Sean Fedyna, M.D.

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

Bio

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

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

Honors and Awards

2006
Shober Scholarship
2010
Excellence in Gross Anatomy Teaching
2013
Senior Resident Medical Housestaff Clinical Teaching Award
2013
Allen Pavilion Senior Award
2017
Clinical Fellow Medical Housestaff Teaching Award
2018
Other Experience and Professional Memberships

Other Experience and Professional Membership

  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians

Previous Work Experiences

2013-2014
Nocturnist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
2013-2014
District Clinical Advisor, Partners in Health, Mirebalais, Haiti
2014-2016
Hospitalist and Medical Director of the ICU, Tuba City Regional Medical Center, Indian Health Service, Tuba City, AZ

Clinical

Specialties

  • 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

Research

Interests

  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

Publications

  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.