• Press Release

Mount Sinai - National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute Opens Second Location at Union Square

  • New York, NY
  • (April 17, 2018)

The Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute marked the official opening of its second location on Monday, April 16, 2018, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new practice, on the second floor of Mount Sinai Union Square, the Mount Sinai Health System’s comprehensive ambulatory care center at 10 Union Square East, has been completely renovated and updated with exam rooms and treatment suites designed specifically for diagnosing and treating respiratory diseases, as well as spacious waiting areas and comfortable consultation offices.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, based in Manhattan, launched the Respiratory Institute in 2015 in partnership with National Jewish Health, the nation’s leading respiratory hospital, which is based in Denver. The partnership creates a strong, integrated program for the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory illnesses, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and interstitial lung disease (ILD).

“One in four Americans suffers from a serious, chronic, or life-threatening respiratory disease, making the need for excellent patient care and cutting-edge research crucial. The second location for the Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute, in lower Manhattan, will facilitate the best possible care for patients suffering from asthma, COPD, and other lung diseases,” said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and President for Academic Affairs for the Mount Sinai Health System. 

“We are pleased to see the progress already made in our collaboration with National Jewish Health. As the Respiratory Institute moves into its second home, we look forward to treating more patients and seeing further advances in respiratory care in both New York City and throughout the country, from disease management to education and research,” said Charles Powell, MD, Janice and Coleman Rabin Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, System Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute.

National Jewish Health is the only institution in the nation dedicated to research and treatment of respiratory diseases for both adults and children and is ranked #1 in pulmonology on the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Hospitals. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is ranked among the top medical schools in the United States and is the medical education and research hub for the Mount Sinai Health System, one of the largest not-for-profit, multi-site health care systems in the country. Mount Sinai’s Catherine and Henry J. Gaisman Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine houses world-class programs in sarcoidosis, lung cancer, critical care medicine, genomics, and immunological sciences.

“Our partnership with Mount Sinai has helped both institutions elevate the care and research provided for patients suffering from respiratory and related diseases,” said Michael Salem, MD, President and CEO of National Jewish Health. “We are excited about the success of the Respiratory Institute exemplified by the opening of this second site. We look forward to continued growth and extending care, research and innovative treatments to even more people in the New York region and beyond.” 

The Respiratory Institute uses an interdisciplinary approach developed by National Jewish Health in its outpatient programs. Pulmonologists collaborate with specialists in related disciplines, including cardiology, allergy, gastroenterology, rheumatology, otolaryngology (ENT), and thoracic surgery, to provide team-based, patient-centered care. The Respiratory Institute also draws on Mount Sinai’s programs in personalized medicine, genomics, and data-driven clinical protocols to enhance the quality and outcomes of the respiratory disease practice.

The Respiratory Institute is led by Dr. Powell and its Clinical Director, Louis DePalo, MD, the Sarah and Eric Lane Professor of Pulmonary Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine.

Physicians at the Respiratory Institute first began seeing patients in 2015 and are now accepting outside referrals and new patients. Patients and physicians wishing to make an appointment at the Respiratory Institute can call 212-241-5656 or visit http://nationaljewish.mountsinai.org/.

About National Jewish Health

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 119 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive and coordinated care.  To learn more, visit www.njhealth.org.


About the Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, over 400 outpatient practices, nearly 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it.

Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in several pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: It is consistently ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," aligned with a U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" Hospital, and top 20 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding and top 5 in the nation for numerous basic and clinical research areas. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.

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