Center for Interstitial Lung Disease

The Stony Brook Center for Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) is a multidisciplinary program that cares for patients with various interstitial lung diseases, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis (NSIP), hypersensitivity pneumonitis, drug-induced ILD, interstitial lung disease related to connective tissue diseases (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis), as well as sarcoidosis. Our center meticulously evaluates each patient to help formulate a diagnosis and individualized plan of care.  We maintain a close relationship with lung transplant centers in the vicinity, when referral for advanced disease is necessary. In addition, we run the Suffolk County Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group to provide additional guidance and comfort to patients and their caregivers.

Our research work includes involvement in the national Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) patient registry, evaluating nebulized drug delivery systems in IPF, and participation in clinical trials for the treatment of sarcoidosis. 

Alpa G. Desai, MD FCCP serves as Director for the Center for ILD. Our nurse practitioner, Jacqueline Skarre is instrumental in patient care, research assistance, as well as participating in our pulmonary fibrosis support group meetings.

PHONE: 631-444-9924

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