Physician’s Profile

Selim M. Arcasoy, MD

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Affiliations: 
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
Board Certificates: 
Pulmonary Disease Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Internal Medicine
Expertise: 
Pediatric Pulmonology
Transplant Pulmonology
Pulmonary Embolism
Lung Disease
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
Interstitial Lung Disease
Lung Transplantation
Emphysema Surgery
Honors: 
2009 Inclusion in New York City Super Doctors, New York Times Magazine
2009 Inclusion in the ninth edition of America’s Top Doctors
2008 Inclusion in the eighth edition of America’s Top Doctors
2007 Inclusion in seventh edition of America’s Top Doctors and eleventh edition of Top Doctors: New York Metro Area
2006 Inclusion in sixth edition of America’s Top Doctors and tenth edition of Top Doctors: New York Metro Area
2005 Inclusion in fifth edition of America’s Top Doctors and ninth edition of Top Doctors: New York Metro Area
2004 Inclusion in fourth edition of America’s Top Doctors and eighth edition of Top Doctors: New York Metro Area
2003 Inclusion in third edition of America’s Top Doctors and seventh edition of Top Doctors: New York Metro Area
2002 Inclusion in second edition of America’s Top Doctors and sixth edition of Top Doctors: New York Metro Area
2002 Fellow of the American College of Physicians (F.A.C.P.)
2001 Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (F.C.C.P.)
1990 Rank Valedictorian of class in Ege University School of Medicine
Interests: 
Patient selection and outcomes on the waiting list for lung transplantation
Predictors and diagnosis of acute and chronic lung rejection
Novel immunosuppressive regimens and antimicrobial therapies in lung transplantation
Co-morbidities in advanced pulmonary disease
Lung volume reduction for emphysema
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary alveolar proteinosis
Pulmonary embolism and thrombolytic therapy
About: 

Dr. Arcasoy was recruited to Columbia University as the Medical Program Director of Lung Transplantation in 2001 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a key member of the Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplantation Program in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Since his recruitment, he completely turned around the Lung Transplantation Program to rank amongst the top ten programs in the country with regards to volume and top 1 to 3 programs in terms of patient survival. In addition to his position as the Medical Program Director of the Lung Transplant Program, he is the Director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Program at Columbia University.

Dr. Arcasoy has gained national and international reputation with various leadership roles in many professional organizations and scientific societies, including chairing the Thoracic Organ Transplant Committee of the American Society of Transplantation and the Transplant Network Steering Committee of the American College of Chest Physicians. He also serves as a reviewer for many scientific journals. Dr. Arcasoy has been named in America's Top Doctors in the past eight consecutive years and Top Doctors: New York Metro Area between 2002 and 2006.

Publications: 
Arcasoy SM.Selection of patients with cystic fibrosis for lung transplantation.In: Braunwald E,Fauci AS,Isselbacher KJ,Kasper DL,Hauser SL,Longo DL,Jameson JL (Eds.) HarrisonsOnline.2007.Lederer DJ,Caplan-Shaw CE,O'Shea MK,Wilt JS,Basner RC,Bartels MN,Sonett JR,Arcasoy SM,Kawut SM.Racial and ethnic disparities in survival in lung transplant candidates with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.Am J Transplant 2006;6(2):398-403.Lederer DJ,Arcasoy SM,Wilt JS,D'Ovidio F,Sonett JR,Kawut SM.Six-minute Walk Distance Predicts Waiting List Survival in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2006;174:659-64.Lederer DJ,Arcasoy SM,Barr RG,Wilt JS,Bagiella E,D'Ovidio F,Sonett JR,Kawut SM.Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A UNOS/OPTN Database Analysis.Am J Transplant 2006;6:2436-42.Caplan-Shaw CE,Arcasoy SM,Shane E,Lederer DJ,Wilt JS,O'Shea MK,Addesso V,Sonett JR,Kawut SM.Osteoporosis in diffuse p