Pulmonology

Faculty

Meyer Kattan, MD

Academic Title(s):

Director, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology
Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center
Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-5122
Fax: (212) 305-6103
Email: mk2833@cumc.columbia.edu

Education

  • McGill University, BSc, 1969
  • McGill University, M.D.,C.M., 1973

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 1973-75
  • Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON 1975-76
  • Fellow, pediatric pulmonology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON 1976-78

Awards and Honors

  • University Scholar, McGill University, 1970-1972
  • J. Francis Williams Prize in Medicine and Clinical Medicine, McGill University, 1973
  • Solomon Silver Award in Clinical Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1980
  • Edward L. Pratt Lecturer, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, 1987
  • Best Doctors - New York Magazine
  • Best Doctors in the Northeast- Castle Connelly
  • Best Doctors in America - Castle Connelly

Interests/Specialties

  • Asthma
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia
  • Alternative and complementary therapy

Learn more about Dr. Kattan

Dr. Kattan is Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University and Director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Division at the Children's Hospital of New York. Previously he was Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of the Pediatric Pulmonary and Critical Care Division and Director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship program at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He has been Principal Investigator of several NIH-supported projects focused on the control of asthma among inner-city minority children. He was a Principal Investigator of an NIH-sponsored project on the clinical use of a Chinese herbal remedy for asthma and the NHLBI sponsored multi-center study of Pediatric Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Complications of HIV Infection. He has served on Data and Safety Monitoring Boards for NIH-sponsored asthma trials.

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Emilio Arteaga-Solis, MD, PhD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-5122
Fax: (212)305-6103
Email: ea2279@cumc.columbia.edu

Education

  • The City College of New York, CUNY, B.S. 1994
  • Mt. Sinai School of Medicine of NYU, MD and PhD (Biomedical Science), 2003

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship and Residency in Pediatrics - Mt. Sinai Hospital, NY, 2003-2006
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine - New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center, 2006-2009

Interests/Specialties

  • Asthma
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Respiratory disorders in childhood

Learn more about Dr. Arteaga-Solis

Dr. Arteaga-Solis has spent most of his research career in elucidating the role of extracellular proteins in development and disease processes. His initial work focused on understanding the function of the extracellular microfibillar proteins fibrillin 1 and 2, which are mutatated in Marfan and Beals syndromes, respectively. He was the first to demonstrate that fibrillin 2 played a regulatory role in limb development and bone growth. This work led to a new paradigm, now well accepted, that the fibrillins regulate signaling molecules during development and tissue maintenance. He has published various reviews and book chapters on Marfan syndrome and related disorders. More recently he was involved in studying the chondrodysplasia and lung defect in a mouse model of multi sulfatase deficiency. He has demonstrated that the state of proteoglycans desulfation affects fibroblast growth factor signaling during endochondral ossification and transforming growth factor b during lung alveolar formation. His research experience and clinical interest has led to the development of a new research project where he will study the linkage between obesity and asthma.

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Andrei Constantinescu, MD, PhD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Associate Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center
Associate Director, Fellowship Program

Contact Information:

Tel: 212-305-5122
Fax: 212-305-6103
Email: ac726@cumc.columbia.edu

Education

  • Princeton University, B.A. 1989
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, MD and PhD (Molecular Biology), 1997

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship and Residency in Pediatrics - New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, 1999 - 2002
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine - New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center

Interests/Specialties

  • Respiratory care in neuromuscular disorders
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Respiratory disorders in childhood

Learn more about Dr. Constantinescu

Dr. Constantinescu has an active clinical practice at the Columbia university site, including care of children with asthma, cystic fibrosis, and technology-dependent conditions (home ventilation by invasive and non-invasive means, mechanically assisted airway clearance, etc.) He participates in the Muscular Dystrophy Clinic at Columbia, for the management of pulmonary complications of neuromuscular disorders. Through the multidisciplinary Motor Neuron Center at Columbia, Dr. Constantinescu is also involved in clinical research in the area of pulmonary function in neuromuscular disease.

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Kristin Kelly-Pieper, MD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information:

Tel: 212-305-5122
Fax: 212-305-6103
Email: kk2544@cumc.columbia.edu

Education

  • Dartmouth College, BA, 1998
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD, 2002

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship and Residency in Pediatrics - Children's Hospital at Montefiore, NY, 2002-2005
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine - Mount Sinai Medical Center, 2006-2007
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine - New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia, 2007-2009
  • Fellowship in Sleep Medicine - New York Medical College -Sleep Disorders Institute, 2009-2010

Interests/Specialties

  • Sleep disorders in children
  • Sleep apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Behavioral sleep medicine
  • Narcolepsy
  • Asthma
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Pediatric respiratory disorders

Learn more about Dr. Kelly-Pieper

Dr. Kelly-Pieper is an active board certified sleep specialist and pulmonologist. Her clinical interests include the diagnosis and management of children with primary sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and restless legs syndrome; as well as a variety of behavioral sleep problems such as patterns and scheduling of infant sleep, nighttime awakenings, and insomnia. A particular interest is the impact of poor sleep quality and/or habits on daytime functioning in both patients and their families. She also continues to actively see patients with pulmonary problems including asthma and chronic cough. Dr. Kelly-Pieper's research experience has been in the area of complementary and alternative medicines in the treatment of asthma.

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Carin Lamm, MD

Academic Title(s):

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Director, Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center

Contact Information:

Tel: 212-305-5122
Fax: 212-305-6103
Email: cil2104@cumc.columbia.edu

Education

  • Barnard College, BA 1971
  • New York University School of Medicine, MD, 1975

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern, Resident and Chief Resident: Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York 1975-79
  • Fellowship, pediatric pulmonology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York 1979-1981

     

Interests/Specialties

  • Sleep disorders
  • Sleep apnea
  • Asthma
  • Cystic fibrosis

Awards and Honors

  • Clinical Fellowship, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, July 80-June 81
  • Best Doctors -- New York Magazine
  • Best Doctors in the Northeast -- Castle Connelly
  • Best Doctors in America - Castle Connelly

Learn more about Dr. Lamm

Dr. Lamm is the Director of the Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. She also directed the Children's Sleep Center at the Mt Sinai Medical Center in NYC from 1992 - 2007. She has served on several committees for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, including the Standards of Practice Committee, which develops guidelines for the practice of sleep medicine. Her research focuses on identifying risk factors for sleep problems and evaluating methods to improve sleep in children. She is a co-investigator in a study evaluating the sleep of minority children. She is also a co-investigator for the Inner City Asthma Consortium, which evaluates various treatment approaches for the control of asthma.

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Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir, MD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information:

Tel: 212-305-5122
Fax: 212-305-6103
Email: sl3230@cumc.columbia.edu

Education

  • LaSalle University, BA, 2003
  • New York Medical College, MD, 2007

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Montefiore Children's Hospital/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2007-2010
  • Fellow, Pediatric Pulmonology, Columbia University Medical Center, 2010-2013

Interests/Specialties

  • Asthma
  • Epigenetics
  • Epidemiology

Learn more about Dr. Lovinsky-Desir

Having completed her pulmonary training at Columbia Dr. Lovinsky-Desir is the most recent addition to the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology. She has a special interest in asthma and health disparities in urban populations. Her current research includes exploring epigenetic mechanisms, particularly DNA methylation, in pediatric and adult allergic asthmatics as well as understanding the effects of environmental pollutants on asthma, activity, and obesity. She also continues to see patients with pulmonary problems including asthma and cough.

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Lynne Quittell, MD

Academic Title(s):

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Special Lecturer

Contact Information:

Tel: 212-305-5122
Fax: 212-305-6103
Email: LMQ1@cumc.columbia.edu

Education

  • Hampshire College, B.A. 1975
  • Sackler School of Medicine, M.D. 1981

Postgraduate Training

  • Pediatrics Intern and Resident, Schneider Children's Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 1981-1984
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Fellow, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, 1984- 1987

Awards and Honors

  • Best Doctors in New York Magazine
  • Best Doctors in America, Castle Connelly
  • Teacher of the Year - Babies Hospital, Columbia University, 1990

Interests/Specialties

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Lung disorders of children
  • Medical education

Learn more about Dr. Quittell

Dr Quittell is a Special Lecturer in the Pediatric Pulmonary Division. She is the former Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center. Dr. Quittell has served on multiple national committees including the ATS Planning Committee and the CF Center Director's Committee. She is the Associate Director of the Data Safety Monitoring Board for the CF Foundation. Dr. Quittell has participated in the development of new treatment guidelines for the CF community and is activiely involved in clinical research. The CF Center provides multi-disciplinary care for the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis including participation in clinical trials for novel therapies.

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Beverley J. Sheares, MD, MS

Academic Title(s):

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information:

Tel: 212-305-5122
Fax: 212-305-6103
Email: bjs4@cumc.columbia.edu

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, 1982
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MD, 1986
  • Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, MS, 2001

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York, 1986-89
  • Chief Resident, Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York, 1989-90
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1993-96

Awards and Honors

  • Foreign Fellowship to King's College, London, England, 1983
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Black and Latino Student Organization, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 1995
  • Charles P. Felton Pulmonary Fellowship Award, American Lung Association of New York, 1995-97
  • The Distinguished Residents and Fellows Asthma Education Scholarship Program, National Heart and Lung Institute, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, England, 1996
  • Patient-Oriented Research Scholar, Division of Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 1999-2001
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Black and Latino Student Organization, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 2001
  • Named One of America's Leading Black Physicians by Black Enterprise Magazine, 2001
  • Dr. J. Buren Sidbury Visiting Professor, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Durham, North Carolina, 2005

Interests/Specialties

  • General Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
  • Asthma
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Health Disparities Research
  • Cystic fibrosis

Learn more about Dr. Sheares

Dr. Sheares has had a long standing interest in childhood asthma and health disparities. She recently completed a 5 year NIH funded study of the Efficacy of Written Treatment Plans in Asthma. She is the PI of a new sleep disparities studies in urban, minority school-aged children. Additionally, she serves as a co-investigator in the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health studying the impact of environmental exposures on the development of asthma and allergies in children. She has an active clinical practice at Harlem Hospital Center. Her interest is in the area of behavior change as a mechanism for improving health outcomes in children with asthma and behavioral sleep problems.

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David Evans, PhD

Academic Title(s):

Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences (in Pediatrics) at CUMC
Director, Asthma Health Education Research Program

Contact Information:

Tel: 212-305-6732
Fax: 212-212-305-2692
Email: de8@cumc.columbia.edu

Education

  • Harvard University, B.A.
  • Northwestern University, M.A., Ph.D. in Sociology

Awards and Honors

  • Lifetime Achievement Award from the Behavioral Science Assembly of the American Thoracic Society.
  • President's Award for Volunteer Service from the American Lung Association of New York City.

Interests/Specialties

  • Research to develop effective methods for teaching patients and health care professionals to manage asthma effectively
  • Asthma education programs for elementary and high school students
  • Asthma care quality improvement programs for pediatricians in private practice and pediatric clinic staff
  • Research to assess the efficacy of written treatment plans for asthma
  • Interventions to help residents of public housing reduce exposure to pests, pesticides, and indoor allergens

Learn more about Dr. Evans

In collaboration with colleagues at other universities and health agencies, the health education research group has developed Open Airways for Schools, a school based program for children with asthma in grades 3-5, Creating a Medical Home for Asthma, a program to improve quality of care for asthma by pediatric clinic staff, and the Physician Asthma Care Education program, a program to help pediatricians provide up-to-date medical care and patient education to families who have children with asthma.

Robert P. Garofano, Ed.D. RCEP

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Applied Physiology in Pediatrics at CUMC
Technical Director, Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Laboratories

Contact Information:

Tel: 212-305-7850
Fax: 212-342-5652
Email: RPG13@cumc.columbia.edu

Education

  • William Paterson College BA, 1979
  • Queens College - CUNY, MS, 1983
  • Teacher's College - Columbia University, M.Ed. Ed.D.,1992

Postgraduate Training

  • Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist American College of Sports Medicine, 2006

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Alumni Award William Paterson College 1998

Interests/Specialties

  • Exercise testing and physical performance
  • Asthma
  • Congenital Heart and Lung disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Obesity
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Sports Participation.

Affiliated Pediatric Pulmonologists

  • Steven Kanengeiser, MD
  • Hossein Sadeghi, MD