Company: Long Island Lung Center
Location: Bay Shore, New York, United States
Gary Wohlberg, Physician at Northwell Health, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pulmonology and sleep medicine.
After obtaining a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Dr. Wohlberg continued his education with medical doctorate from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, now known as SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, in 1981. He thereupon completed a residency in internal medicine from Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Lake Success in 1984 and a fellowship with the Montefiore Medical Center’s Moses Division in the Bronx in 1986. He specializes in pulmonology, treating ailments of the lungs and respiratory system such as asthma, pneumonia, tuberculosis, complicated chest infections and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases including emphysema. In addition, he has done exemplary work treating sleep disorders with the Southside Hospital Sleep Center in Bay Shore.
Since 1986, Dr. Wohlberg has provided superior care as a pulmonologist with the Long Island Lung Center in Bay Shore, New York. He has excelled as an intensive care unit director from 2009 to 2016, a medical director of the Southside Hospital Sleep Lab in Hauppauge, New York, and an assistant professor with the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University in Uniondale, New York.
Dr. Wohlberg is licensed to practice in Florida and New York. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease and the American Board of Internal Medicine and Sleep Medicine. He has been featured as a Top Doctor in New York Magazine in 2021, a Top Doctor in the New York Metro Area for 20 years by Castle Connolly Medical and among the Top Doctors on Long Island by Newsday from 2010 through 2021. In addition, he has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors in 2022.
Dr. Wohlberg attributes his success to spending a lot of time reviewing the situations of his patients to prepare himself well before seeing them. He decided to go to medical school because of his long-standing interest in helping people. Pulmonary medicine as a specialization seemed attractive to him, as he felt it was the field for the brightest and the best. Sleep medicine was a fascination that began in his undergraduate years after he took a course that talked about William C. Dement, the father of sleep medicine, and how research in the area in the 1970s found that sleep was an active process. It intrigued him that so many suffered from sleep disorders without realizing or dealing with them.
Dr. Wohlberg cites making the Medical Directory Southside Hospital Sleep Lab fully operational as a capstone of his career and is equally proud of being a consistent Castle Connolly Medical Top Doctor for 20 years. He recalls one of his earliest life-saving experience in his first year of practice involving a 17-year-old girl who came in with toxic shock syndrome that led to acute respiratory distress syndrome that made her spend three months on a ventilator. In the middle of those months, she had to be paralyzed with six chest tubes. Now, she is a 50-year-old mother of two.
In the coming years, Dr. Wohlberg intends to dedicate himself in an even greater capacity to sleep medicine. He is very intent on being able to address areas in the field that have yet to be uncovered in order to improve the science of properly diagnosing and treating people with sleep disorders.
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