Aakash Modi, MD Interventional Pulmonologist

Aakash Modi, MD is a Interventional Pulmonologist for Baptist Health in Jacksonville, FL

Areas of Expertise Include:

  • NEW: Online doctor visits
  • Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Electromagnetic navigation and rigid bronchoscopy
  • Central airway obstruction and airway stenting
  • Benign and cancerous tracheal diseases
  • Endobronchial valves
  • General pulmonology
  • Critical care medicine

About the Doctor

Aakash Modi, MD, is a board certified pulmonologist and intensivist who specializes in interventional pulmonology, an expanding subspecialty that uses advanced, minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat cancers as well as diseases of the lungs, airways, and pleura. Dr. Modi will lead and develop our Interventional Pulmonology program. He performs advanced bronchoscopy and pleuroscopy to treat both benign and malignant diseases. Dr. Modi strives to diagnose lung cancer at its earliest stage, and his research interest is to help improve the yield in advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy. His areas of expertise include:

From the Doctor

I have lived in the North East for most of my medical career and am excited to explore the warm weather of Florida. My wife and son have joined me in my journey, and they look forward to Jacksonville’s vibrant culture. Work life balance is extremely important for me, and I try to practice it daily. My hobbies include spending time with my family, playing cricket & tennis, and am a gastronome by nature - I love trying and cooking different foods!

I received great advice early in my medical career: a disease process not only affects a person physically, but also psychologically, spiritually and socially. My philosophy of care is to be holistic, empathetic, and thorough with every patient. I will work with you throughout your medical journey and be your confidante alongside the rest of your physician team. I am fortunate to have acquired a unique skill set and my goal is to help alleviate chronic, unrelenting symptoms to help patients breathe easier and better.

Participating in raising awareness of lung cancer and its causes is very important to me since the most common cause of cancer deaths in both men and women in the United States is lung cancer. I hope to educate the community about the importance of lung cancer screenings and encouraging those who need it to get it.


Interventional Pulmonologist
Critical Care Specialist


American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)

Education & Training

Doctor of Medicine - Medical School 2008 - 2012
St. George's University School of Medicine - Grenada, West Indies
Doctor of Medicine - Residency 2012 - 2015
Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Doctor of Medicine - Fellowship 2015 - 2018
Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Doctor of Medicine - Fellowship 2018 - 2019
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Hospital Affiliation

  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
  • Baptist Medical Center South

Ages Treated

  • Adult
  • Senior

Legal Practice Name

Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center