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Pulmonary Medicine at The Allen Hospital

The Division of Pulmonary Medicine is part of the Department of Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital. Pulmonologists at The Allen Hospital treat adult patients with lung disorders such as:

  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Pleural effusions (fluid in the lungs)
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)

We treat adult patients with a wide range of lung illnesses, from conditions that may require just an office consultation to patients with critical illnesses who require treatment in the intensive care unit. We offer pulmonary function tests, bronchoscopy, and other diagnostic procedures, as well as medical therapy and preoperative consultations.

Our board-certified doctors provide round-the-clock specialty care to patients in northern Manhattan, Riverdale, Yonkers, and the west Bronx. Patients who need lung surgery are transferred to the Thoracic Surgery Service of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

Pulmonary Function Testing

The Pulmonary Diagnostic Unit at The Allen Hospital provides comprehensive pulmonary function testing and arterial blood gas measurement for adult inpatients and outpatients. Testing includes:

  • Spirometry (with and without bronchodilator)
  • Lung volume testing (by plethysmography and nitrogen washout)
  • Lung diffusing capacity
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Pre-operative and postoperative evaluations

All studies are interpreted by an attending pulmonary physician, and results are available to referring physicians. The Unit follows American Thoracic Society standards for quality assurance.

To schedule pulmonary function testing, call (212) 932-4571. Our hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Asthma Service

The Pulmonary Medicine Division also maintains a very active, specialized inpatient service for the care and education of adult patients with asthma. Here patients receive specialty care provided by staff physicians and nursing staff trained in asthma care. Printed and personal asthma information and education are also available to help patients maintain their health.

About Our Physicians

All physicians at The Allen Hospital are also on the staff of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia, one of the country's major medical centers. In addition, each of our physicians is a member of the highly regarded ColumbiaDoctors faculty practice. This means that patients experience the level of exceptional care expected from NewYork-Presbyterian in a personal and accessible environment.

Our physicians include:

  • Manuel R. Cabrera, MD – provides office consultation and in-hospital care
  • Anita Darmanian, MD – provides in-hospital consultation and critical care management in the Intensive Care Unit
  • Wilson A. Quezada, MD – provides office consultation, in-hospital consultation and care, and critical care management, as well as outpatient care at The Allen Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors-Riverdale
  • John S. Schicchi, MD – provides sleep medicine consultations and also management of critical illness in the ICU

Educational Videos

Informative health videos about a variety of topics related to lung disorders may be found online at Healthguru. These videos are narrated by Dr. Cabrera.


NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital
Department of Medicine
5141 Broadway (at 220th Street)
New York, NY 10034
Tel.: (212) 932-4461 (Medicine), (866) NYP-ALLEN (General)

3050 Corlear Ave, Suite 204
Bronx, NY 10463
(646) 317-0127

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