Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Division, Icahn School of Medicine
After completing her pulmonary fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Maria Padilla, MD, pursued her studies in lung transplantation by attending the programs at Toronto General Hospital and Stanford University. She was the co-founder of the program at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. During her fellowship training, Dr. Padilla conducted research in pathology, developing models of pulmonary diseases under the mentorship of Dr. Jerome Kleinerman. She also participated in clinical research in sarcoidosis and interstitial lung diseases.
Dr. Padilla is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine. She is the Director of Mount Sinai’s Advanced Lung/Interstitial Lung Disease Program and the Medical Director of the Lung Transplantation Program. She is also involved in the Sarcoidosis Service and the adult Cystic Fibrosis program. She is a consultant to other transplant programs at Mount Sinai, and is also the principal investigator of clinical research projects. Dr. Padilla specializes in the treatment of diffuse interstitial lung diseases, including idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, acute interstitial pneumonia, lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia, non-specific interstitial pneumonia, organizing pneumonia, bronchiolitis obliterans, and hypersensitivity pneumonia. She also specializes in lung diseases associated with rheumatologic disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, dermatomyositis, mixed connective tissue disease, and systemic lupus erythematosus. In addition, she also treats drug-induced lung disease, mycobacterial lung disease, Langerhans cell hystiocytosis, lymphangioleimyomatosis, pulmonary vasculitis, alveolar hemorrhage, and pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.
Dr. Padilla can speak Spanish.