Roger Maxfield, M.D.

Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center


Education and Training

A.B. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1974
Medical School:
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1977
Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C, 1977-1978
Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C., 1978-1980
Pulmonary Disease, NYU-Bellevue and Manhattan V.A. Hospitals, New York, NY, 1983-1986

Honors and Awards

  • USPHS National Health Service Corps Award for dedicated and outstanding service
  • Ewig Award for outstanding teaching 2011-2012
  • Fellowship in American College of Physicians
  • Fellowship in American College of Chest Physicians
  • Best Doctors: 2001-2017, 2018 editions
  • America’s Top Doctors, 9th-14th editions and 2016-18 editions
  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, 1st-18th, 2016, and 2018 editions
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors: 6/5/00, 6/15/09, 6/14/10, 6/13/11, 6/11/12, 5/30/16
  • New York Super Doctors 2008-2018, Hall of Fame 2017

Other Experience and Professional Membership

  • Federally Certified B-Reader for interpreting chest x-rays for pneumoconiosis (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health)
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Member, American Thoracic Society
  • Member, American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Board of Governance, ColumbiaDoctors Faculty Practice Organization, 2013-2016
  • Member, New York Country Medical Society


For appointments: 

ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
Suite 360
New York, NY 10019-1951
P: (212) 326-8415
F: (212) 326-8496


  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy

Clinical Expertise

  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Asthma
  • Lung Cancer
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction
  • Occupational Lung Disease

Clinical Centers

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine Diplomate, 1980
  • Pulmonary Disease Diplomate, 1986


Research Interest

  • Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reductions
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

Selected Publications

  1. 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.
  2. Sterman DH, Mehta AC, Wood DE, Mathur P, McKenna RJ Jr, Ost DE, Truwit JD, Oiaz P, Wahidi MM, Cerfolio R, Maxfield R, Musani AI, Gildea T, Sheski F, Machuzak M, Haas AR, Gonzalez HX, Springmeyer SC, for the mv Valve US Pilot Trial Research Team. A Multicenter Pilot Study of a Bronchial Valve for the Treatment of Severe Emphysema. Respiration 2010; 79:222-233
  3. Phillips M, Altorki N, Austin JH, Cameron RB, Cataneo RN, Kloss R, Maxfield RA, Munawar MI, Pass HI, Rashid A, Rom WN, Schmitt P, Wai J. Detection of lung cancer using weighted digital analysis of breath biomarkers. Clinica Chimica Acta 2008; 393:7684
  4. Lederer OJ, Thomashow BM, Ginsburg ME, Austin JH, Bartels MN, Yip CK, Jellen PA, Brogan FL, Kawut SM, Maxfield RA, DiMango AM, Simonelli PF, Gorenstin LA, Pearson GD, Sonett JR. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Pulmonary Emphysema: Improvement of the Body Mass Index, Airflow Obstruction, Dyspnea, and Exercise Capacity Index after One Year. J Thorac
    Cardiovasc Surg 2007; 133:1434-8
  5. Phillips M, Altorki N, Austin JHM, Cameron RB, Cataneo RN, Greenberg J, Kloss R, Maxfield RA, et al. Prediction of Lung Cancer Using Volatile Biomarkers in Breath. Cancer Biomarkers 2007; 3: 95-109
  6. Maxfield RA. New and Emerging Minimally Invasive Techniques for Lung Volume Reduction. Chest 2004; 125:777-83
  7. Phillips M, Cataneo RN, Cummin ARC, Gagliardi AJ, Gleeson K, Greenberg J, Maxfield RA, and Rom WN. Detection of Lung Cancer with Volatile Markers in the Breath. Chest 2003; 123: 2115-2123
  8. Maxfield RA. Therapeutic bronchoscopy: Advances in managing lung cancer. J Respir Dis 2001; 22:376-385
  9. Lange DJ, Murphy PL, Maxfield RA, Skarvala AM, Riedel G. Management of Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. J. Neuro Rehab 1994; 8:21-28
  10. Maxfield, RA and Aranda CP. The Value of Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy in the Diagnosis of Pancoast's Tumor. New York State Joumal of Medicine 1987: 87:326-9
  11. Maxfield RA, Sorkin B, Fazzini EP, Rapoport DM, Stetson WM, and Goldring RM. Respiratory Failure in Patients with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome and Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia. Crit Care Med 1986; 14:443-9
  12. Brenner K, Bulman W, Maxfield R., Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reductions. Lung Health Professional 2013; 3:22-25.
  13. 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.

View Dr. Maxfield's full list of publications from PubMed