Associate Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Division, Icahn School of Medicine
Timothy J. Harkin, MD, has more than 25 years of experience in the performance of flexible bronchoscopy. Dr. Harkin joined the Mount Sinai Medical Center in 2006 as Director of Bronchoscopy to develop the Interventional Bronchoscopy Program. In 2014 he was among the first group of less than 90 physicians nationwide to be designated as Board-Certified in Interventional Pulmonology by the American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, and was the only pulmonologist in New York City to have achieved this distinction. Dr. Harkin has participated in multicenter trials of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopic techniques, and has conducted hands-on training of advanced techniques for pulmonologists at national meetings.
At Mount Sinai, he collaborates closely with members of the Departments of Thoracic Surgery, Otolaryngology, and Anesthesia to provide expert, individualized care to patients with a wide variety of benign and malignant airways disease and other pulmonary conditions. As a member of the Thoracic Oncology Program, he performs a full range of bronchoscopy procedures to optimize the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of lung cancer. Employing the latest advances in bronchoscopic biopsies, Dr. Harkin is experienced in obtaining sufficient samples of cancer cells to perform the appropriate genetic and molecular testing that is crucial to provide State-of-the-art, personalized cancer care. He has successfully introduced a number of new bronchoscopy-based technologies that have become part of the routine care of patients with complex pulmonary disease at Mount Sinai.