Sanjay Chawla, MD, FCCP

Sanjay Chawla, MD, FCCP, FACP, FCCM


Clinical Expertise

Critical Care Medicine

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About Me


MD, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center


St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center (New York)


St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Disease; Critical Care Medicine

I am an intensive care specialist with board certifications in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine. My clinical practice focuses on the comprehensive care and treatment of critically ill patients who require life-supporting interventions.

Having a loved one in the intensive care unit (ICU) is a potentially overwhelming experience, and I work with Memorial Sloan Kettering social workers and ICU nurses to ensure direct communication between family members and our staff. One of my goals is to provide patients’ families with a simplified and easily understandable view of the patient’s condition so that they are able to better navigate the complexity of the ICU.

My particular scientific interests include sepsis/septic shock and lung injury, specifically the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) with a focus on mechanisms of alveolar (lung) fluid absorption.

I am actively involved in various research projects within our department, and help select and enroll patients in clinical trials. I am also involved in training fellows, residents, and students. I hold memberships in the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Thoracic Society. I am a past-president of the New York State Thoracic Society, the local chapter of the American Thoracic Society.


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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Chawla’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.