Dr. Melvin Polkow practices Pulmonology in Hackensack, NJ. A pulmonologist is a physician who possesses specialized knowledge and skill in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary conditions and diseases. Dr. Polkow manages patients who need life support and mechanical ventilation, and is specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, particularly pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, and complicated chest infections.
Education and Training
Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll of Med, Brooklyn Ny 1977
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM- Critical Care Medicine
- Univ Hosp-Suny Stony Brook, Pulmonary Diseases; Lenox Hill Hosp, Internal Medicine
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