Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, part of the Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine, offers comprehensive and rigorous medical training in this challenging and rewarding specialty. Led by Peter Spiegler, MD, division chief, our nationally renowned faculty provide educational opportunities in areas such as critical care ultrasound, advanced bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, and robotic bronchoscopy, based on the most recent evidence-based patient care. We also conduct basic, translational, and clinical research to further our understanding of the field and to improve patient outcomes.
Our education and research programs are designed to further the wellbeing of our patients with airway, breathing, and lung conditions and have a strong focus in interstitial lung disease and pulmonary hypertension.
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Education
We offer training opportunities in pulmonary and critical care to medical students, residents, and fellows, as well as sleep medicine training to fellows. Our continuing medical education courses are available to healthcare providers who wish to further their knowledge of the field.
Medical Student Education
As part of NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine’s MD curriculum, our division faculty offer a preclerkship course in the pulmonary system that addresses pulmonary physiology and conditions commonly seen in the clinic and includes laboratory and hands-on ultrasound sessions.
We also train residents who choose to participate in a pulmonary and critical care medicine elective as part of the Internal Medicine Residency. Trainees participate in pulmonary consultation and a medical intensive care unit rotation and have an opportunity to work in our practice, NYU Langone Pulmonary Associates—Mineola, and our sleep laboratory at NYU Langone Sleep Medicine Associates—Garden City. Trainees rotate with our pulmonary and critical care service at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island.
Our nationally recognized, accredited three-year Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship provides trainees with hands-on clinical experience, comprehensive didactic education, and basic and clinical research opportunities.
Our accredited one-year Sleep Medicine Fellowship gives trainees the opportunity to provide patient care in an active ambulatory service and emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of this specialty.
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Research
As part of a top-rated academic medical center, our physician–scientists conduct basic, translational, and clinical research to advance the care of patients with pulmonary conditions and sleep disorders.
Basic and translational studies of cell development and function and tissue injury and recovery are enabling our researchers to better understand lung disease. We are also evaluating treatment for and mechanisms of bronchiectasis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), community-acquired pneumonia, nosocomial pneumonia, healthcare-associated pneumonia, emphysema, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, and inflammatory responses in COVID-19.
Physicians at NYU Langone Sleep Medicine Associates—Garden City conduct clinical research to improve diagnosis and outcomes in patients with conditions such as narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, and obstructive sleep apnea.
Our faculty also collaborate with physicians at NYU Grossman School of Medicine on research projects. Learn more about research at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine.
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Clinical Services
Our physicians use advanced pulmonary diagnostic imaging, including CT and MRI scans, endobronchial ultrasound, and robotic electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy to diagnose airway, breathing, and lung conditions and create advanced treatment plans based on the latest clinical guidelines.
Our clinicians also provide pulmonary diagnostic services, including pulmonary function testing and cardiopulmonary exercise testing, and comprehensive and personalized patient care at NYU Langone Pulmonary Associates—Mineola.
We diagnose and treat sleep disorders, including central and obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, circadian rhythm disorders, nocturnal enuresis, and parasomnias at NYU Langone Sleep Medicine Associates—Garden City. Our doctors provide inpatient sleep medicine consultations at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island.
If you would like more information about our pulmonary services, please contact Jennifer Fermin-Solon, academic coordinator, at email@example.com or 516-663-8952. For information about our sleep medicine services, please contact Mary Searson, academic coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-663-3907.