Gwen Skloot, MD

Gwen Skloot, MD

Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Division, Icahn School of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Physiology Laboratory

Gwen Skloot, MD, received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed her residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital. She attended Johns Hopkins Medical Institution in Baltimore, Maryland, for her Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship. Since then Dr. Skloot has built a large general pulmonary practice with special expertise in airways disease and asthma. She has facilitated patient referrals from one sub-specialist to another so that care is streamlined and expedited. As Director of the Pulmonary Physiology Laboratory, she has been in charge of expanding the clinical practice, managing the business, and educating pulmonary fellows and residents. Dr. Skloot has instituted a quality assurance program and put in place new qualification standards for pulmonary function technologists so that the laboratory is staffed by individuals with the highest credentials. Dr. Skloot has added to the types of tests that are done in the laboratory, enhancing diagnostic and monitoring capabilities.

Dr. Skloot conducts research on airway hyperresponsivness. This parallels her clinical interest in asthma.  She has received multiple small grants to pursue this research in an animal model. She has published peer-reviewed articles, invited reviews, and book chapters, and presented work annually at the American Thoracic Society meeting. She is currently studying obesity as a model of airway hyperresponsiveness and has demonstrated that obesity itself, independent of asthma, may be associated with airways dysfunction and may thus be an important sub-population to study. Her current work builds upon this discovery.

Dr. Skloot is also fluent in Spanish.