Roger A. Maxfield, MD

Cancer Care, Internal Medicine
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Dr. Maxfield treats patients with a wide range of pulmonary diseases, including asthma, emphysema, COPD, lung cancer, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary infections. He also has a special interest in occupational lung disease. He is a National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health federally certified B-Reader for interpreting chest x-rays for pneumoconiosis (occupational lung disease).

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Asbestos Respiratory Problems
  • Asthma
  • Brachytherapy
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Electrocautery
  • Emphysema
  • General Pulmonology
  • Hypertension
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodules
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Infectious Diseases
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Radiation Therapy

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Male

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51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

Insurance Accepted

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Columbia University Employee Plan

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI
  • BA, Brown University
  • Internship: Georgetown University Hospital
  • Residency: Georgetown University Hospital
  • Fellowship: Bellevue Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Honors & Awards

  • Academy of Clinical Excellence, Columbia University Medical Center, 2016-present
  • Fellowship in American College of Physicians, 1987-present
  • Fellowship in American College of Chest Physicians, 1988-present
  • America’s Top Doctors, 9th-14th editions and 2016-2021 editions
  • New York Super Doctors 2008-2021, Hall of Fame 2017-2021
  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, 1st-18th editions and 2016-2021 editions
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors: 6/5/00, 6/15/09, 6/14/10, 6/13/11, 6/11/12, 5/30/16, 6/1/19, 6/8/20
  • Best Doctors 2001-2018 editions
  • Ewig Award for outstanding teaching, 2011-2012
  • USPHS National Health Service Corps Award for dedicated and outstanding service, 1983
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Investigating bronchoscopic lung volume reduction and other bronchoscopic treatments for advanced emphysema

Research Interests

  • Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reductions
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

Selected Publications

  • Frank C. Sciurba, MD; Gerard J. Criner, MD; Charlie Strange, MD; Pallav L. Shah, MD; Gaetane Michaud, MD; Timothy A. Connolly, MD; Gaëtan Deslée, MD; William P. Tillis, MD; Antoine Delage, MD; Charles-Hugo Marquette, MD, PhD; Ganesh Krishna, MD; Ravi Kalhan, MD; J. Scott Ferguson, MD; Michael Jantz, MD; Fabien Maldonado, MD; Robert McKenna, MD; Adnan Majid, MD; Navdeep Rai, MD; Steven Gay, MD; Mark T. Dransfield, MD; Luis Angel, MD; Roger Maxfield, MD; Felix J. F. Herth, MD; Momen M. Wahidi, MD; Atul Mehta, MD; Dirk-Jan Slebos, MD, PhD; for the RENEW Study Research Group. Effect of Endobronchial Coils vs Usual Care on Exercise Tolerance in Patients with Severe Emphysema The RENEW Randomized Clinical Trial.
  • JAMA. 2016;315(20):2178-2189
  • Ginsburg ME, Thomashow BM, Yip CK, DiMango AM, Maxfield RA, Bartels MN, Jellen P, Bulman WA, Lederer D, Brogan FL, Gorenstein LA, Sonett JR. Lung volume reduction surgery using the NETT selection criteria. Ann Thorac Surg 2011; 91:1556-60
  • Maxfield RA. New and Emerging Minimally Invasive Techniques for Lung Volume Reduction. Chest 2004; 125:777-83