Christopher J. Manley, MD

Christopher Manley, MD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Director, Interventional Pulmonology

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma TRDG Member

Treatment Focus

Interventional Pulmonology and Critical Care

  • Interventional Pulmonology: Minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat lung cancer, benign and malignant causes of airway obstruction, and pleural disease.
  • Critical Care: Taking care of patients who require the intensive care unit (ICU)

Treatment Philosophy

As an interventional pulmonologist I work as part of a large multi-disciplinary team to diagnose and treat cancers involving the lung.  Both primary lung cancers and other cancers that involve the lung can make people feel short of breath and limit activity which leads to a worse quality of life.  However, while patients are undergoing treatment of lung cancers, we can employ many minimally invasive techniques to treat shortness of breath and improve lung function.  This helps people keep feeling well and stay active. 

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Fellow, Interventional Pulmonology, Harvard Combined, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2015-2016
  • Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2012-2015
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, 2009-2012
  • MD, Honors in Research and Bioethics, Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, 2009
  • BA, History and Pre-Medicine, College of the Holy Cross, Worchester, MA, 2004


  • Board Certification in Interventional Pulmonology
  • Board Certification in Pulmonary Medicine
  • Board Certification in Critical Care  
  • Board Certification in Internal Medicine


  • American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
  • ​American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
Research Profile

Research Interests

  • Central airway tumors
  • Treatment of pleural effusions

Selected Publications

Ismail K, Roberts K, Manning P, Manley C, Hill N. Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Pulmonary Hypertension: Time for a Re-examination? Chest. Mar 1;147(3):847-61, 2015.

Manley C, Garpestad E, Hill N. A New Purpose For Proportional Assist Ventilation? Critical Care Medicine. Sep;41(9): 2230-1, 2013.

Goyal A,Yazicioglu-Mocin O, Manley C, Schnell T, Collins E, Jubran A, Tobin M, Laghi F. Does Contractile Fatigue Modulate Quadriceps Endurance In Patients With COPD. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med.;183: A2531, 2011.

Mampilly J, Yazicioglu-Mocin O, Manley C, Collins E, Laghi F, Tobin M, Jubran A. Assessment Of Muscle Wasting In ICU Patients Using Ultrasonography Of The Rectus Femoris. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med; 183: A4248, 2011.

Brewster LP, Palmatier J, Manley C,  Hall D, Brems J. Limitations on Surrogate Decision-Making for Emergent Liver Transplantation. Journal of Surgical Research, May 18 2011.

Snopko  R, Ramos-Franco J, Di Maio A, Karko K, Manley C, Piedras-Renteria E, Mejia-Alvarez R. Ca2+ Sparks and Cellular Distribution of Ryanodine Receptors in Developing Cardio-Myocytes from Rat. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology. 44, 6, Pgs 1032-1044 June 2008.



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  • 5.0
    February 19, 2019
    Always a positive experience for me. Like Dr. Manly very much.
  • 5.0
    January 06, 2019
    Dr. Manley was amazing. He even showed me on the computer what was happening. So different than the other doctor/hospital I had been to before.
  • 5.0
    January 03, 2019
    Dr. Manley is an excellent doctor who took as much time as needed to answer questions and go over test results.
  • 5.0
    November 14, 2018
    Saw Dr. Manley for consultation. He was excellent!
  • 5.0
    October 31, 2018
    Dr. Manley was awesome and we were given great news.
  • 5.0
    October 22, 2018
    Dr. Manley's team is very professional and competent.
  • 5.0
    August 13, 2018
    As good as can possibly be, I was very pleased.
  • 5.0
    June 16, 2018
    excellent, care provided by doctor.

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