Munish Luthra, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine


Dr. Munish Luthra completed his medical school in India from Calicut Medical College, Kerala and then went on to do Internal Medicine Residency from Meerut Medical College, India, and obtaining his MD in 2004. Subsequently, he moved to US and completed second Internal Medicine residency training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and served as Chief Resident for one year. He was then trained in Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York from 2011-2014.

In July, 2014, Dr. Luthra joined Albany Medical College in New York as Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine. Here, he also served as Medical Director of Pulmonary Curriculum course for the second year Medical students and played a key role in developing the Division’s lung cancer Screening Program and Pleural service.

Dr. Luthra treats patients with general pulmonary conditions, such as obstructive airways diseases like COPD and Asthma, interstitial lung disease and lung cancer. He has keen interest and expertise in managing patients with chemotherapy-induced pulmonary toxicity, pulmonary complications of bone marrow transplant, and solid organ transplant. He provides management of pulmonary nodules and performs pulmonary procedures such as Pleurx catheter placement for malignant pleural effusions, EBUS-TBNA for diagnosis and staging of cancers, along with diagnostic flexible bronchoscopy procedures.

He joined Emory School of Medicine in 2016 in the medical education and service track and currently works exclusively at the Grady Memorial Hospital. Besides his clinical work, Dr. Luthra is interested in medical education and administration. Currently, he serves on the panel of judges and moderators for the American Medical Association and the American College of Chest Physicians annual conference. He has served as the co-editor for the American Thoracic Society’s Pulmonary Core Curriculum and MOC module developer in 2014, and Organizational reviewer for the recently published CHEST guidelines on the “Pharmacologic Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults, August, 2014. Dr Luthra is board certified in Internal Medicine (2011), Pulmonary Medicine (2014), and Critical Care Medicine (2015).