Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at NSUH and LIJ
The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center offers comprehensive and individualized care for adult patients suffering from common and uncommon respiratory disorders and sleep disorders. The North Shore-LIJ Health System provides expert treatment and management for all respiratory and sleep disorders, from asthma and allergies to emphysema and cystic fibrosis. Our comprehensive Sleep Disorders Center provides diagnostic and treatment services for sleep apnea, insomnia, and other conditions.
Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the division includes state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facilities, enhanced with extensive medical resources and research. Our multidisciplinary team is composed of the region's leading sleep disorders specialists, clinicians and researchers.
Why choose us?
All faculty members hold academic appointments at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. The faculty is active in teaching all levels of postgraduate training, including programs for allied health professionals and continuing medical education for physicians. Because of their reputation for quality care and innovation, many physicians on the clinical staff work internationally as consultants for hospitals and physicians.
Harly E. Greenberg, MD
- Chief of Division - Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Med of Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
- Head of Section - Sleep Medicine of Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
- Chief of Division - Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Med of Medicine - Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, North Shore University Hospital
- Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
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The division provides expert treatment and management for conditions from asthma and allergies, to emphysema and cystic fibrosis.
Find a condition
At the North Shore University Hospital Sleep Center, our expertise includes the evaluation and ongoing care of patients with various forms of sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders that affect sleep, including:
- nocturnal hypoventilation resulting from neuromuscular disorders
- Cheyne-Stokes respiration
- central sleep apnea associated with heart failure
- narcolepsy and other disorders causing excessive somnolence
- restless legs syndrome
- sleep disorders that cause abnormal movements and behaviors during sleep
Learn more about the North Shore University Hospital Sleep Center.
Because the lung is in immediate contact with the environment and plays a pivotal role in the circulation, it is susceptible to many diseases. Examples of environmental agents that can cause lung injury include cigarette smoke, infectious agents and pollution. Diseases related to circulation include clots (emboli), inflammation of blood vessels and pulmonary hypertension.
The physicians in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine have diverse clinical interests and between them, have provided care for patients who have both common and rare diseases of the lung. In addition, within the division are special centers of interest including: lung cancer, asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis.
The physicians provide pulmonary consultations in an outpatient setting at 410 Lakeville Road in New Hyde Park, New York and at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital.
The faculty are responsible for caring for patients in the medical intensive care units at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital, Franklin Hospital and Plainview Hospital. They are recognized nationally and internationally for their expertise in the use of point of care ultrasound and echocardiography.
They have travelled to some of the most prominent hospitals throughout the world training students and faculty in these skills. At home, they work with teams of nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents-in-training and fellows to provide care.
Centers of excellence
Beth and Jay Thalheim Clinical Airway Research Center: The Beth and Jay Thalheim Clinical Airway Research Center is one of 18 research centers in a nationally-recognized consortium. Since 2010, the consortium has worked to conduct patient-centered research, provide excellent care and educate patients and physicians. Because of this collaboration, our center provides highly-specialized diagnosis and management for people with all types of airway disease, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder by board-certified, nationally-recognized specialists.
The Jack Gorvoy Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Bronchiectasis Center: The Jack Gorvoy Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis Center is the oldest and largest cystic fibrosis center in the New York metropolitan area to be accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Our adult section is also the only accredited adult cystic fibrosis center in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Our center’s philosophy includes acknowledging that cystic fibrosis is a life-long problem, and best outcomes are achieved when care is continually provided by a team of expert caregivers. The center is a member of the Therapeutic Development Network and participates in clinical trials assessing new therapies. Additionally, our center has received several quality improvement grants and is a leader in care innovation, offering the first inpatient self-administration option to people with CF while in the hospital.
Lung Cancer Center: This center provides an integrated approach to all forms of lung cancer. It is comprised of physicians from several specialties including: pulmonary medicine, thoracic surgery, radiology, medical oncology, radiation oncology and pathology. The sole purpose of this center is to provide the latest and most innovative approaches to the care of patients suffering from lung cancer. Learn more about the lung cancer center.
As a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, the division works closely with the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research to offer patients the latest in exclusive clinical trials. Clinical research in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine has contributed to the understanding of treating a patient as a whole, and not only a condition. Current clinical trials and research endeavors include:
- Asthma Patient Registry- ALA
- Smoking Asthmatics Cohort Study- ALA
- Resistant Airways Obstruction in Children- ALA
- Anxiety and COPD Evaluation- ALA
- A 52-week study of Reslizumab 110mg fixed, subcutaneous dosing in patients with uncontrolled asthma and elevated blood eosinophils
- The Role of Glucocorticoid Receptor B in Steroid Insensitivity among obese atopic asthmatics
The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center offers two fellowship programs in pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. Our fellowship opportunities include: