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Collaborative Airway Institute Established at Mount Sinai


Like-minded scientists and physician-scientists will collaborate with pulmonologists, otolaryngologists, head and neck oncologists, and transplant surgeons to collaborate on research related to the airway within the Institute for Airway Sciences at Mount Sinai. The Institute will be the first translational research collaborative of its kind in the nation.

The Institute for Airway Science (IAS) is comprised of translational and basic scientists with expertise in the areas of epithelial science, stem cell science, and transplant immunology. Working with clinicians in otolaryngology, pulmonary medicine, laryngology, and transplant medicine, the IAS is committed to understanding the biology and physiology of the entire human airway system, the epithelium, and its interactions. Some of our collective experts’ areas of study include sinus disorders, disease transmission, lung injury, and tissue regeneration, as well as tracheal and lung transplant. Our goal at the IAS is to identify new ways to treat disease that will improve patients’ lives. By working together, physicians and scientists from these various disciplines can accelerate discoveries in the laboratory to the clinical setting. A remarkable example of this type of bench-to-bedside translation is the first ever successful human tracheal transplant performed at Mount Sinai in 2021. Make a difference and donate today by calling 212-659-8500. For more information, visit

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