John H.M. Austin, MD

Board Certifications: 
Diagnostic Radiology
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Lung Cancer-Diagnostic Testing, Diagnostic Radiology, Lung Disease

Academic Appointments

  • Professor Emeritus of Radiology and Special Lecturer

John H.M. Austin, M.D., is Professor Emeritus of Radiology and former Director of Thoracic Imaging. Dr. Austin is an internationally known chest radiologist and past president of the Fleischner Society, an international society dedicated to the study of chest diseases. Dr. Austin's research interests focus on the natural history and detection of lung cancer, and also on imaging analysis of pulmonary emphysema.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

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Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:
212-305-9335

Insurance Accepted

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Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
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  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

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  • ConnectiCare
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  • Essential Plan
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  • Medicaid Managed Care
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  • POS
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  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
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  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
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Local 1199

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MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
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  • Medicare Managed Care

TRICARE

  • TRICARE

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
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  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Yale University School of Medicine
  • Internship: University of Michigan Hospitals
  • Residency: University of California-San Francisco Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of California-San Francisco Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Diagnostic Radiology
America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Research

Grants

CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE IN NON-SMOKERS (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2016 - Mar 31 2021

PULMONARY MICROVASCULAR PERFUSION IN THE MULTI-ETHNIC STUDY OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2015 - Jun 30 2019

FISH OIL INTAKE, BIOMARKERS AND CHANGE IN LUNG FUNCTION (Federal Gov)

Apr 1 2004 - Mar 31 2011

Selected Publications

  • Austin JHM. Intrapulmonary airway narrowing after pulmonary thromboembolism in dogs: partial control by the parasympathetic nervous system. Invest Radiol 1973; 8:315-321.  
  • Austin JHM, Ausubel P. Enhanced respiratory muscular function in normal adults after lessons in proprioceptive musculoskeletal education without exercises. Chest 1992; 102:486-490.
  • Austin JHM, Romney BM, Goldsmith LS. Missed bronchogenic carcinoma: radiographic findings in 27 patients with a potentially resectable lesion evident in retrospect. Radiology 1992; 182:115-122.
  • Becker MD, Berkmen YM, Austin JHM, Mun IK, Romney BM, Rozenshtein A, Jellen PA, Yip CK, Thomashow B, Ginsburg M. Lung volumes before and after unilateral or bilateral lung reduction surgery: quantitative CT analysis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1998; 157:1593-1599.
  • National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group (member). Patients at high risk of death after lung-volume-reduction surgery. N Engl J Med 2001; 345:1075-1083.
  • Brooks DR, Austin JHM, Heelan RT, Ginsberg MS, Shin V, Olson SH, Muscat JE, Stellman SD. Influence of type of cigarette on peripheral versus central lung cancer. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers Prevention 2005; 14:576-581.
  • Mujoomdar A, Austin JHM, Malhotra R, Powell CA, Pearson GDN, Shiau MC, Raftopoulos H. Clinical predictors of metastatic disease to the brain from non-small-cell lung carcinoma: primary tumor size, cell type, and lymph node metastases. Radiology 2007;242:882-888.
  • Barr RG, Mesia-Vela S, Austin JHM, Basner RC, Keller BM, Reeves AP, Shimbo D, Stevenson L. Impaired flow-mediated dilatation is associated with low pulmonary function and emphysema in ex-smokers: the Emphysema and Cancer Action Project (EMCAP) Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2007; 176:1200-1207.
  • Travis WD, Brambilla E, Noguchi M, Nicholson AG, Geisinger KR, Yatabe Y, Beer DG, Powell CA, Riely GJ, Van Schil PE, Garg K, Austin JHM, Asamura H, Rusch VW, Hirsch FR, Scagliotti G, Mitsudomi T, Huber RM, Ishikawa Y, Jett J, Sanchez-Cespedes M, Sculier JP, Takahashi T, Tsuboi M, Vansteenkiste J, Wistuba I, Yang PC, Aberle D, Brambilla C, Flieder D, Franklin W, Gazdar A, Gould M, Hasleton P, Henderson D, Johnson B, Johnson D, Kerr K, Kuriyama K, Lee JS, Miller VA, Petersen I, Roggli V, Rosell R, Saijo N, Thunnissen E, Tsao M, Yankelewitz D. International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society international multidisciplinary classification of lung adenocarcinoma. J Thorac Oncol, 2011;6:244-285.
  • Washko GR, Hunninghake GM, Fernandez IE, Nishino M, Okajima Y, Yamashiro T, Ross JC, Estépar RSJ, Lynch DA, Brehm JM, Andriole KP, Diaz AA, Khorasani R, D’Aco K, Sciurba FC, Silverman EK, Hatabu H, Rosas IO, for the COPDGene Investigators [member]. Lung volumes and emphysema in smokers with interstitial lung abnormalities. N Engl J Med 2011;364:897-906.
  • Donohue KM, Hoffman EA, Baumhauer H, Guo J, Budoff M, Austin JHM, Kalhan R, Kawut S, Tracy R, Barr RG. Cigarette smoking and airway wall thickness on CT scan in a multi-ethnic cohort: the MESA Lung Study. Respir Med 2012; 106:1655-1664.
  • Austin JHM, Yip R, D’Souza BM, Yankelevitz DF, Henschke CI; International Early Lung Cancer Program Investigators. Small-cell carcinoma of the lung detected by CT screening: stage distribution and curability. Lung Cancer 2012;76:339-343
  • Altorki, NK, Yip R, Hanaoka T, Bauer T, Aye R, Kohman L, Sheppard B, Thurer R, Andaz S, Smith M, Mayfield W, Grannis F, Korst R, Pass H, Straznicka M, Flores R, Henschke CI; for the I-ELCAP Investigators [member]. Sublobar resection is equivalent to lobectomy for clinical stage IA lung cancer in solid nodules. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014;147:754-764.
  • Hueper K, Vogel-Claussen J, Parikh MA, Austin JHM, Bluemke DA, Carr J, Choi J, Goldstein TA, Gomes AS, Hoffman EA, Kawut SM, Lima J, Michos ED, Post WS, Po MJ, Prince MA, Liu K, Rabinowitz D, Skrok J, Smith BM, Watson K, Yin Y, Zambeli-Ljepovic AM, Barr RG. Pulmonary microvascular blood flow in mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema. The MESA COPD Study. Am J Respir Crit Care 2015; 192:570-580. PMID: 26067761.
  • Travis WD, Brambilla E, Burke A, Marx A, Nicholson AG. WHO Classification of Tumours of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart, 4th Edition. Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer, 2015. Lead author of subchapters on imaging of lung tumors.
  • Ellis K, Austin JHM, Jaretzki A III. Radiologic detection of thymoma in patients with myasthenia gravis. Am J Roentgenol 1988; 151:873-881.
  • Austin JHM, Romney BM, Goldsmith LS. Missed bronchogenic carcinoma: radiographic findings in 27 patients with a potentially resectable lesion evident in retrospect. Radiology 1992; 182:115-122..
  • Shah PK, Austin JHM, White CS, Patel P, Haramati LB, Pearson GDN, Shiau MC, Berkmen YM. Missed non-small cell lung cancer: radiographic findings of potentially resectable lesions evident only in retrospect. Radiology 2003; 226:235-241.
  • National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group (member). A randomized trial comparing lung volume-reduction surgery with medical therapy for severe emphysema. N Engl J Med 2003;348:2059-2073.
  • Brooks DR, Austin JHM, Heelan RT, Ginsberg MS, Shin V, Olson SH, Muscat JE, Stellman SD. Influence of type of cigarette on peripheral versus central lung cancer. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers Prevention 2005; 14:576-581.
  • Liu F, Coursey CA, Grahame-Clarke C, Sciacca RR, Rozenshtein A, Homma S, Austin JHM. Aortic valve calcification as an incidental finding at CT of the elderly: severity and location as predictors of aortic stenosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2006; 186:342-349.
  • The International Early Lung Cancer Action Program Investigators (member). Survival of patients with stage I lung cancer detected on CT screening. New Engl J Med 2006; 355:1763-1771.
  • Mujoomdar A, Austin JHM, Malhotra R, Powell CA , Pearson GDN, Shiau MC, Raftopoulos H. Clinical predictors of metastatic disease to the brain from non-small-cell lung carcinoma: primary tumor size, cell type, and lymph node metastases. Radiology, 2007: 242:882-888.