Alfin Vicencio, MD
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Pediatrics, Pulmonary and Critical Care
Specialties:Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Dr. Alfin G. Vicencio is the Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Kravis Children's Hospital. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame and obtaining his M.D. from the University of Toledo, he relocated to the East Coast, where he completed a pediatric residency at Babies and Children's Hospital (Columbia University) and a pediatric pulmonology fellowship at Yale University. A primary clinical interest of his over the past several years has been severe and refractory asthma. Together with several regional collaborators, Dr. Vicencio is helping to identify patients who may have sub-clinical fungal infection in the lower airway as a cause of persistent symptoms, as well as formulate new diagnostic and treatment plans for such patients. In addition to his work in asthma, he has extensive experience in diagnostic and interventional flexible bronchoscopy in children, including visual examination of the airways, bronchoalveolar lavage, endo- and transbronchial biopsy, foreign body retrieval, balloon dilation, and other therapeutic procedures. Such procedures are performed in a state-of-the-art bronchoscopy suite, where he works closely with members of the adult interventional bronchoscopy service, including Dr. Timothy Harkin. Dr. Vicencio has published on a variety of topics including asthma, flexible bronchoscopy, wheezing, tracheobronchomalacia, bronchiolitis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and has been recognized as a "Top Doctor" both regionally and nationally.
- Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA)
- Bronchogenic Cyst
- Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
- Bronchoscopy, Diagnostic
MD, Medical College of Ohio Hospital
Residency, Pediatrics, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Fellowship, Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine
Vicencio A, Santiago M, Tsirialkis K, Stone A, Worgall S, Foley E, Bush D, Casadevall A, Goldman D. Fungal sensitization in childhood persistent asthma is associated with disease severity. . Pediatric Pulmonology, in press.;.
Goldman D, Vicencio A. The chitin connection. . mBio 2012; 3(2): e00056-12. .
Goldman D, Li X, Tsirilakis K, Andrade C, Casadevall A, Vicencio A. Increased chitinase expression and fungal specific antibodies in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of asthmatic children. . Clinical and Experimental Allergy 2011 October;.
Patel K, Vicencio A, Salva P, Tsirilakis K, Du Z, Webley W. Chlamydia pneumoniae is associated with elevated IL-8 and airway neutrophilia in children with refractory asthma. . Ped Infect Dis J. 2010 December; 29(12): 1093-8.