David Berkowitz, MD

Director, Interventional Pulmonology

Emory University Hospital

Associate Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship Director

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Phone: 404-778-5734

Email: david.berkowitz@emoryhealthcare.org

Biography

Dr. Berkowitz received his undergraduate degree in Biophysical Chemistry and Economics from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1998. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio, Texas in 2002.  He completed his residency at Harvard Medical School and a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in 2008.  In 2009, he completed an additional one-year fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center dedicated to the subspecialty of Interventional Pulmonology.

Dr. Berkowitz began practicing at Emory University in 2009 and is affiliated with the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and Emory University Hospital Midtown.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine (2015), Pulmonary Disease (2007), Critical Care Medicine (2008), and Interventional Pulmonology (2017).  His clinical interests are in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy and the management of patients with cancer involving the lung. He specializes in the diagnosis, staging, and endoscopic management of lung cancer by using minimally invasive endoscopic procedures including flexible and rigid bronchoscopy, navigational bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, laser assisted bronchoscopy, and photodynamic therapy. He also performs bronchial thermoplasty, transtracheal oxygen catheter placement, and tracheostomy placement and management. 

Dr. Berkowitz has been the Principle Investigator on multiple clinical research projects examining airway and lung diseases including COPD, asthma, and lung cancer.  His main research focus involves the evaluation and management of pleural disease and disorders of the airways such as complications of placement of tracheostomy tubes and airway stents.   Through his research, he aims to advance the safety of performing medical procedures and improving healthcare quality and delivery.

He currently serves as co-chair on the Association of Interventional Pulmonology Program Directors (AIPPD) Fellowship Accreditation Committee in order to help standardize Interventional Pulmonary fellowship training and curriculum. He has been invited to speak at the international meetings for the American Thoracic Society and American College of Chest Physicians as well as many continuing medical education courses for practicing physicians throughout the United States. As Director of the Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Program at Emory University, he has trained multiple practicing Interventional Pulmonologists.  He has also mentored numerous residents and fellows and routinely lectures at Emory Medical School.