Dipak Chandy, M.D.
Lawrence J. DeLorenzo, M.D.
The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center comprises 7 full-time faculty members. The division provides a full array of pulmonary diagnostic procedures to enable a busy consultation service to evaluate patients with diagnostic and therapeutic pulmonary problems. The pulmonary function laboratory can perform the entire spectrum of lung function testing, including exercise and methacholine challenge.
An 11-bed medical intensive care unit is managed by full-time pulmonary/critical care intensivists, who directs the care of patients with complex conditions. A 20-bed respiratory stepdown unit manages ventilator weaning, noninvasive ventilation and patients with multiorgan disease, including respiratory failure. Critical care services are also provided to patients admitted to the neurosciences ICU. A neurocritical care certified specialist from the division is an integral part of this team.
A sleep laboratory accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine performs sleep studies for adults and children for the assessment of sleep disorders. Faculty provide consultation services and continued care for patients with sleep disordered breathing and other sleep problems.
A Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Program is based at Westchester Medical Center, with other locations at Saint Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York, and Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York City. Faculty and fellows actively participate in clinical research by collaborating with other divisions in the department of Medicine, as well as other clinical and basic science departments at the college. Members of the division are actively involved in teaching medical students during all 4 years of medical school, as well as residents at Westchester Medical Center.