Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute Opens

Respiratory Institute Opens

Patient-centered respiratory care comes to New York City.

In January 2015, the Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute
opened on the Mount Sinai Hospital campus in New York City. The Respiratory Institute, a collaboration between the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and National Jewish Health, creates a strong, integrated program for diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and interstitial lung disease. Research programs combining the best of both institutions including long-standing collaborations in pediatric and adult programs are being enhanced.

The Respiratory Institute uses the multidisciplinary approach practiced by National Jewish Health in its programs. Pulmonologists collaborate with specialists in related disciplines, including cardiology, allergy, gastroenterology, rheumatology, otolaryngology and thoracic surgery, to provide team-based, patient-centered care.

The Respiratory Institute also incorporates Mount Sinai’s programs in personalized medicine, genomics and data-driven clinical protocols to enhance the quality and outcomes of the respiratory disease practice.

Richard Martin, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, led the National Jewish Health effort to create protocols and plans for care at The Respiratory Institute
based on the collaborative, patient-centered approach of National Jewish Health.
Respiratory Institute leadership includes Charles Powell, MD, the Janice and Coleman Rabin Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, serving as the CEO, and Louis DePalo, MD, the Lane Associate Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, serving as the Clinical Director.

The Respiratory Institute recruited five new physicians to complement 10 Mount Sinai physicians who have brought their expertise to the Institute. The Institute has also integrated Mount Sinai allergists, gastroenterologists, rheumatologists and cardiologists into its patient-centered program.