Mohit Chawla, MD

Director, Interventional Pulmonology; Co-Director, Complex Airway Program
Pictured: Mohit Chawla

Interventional pulmonology is a relatively new and rapidly growing field. As one of a few fully trained interventional pulmonologists in the world, I feel fortunate to have been part of the development of this field and have published articles on techniques never before performed. I am board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine.

We at Memorial Sloan Kettering are leaders in developing minimally invasive techniques for common problems. I perform various procedures in the airway and in the pleural space (the space surrounding the lungs in the rib cage). I have taught these procedures in workshops at international and regional meetings. My colleagues and I are working closely with the medical industry to develop and improve medical technologies in this field.

Appointments for New Patients
212-639-5864 (212-639-LUNG)
Clinical Expertise

Diagnostic Bronchoscopy (Flexible and Rigid): Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS), TBNA and radial probe; Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy (superDimension); Autofluorescence Bronchoscopy (AF); Narrow Band Imaging (NBI); Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (TBNA); Transbronchial Biopsy

Therapeutic Bronchoscopy (Flexible and Rigid): Airway Stents — Self-Expanding Metallic, Silicon and Hybrid, Placement and Removal; Balloon and Mechanical Airway Dilatation; Laser Bronchoscopy, Nd:YAG and KTP; Electrocautery; Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC); Cryotherapy; Endobronchial Brachytherapy; Photodynamic Therapy; Endoscopic Abscess Drainage; Fibrin Glue Closure; Foreign Body Removal; Whole Lung Lavage

Pleural Diseases: Thoracic Ultrasound; Thoracentesis; Thoracostomy (Chest Tubes) and Pleurodesis; Indwelling Pleural Catheters (PleurX); Medical Thoracoscopy

Languages Spoken

MD, New York Medical College


Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Henry Ford Hospital

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Disease; Critical Care Medicine

Publications by Mohit Chawla

Thirumala R, Rappo U, Babady NE, Kamboj M, Chawla M. Capnocytophaga Lung Abscess in a Patient with metastatic Neuroendocrine Tumor. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 212 Jan; 50(1): 204-7.

Coba V, Whitmill M, Killu K, Mataria H, Chawla M, Simoff M. Recurrent Chyle Aspiration Secondary to a Bronchopleural Fistula communicating with a Chylothorax. ICU Director 2011; 2(6): 218-221.

Chawla M. Interventional Pulmonology: Advanced Bronchoscopy in the Critically Ill. Chest Physician 2011 April; 6(4): 10-11.

Chawla M,  Stone C,  Simoff MJ,  Lobular capillary Hemangioma of the Trachea: The Second Case. Journal of Bronchology & Interventiona.l Pulmonology 2010; 17*3(: 238-240.

Chawla M, Getzen T, Simoff MJ. Medical Pneumonectomy: Interventional Bronchoscopic and Endovascular Management of Massive Hemoptysis due to Pulmonary Artery Pseudoaneurysm, a consequence of Endobronchial Brachytherapy. Chest 2009; 135: 1355-1358.

Diaz J, Chawla M, Simoff M. Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration in the Diagnosis of Metastatic Thyroid Cancer. Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology. 2009 Jan; 16(1): 70-1.

Chawla M, Boroumand N, Alexandrou C, Stover D. Chest Imaging and Pathology for Clinicians: Dyspnea on Exertion and Ground-Glass Infiltrates in an Ex-Smoker. Chest. 2008.

Stier CT, Koenig S, Lee D, Chawla M, Frishman W. Aldosterone and Aldosterone Antagonism in Cardiovascular Disease: Focus on Eplerenone (Inspra). Heart Disease. 2003 Mar-Apr; 5(2):102-18.

Huang D, Chawla M. Implementing Thermoluminescence Dosimetry to Optimize Radiation Therapy for Cancer Patients. BASE – A Journal of Science and Technology. 1992 Dec.