John Antonios Ashkar, MD, FCCP, FAASM, a Pulmonologist in Private Practice

Get to know Pulmonologist Dr. John Antonios Ashkar, who serves patients in Brooklyn, New York.

A trusted pulmonologist, Dr. Ashkar tends to patients at his private practice in Brooklyn, New York. He also serves as the Director of the Respiratory Care Unit at Brooklyn Hospital, and is an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

Back in the early days of his academic career, he received his medical degree from the Damascus University Faculty of Medicine in Syria in 1996. After relocating to the United States, he completed his residency in internal medicine at the Lutheran Medical Center in 2002. Finally, he completed his fellowship in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine at the SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in 2005.

Passionate about his profession, the doctor is board-certified in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, sleep medicine, and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.

Maintaining fellowship status, Dr. Ashkar is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP), and a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (FAASM).

Pulmonology is a medical specialty that deals with diseases involving the respiratory tract. A pulmonologist is an internal medicine physician who specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions and diseases that affect the lungs, bronchial tubes, and the respiratory system, including the nose, pharynx, and throat.

Among his various accolades, Dr. Ashkar has been the recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award (2018, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008), Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009), On-Time Doctor Award (2018, 2009), Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2013, 2012), Compassionate Doctor Award – 5 Year Honoree (2013), and Top 10 Doctor – City (2014).

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