Lung Cancer Screening Program

The lung cancer screening program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian brings together physicians and nurse practitioners from multiple disciplines to provide care for smokers and ex-smokers who are at high risk for lung cancer and other complications.

The core of this comprehensive program is a 10-minute imaging exam with low-dose computed tomography (CT), which detects lung cancer using a very small amount of radiation. The screening tool is very effective at finding lung cancer before it causes symptoms, when it is still treatable. Studies have shown that when used annually by smokers and former smokers, low-dose CT reduces the risk of dying from lung cancer by more than 20%.

If you’d like to schedule your lung screening today, call (212) 305-0050 or request an appointment online.

Our Services

The lung cancer screening program provides patients with a broad range of services, including:

  • Coordination of care
  • Smoking cessation counseling
  • Lung cancer experts
  • Surgical and Radiation treatments if lung cancer is found


Do You Qualify For A Low Dose CT Screening?

You do if:

  • You are between 50 and 80 years old
  • You are a current smoker, or you quit within the past 15 years
  • You have a 20 pack year smoking history (Pack years = number of years smoked X average packs per day)
  • You have no prior history or signs and symptoms of lung cancer

What to Expect

Patients who make an appointment for lung cancer screening will be scheduled for a video visit with a nurse practitioner, who will explain the benefits and risks of the exam, provide resources for smoking cessation if needed, and schedule the exam.

When you schedule your appointment, you will be given the option to review your results with a radiologist immediately after the exam. Results will be also be available in your Connect patient portal or sent to you by mail.

Patients who need further testing or treatment for cancer will be scheduled with appropriate providers within two weeks of their exam. Our nurse coordinator will call if you require additional testing or follow up and will serve as your point person for all communication and care from our multidisciplinary team.

Meet Our Team

Dr B. Payne StaniferBryan Stanifer, MD | Thoracic Surgeon


Dr Mary SalvatoreMary Salvatore, MD | Diagnostic Radiologist


Tasha Curry, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Tasha Curry MSN, RN, FNP-C | Family Nurse Practitioner


Maura Elizabeth Abbott, NPMaura Abbott, PhD, AOCNP, CPNP | Doctor of Nursing


Our Locations

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Herbert Irving Pavillion
161 Fort Washington Ave, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10032

NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester
55 Palmer Avenue,
Bronxville, NY, 10708

NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital
1980 Crompond Road
Cortlandt, NY, 10567

Telehealth Visits

We offer convenient telehealth care via video visits with your provider in order to accommodate your schedule. Our program connects you with experienced pulmonologists and respiratory specialists who will guide you through the process, answer your questions, and provide expert insights into your lung health, all while staying in the comfort of your home. Contact us today to schedule your telehealth lung screening appointment.

Make an Appointment

If you’d like to schedule your lung screening today, call (212) 305-0050 or request an appointment online.

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