Website Founders of the Beth Israel Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, from left to right: Keith Guevarra, MD, Jaspreet Ahuja, MD, Joseph Mathew, MD, Edwin Annan, MD, Chief of Division Phillip Factor, DO, Pierre Kory, MD, Cres Pellecchia, DO, Taro Minami, MD, Muhamed Sharif, MD, Samuel Acquah, MD (not pictured are Veronica Palmero, MD, and Mayuko Fukunaga, MD - major female contributors to the site!)

About Us

The Beth Israel Medical Center of New York is part of Continuum Health Partners, a group of 5 large urban hospitals in New York City. The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Beth Israel has been using and teaching clinician performed ultrasound in the Medical Intensive Care Unit since the early 90's, an initiative pioneered by Dr. Paul Mayo that is continually growing.

We have several expert ultrasonographers on staff here in the Division, including an intensivist who successfully completed the National Board of Echocardiography Certification Exam. Our 9 fellows receive regular training in the application of GCCUS and all achieve high skill level during their Fellowship. Many of the Fellows and Attendings regularly serve as faculty for the National Courses on Critical Care Ultrasonography given by the American College of Chest Physicians and continuously promote the use of ultrasound for the diagnosis and management of critical illness.

We have 6 ultrasound machines of varying ages and strengths, from our 20 year old HP Sonos 1000, our twin Hewlett Packard Cypress machines bought in the late 90's, our massive Siemens Sequoia 256 for major echocardiography work, a donated/loaner Sonosite Titan for vascular access procedures (donated/loaned by our Neuro-Critical Care Attending Dr. Irene Boniece) and finally our everyday, multi-use Sonosite M-Turbo.

A very special thanks to our Chief of Division, Dr. Phillip Factor, whose unwavering intellectual and financial support made this site possible!


Pierre Kory, MPA, MD, Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, New York, NY


Beth Israel Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, New York, NY

Veronica Palmero, MD, Senior Fellow

Keith Guevarra, MD Senior Fellow

Joe Mathew, MD, Senior Fellow

Mayuko Fukunaga, MD Senior Fellow

Crescens Pellecchia, DO, Senior Fellow

Taro Minami, MD, Senior Fellow

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York

Seth Koenig, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Paul H Mayo, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine

Mangala Narasimhan, DO, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Jacobi-North Central Bronx Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Bronx, NY

Amy N. Malik, Assistant Professor of Medicine, ("Webmistress" - wife of Webmaster)

New York University, New York, NY

Yonatan Greenstein, MD, Resident, NYU Internal Medicine Residency Training Program



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Beth Israel Medical Center Pulmonary and Critical Care Division phone - 212-420-2377