Faisal Shaikh, MD

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Faisal Shaikh, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and the Thoracic Surgery Section. He is the director of the newly founded Interventional Pulmonology Program at Columbia. This is a unique division that collaborates with thoracic surgery, pulmonary medicine, oncology and several other subspecialties in clinical care and research. Interventional pulmonology is at the forefront of performing state-of-the-art, minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic thoracic endoscopy. After earning his medical degree at University of Tennessee, Dr. Shaikh completed his medical residency at Weill Cornell, where he developed an interest in pulmonary disease. Thereafter, he completed several advanced fellowships in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, followed by interventional fellowship at the Harvard combined Beth Israel Deaconess and Massachusetts General Hospital program.

Dr. Shaikh's clinical work focuses on performing minimally invasive bronchoscopy to provide our patients with effective diagnostic and therapeutic options for lung nodules, lung masses, and lung cancer. He has expertise in palliating benign and malignant airway obstruction as well as performing minimally invasive, single incision thoracoscopy. He has worked in a collaborative effort on developing Columbia's lung volume reduction program in order to provide patients with advanced treatment options in emphysema.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Airway Stent
  • Brachytherapy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Emphysema
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound
  • General Pulmonology
  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodules
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Medical Thoracoscopy
  • Navigational Bronchoscopy
  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Pleural Disease
  • Pleurodesis
  • Pleuroscopy
  • Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Rigid Bronchoscopy
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Tracheobronchomalacia
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tunneled Pleural Catheters

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director of Interventional Pulmonology

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital


  • Urdu


  • Male

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161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Special Needs


  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford HMO
  • Oxford Liberty
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BA, Rhodes Collage
  • MD, University of Tennessee Center for Health Science
  • Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital-New York Weill Cornell Center
  • Fellowship: Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Massachusetts General Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)


Research Interests

  • Intraoperative metrics in assessing dynamic airflow obstruction and lobar ventilation and perfusion
  • Novel techniques in diagnostic Navigational Bronchoscopy
  • Optimizing candidate selection for bronchoscopic lung volume reduction

Selected Publications

  • Rahaghi FN, Trieu M, Shaikh F et al. Evolution of Obstructive Lung Function in Advanced Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021
  • Belperio J, Shaikh F, Fereidoun A, Fishbein M, Saggar R, Lynch JP. Extrapulmonary Sarcoidosis with a focus on cardiac, nervous system, and ocular involvement. E Clinical Medicine 202;37
  • Shaikh F, Fereidoun A, Lau R, Saggar R, Belperio J, Lynch JP. Radiographic and histopathologic features of sarcoidosis: a pictorial display. Semin Respir Crit Care Med 2020:41(5):758-784
  • Shaikh F, Lentz RJ, Feller-Kopman D, Maldonado F. Medical Thoracoscopy in the Diagnosis of Pleural Disease: A Guide for the Clinician. Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine 2020:(10):987-1000
  • Shaikh, F. Anklesaria, Z. Shagroni, T, et al. A Review of Exercise Pulmonary Hypertension in Systemic Sclerosis. J Scleroderma and Related diseases March 2019. doi.org/10.1177/23971983151653
  • Seki A, Anklesaria Z, Saggar R, et al. Capillary Proliferation in Systemic-Sclerosis- Related Pulmonary Fibrosis: Association with Pulmonary Hypertension. ACR. March 2019;1(1):26-36
  • Oh SS, Wallace WD, Shaikh F, Lynch JP. Transbronchial Cryobiopsies. Semin Respir Crit Care Med 2018;39(6):637-38