


Pulmonary Disease

Critical Care

Sleep Medicine


The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital

New York Hospital Cornell University

RESIDENCY: St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center 


Andhra Pradesh University of Medical Sciences


Member American College of Chest Physicians

Member of American Academy of Sleep Medicine