Interventional Pulmonology

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Interventional Pulmonology Program

Inova's Interventional Pulmonology Program is an advanced subspecialty of pulmonary medicine focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of chest diseases. Our nationally recognized program treats more patients than any other program in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Working together with thoracic surgeons, oncologists and radiation oncologists, our team offers a multidisciplinary approach and personalized treatment of complex airways and pleural diseases, including lung cancer and non-malignant diseases of the chest.

Few programs integrate interventional pulmonology and thoracic surgery to the degree available on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Our highly sub-specialized experts offer a rare combination of talents and work in a coordinated fashion to generate exceptional outcomes for patients, while employing the latest in minimally invasive techniques.

Conditions We Treat

Interventional Pulmonlogy focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of complex airway and pleural disease, including:


Facts about lung cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. In fact, each year more people die from lung cancer than breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer combined. Despite significant advances in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, it remains a major health problem. While smoking is a key factor in the development of lung cancer, some cancers may develop as a result of genetic abnormalities in patients who have never smoked. The ability to diagnose and treat lung cancer early is essential to survival.

Treating lung cancer today

"We have revolutionized how we approach complex airways, pleural diseases and especially lung cancer through minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. We strive to provide patients comprehensive care while recognizing that interventions must be performed effectively and expeditiously."

Amit "Bobby" Mahajan MD, FCCP, DAABIP
Medical Director, Interventional Pulmonology


The Inova Interventional Pulmonology team aims to advance clinical research and improve the care of patients as part of its core mission. We have a variety of research collaborations with the Inova Schar Cancer Institute, the Inova Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Programs, and industry companies. We also have ongoing research studies within our institution along with collaborations with medical centers across the country.


Click here for a list of publications by our director, Dr. Amit “Bobby” Mahajan adobe icon

For more information about Inova Interventional Pulmonology Program or to schedule an appointment, please call 703-280-5858.