Hossein Sadeghi, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine
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I am a board-certified pediatric pulmonologist and sleep medicine specialist, with extensive experience in cystic fibrosis, asthma, and global health. My deep passion for correcting health disparities globally and in populations affected by asthma and cystic fibrosis regionally is strongly rooted in my upbringing. My father was a New York-trained pediatrician, and a supportive and motivating role model who shaped my life-changing commitment to community service. As a result, following medical training, pediatric specialty training, and pediatric pulmonary subspecialty training in the United States, I was committed to serve the underserved from afar.

I have had the privilege of working with the pediatric pulmonary team at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) since 2000. My early years at CUIMC were influenced by Professor Robert (Bob) Mellins until his passing in 2012.

While working in Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut during the last year of my pulmonary fellowship, I became acutely aware of the underserved needs of a sick pediatric population in southern Connecticut that, for various reasons, did not have access to care. I established a pulmonary practice in this region and became engaged in program development in three main areas: cystic fibrosis, asthma and global health. I also established a cystic fibrosis care clinic in Stamford Hospital, which led to my current position as the director of the Sue and John L. Weinberg Cystic Fibrosis Center at Columbia.

In addition to my clinical practice, I have been involved in research in asthma, RSV bronchiolitis, and cystic fibrosis. In recent years, grants from the CF Foundation and CF Foundation’s therapeutic and development network have enabled me to focus my research on cystic fibrosis.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Global Health
  • Pediatric Bronchoscopy
  • Pediatric Pulm Hypertension
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Diseases
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sleep Disorders In Children

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Sue and John L. Weinberg Cystic Fibrosis Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Male

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Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • Great West (National)


  • HMO - Connecticut Services
  • Medicare Managed Care - Connecticut Services
  • Passage Exchange - Connecticut Services
  • POS - Connecticut Services


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management




  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • New Jersey Services (Medicaid Managed Care)

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • University of Queensland (Australia)
  • Internship: Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
  • Residency: Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
  • Fellowship: New York Medical College
  • Fellowship: 1998 New York Medical College

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
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Clinical Trials

NCT02677701 TEACH Trial: Testing the Effect of Adding CHronic Azithromycin to Inhaled Tobramycin. A Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Double-blinded Trial of Azithromycin 500mg Thrice Weekly in Combination With Inhaled Tobramycin