The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, a top ranked academic medical center in New York City, and National Jewish Health, the nation’s leading respiratory hospital based in Denver, Colorado, have partnered to create the Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute. Combining the strengths of both entities into an integrated Respiratory Institute brings together leading expertise in diagnosing and treating all forms of respiratory illness and lung disease, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease (ILD) and bronchiectasis.
The Respiratory Institute creates new options for patients in New York City and the surrounding region. Through the integration of research advances, clinical skill and patient-focused processes and protocols, the Respiratory Institute offers a model for the state-of-the-art delivery of multidisciplinary, outcomes-driven care, and for the application of personalized medicine for the treatment of respiratory disease.
How Mount Sinai and National Jewish Health Work Together
The Respiratory Institute utilizes the multidisciplinary approach of the National Jewish Health model to create outpatient programs that include pulmonologists and related specialists working side-by-side to provide 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 physicians at the Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute collaborate with physicians at National Jewish Health in Denver. Both entities have jointly developed care pathways for the treatment of patients with respiratory disease and have established regular conferences for physicians from Mount Sinai and National Jewish Health to discuss complex cases. Scheduling and referral centers have been linked to offer seamless, multidisciplinary evaluations for patients to be seen in New York or in Denver.