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Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

George P. Maguire, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Physiology
New York Medical College

Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care/Sleep Medicine
Westchester Medical Center

The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center comprises five 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.

A newly renovated 11-bed medical intensive care unit is managed by a full-time pulmonary-critical care intensivist, who directs the care of patients with complex conditions. A 20-bed respiratory step-down unit manages ventilator weaning, non-invasive ventilation and patients with multiorgan disease, including respiratory failure. Non-surgical critical care services are provided patients admitted to the Neuroscience ICU; a neurosurgical critical care certified specialist from Pulmonary leads the team for neurosurgical care.

A sleep laboratory accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine provides 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 St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport, Conn., and Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York City. Faculty and fellows actively participate in clinical research by collaborating with other divisions in Medicine, and clinical and basic science departments at the College. Members of the division are actively involved in teaching medical students during all four years of medical school, as well as medical residents at Westchester Medical Center.


George Maguire, M.D., Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Dipak Chandy, M.D.
Lawrence J. DeLorenzo, M.D.
Stuart Lehrman, M.D.
Lisa Paul, M.D.