Sean Fedyna, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at CUMC
Co-Director Cancer Pulmonology Program
Director Pleural Disease Service


Dr. Sean Fedyna graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his postgraduate training at Columbia University Medical Center, completing residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Fedyna's focus is on providing excellent care to patients with pulmonary disease in the office and hospital setting. His clinical interests include pulmonary issues related to malignancy, advanced malignant and non-malignant pleural disease management, interventional bronchoscopy, lung cancer screening, COPD, and interstitial lung disease. He participates in research studies involving the use of optical coherence tomography in bronchoscopic imaging of the lung and exploring the relationship between interstitial lung disease and lung cancer.

Education and Training

University of Notre Dame, Summa Cum Laude 2002-2006
Medical School:
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2006-2010
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, 2010-2013
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center New York, NY, 2016-2019

Honors and Awards

Shober Scholarship
Excellence in Gross Anatomy Teaching
Senior Resident Medical Housestaff Clinical Teaching Award
Allen Pavilion Senior Award
Clinical Fellow Medical Housestaff Teaching Award
Other Experience and Professional Memberships

Other Experience and Professional Membership

  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians

Previous Work Experiences

Nocturnist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
District Clinical Advisor, Partners in Health, Mirebalais, Haiti
Hospitalist and Medical Director of the ICU, Tuba City Regional Medical Center, Indian Health Service, Tuba City, AZ



  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Interventional bronchoscopy
  • Cancer pulmonology
  • Malignant and non-malignant pleural disease
  • Lung cancer screening and diagnosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthma

Clinical Centers

  • Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer Pulmonology
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • ILD
  • General Pulmonary Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, 2013
  • Pulmonary, 2018
  • Critical Care Medicine, Eligible, 2019



  1. Management of malignant and non-malignant pleural diseases
  2. Molecular diagnosis of lung cancer using minimally invasive sampling techniques
  3. Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction for emphysema


  1. ´╗┐Fedyna S, Bulman W, Shu C, Saqi A, Sonett J, Stanifer P. ´╗┐A clinocopathological study of lung cancer in patients with non-IPF diffuse parenchymal lung diseases.  American Thoracic Society Meeting. Dallas, 2019.
  2. Wade A, Fedyna S, Reilly M, Mehta N, St. Clair C, Ginwala N, Krishna RK, Qasim AN, Braunstein S, Iqbal N, Schutta MH, Reilly MP. Type 2 diabetes does not attenuate racial differences in coronary calcification. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 2011;91(1): 101-107.