Bronx-Lebanon Health System

Dr. Yudhistira Persaud, Attending, Pediatrics, with patient at BronxCare at Poe Medical and Dental Practice.


Pediatric Asthma Center

BronxCare Health System’s Pediatrics Asthma Center is providing a breath of fresh air for children suffering from this disease. Asthma rates in the Bronx are among the highest in the nation, with almost one in four children affected. The Asthma Center’s Pulmonologists, Allergists, Pediatricians, and outreach staff are helping patients and families gain control over the disease. Significant progress is also being made in reducing the need for ER visits and subsequent hospitalizations related to asthma episodes, as well as school absenteeism. BronxCare Health System’s leadership of the South Bronx Asthma Partnership (SOBRAP), a coalition of community groups, is contributing to improved health education in the community. Dr. Sherman, as the co-lead in an asthma initiative, is also taking on a key role in a program aimed at decreasing unnecessary admissions related to this disease. It will identify patients with risk factors, as well as provide asthma education, home environmental assessments, intervention, and care coordination.