Talwar, MD

North Shore University Hospital

Associate Investigator, Center for Heart and Lung Research,
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory and Rehabilitation,
North Shore University Hospital

Professor of Medicine,
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine


(516) 465-5400


About the researcher:

Member of Feinstein Institute for Medical Research


Lung disease, Pulmonary arterial hypertension

Dr. Talwar acquired his medical training at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India. He had further post-graduate training in the United Kingdom and completed a research fellowship at Northwell Health before his graduate medical education.

Dr. Talwar completed residency training at Jamaica and Winthrop University Hospitals. He went on to complete his fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine in 1998 at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Talwar joined as an Attending Physician at North University soon thereafter. At North shore University Hospital, Dr. Talwar began his research interests in the field of pulmonary hypertension and interstitial lung disease.

Dr. Talwar is the author or co-author of over 90 peer-reviewed publications and 10 book chapters. He has presented his important research at numerous nation and international conferences.

Research focus:

Dr. Talwar’s career has included basic and clinical science research, front-line academic practice, and directorship of an advanced lung disease program. This variety of experience prepared him to appreciate and respect many facets of medical, organizational, and public policy issues in health care.

Dr. Talwar is a clinician who likes to take care of  patients using his clinical knowledge and research. His specialty is advanced lung disease, patients with interstitial lung disease and pulmonary arterial hypertension who needs specialized care. This specialized, targeted care is provided in the advanced lung disease program that he has been directing for the last 13 years.

Dr. Talwar views himself as a clinical scientist. His work is on translational research in pulmonary medicine with a focus on pulmonary hypertension and advanced lung disease. He is an Associate Investigator with a clinical track for the Center for Heart & Lung Research at the The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Dr. Talwar has been the recipient of ECRIP award thrice. At present, he is also co-investigator on a National Institutes of Health study entitled MIF-Thyroxine Interactions in the Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.

Dr. Talwar’s research also focuses on the various comorbidities that affect patients with pulmonary hypertension and interstitial lung disease. He and his team take a close look at patients’ mental health as well as their health related quality of life.

His role in the division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine is also that of an educator. Dr. Talwar has been involved with teaching residents and fellows since he began his career at Northwell Health. He has also taken an active role in the teaching of the summer research students and numerous volunteers.


All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India

Degree: MBBS
Field of study: Medicine

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center/Winthrop University Hospital

Degree: Residency
Field of study: Internal Medicine

Winthrop University Hospital

Degree: Fellow
Field of study: Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Honors and awards


Attending Physician of the Year Award – North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills


View publications on PubMed

  1. Hsu L, Green D, Chusid J, Talwar A, Shah R. “Imaging of Atelectasis, Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology” 15 December 2013 – Volume 36 – Issue 25 – p 1–7.  doi: 10.1097/01.CDR.0000438281.94975.2d
  2. Sahni S, Verma S , Grullon J, Esquire A, Patel P, Talwar A. “Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum: Time for Consensus.” North American Journal of Medical Sciences 2013;5:460-464
  3. Singh AK, Patel N, Purvesh P, Leung K, Talwar A.  “Manifestations of  Pulmonary Disease in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease.” Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2013;55:85-95
  4. Verma S , Sahni S, Zeb S, Esposito MJ, Talwar A. “Basal Cell Carcinoma – A Rare Case of Endobronchial and Lung Metastasis.” Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Jan 2014:27(1);27-29
  5. Purvesh P, Singh R, Breuer F, Talwar A.  “Endobronchial lesion in a patient with Renal cell carcinoma.” Postgraduate study section. Respiratory Care. 2013 ; 58{8}:e95-e98
  6. Zhang Y, Talwar A, Tsang D, Bruchfeld A, Sadoughi A,  Hu M, Omonuwa K, Cheng KF, Al-Abed Y,  Miller EJ.  “Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor mediates Hypoxia-Induced Pulmonary Hypertension.” Molecular Medicine. 2012;18:215-223.
  7. Kumar T, Epstein M, Markovskaya Y, Narasimhan M, Rosen M, Talwar A. “Bronchoscopy and Endobronchial disease in Patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection.” Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2011;53:99-105
  8. Wang J, Sadoughi A, Dedopoulos S, Talwar A.  “A 77 year old women with Dyspnea and Raynaud’s Phenomenon.” Chest 2011;139 :958-961
  9. Prisco DL, Sica AL, Talwar A, Narasimhan M, Omonuwa K, Hakimisefat B, Dedopoulos S, Shakir N, Greenberg H. “Correlation of pulmonary hypertension severity with metrics of comorbid sleep-disordered breathing.” Sleep Breath. 2011; 15[4] 633-9. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 20927598
  10. Talwar A, Sarkar P, Patel N, Shah R,, Barry B, Polestro C. “Correlation of a Scintigraphic Pulmonary Perfusion Index with hemodynamic parameters in patients with Pulmonary artery hypertension.”  Journal of Thoracic Imaging  2010 Nov;25(4):320-5.
  11. Sarkar P, Patel N, Shah R, Chusid J, Talwar A. “Role of Computed Tomography Bronchography in the management of Bronchopleural Fistulas.” Journal of Thoracic Imaging. 2010 [February ] ; Volume 25 – Issue 1 – pp W10-W13
  12. Reichert V, Folan P,  Bartscherer D, Jacobsen D, Fardellone C, Egglinger A, Kohn N, Takatani M, Metz C, and Talwar A. “A Pilot Study to Examine the Effects of Smoking Cessation on Serum Markers of Inflammation in Women at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease.” Chest. 2009;136: 212-219