Nicholas Pastis

Nicholas Pastis, MD

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Physician

Professor of Internal Medicine

Accepting new patients

Insurances We Accept

About Me

I am a pulmonary and critical care physician with a focus on interventional pulmonology. I began this focus during my fellowship training in 2003 and have continued to teach and perform a high volume of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures since that time. I also have been fortunate to participate in early device development in the bronchoscopy space. I believe in a patient centered, compassionate, and multidisciplinary approach to patient care. I will always have a conversation with a patient to learn which options fit their goals, and then we will mutually decide upon the best course of action. I receive tremendous gratification in relieving dyspnea with therapeutic procedures, but I equally enjoy meeting and developing a relationship with patients.

I was recruited by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for a Directorship position to work alongside a team of world class interventional pulmonologists and to join the thoracic oncology team at the James Cancer Center. I feel fortunate to work with such skilled and collegial colleagues at one of the largest comprehensive cancer centers in the country. The support of the James Cancer Center and The Ohio State University allows me to provide comprehensive and state of the art care to our patients.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Pleural Diseases
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Bronchial Tumors
  • Multiple Pulmonary Nodules
  • Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary Emphysema
  • Lung Cancers
  • Critical Care
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Lung
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
  • Respiration Disorders
  • Lung Cancers
  • Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
8/24/1995 - 6/11/1999


Shands Hospital University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
7/1/1999 - 6/30/2002


Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
7/1/2002 - 6/30/2005

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine/Pulmonary Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine/Critical Care Medicine

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/29/2023, Dr. Pastis has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Cook Medical, Inc.
  • Olympus Corporation