Ben-Gary Harvey, M.D.
Pulmonary Disease Medicine
“My main objective is to provide the best possible medical care to individuals affected by lung diseases. I believe that an open conversation with patients in combination with a thorough physical examination and ancillary testing represents the fundamental steps in understanding lung diseases and the impact of these diseases in the quality of lives of the affected individuals. "
Dr. Harvey is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He is the Director of the Bronchoscopy and Procedure Services in the Pulmonary Division. Under his direction, the Pulmonary Division offers a variety of advanced pulmonary procedures including bronchoscopy with lavage, biopsies, endobronchial ultrasound guided biopsy of mediastinal masses and enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes; endobronchial hot and cold therapies for airway diseases and trachea- bronchial stent placement. Similarly, the Procedure Service offers management of pleural effusions with thoracentesis, insertion of chest tubes and insertion and management of indwelling pleural catheters for the management of persistent pleural effusions.
Linked to the Pulmonary Procedure Service, Dr. Harvey has a special outpatient office session dedicated to the evaluation and management of individuals with lung nodules and lung masses.
For the past decade, Dr. Harvey has been engaged in the assessment and management of individuals with pulmonary hypertension. In this regard, Dr. Harvey provides outpatient and inpatient care including critical care management to individuals affected by this disease.
Internship: Jamaica Hospital, Queens, NY
Residency: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Kings County Hospital, and Veteran Administration Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Fellowship: Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine-Weill Medical College of Cornell University/New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY