Catherine and Henry J. Gaisman Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

With the opening of a permanent home on our campus for the Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute, we have created a model for delivering patient-centered, multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art care for patients with simple and complex respiratory diseases.

This specialty report highlights:

  • Our long tradition of sarcoidosis research and treatment and two complex cases solved through urgent teamwork 
  • Our lung cancer research program, which has identified key molecular pathways activated in the progression of adenocarcinoma from indolent tumor to metastatic tumor—an increasingly important focal area 
  • Innovative efforts in off-label device use, including the placement of lung valves to treat surgical leaks and a fully portable positive pressure ventilator that helped treat a difficult case of tracheomalacia 
  • A clinical trial of an interleukin 4 receptor alpha blocker that may provide a more effective way to block cytokines in asthma patients with underlying type 2 inflammation 
  • The new Mount Sinai Center for Integrative Sleep Medicine, which will unify clinical and research information from outpatient and inpatient sleep studies across the Mount Sinai Health System