Kassem Harris, MD, FCCP

Director or Interventional Pulmonology, Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York 10595, USA

Medical Director of Interventional Pulmonology at Westchester Medical Center, New York, and Associate Professor of Medicine at the New York Medical College. Co-Chair of the Rare Lung, Pleura and Airway Disorders at the World Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, USA

Dr. Harris received his medical degree from the Lebanese University and completed his residency and fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital, USA. He completed his Interventional Pulmonology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Dr. Harris started an Interventional Pulmonology Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the State University of New York in Buffalo city where he initiated a medical thoracoscopy and advanced bronchoscopy programs. He performs diagnostic bronchoscopy, such as curvilinear and radial endobronchial ultrasound and navigational bronchoscopy, alongside a wide range of therapeutic bronchoscopic procedures, such as flexible and rigid bronchoscopy with airway stenting using metallic, silicone or hybrid stents, LASER therapy, electro cautery, Argon plasma coagulation, and cryotherapy.

Dr. Harris is committed toward ongoing personal and professional development. He authored multiple papers on diagnostic and therapeutic advanced bronchoscopy for complex airway diseases, pleuroscopy and pleural procedures. His primary research focus is on new bronchoscopic therapies for lung cancer patients using photodynamic therapy and other new drug agents and on developing new bronchoscopic techniques for the diagnosis of peripheral lung nodules.

Terms of Appointment: Dec 2016 - Nov 2018; Dec 2018 - Nov 2020

Focused Issue edited by Dr. Kassem Harris

Vol 9, Supplement 10 (September 2017): Journal of Thoracic Disease (Interventional Pulmonology)