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Gwen S Skloot, MD
Sleep Medicine
    • Position
    • PROFESSOR | Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
    • Specialties
    • Sleep Medicine
    • Pulmonary Medicine
    • Languages
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Hospital Affiliation
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Phone
    • Mount Sinai-National Jewish Respiratory Institute 212-241-5656
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New York, NY 10029
Phone: 212-241-5656
Gwen Skloot, MD, received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed her residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital. She attended Johns Hopkins Medical Institution in Baltimore, Maryland, for her Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship. Since then Dr. Skloot has built a large general pulmonary practice with special expertise in airways disease and asthma. She has facilitated patient referrals from one sub-specialist to another so that care is streamlined and expedited. As Director of the Pulmonary Physiology Laboratory, she has been in charge of expanding the clinical practice, managing the business, and educating pulmonary fellows and residents. Dr. Skloot has instituted a quality assurance program and put in place new qualification standards for pulmonary function technologists so that the laboratory is staffed by individuals with the highest credentials. Dr. Skloot has added to the types of tests that are done in the laboratory, enhancing diagnostic and monitoring capabilities. Dr. Skloot conducts research on airway hyperresponsivness. This parallels her clinical interest in asthma. She has received multiple small grants to pursue this research in an animal model. She has published peer-reviewed articles, invited reviews, and book chapters, and presented work annually at the American Thoracic Society meeting. She is currently studying obesity as a model of airway hyperresponsiveness and has demonstrated that obesity itself, independent of asthma, may be associated with airways dysfunction and may thus be an important sub-population to study. Her current work builds upon this discovery. Dr. Skloot is also fluent in Spanish.

News

Mount Sinai Study Finds One Quarter of WTC Responders Continue to Have Lung Function Impairment

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Dr. Gwen Skloot discusses the link between asthma and obesity in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up.


Certifications

Critical Care Medicine
Pulmonary Disease

Clinical Focus

Education

MD, New York University

Internship, Internal Medicine
Mount Sinai Hospital

Residency, Internal Medicine
Mount Sinai Hospital

Fellowship, Pulm & Critical Care
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Languages

English, Spanish