The Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute marked the official opening of its second location on Monday, April 16, 2018, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new practice, on the second floor of Mount Sinai Union Square, the Mount Sinai Health System’s comprehensive ambulatory care center at 10 Union Square East, has been completely renovated and updated with exam rooms and treatment suites designed specifically for diagnosing and treating respiratory diseases, as well as spacious waiting areas and comfortable consultation offices. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, based in Manhattan, launched the Respiratory Institute in 2015 in partnership with National Jewish Health, the nation’s leading respiratory hospital, which is based in Denver. The partnership creates a strong, integrated program for the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory illnesses, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and interstitial lung disease (ILD). “One in four Americans suffers from a serious, chronic, or life-threatening respiratory disease, making the need for excellent patient care and cutting-edge research crucial. The second location for the Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute, in lower Manhattan, will facilitate the best possible care for patients suffering from asthma, COPD, and other lung diseases,” said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and President for Academic Affairs for the Mount Sinai Health System. “We are pleased to see the progress already made in our collaboration with National Jewish Health. As the Respiratory Institute moves into its second home, we look forward to treating more patients and seeing further advances in respiratory care in both New York City and throughout the country, from disease management to education and research,” said Charles Powell, MD, Janice and Coleman Rabin Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, System Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute. National Jewish Health is the only institution in the nation dedicated to research and treatment of respiratory diseases for both adults and children and is ranked #1 in pulmonology on the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Hospitals. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is ranked among the top medical schools in the United States and is the medical education and research hub for the Mount Sinai Health System, one of the largest not-for-profit, multi-site healthcare systems in the country. Mount Sinai’s Catherine and Henry J. Gaisman Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine houses world-class programs in sarcoidosis, lung cancer, critical care medicine, genomics, and immunological sciences. “Our partnership with Mount Sinai has helped both institutions elevate the care and research provided for patients suffering from respiratory and related diseases,” said Michael Salem, MD, President and CEO of National Jewish Health. “We are excited about the success of the Respiratory Institute exemplified by the opening of this second site. We look forward to continued growth and extending care, research and innovative treatments to even more people in the New York region and beyond.” The Respiratory Institute uses an interdisciplinary approach developed by National Jewish Health in its outpatient programs. Pulmonologists collaborate with specialists in related disciplines, including cardiology, allergy, gastroenterology, rheumatology, otolaryngology (ENT), and thoracic surgery, to provide team-based, patient-centered care. The Respiratory Institute also draws on Mount Sinai’s programs in personalized medicine, genomics, and data-driven clinical protocols to enhance the quality and outcomes of the respiratory disease practice. The Respiratory Institute is led by Dr. Powell and its Clinical Director, Louis DePalo, MD, the Sarah and Eric Lane Professor of Pulmonary Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine. Physicians at the Respiratory Institute first began seeing patients in 2015 and are now accepting outside referrals and new patients. Patients and physicians wishing to make an appointment at the Respiratory Institute can call 212-241-5656 or visit http://nationaljewish.mountsinai.org/.