Comprehensive Lung Program

The most comprehensive lung program in the Northeast

One standard. One goal. Proven excellence. That’s what you get with comprehensive lung care at Montefiore Einstein. Our program includes a team of pulmonologists, lung surgeons, lung transplant surgeons and more, working together in one place, under one leader. We treat all conditions, from the benign to the malignant, the simple to the complex, with highly trained experts providing disease management and treatment, surgery and transplantation.


Our Approach

We personalize the care we offer, tailoring treatments for each patient’s needs, determining everything possible to effectively improve lung function. Through careful evaluation, we work with patients to determine what treatment options are best to effectively manage their condition.

Our team of specialists, nurses, social workers, psychiatrists, nutritionists and pharmacists are focused on providing relationship-centered care. To provide the best care possible, we collaborate with our patients, families, and each other, improving the quality of life and survival.

We maintain COVID-Safe Care measures and are currently treating patients with COVID-19-related lung disease, including post COVID-19 fibrosis.     

Our Services

Utilizing the most advanced technologies and therapies available, our team collaborates to provide personalized care tailored to individual needs. At each step along the way, we educate and inform patients to build understanding, address questions and ensure the best outcomes possible.

Lung Cancer Surgery

When providing surgical oncology interventions for lung cancer patients, our collaborative approach extends to include our Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center. Our surgical team complements radiation oncology and medical oncology treatments to provide the most comprehensive lung cancer care available.

See why we’re ranked in the top 1% of all U.S. hospitals for cancer care, according to U.S. News & World Report—and among the elite 1% NCI Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the U.S.

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Advanced Lung Failure Care

Montefiore Einstein’s Advanced Lung Disease Program is the only provider of interstitial lung service and advanced emphysema treatment to our community. As part of the Comprehensive Lung Program, our team of highly trained specialists come together to provide innovative groundbreaking care.

COVID-19 Lung Care

Working closely with Montefiore’s new COVID-19 Recovery (CORE) clinic, we provide follow-up and recovery lung care to patients who had COVID-19, addressing ongoing symptoms and chronic conditions, as well as any new issues that arise.

Thoracic Surgery

In treating benign lung diseases, lung tumors and emphysema, our care is state-of-the-art. When appropriate, we use minimally invasive lung surgery, including video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and robotic-assisted surgery, to minimize recovery time and improve outcomes.

Lung Transplantation

Utilizing the most advanced technologies and therapies available, our team regularly treats some of the most challenging cases:

  • Patients who need pre-transplant external oxygen or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation heart support known as ECMO
  • Multi-organ transplants, including heart-lung, lung-liver, and lung-kidney
  • Combined transplant and cardiac surgery
  • Bloodless transplants that allow us to serve many patients who may have religious objections to blood transfusion


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Our Team

The world-renowned physicians and surgeons of the Comprehensive Lung Program are an expert, multidisciplinary team. They have extensive experience treating some of the most challenging cases, using the most advanced technology and therapies available.

Robert E. Michler, MD

Surgeon-in-Chief; Chairman & Professor, Surgery and Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery; Co-Director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care

When facing a life-altering pulmonary condition, patients want to know they have the very best care available. Our team brings together unparalleled expertise, state-of-the-art resources and a comprehensive approach to change lives for the better.

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Montefiore Einstein Thoracic and Lung Surgery 2023 Highlights

Our 2023 highlights document the remarkable innovations in research, treatment, and care that we made this year.


highest survival rate in New York City while waiting for a lung transplant


of our lung cancer operations are minimally invasive


in New York State to perform a liver-lung transplant

See why 2023 was a remarkable year for our department



We offer a centralized location for in-person visits with rigorous COVID-SAFE Care protocols, as well as telehealth appointments when appropriate.

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Our Location


Greene Medical Arts Pavilion

We serve all Comprehensive Lung Program patients from a single location. Through this convenient, centralized approach, we minimize complexity for patients and ensure seamless communication among our highly trained team.


Greene Medical Arts Pavilion

Greene Medical Arts Pavilion

3400 Bainbridge Avenue, 5th Floor
Bronx, New York 10467
Phone: 718-920-LUNG (5864)

3400 Bainbridge Avenue, 5th Floor
Bronx, New York 10467
718-920-LUNG (5864)

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