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The Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital provides comprehensive care for the treatment of diseases of the respiratory tract, including expertise in:

  • Acute and chronic pulmonary and critical care
  • Interventional pulmonology
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer

Our staff of full-time and part-time pulmonologists offers consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients throughout the New York metro area.

Critical care, acute and chronic pulmonary treatments

Critical care, acute and chronic pulmonary conditions are treated by division specialists and attending physicians who see a variety of complex and routine pulmonary cases with the goal of rapid diagnoses.

Interventional pulmonology

Interventional pulmonology is a subspecialty that involves the use of specialized equipment and techniques to remove benign or malignant tumor tissue. Patients who suffer from hemoptysis (coughing up blood), labored breathing (breathlessness) and other severe symptoms can often be helped with the use of endobronchial lasers and stenting. In some instances, endobronchial lung volume reduction can also help.

Interstitial lung disease

Interstitial lung disease is a rapidly developing problem in pulmonary medicine. It is a general term to describe a variety of lung conditions that causes scarring of the lung tissue. The disease can be triggered by a number of things including airborne toxins in the workplace, medications and pre-existing medical conditions. The Associate Director of Pulmonary Service, David Posner, MD, is an expert and has vast experience in this field.

Lung cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. At Lenox Hill Hospital, the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and the Department of Radiology have developed an algorithm and gathered necessary equipment to pursue a goal of early detection of lung cancer. We hope to be able to locate lung cancer at a stage earlier than ever before to improve the chances of long term survival and even a cure.

Research shows CT (computed tomography) screening may detect lung cancer in its earliest and most treatable stages. When it’s found early, lung cancer has cure rates of up to 92 percent.

Lung cancer screening uses low-dose CT or CAT (computerized axial tomography) scans with reduced radiation to identify lung nodules, some of which may be cancerous. Scans are more likely than routine chest X-rays to show lung tumors.

To make an appointment for a lung screening at Lenox Hill Hospital, call (844) LHH-LUNG (5864).


Suhail Raoof, MD

Director of Medicine - Pulmonary Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital

Specialties: Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine