Gwen S Skloot

Gwen S Skloot, MD

  • PROFESSOR | Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Specialties:

Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine

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.

News

Mount Sinai Study Finds One Quarter of WTC Responders Continue to Have Lung Function Impairment

Find out more here

Dr. Gwen Skloot discusses the link between asthma and obesity in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up.


Certifications

Critical Care Medicine

Pulmonary Disease

Clinical Focus


Education

MD, New York University

Internship, Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital

Residency, Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital

Fellowship, Pulm & Critical Care, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Physicians who provide services at hospitals and facilities in the Mount Sinai Health System might not participate in the same health plans as those Mount Sinai hospitals and facilities (even if the physicians are employed or contracted by those hospitals or facilities).

Information regarding insurance participation and billing by this physician may be found on this page, and can also be obtained by contacting this provider directly. Because physicians insurance participation can change, the insurance information on this page may not always be up-to-date. Please contact this physician directly to obtain the most up-to-date insurance information.

Insurance and health plan networks that the various Mount Sinai Health System hospitals and facilities participate in can be found on the Mount Sinai Health System website.