Associate Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Division, Icahn School of Medicine
Clinical Director, Mount Sinai - National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute
Louis R. DePalo, MD, is a graduate of Georgetown University and New York Medical College. Dr. DePalo has a graduate degree in Human Physiology and extensive research experience in cell and molecular biology. Dr. DePalo's research interests included the study of human airway smooth muscle cell function, sarcoidosis, and advanced lung diseases.
Following many years of productive study in the Cardiovascular Institute of The Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. DePalo directed his research efforts to clinical medicine. In collaboration with Dr. Alvin Teirstein, Dr. DePalo participated in a case controlled epidemiology study of the causes of sarcoidosis (ACCESS Trial) and the study of the genetics of sarcoidosis (SAGA). Furthermore, in collaboration with Cardiovascular Institute and the Recanati-Miller Transplantation Institute, Dr. DePalo has served as a consultant with the Pulmonary Hypertension program, is UNOS certified and was interim medical director of the Mount Sinai Lung Transplant Program, and he presently serves as consultant to the Heart Transplant program, pulmonary thromboembolectomy team, and the pulmonary embolism rapid response team. Research in these areas includes the application of new therapeutic and diagnostic modalities to the treatment of patients with these disorders. Most recently Dr. DePalo has established a successful private practice specializing in advanced lung diseases, lung cancer, and cardiac consultation.
Dr. DePalo has held key leadership positions in the development and implementation of various IT platforms at The Mount Sinai Hospital, including the implementation of an enterprise wide electronic medical record.