Kassem Harris, MD, FCCP

Department of Medicine, Interventional Pulmonary section, Westchester Medical Center, New York, USA

Research interests: 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

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.

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 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.

Editorial Board Member of JCPR
Terms of Appointment: May 2021 – Apr 2023

Updated on May 12, 2021