Pediatric Chronic Lung Care Program

At Mount Sinai, we believe that every baby deserves a chance to become a kid. Unfortunately for some infants, there are challenges along the way. We're here to help, and for us, it's personal.

Team Approach

Housed within the Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, the multidisciplinary chronic lung care (CLC) team at Mount Sinai is led by neonatologist Courtney Juliano, MD, and pediatric pulmonologist Douglas Bush, MD, and Johnna Manso, NP. Along with support from other specialists, the CLC team provides high level inpatient and outpatient respiratory care to children with chronic respiratory challenges. Through a holistic and family centered approach, we partner with parents and pediatricians to help foster growth and development despite respiratory challenges. Our goal is to get your child home safely, and to keep them there.

The Chronic Lung Care Program treats infants with chronic lung disease including:

  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) or chronic lung disease of prematurity
  • Chronic respiratory failure
  • Tracheostomy or ventilator dependence
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

For many of our patients, care doesn't stop in the neonatal ICU. Patients followed by the CLC team are followed in our outpatient clinics through both virtual and face-to-face visits. Our personalized approach emphasizes enhanced communication and works closely with parents and pediatricians as we strive to help your baby overcome their challenges and develop into the kid they were born to be.

Meet the Team

Neonatologist Courtney Juliano, MD, and pediatric pulmonologist Douglas Bush, MD, are co-directors of the Chronic Lung Care Program and lead the family and clinical teams in weekly rounds, emphasizing long-term goals and providing continuity of care for patients and parents.

To contact us or to refer patients:

Inpatient Referrals – 212-241-5517
Outpatient Referrals – 212-241-7788