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E. Neil Schachter

  • PROFESSOR Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
  • PROFESSOR Pediatrics
  • PROFESSOR Preventive Medicine
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  • Pulmonary Disease

  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • Critical Care Medicine


  • MD, New York University School of Medicine

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Bellevue Hospital Center

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Bellevue Hospital Center

  • Fellowship, Pulmonary Diseases
    Yale University School of Medicine


    A new, less invasive treatment may be on the horizon to help people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  Featured in Inside Mount Sinai, Neil Schachter, MD, Medical Director of the Respiratory Care Department and the Maurice Hexter Professor of Pulmonary Medicine and Timothy Harkin, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Bronchoscopy, (Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine) are examining the potential therapeutic benefits of the Intra-bronchial valve system to improve the condition of patients with lung disorders. 

    In The News

    Dr. Schachter discusses chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up. View the PDF.


  • 2006 -
    Keynote Speaker
    ALA of Chicago

  • 2005 -
    The American Lung Association CONY

  • 1990 -
    Associate Editor
    American Journal of Industrial Medicine

  • 1988 -
    Internal Medicine

  • 1981 -
    American College of Physicians

  • 1977 -
    American College of Chest Physicians

  • 1974 -
    Edward, Livingston Trudeau Fellow

  • 1973 -
    American Lung Association


Environmental and occupational airway disease

Both clinical and in vitro studies are under way to investigate the clinical course, epideniology and mechanisms underlying airway diseases (asthma and bronchitis-like syndromes) that are seen in workers in a number of different industries. These industries employ organic compounds such as latex paper, wool, cotton, food products, and industrial wastes.


Schachter EN, Neuman T. Targeted therapies for the prevention of lung cancer. Drugs Today (Barc) 2007 Dec; 43(12): 897-936.

Schachter EN. The Good Doctor's Guide to Colds and Flu [Updated edition September 2006]. Harper Collins;.

Schachter EN. Cilomilast. Drugs Today (Barc) 2006 Apr; 42(4): 237-247.

Schachter EN, Zuskin E, Buck M, Witek TJ, Godbold J, Roy N, Castranova V, Whitmer M, Siegel PD, Bluhm EC. Airway responses to the inhalation of cotton dust and cotton bract extracts [Epub 2005 Sep 20]. Respiration 2006; 73(1): 41-47.

Rennard SI, Schachter N, Strek M, Reisner C, Rickard K, Zhu J, Amit O. Cilomilast for COPD: Results of a six month, placebo-controlled study of a potent, selective inhibitor of Phosphodiesterase 4. CHEST 2006; 129: 56-66.

Schachter EN, Zuskin E, Rienzi N, Goswami S, Castranova V, Siegel P, Whitmer M, Chung E. Pharmacological studies of wheat grain extract. Respiration 2004; 71: 276-283.

Zuskin E, Mustajbegovic J, Schachter EN, Kern J, Pavicic D, Deckovic-Vukres V, Pucarin-Cvetkovic J, Nola-Premec IA. Respiratory findings in pharmaceutical workers. Amer J Ind Med 2004; 46: 472-479.

Schachter EN. Tuberculosis: A Global Problem at our Doorstep. CHEST 2004; 126: 1724-1725.

Schachter EN. Byssinosis. In: Rosenstock L, Cullen M, Brodkin CA, Redlich CA, editors. Textbook of Clinical, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 3rd Ed (2004). Philadelphia, Elsevier/Saunders ; pp309-321.

Schachter EN. Life and Breath (April 2003). [Paperback 2004]. New York, Broadway Books ;.

Industry Relationships

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Dr. Schachter 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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