Weill Cornell Medicine’s Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine physicians in New York City specialize in all aspects of pulmonary disease for adults including, but not limited to:
Shortness of breath
Chronic Lung Disease
Abnormal Chest X-rays
Post Discharge Care of Respiratory Failure
Patients receive high-quality patient care provided by leaders in pulmonary medicine and research as well as education at our state-of-the-art patient practices across New York City. We provide 24-hour, in-hospital coverage of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, the #1 hospital in NYC 17 years running. An extensive program in pulmonary rehabilitation is also available.
Our pediatric pulmonology team also provides care and management for children with various respiratory and lung disorders. We utilize state-of-art diagnostic techniques and treatment modalities to test and treat children with pulmonary, allergic and immunologic disorders ranging from asthma to cystic fibrosis.
NewYork-Presbyterian is the only hospital in the nation with statistically better mortality rates in all six of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 30-day mortality measures: heart failure, pneumonia, COPD, heart attack, stroke, and coronary artery bypass graft.
Weill Cornell Medicine offer a wide range of services in the area of Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonology.
Asthma & Allergy Clinic and Immunology Consultation Service
The Asthma & Allergy Clinic and Immunology Consultation Service diagnoses and treats disorders of the immune system that are expressed as hypersensitivity. Specialized services provided include hypersensitivity diagnostic skin testing, allergen immunotherapy, pulmonary function testing, immunologic diagnostic services, rhinolaryngoscopy, counseling regarding allergic disorders, and the diagnosis and treatment of allergies due to drugs, environmental allergens, food, and insects.
Our immunologists are involved in extensive clinical research trials to test new immunotherapies for chronic viral infections, in particular infections due to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis C Virus, and Cytomegalovirus. Studies sponsored by the National Institute of Health are conducted in the Weill Cornell Medicine General Clinical Research Center.
Our Pediatric Pulmonology practice provides diagnosis and comprehensive care for the full range of lung and respiratory disorders including asthma, chronic lung disease, cystic fibrosis, chronic cough, respiratory insufficiency, and sleep disorders. We use leading edge technologies including flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy and pulmonary function testing (PFT), and our Weill Cornell Pediatric Sleep Center is dedicated to infants, children and adolescents.
Our services and programs include:
Pediatric Sleep and Breathing Disorders Center
Pediatric Aerodigestive Center
Pediatric Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)
Preparing For Your Child's Visit
Thank you for choosing Weill Cornell Medicine's Department of Pediatrics! To facilitate the check-in process during your child's visit, we have posted important forms and information for you to read, complete and return to the physician's office prior to your arrival. Please download the forms and questionnaires and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 646-962-0246 at least 72 hours before your appointment.
Weill Cornell Medicine’s Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine team consists of highly skilled physicians with expertise in all aspects of Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. We have experts specialized in COPD, interstitial lung disease and lung infection in addition to our broad general expertise. The physicians actively participate in education, innovative research, and comprehensive clinical care of patients and provide the most advanced treatments available in the NYC area.
Outpatients with any breathing or lung disorders from simple to complex are welcome for evaluation and treatment. The outpatient facility is state-of-the-art and includes on-site complete pulmonary function testing, advanced radiographic imaging, and laboratory analysis including blood gas assessment. Appointments are often available within seven days.
In addition to the outpatient practice, our physicians direct and staff the Medical Intensive Care Unit of New York Presbyterian Hospital, the #1 rated hospital in New York. Our physicians are also the pulmonary consultants for the New York Presbyterian Hospital as well as for the Hospital for Special Surgery, the Nation’s premier premier Hospital for rheumatology and orthopedic care.
"Went for my annual physical. Dr Silvera was, as usual, thorough. He, as always, is personable and caring. Sort of a novelty these days. He also administered my first colonoscopy. Soothed my frail nerves :). One of the great docs. BTW, staff is incredibly professional."