Undergraduate University of Jordan (1995)

Clinical Interest

Lung (Pulmonary) Disorders
  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Lung Cancer & Other Thoracic Malignancies
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Pleural Disease
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders
Interventional Pulmonology
  • Advanced Diagnostic & Therapeutic Bronchoscopy with Various Interventional Techniques
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (Linear & Radial EBUS)
  • Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy (ENB)
  • Thin & Ultrathin Bronchoscopy for Diagnostic & Therapeutic Interventions
  • Bronchoscopy with Airway Dilation, De-Bulking & Foreign Body Removal
  • Bronchoscopy with Thermal Ablation Techniques
  • Bronchoscopy with Prostheses (Stent)
  • Bronchoscopy with Cryotherapy
  • Pleural Drainage Techniques including Indwelling Tunneled Pleural Catheters
  • Pleuroscopy & Pleural Biopsies
  • Bronchoscopy with Management of Persistant Air Leaks & Broncho-Pleural Fistulas including Intrabronchial Valves (IBV)
Therapeutic & Diagnostic Procedures for Lung Disease
  • Lung Cancer, Masses & Tumors
  • Mediastinal & Hilar Masses
  • Mediastinal & Hilar Lymphadenopathy
  • Airway Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Nodules
  • Suspected Pulmonary Malignancy by Imaging (Abnormal Thoracic Imaging)
  • Emphysema & Bullous Disease
  • Pleural Effusion & Other Pleural Disease
  • Cancer Related Pulmonary Complications
  • Tracheomalacia & Central Airway Obstruction

Research Interest

  • Airway Disease
  • COPD/Emphysema
  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pleural Disease


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Linear Probe Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscopy with Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in the Evaluation of Mediastinal and Hilar Pathology: Introducing the Procedure to a Teaching Institution.

Abu-Hijleh M, El-Sameed Y, Eldridge K, Vadia E, Chiu H, Dreyfuss Z, Al Rabadi LS Lung 2013 Feb 191 1 109-15

Pulmonary puzzle. An unusual cause of chest pain. Diagnosis: Cor triatriatum sinistrum with secondary unilateral pulmonary venous hypertension and right lung hypoplasia.

Casserly B, Atalay MK, Poppas A, Klinger JR, Abu-Hijleh M Thorax 2011 Apr 66 4 285-6, 313-4

Cryptogenic and secondary organizing pneumonia: clinical presentation, radiographic findings, treatment response, and prognosis.

Drakopanagiotakis F, Paschalaki K, Abu-Hijleh M, Aswad B, Karagianidis N, Kastanakis E, Braman SS, Polychronopoulos V Chest 2011 Apr 139 4 893-900

Pleuropericarditis in a patient with inflammatory bowel disease: a case presentation and review of the literature.

Abu-Hijleh M, Evans S, Aswad B Lung 2010 Dec 188 6 505-10

Emergency use of an endobronchial one-way valve in the management of severe air leak and massive subcutaneous emphysema.

Abu-Hijleh M, Blundin M Lung 2010 Jun 188 3 253-7

The spectrum of nonasthmatic inflammatory airway diseases in adults.

Braman SS, Abu-Hijleh M Otolaryngol. Clin. North Am. 2010 Feb 43 1 131-46, x-xi


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Honors & Awards

  • Abu-Hijleh, M.D.
    Best Doctors in America (2012)
  • The Patient's Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • The Dean's Teaching Excellence Award
    The Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Pulmonary Medicine (2010)
  • The Patient's Recognition Award
  • The Veterans Administration Recognition Award

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • The American College of Chest Medicine (ACCP) (1996-2013)
  • The American Thoracic Society (ATS) (1996-2013)