About the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Mount Sinai’s Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine provides state-of-the-art care to patients with all forms of lung disease and critical illness, including:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and chronic bronchitis
- Interstitial lung disease
- Lung cancer
- Sleep disorders
As a center of excellence for research in sarcoidosis, Mount Sinai has one of the largest program of its kind in the nation, providing patients with the latest treatment options for the disease.
Our Center for Sleep Medicine, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of all aspects of sleep pathology including breathing related sleep disorders, periodic limb movements in sleep, insomnia, and narcolepsy. Our physicians are conducting research to shed new light on sleep-related disorders.
Additionally, our pediatric pulmonology program at the Kravis Children's Hospital was ranked among the best by U.S. News and World Report for 2013-2014.
The Mount Sinai-National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute
A partnership between the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and National Jewish Health has created the Mount Sinai-National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute, which will combine the strengths of both entities into a center for expertise in treating simple and complex lung diseases. The multidisciplinary treatments provided by the Institute will be enhanced by robust research activities, ensuring that patients will receive the best possible care for a range of conditions, including sarcoidosis, lung cancer, COPD, interstitial lung disease, and mycobacterial disease.
Comprehensive Management for Asthma and COPD
With our neighboring community of East Harlem suffering from one of the highest asthma rates in the country, our physicians are reaching beyond the walls of the Hospital to educate patients and health care providers about the symptoms and treatments of this disease.
Our Asthma Center offers personalized care for adults with asthma that incorporates the very latest research into the causes and effective management of the condition. We are also part of the nationwide Asthma Clinical Research Center, a national network of 20 centers committed to asthma research.
In addition to asthma, our pulmonologists are advancing care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Sidney Braman , MD, Pulmonary Disease Management Director, developed a chronic care model for COPD aimed at educating patients on proper medication usage, such as the use of inhalers and oxygen, and developing treatment plans for future pulmonary episodes and rehabilitation.
Our state-of-the-art endoscopy suite provides new bronchoscopic treatments for a variety of lung diseases, such as severe asthma, COPD and emphysema.
Critical Care Education
Our patients receive the latest treatments because of the unique learning opportunities offered at the Critical Care Education Center. Our residents are trained using a sophisticated, life-sized, computer-driven mannequin that can be programmed to simulate a variety of scenarios involving acutely ill patients under emergent conditions. Graduates of the Division’s fellowship program have become faculty members and division chiefs, advancing the knowledge of pulmonary and critical care medicine throughout the country.
Tel: 800-MD-SINAI (800-637-4624)
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5 East 98th Street, 8th Floor
New York NY 10029