Selim M. Arcasoy, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Medical Program Director, Lung Transplantation Program
Co-Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program

Bio

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.

Dr. Arcasoy's main research interests include outcomes of patients with advanced lung disease before and after lung transplantation, post-transplant complications, optimization of post-transplant immunosuppression via clinical trials, and studies of genetic testing for diagnosis of organ rejection and other post-transplant problems. His research has been published journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Chest, American Journal of Transplantation, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Gene Therapy, and Transplantation. Dr. Arcasoy is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP).

Education and Training

Undergraduate:
Tarsus American College, Tarsus, Turkey, 1977-1984
Medical School:
Ege University Medical School, Turkey, 1984-1990
Internship:
State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Brooklyn, NY, 1990-1991
Residency:
SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, NY, 1991-1993
Chief Residency:
SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, NY, 1993-1994
Fellowship(s):
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA, 1994-1997

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 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

Clinical

For appointments: 

Lung Transplant Program
622 W. 168th Street, PH-14
New York, NY 10032-3784

P: (212) 305-7771

Specialties

  • Lung Transplant
  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Lung Transplantation
  • Advanced Lung Disease
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolism
  • Rare Lung Diseases

Clinical Centers

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine Diplomate, 2007
  • Pulmonary Disease Diplomate, 2006

Research

Research Interests

  • Outcomes of patients with advanced lung disease before and after lung transplantation
  • Post-transplant complications
  • Optimization of Post-transplant immunosuppression via clinical trials

Selected Publications

  1. D.J. Lederer, E.K.T Benn, R.G. Barr, J.S. Wilt, G. Reilly, J.R. Sonett, S.M. Arcasoy, S.M. Kawut. Racial Differences in Waiting List Outcomes in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med; 2008;177:450-4.
  2. D.I. Sternberg, D. Shimbo, S.M. Kawut, J. Sarkar, G. Hurlitz, F. D'Ovidio, D.J. Lederer, J.S. Wilt, S.M. Arcasoy, D.J. Pinsky, J.M. D'Armiento, J.R. Sonett. Platelet activation in the postoperative period after lung transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008;135:679-84.
  3. N. Al-Naamani, O.H. Maarouf, J.S. Wilt, M. Bacchetta, F. D'Ovidio, J.R. Sonett, S.M. Arcasoy, D.J. Lederer, T.L. Nickolas, S.M. Kawut. The Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) and the prediction of kidney outcomes after lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 2008;27:1191-7.
  4. N. Al-Naamani, O.H. Maarouf, V.N. Ahya, D.J. Lederer, J.D. Mendez, J.S. Wilt, A.M. Doyle, D. Rybak, F. D’Ovidio, J.R. Sonett, S.M. Arcasoy, T.L. Nickolas, S.M. Kawut. Assessment of kidney function in lung transplant candidates. J Heart Lung Transplant 2008;27:635-41.
  5. D.I. Sternberg, R. Gowda, D. Mehra, W. Qu, A. Weinberg, W. Twaddell, J. Sarkar, A. Wallace, B. Hudson, F. D'Ovidio, S. Arcasoy, R. Ramasamy, J. D'Armiento, A.M. Schmidt, J.R. Sonett. Blockade of receptor for advanced glycation end product attenuates pulmonary reperfusion injury in mice. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008;136: 1576-85.
  6. A. Iribarne, M.J. Russo, R.R. Davies, K.N. Hong, A.C. Gelijns, M.D. Bacchetta, F. D'Ovidio, S. Arcasoy, J.R. Sonett. Despite Decreased Wait-List Times for Lung Transplantation, Lung Allocation Scores Continue to Increase. Chest 2009;135(4):923-8.
  7. M.R. Celik, D.J. Lederer, J. Wilt, D. Eser, M. Bacchetta, F. D'Ovidio, J.R. Sonett, S.M. Arcasoy. Tacrolimus and Azathioprine versus Cyclosporine and Mycophenolate Mofetil after Lung Transplantation: A Retrospective Cohort Study. J Heart Lung Transplant 2009;28:697-703.
  8. D.J. Lederer, J.S. Wilt, F. D'Ovidio, M.D. Bacchetta, L. Shah, S. Ravichandran, J. Lenoir, B. Klein, J.R. Sonett, S.M. Arcasoy. Obesity and Underweight are Associated with an Increased Risk of Death after Lung Transplantation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2009;180:887-95.
  9. M.J. Russo, R.R. Davies, K.N. Hong, A. Iribarne, S. Kawut, M. Bacchetta, F. D'Ovidio, S. Arcasoy, J.R. Sonett. Who is the high-risk recipient? Predicting mortality after lung transplantation using pretransplant risk factors. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009;138 1234-8.
  10. M.J. Russo, A. Iribarne, K.N. Hong, R.R. Davies, S. Xydas, H. Takayama, A. Ibrahimiye, A.C. Gelijns, M.D. Bacchetta, F. D'Ovidio, S. Arcasoy, J.R. Sonett. High Lung Allocation Score is Associated with Increased Morbidity and Mortality Following Transplantation. Chest 2010 (in press).

*Please see CV for complete list of publications