Tessler, Sidney MD

Sidney Tessler, MD
Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Primary Address:
953 49th St
Brooklyn, NY 11219
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Phone: (718) 283-8380
Fax: (718) 283-7884

Second Address:
Department of Medicine/Pulmonary
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Phone: 718-283-8380
Fax: 718-283-7884
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Sidney Tessler, MD


Dr. Sidney Tessler is the Director of the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Tessler completed residencies at Coney Island Hospital and Maimonides, followed by a fellowship in Pulmonary Disease at Maimonides.

Pulmonary/Critical Care

Conditions Treated

Dr. Tessler treats a wide variety of conditions including:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Sleep apnea
  • Asthma
  • Evaluation of abnormal chest X-rays
  • COPD
  • Lung cancer
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pulmonary vascular diseases
Treatments and Procedures
Dr. Tessler offers a number of treatments and procedures such as:
  • Polysomnography
  • Arterial blood gas analysis
  • Carbon monoxide blood levels
  • Pulmonary function studies (lung volumes, diffusion)
  • Pulmonary exercise testing
  • Thoracentesis
  • Percutaneous pleural biopsy
  • Transbronchial biopsy
  • Transbronchial needle aspiration

Dr. Sidney Tessler has authored a significant number of publications and abstracts, and has been the Principal Investigator of numerous research trials.  Dr. Tessler has a strong interest in housestaff education.  He is the Program Director of the Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine training programs. Presently, he is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmacology at Long Island University, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, NY.  Dr. Tessler is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Physicians.  He is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Heart Association and was on the Board of Directors of the American Lung Association of Brooklyn. Dr. Tessler served in the military as a member of the U.S. Public Health Service.  Under the direction of Dr. Tessler, the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine provides a full array of pulmonary and critical care services. 

Medical Education:
Medical School:
State University of New York Downstate, College of Medicine

Board Certification:
Critical Care Medicine - Subspecialty

Department and Division:
Articles Listed in PubMed
Office Hours:
Primary Address:
953 49th St
Brooklyn, NY 11219

Second Address:
Department of Medicine/Pulmonary
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Mon: 08:00:00 AM - 05:00:00 PM
Tues: 08:00:00 AM - 08:00:00 PM
Wed: 08:00:00 AM - 05:00:00 PM
Thurs: 08:00:00 AM - 05:00:00 PM
Fri: 08:00:00 AM - 05:00:00 PM
Evenings: No
Saturdays: No
Sundays: No
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