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The Institute for Asthma and Other Lung Diseases

Asthma and Lung Diseases

The Institute for Asthma and Other Lung Diseases at New York Methodist brings together a unique group of specialists and medical services to offer coordinated, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of lung conditions including asthma and many others.

Our physicians are experts on the latest and most advanced asthma treatments, some of which are very effective. Anyone observing or experiencing an "asthma attack" should try to stay as calm as possible, administer medication, and/or call 9-1-1 immediately. It is essential that asthma attacks are treated as quickly as possible.

Cough, shortness of breath, abnormal breathing patterns, chest pain, and chest tightness are the most common clinical signs of lung disease. It is important that anyone who experiences these symptoms seeks medical care as soon as possible.

With our Pulmonary Function Laboratory, our Center for Sleep Disorders and other advanced diagnostic equipment, and with our full range of specialists, we can provide the best possible options to diagnose and treat virtually any lung-related condition. Though lung diseases and their symptoms can be stressful, our patients breathe easier knowing they are connected to a vast network of lung care.

Find a physician affiliated with the Institute for Asthma and Other Lung Diseases or call 866.ASK.LUNG (866.275.5864).

Download the Institute's brochure or request that a brochure be mailed to you.

Because early detection of lung cancer increases the chances for a good outcome, we encourage patients to learn whether they are considered to be at risk for the disease. View more information about NYM's Fred L. Mazzilli Free Lung Cancer Screening Program here and learn whether or not you are at special risk and eligible to participate.

To request educational speakers or other community participation from NYM relating to the Institute for Asthma and Lung Diseases, or for more information, please visit the relevant Community Education and Programs pages and then contact the Department of Public Affairs with your request or inquiry.

Asthma and Other Lung Disease Programs


The Institute provides a comprehensive approach to managing asthma in adults and children.

Pulmonary Hypertension

NYM is the only center in Brooklyn with an integrated approach to diagnosing and managing pulmonary hypertension.

Sleep Disorders

The Center for Sleep Disorders is a state-of-the-art facility designed to meet our important goal of providing

Interstitial Lung Disease

The diagnosis of interstitial lung disease is made after physicians check inflamed cells in the lung, ...

Interventional Pulmonology

Interventional pulmonologists perform on an outpatient basis and patients recover quickly.

Lung Cancer

New York City doctors diagnose, evaluate, and treat lung tumors and lung cancer cells with surgery and other ...

Pulmonary Testing

The Pulmonary Function Laboratory at NYM is staffed by board certified registered respiratory therapists ...

Occupational Lung Disease

Lung specialists at NYM diagnose and treat occupational lung cancer caused by the inhalation of carcinogens ...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Specialists prescribe various treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

A NYM team of doctors, nurses and respiratory, physical, and occupational therapists help patients ...

Infectious Lung Disease

Physicians affiliated with NYM identify and treat infectious lung diseases.

Thoracic Robotic Surgery

The best physicians and facility for thoracic surgery are in Brooklyn at New York Methodist Hospital, which was

Other Asthma and Lung Diseases Services

Asthma Services for Children

New York Methodist lung doctors recognize the unique characteristics of childhood asthma. MORE

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