Byron M Thomashow, MD


Byron M Thomashow, MD


Specialties: Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Cancer CareMore specialties
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One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors

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161 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 3-311
New York, NY 10032

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About Byron M Thomashow, MD

Dr Byron Thomashow is a Clinical Professor of Medicine Columbia University Medical Center and an Attending Physician at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He serves as medical director of the Jo-Ann LeBuhn Center for Chest Disease on the Columbia campus. He was a member of the executive committee of the medical board of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital for most of the last 10 years and chaired the Quality Care Committee for the Society of Practitioners of the Columbia University Medical Center. He presently chairs the Respiratory Disease Council of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare Network and co-chairs the New York Presbyterian smoking cessation initiative. He helped found and is now chairman of the board of directors of the COPD Foundation. He is the co-chair for the NY State COPD Summit (June 2010) and co-chair of the COPD Coalition National Meeting. He was a member of the steering committee and the co-primary investigator at the Columbia site for the National Emphysema Treatment Trial and has been and remains actively involved in multiple national clinical research projects.

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine


  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease


  • Fellowship: Harlem Hospital Center
  • Residency: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Titles & Positions

  • Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Awards & Honors

  • “2005 Man of Good Conscience Award” National Society of Women Psychiatrists
  • 12/2007On-line expert New York Times: COPD- One of Six Great Killers Series
  • 1991-2010 Fellow American College of Chest Physicians
  • 1995-2009 Who's Who in the East -Marquis Publications
  • 1996-2009 Who's Who in the World -Marquis Publications
  • 1997-2010 The Best New York Metro Area Doctors-Castle, Connolly Guide
  • 1998-2009 Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare Marquis Publications
  • 1998-2010 Who's Who in America -Marquis Publications
  • 2001-2010 Best Doctors in America- Castle, Connolly Guide
  • 2002 Alfred Markowitz Service Award Society of Practitioners CPMC
  • 2003 Member Program Committee NIH National COPD Conference
  • 2004 Columbia University Medical Center Medical Housestaff Teaching Award
  • 2006 Co-Chair COPD Foundation National Conference-COPD and Primary Care
  • 2006 Establishment of Byron M Thomashow Clinical Professorship of Medicine Columbia University
  • 2007 Co-Chair COPD Foundation National Conference- COPD 2007
  • 2008 Co-Chair COPD Foundation National Conference- COPD 2008- cosponsored by 1199 Continuing Education Institute
  • 2008 Co-Chairman COPD Foundation Fund Raiser
  • 2008-2009 Columbia University Ewig Clinical Scholar
  • 2008-2010 New York Super Doctors
  • 2009 Co-Chairman COPD Foundation Fund raiser
  • 2009-2010 Co-Chairman NY COPD Coalition-NY COPD Summit
  • 2010 Co-Chair COPD Foundation Lung Health 2010 Conference-cosponsored by 1199
  • 2010 Co-Chairman NewYork Presbtyerian Annual Gala
  • 2010 Who's Who in Science and Engineering Marquis Publications
  • 2011 Co-Chairman COPD7USA Conference Washington, COPS 8 USA Chicago June 2013
  • 2011 Co-Chairman U.S. COPD Coalition National Meeting
  • 2011 Honoree Alpha-1 Foundation
  • 2011 Member Planning Committee U.S. COPD Coalition National Meeting
  • 2011 Member Steering Committee COPDFoundation Biomarkers Consortium
  • 2012 Best Doctors in New York -New York Magazine
  • 2012 Member Steering Committee Drive4COPD
  • 2013 Co-Chairman COPD Readmission Summit Chicago
  • 2013 Co-Chairman COPD8USA Conference Chicago
  • 2013 Consultant to teh National Institute of Medicine
  • 2013 Recipient ATS Public Advisory Roundtable (PAR) Excellence Award
  • Fellow American College of Physicians
  • Member Doyen Medical

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