Physician’s Profile

Top Doctor: 

Roger A. Maxfield, MD

Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Maxfield treats patients with a wide range of pulmonary diseases, including asthma, emphysema, lung cancer, and pulmonary infections. He has a special interest in interventional bronchoscopy including balloon dilatation, stent insertion, brachytherapy (endobronchial radiotherapy), argon plasma coagulation (non-contact electrocautery), and lung volume reduction surgery including bronchoscopic lung volume reduction for advanced emphysema.

Dr. Maxfield is a federally certified B-Reader for interpreting chest x-rays for pneumoconiosis (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health). He is involved in clinical trials studying bronchoscopic insertion of one-way valves, stents, and coils for treatment of advanced emphysema.

Board Certificates
Internal Medicine
Areas of Expertise:
  • Cancer Care
  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine
  • Lung Cancer
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Laser Surgery
  • Pneumonia
  • Hypertension
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary Infectious Diseases
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Electrocautery
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Radiation Therapy
Honors & Awards:

USPHS National Health Service Corps Award for dedicated and outstanding service

Ewig Award for outstanding teaching 2011-2012

Fellowship in American College of Physicians

Fellowship in American College of Chest Physicians

Best Doctors in America® 2001-2016 editions

America's Top Doctors®, 9th-14th editions, 2016 editions, 2017 editions

Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, 1st-18th editions, 2017 edition

New York Magazine Best Doctors: 6/5/00, 6/15/09, 6/14/10, 06/13/11, 6/11/12, 5/30/16

New York Super Doctors: 2008-2017

Hall of Fame: 2017


Sterman DH, Mehta AC, Wood DE, Mathur P, McKenna RJ Jr, Ost DE, Truwit JD, Oiaz P, Wahidi MM, Cerfolio R, Maxfield R, Musani AI, Gildea T, Sheski F, Machuzak M, Haas AR, Gonzalez HX, Springmeyer SC, for the mv Valve US Pilot Trial Research Team. A Multicenter Pilot Study of a Bronchial Valve for the Treatment of Severe Emphysema. Respiration 2010; 79:222-233

Phillips M, Altorki N, Austin JH, Cameron RB, Cataneo RN, Kloss R, Maxfield RA, Munawar MI, Pass HI, Rashid A, Rom WN, Schmitt P, Wai J. Detection of lung cancer using weighted digital analysis of breath biomarkers. Clinica Chimica Acta 2008; 393:7684

Lederer OJ, Thomashow BM, Ginsburg ME, Austin JH, Bartels MN, Yip CK, Jellen PA, Brogan FL, Kawut SM, Maxfield RA, DiMango AM, Simonelli PF, Gorenstin LA, Pearson GD, Sonett JR. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Pulmonary Emphysema: Improvement of the Body Mass Index, Airflow Obstruction, Dyspnea, and Exercise Capacity Index after One Year. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2007; 133:1434-8

Phillips M, Altorki N, Austin JHM, Cameron RB, Cataneo RN, Greenberg J, Kloss R, Maxfield RA, et al. Prediction of Lung Cancer Using Volatile Biomarkers in Breath. Cancer Biomarkers 2007; 3: 95-109

Maxfield RA. New and Emerging Minimally Invasive Techniques for Lung Volume Reduction. Chest 2004; 125:777-83