Faculty Profile

Ajay Wagh
Section of Pulmonary / Critical Care
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Academic Interests

Dr. Wagh’s research interests focus on the development of minimally invasive techniques that help to diagnose and stage lung cancer as well as treat and palliate symptoms of chronic respiratory illness. Additionally, he has an interest in the biology of airway epithelial injury in benign disease.

Clinical Interests

Advanced Diagnostic and Therapeutic Bronchoscopy. Complex Airway and Pleural Diseases. Critical Care Medicine.


  • Wagh A, Ho E, Murgu S, Hogarth DK. Improving Diagnostic Yield of Navigational Bronchoscopy for Peripheral Pulmonary Lesions: A Review of Advancing Technology. Journal of Thoracic Disease. IN PRESS.
  • Argento CA, Wagh A, Feller-Kopman D. 2020. ‘Chapter 27: Diagnostic Bronchoscopy: Advanced Techniques (EBUS and Navigational).’ Murray and Nadel’s Textbook of Respiratory Medicine. IN PRESS.
  • Smeltzer M, Stevens W, Faris N, Kethireddy J, Meadows M, Ray M, Epperson A, Adams K, Fulford A, Wagh A, Machin J, Tonkin K, Optican R, Wright J, Robbins E, Osarogiagbon R. Lung cancer diagnosed by an incidental lung nodule program or lung cancer screening. Presented at ASCO 2019.
  • Wagh AA, Hudish TM, Friedman MB, Redente EF, Johnson M, Dwyer-Nield LD and Keith RL. Effects of smoke on inflammatory cell populations in pioglitazone exposed mice. Presented at ASPO 2013.
  • Wagh AA, Roan E, Chapman KE, Desai LP, Rendon DA, Eckstein EC, Waters CM.“Localized elasticity measured in epithelial cells migrating at a wound edge using atomic force microscopy” American Journal of Physiology, Lung, Cell, Molecular Physiology. 2008 Jul; 295(1):L54-60. PMID: 18487359


  • BS, 2001, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, Biomedical Enginering
  • MS, 2003, University of Memphis & UT, Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, Biomedical Engineering
  • MD, 2007, University of Tennessee, Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, Medicine
  • Residency, 2010, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2013, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • Fellowship, 2020, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, Interventional Pulmonology