Nina Patel, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center
Co-Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program


Dr. Patel is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University. Dr. Patel completed her Internal Medicine residency and Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship training at the University of Chicago in 2005. She is a Co-Director of Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital’s Interstitial Lung Disease Program, and leads a multidisciplinary conference focused on the development of diagnostic and treatment plans for patients with interstitial lung disease. She is a principal or sub-investigator on a number of clinical trials exploring the efficacy of novel therapies in interstitial lung diseases, and has investigated the development of pulmonary hypertension in IPF. She is the Associate Director of New York Presbyterian Hospital’s Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation center of excellence. In 2016, she became a member of the ACCP’s (American College of Chest Physicians) Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease Network Steering Committee. In her capacity as a member of this Network Steering Committee, she has led numerous panels at the annual CHEST meeting on subtopics related to ILD and has helped shaped ILD content that is presented at the CHEST meetings. Her goal is to provide thorough and compassionate care as well as informed and practical counsel to patients who are suffering from this complex group of diseases.

Education and Training

B.S. in Medical Science, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1992-1995
Medical School:
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 1995-1999
Internal Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL, 2000-2002
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL, 2002-2005

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 07/2008-07/2012 Stony-World Herbert Fund, Grant in Aid
  • 2002 Top 10 Best Teaching Residents, Internal Medicine Residency
  • 1999 Boston University, Cum Laude
  • 1996 Pathology Honors Society

Other Experience and Professional Membership

  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians


For appointments: 

Columbia Pulmonary Associates
Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue, 310
New York, NY 10032

P: 212-305-1544
F: 212-342-1882


  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • General pulmonary disease
  • Respiratory failure
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Sepsis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Interstitial lung disease

Clinical Centers

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine Diplomate, 2002, 2012
  • Pulmonary Disease Diplomate, 2005
  • Critical Care Medicine Diplomate, 2006


Research Interests

  • Novel Therapies for the treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Selected Publications

  1. Gannon WD, Lederer DJ, Biscotti M, et al. Outcomes and Mortality Prediction Model of Critically Ill Adults With Acute Respiratory Failure and Interstitial Lung Disease. Chest. 2018;153(6):1387-1395.
  2. Adegunsoye A, Oldham JM, Fernandez Perez ER, et al. Outcomes of immunosuppressive therapy in chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis. ERJ Open Res. 2017;3(3).
  3. Patel NM, Borczuk AC, Lederer DJ. Cryobiopsy in the Diagnosis of Interstitial Lung Disease. A Step Forward or Back? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016;193(7):707-709.
  4. Alves C, Chen JT, Patel N, et al. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for refractory acute respiratory distress syndrome in severe malaria. Malaria journal. 2013;12:306.
  5. King TE, Jr., Bradford WZ, Castro-Bernardini S, et al. A phase 3 trial of pirfenidone in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. N Engl J Med. 2014;370(22):2083-2092.
  6. Patel NM, Kawut SM, Jelic S, Arcasoy SM, Lederer DJ, Borczuk AC. Pulmonary arteriole gene expression signature in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Eur Respir J. 2013;41(6):1324-1330.
  7. Patel NM, Lederer DJ, Borczuk AC, Kawut SM. Pulmonary hypertension in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Chest. 2007;132(3):998-1006.
  8. Patel NM, Pohlman A, Husain A, Noth I, Hall JB, Kress JP. Conventional transbronchial needle aspiration decreases the rate of surgical sampling of intrathoracic lymphadenopathy. Chest. 2007;131(3):773-778.

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