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Find a Tracheal Disease Expert

At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, our Complex Airway Program provides comprehensive care for patients with tracheal diseases — from diagnosis to treatment to surveillance after therapy. The team includes thoracic surgeons, interventional pulmonologists, head and neck surgeons, anesthesiologists, intensive care specialists, and radiologists.

Select from the list below to learn more about our team of experts, including their education, training, board certifications, current publications, and specific areas of expertise.

Thoracic Surgery Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Matthew Bott

Matthew Bott

Robert J. Downey, MD, FACS

Robert J. Downey

MSK Surgeon Prasad S. Adusumilli, MD

Prasad S. Adusumilli

Deputy Chief, Thoracic Service; Director, Mesothelioma Program; Head, Solid Tumors Cell Therapy, Cellular Therapeutics Center

Manjit S. Bains, MD, FACS

Manjit S. Bains

Min H. & Yu-Fan C. Kao Chair in Thoracic Cancer

James Huang, MD

James Huang

Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS -- Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Surgery; Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancers

Valerie W. Rusch

Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Surgery; Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancers

Memorial Sloan Kettering thoracic surgeon Smita Sihag

Smita Sihag

Head and Neck Surgery Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Pictured: Luc G. T. Morris

Luc G. T. Morris

Catherine and Frederick Adler Chair for Junior Faculty; Associate Director, Immunogenomics and Precision Oncology Platform; Director of Fellowship Training

Interventional Pulmonology Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Pictured: Mohit Chawla

Mohit Chawla

Chief, Pulmonary Service; Director, Section of Interventional Pulmonology; Program Director, Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship

Robert P. Lee, MD

Robert P. Lee

Director, Pleural Diseases; Assistant Director, Section of Interventional Pulmonology; Co-Supervising Physician, Pulmonary Advanced Practice Provider Program

Radiology Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiologist Michelle Ginsberg

Michelle S. Ginsberg

Vice Chair for Education, Department of Radiology

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiologist Andrew Plodkowski

Andrew J. Plodkowski

Director of General Radiology

Anesthesiology Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
William L. Marx, MD -- Chief, Anesthesiology Service

William L. Marx

Chief, Anesthesiology Service

Memorial Sloan Kettering anesthesiologist David Amar

David Amar

Director, Thoracic Anesthesia

Dawn P. Desiderio, MD

Dawn P. Desiderio

Vice Chair, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine

Memorial Sloan Kettering anesthesiologist Alessia Pedoto

Alessia Pedoto

Critical Care Medicine Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Neil A. Halpern, MD, FCCM, FCCP, FACP -- Chief, Critical Care Medicine Service; Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy

Neil A. Halpern

Director, Critical Care Center; Chief, Critical Care Medicine Service; Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy

Stephen M. Pastores

Stephen M. Pastores

Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training & Research Programs

Sanjay Chawla, MD, FCCP

Sanjay Chawla

Kaye E. Hale, MD

Kaye E. Hale

Nina D. Raoof

Nina D. Raoof

Pictured: Louis Voigt

Louis P. Voigt

Chair, Ethics Committee

Social Work Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.