Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonology

Area of Expertise

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cough
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Fiber Bronchoscopy
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Nodules
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Sleep Disorders


Pulmonary Research Fellowship

Harvard School of Public Health
Respiratory Biology Program
Boston, MA
1986 – 1988

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Harvard School of Public Health
Boston Beth Israel Hospital
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
1983 – 1986

Internship and Residency

Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internal Medicine
Baltimore, MD
1980 – 1983

Medical School

Weill Cornell University Medical College
Doctor of Medicine
New York, NY
1976 – 1980

Undergraduate School

Harvard College
Bachelor of Arts
Magna Cum Laude
Cambridge, MA

Hospitals Affiliated With

Holy Cross Hospital Germantown
Shady Grove Adventist
Suburban Hospital

Professional Associations

American College of Chest Physicians
2013 – Present

American Thoracic Society

Critical Care Society
1987 – 2005

D.C. Thoracic Society
Past President

Suburban Hospital Provider Quality Committee


“Management of idiopathic pulmonary haemosiderosis in pregnancy: report of two cases.” Respirology (2003): Helman, D. L., Sullivan, A., Kariya, S. T., Deering, S. H., Hueppchen, N. A., Shorr, A. F.

Journal Articles

“Case report: Management of idiopathic pulmonary haemosiderosis in pregnancy: report of two cases” Respirology (2003): Helman D.L., Sullivan A., Kariya S.T., Deering S.H., Hueppchen N.A., Shorr A.F.

“In vitro dissolution of uniform cobalt oxide particles by human and canine alveolar macrophages” American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology (1990): Kreyling W.G., Godleski J.J., Kariya S.T., Rose R.M., Brain J.D.

“Pulmonary hemorrhage associated with bullous pemphigoid of the lung” The American Journal of Medicine (1989): Kariya S.T., Stern R.S., Schwartzstein R.M., Frank H., Brown R.S.

Books/Book Chapters

Textbook of Critical Care. Chapter: Asthma and status asthmaticus. Page 549 – 558
Kariya ST and Drazen JM
Editors: WC Shoemaker, S Ayers, A Grenvik, PR Holbrook, WL Thompson.W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA

Aerosols: Formation and Reactivity, 2nd International Aerosol Conference, Berlin Chapter: The dissolution of monodisperse, porous cobaltosic oxide particles in the dog’s lung and in its alveolar macrophages.
Kreyling WG, Ferron GA, Godleski JJ, Haider B, Kariya ST
Pergamon Journals Ltd., Great Britain

Academic Appointment

George Washington University School of Medicine
Clinical Professor of Medicine


Steven T. Kariya, MD is passionate about Pulmonology and working closely with his patients across the Kensington area to help them achieve their optimal health. Dr. Kariya received his training at Harvard College, Cornell University, Johns Hopkins (Internal Medicine), and Harvard (Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care). He has been in private practice with Pulmonologists, P.C. since 1988. he lives in Montgomery County with his wife, and daughter (Christine), both of whom are physicians. Dr. Kariya helps lead an annual medical mission to Haiti with G.W. medical students, residents, nurses, and also volunteers. He is on the board for Mercy Health Clinic.