Pulmonary, critical care & sleep medicine


About

The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine 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 of them, 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, North Shore-LIJ Health System's pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine services include 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.

Clinical expertise

Physicians provide an array of services at the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center, Beth Thalheim Asthma Center (ALA Network), Rehabilitation Center, Advanced Lung Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension Center, Sleep Disorders Center, and the outpatient pulmonary practice. Our faculty are leaders in applications for critical care ultrasonography and in demonstrating that people other than radiologists and cardiologists can be proficient. The division has spearheaded the development of national ultrasonography courses and organized training for most of New York City’s first-year pulmonary and critical care fellows – helping raise the level of proficiency in ICUs across the city. At North Shore-LIJ, critical care ultrasonography includes transesophageal echocardiography and training for house staff as well as fellows.

Specialized services

  • Advanced Lung Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Interstitial Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension
  • COPD and Asthma: Beth Thalheim Asthma Center
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary Physiology and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Adult Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis Center
Research

Ongoing sleep disorders research and clinical trials focus on:

  • Insomnia
  • Sleep fragmentation — arousals or awakenings during sleep
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Circadian rhythm sleep disorders — sleep disruptions in a person's natural sleep-wake cycle
  • Cardiovascular effects of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is a common disorder in which people have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while they sleep.
  • Effects of the CPAP machine on quality of life. CPAP stands for "Continuous Positive Airway Pressure." The machine helps a person who has obstructive sleep apnea breathe more easily during the night.

The researchers at the world-renowned Feinstein Institute for Medical Research are continually making advances in medicine.

Leadership

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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