Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine

University Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine
Upstate University Hospital - Community Campus
POB, 2i,
4900 Broad Road
Syracuse, NY 13215
Map & directions
Phone: 315 492-5804
Fax: 315 492-5754

This office sees patients with lung and sleep related disorders. Diseases seen include asthma, COPD, emphysema, sarcoidosis, lung infections, undiagnosed cough, lung nodules and masses, interstitial lung disease patients, obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep related disorders. Patient with shortness of breath, cough and excessive sleepiness are welcomed. Patient can be referred by their physicians or self refer.

Our Team

James F Sexton, MD

James F Sexton, MD
Appointed 09/14/98
Women's Health Network
2604F Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-8668

Current Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Division Chief of Critical Care

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown
  • Community

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Medicine: Pulmonary/Critical Care
  • Medicine - Community Campus: Critical Care
  • Women's Health Network: Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics


Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: Medical College of Ohio Hospital
  • Fellowship: MetroHealth Medical Center, 1998
  • MHS: Case Western Reserve University, 1998
  • MD: Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, 1989

Clinical Interests

  • Cystic Fibrosis, bronchiectasis, infections of the lung, Critical Care and pulmonary hypertension.

Research Interests

  • Cystic Fibrosis, bronchiectasis, infections of the lung, Critical Care and pulmonary hypertension.

Clinical Trials

  • A Phase 2, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of CTX-4430 Administered Orally Once-Daily for 48 Weeks in Adult Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
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  • A Phase 3 Extension Study of Ataluren (PTC124) In Patients with Nonsense Mutation Cystic Fibrosis
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Specialties & Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Asbestos Exposure
  • Asthma
  • Blood Clots
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Chest Pain (Lung Related)
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD )
  • Costochondritis
  • Cough
  • Critical Illness Neuromyopathy
  • Critical Illnesses and Injuries
  • Cyanosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Delirium
  • Difficulty Breathing During Pregnancy
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Hypothermia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Nodes, Enlarged
  • Mesothelioma
  • Nicotine Withdrawal
  • Noncardiac Chest Pain
  • Pleurisy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Recurrent Respiratory Infections
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
  • Shock
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Status Asthmaticus
  • Stress Induced Asthma
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Wheezing


  • Adults


  • Aerosol Treatments
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Central Venous Access
  • Chest Pain Treatment
  • Cryotherapy of Bronchial Tree
  • Exercise Stress Test
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Thoracentesis
  • Ventilator Management


  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital


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Epidemiologic Study of Cystic Fibrosis: A Multi Center, Longitudinal Follow-up Study of Patients with Cystic Fibrosis for Monitoring Pulmonary Function, Pulmonary Exacerbations, and the Safety of Long-term Treatment with Pulmozyme (dornase alfa).
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