Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Division, Icahn School of Medicine
Neil Schachter, MD, studied at the New York University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. After serving in the U.S. Navy as lieutenant commander and chief of the Pulmonary Division at St. Albans Naval Hospital, he trained in chest medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. After completing his training, Dr. Schachter was appointed Medical Director of the Respiratory Care Department at Yale New Haven Hospital before coming to Mount Sinai.
Dr. Schachter’s major clinical interest is obstructive lung disease, including asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. His practice and clinical research focuses on new, improved methods for treating these illnesses. He developed and directs the Mount Sinai Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. He is the author of “Life and Breath” (Broadway Books) a layman’s guide to the latest strategies for fighting asthma, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis at any age and the “Good Doctor’s Guide to Colds and Flu” (Collins).
Dr. Schachter additionally speaks French and Spanish.