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photo Roy Semaan, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Director, Interventional Pulmonary Program at UPMC


Phone: 412-864-3199

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-3199
Fax: 412-692-2260
Administrative Assistant:
Judy Nauman
Phone: 412-864-3199
Fax: 412-692-2260
Education and Training
BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2004
MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, 2008
Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2011
Fellow, Pulmonary Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2015
Fellow, Critical Care Medicine, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 2016
Fellow, Interventional Pulmonology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2016
Clinical Interest
Dr Semaan's clinical interests focus on the field of interventional pulmonology where he uses advanced diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopic techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of various lung diseases. These diseases include lung cancer and central airway obstruction secondary to malignant and non-malignant airway disease. He also has an interest in the diagnosis and treatment of pleural disease using ultrasound guidance to improve safety and accuracy.

Dr Semaan spends most of his clinical time in the bronchoscopy lab performing the above procedures and is the director of interventional pulmonology at the University of Pittsburgh. He also attends in the medical intensive care unit as well as on the pulmonary consult service throughout the year.
Educational Interest
Dr Semaan is involved in didactic and clinical training for pulmonary critical care fellows as well as internal medicine housestaff rotating on the interventional pulmonary service as well as in the medical intensive care unit and the pulmonary consult service.
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Selected Publications:
Semaan, R, Hazbon, M, Arias, S, Lerner, A, Yarmus, L, Feller-Kopman, D, Lee, H. Academic Productivity of Interventional Pulmonology Training Programs. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2016; 13(4): 536-9.
Yarmus, L, Arias, S, Feller-Kopman, D, Semaan, R, Wang, KP, Frimpong, B, Oakjones-Burgess, K, Thompson, R, Chen, A, Ortiz, R, Lee, H. Electromagnetic navigation transthoracic needle aspiration for the diagnosis of pulmonary nodules: a safety and feasibility pilot study. Journal of Thoracic Disease. 2016; 8(1): 186-94.
Yarmus, L, Semaan, R, Arias, S, Feller-Kopman, D, Ortiz, R, Bosmuller, H, Illei, PB, Frimpong, B, Oakjones-Burgess, K, Lee, H. A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Novel Sheath Cryoprobe for Bronchoscopic Lung Biopsy in a Porcine Model. CHEST. 2016; 150(2): 329-36.
Semaan, R, Yarmus, L. Rigid Bronchoscopy and Silicone Stents in the Management of Central Airway Obstruction. Journal of Thoracic Disease. 2015; 7(Suppl 4): S352-62.
DiBardino, D, Yarmus, L, Semaan, R. Transthoracic Needle Biopsy of the Lung. Journal of Thoracic Disease. 2015; 7(Suppl 4): S304-16.