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Alfin Vicencio

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Pediatrics, Pulmonary and Critical Care
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  • Pediatric Pulmonology

Clinical Focus


  • American Board of Pediatrics


  • MD, Medical College of Ohio Hospital

  • Residency, Pediatrics
    New York Presbyterian Hospital

  • Fellowship, Pediatrics
    Yale University School of Medicine


    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.


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.

Vicencio A, Chupp G, Tsirilakis K, Kessel A, Nandalike K, Veler H, Kipperman S, Young M, Goldman D. CHIT1 mutations: A genetic risk factor for severe asthma with fungal sensitization?. Pediatrics 2010 October; 126(4): e982-5.

Nandalike K, Kessell A, Tripati S, Sweberg T, Vicencio A. Foreign body aspiration in a child with unilateral lung aplasia.. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2010 July;.

Vicencio A, Bent J, Tsirilakis K, Nandalike K, Veler H, Parikh S. Management of severe tracheal stenosis using flexible bronchoscopy and impulse oscillometry. . Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology 2010 April; 17(2): 162-164.

Vicencio A, Narain S, Du Z, Zeng W, Ritch J, Casadevall A, Goldman D. Pulmonary cryptococcosis induces chitinase in the rat. . Respiratory Research 2008 May; 15(9): 40.

Vicencio A, Needleman J. Evaluation of the child with recurrent wheezing. . In: Pediatric Primary Care 5th Ed. . Elk Grove Village, IL, Elsevier;.

Vicencio A, Bent J. Evaluation of stridor. . In: Pediatric Primary Care 5th Ed. . Elk Grove Village, IL, Elsevier;.

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Dr. Vicencio did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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