Jay Grant Kirkham, DO| Interventional Pulmonology | MedStar Health

Jay Grant Kirkham, DO
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Interventional Pulmonology

Languages: English

About me

Jay Kirkham, DO, is an interventional pulmonologist and critical care physician who practices at the Angelos Center for Lung Diseases at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He specializes in minimally invasive and robotic techniques to diagnose and treat lung cancer and other complex lung diseases. Dr. Kirkham is playing a critically important role as MedStar Health works to build a truly comprehensive lung diagnostic and treatment program, with focus on streamlining the process of care for patients.

Dr. Kirkham collaborates closely with thoracic surgeons to offer Combined Robotic Assisted Thoracic Surgery (CRATS). Using robotic technology and state-of-the-art scopes in MedStar Health’s hybrid operating room, this procedure allows for the diagnosis, treatment, and removal of lung nodules, with one visit to the operating room.  The team also collaborates to build and deploy new programs to optimize care and outcomes for patients, such as MedStar Health’s Lung Screening Program, which gives members of the community an opportunity be evaluated and pointed to a specialist for care, if needed, and the Incidental Lung Nodule Program, which provides a process for masses in the lung to be detected by default, and addressed, as other health screenings and medical care takes place.

Dr. Kirkham is board certified in both critical care medicine and internal medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine. He earned his medical degree at Midwestern University and completed both residency and fellowship training at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.


Dr. Kirkham’s Philosophy of Care

“Personalized patient care is so important, especially in working with patients diagnosed with cancer and other complex lung diseases. Sometimes I have to look people in the eye and tell them difficult news. But I also assure them that whatever their journey entails, I will go through it with them. The relationships and interactions I have had with my patients have truly shaped my life and have made me the person and the physician I am today.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Lung Mass
  • Pulmonary Sarcoid
  • Thoracentesis
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Chest Ct Scan
  • Abnormal Chest Xray
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Airway Disorders
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Airway Scarring
  • Asbestos Lung
  • Aspiration Pneumonitis
  • Asthma
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • Atelectasis
  • Autoimmune Pleuritis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bronchus Deformity
  • Central Airway Obstruction
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Respiratory Failure
  • Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia
  • Diaphragmatic Disorders
  • Drug Induced Pulmonary Disease
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Foreign Body (AIRWAY)
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hypercarbia
  • Hypoventilation Syndrome
  • Hypoxia
  • Laryngotracheitis
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Infiltrate
  • Lung Mass
  • Occupational Lung Injury
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Pleural Tuberculosis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis
  • Pulmonary Bullae
  • Pulmonary Granuloma
  • Pulmonary Nodule
  • Pulmonary Sarcoid
  • Radiation Pneumonitis
  • Reactive Airway Disease
  • Recurrent Lung Infections
  • Restrictive Lung Disease
  • Rheumatoid Lung
  • Shortness Of Breath (SOB)
  • Silicosis
  • Smoker Cough
  • Stridor
  • Tobacco-Related Diseases
  • Tracheal Mass
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Wheezing
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Procedures I perform

  • Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
  • Ct Of The Chest
  • Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy
  • Endoscopic Lung Volume Reduction
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy
  • Laser Resection Of Airway Tumors
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pulmonary Clearance For Surgery
  • Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT)
  • Pulmonary Stent Placement
  • Pulmonary Therapy
  • Spirometry
  • Thoracentesis
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Practice locations

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9103 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 1800
Baltimore, MD, 21237


Fax 443-777-6933

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Fax 443-777-6933


MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Open HMO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • Aetna HMO
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Tricare Prime
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Open POS II
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)



Board Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Board Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (2017)

Residency Program: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (2014)

Medical School: Midwestern University (2011)