10 Questions with our New Medical Director, Louis DePalo, MD (Video)

by | Jun 22, 2020 | Primary Care, Uncategorized

We are thrilled to introduce you to Dr. Louis DePalo, who is joining our team as the new Medical Director and Premier primary care physician for The Health Center at Hudson Yards. 

Dr. DePalo has been practicing medicine for more than 30 years and is routinely listed among the top doctors in America and the New York Metro Area. Most recently he served as the System and Site Clinical Director of the Respiratory Institute at Mount Sinai and Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Infectious Disease at the Icahn School of Medicine. He has been integral in the health system’s work in researching and treating individuals with the novel coronavirus, and we are excited for him to bring this expertise to our staff.

To give you a glimpse into his extraordinary experience and his approach to medicine, I asked Dr. DePalo to join me in a recorded virtual interview.

Hear him talk about COVID-19 and using meditation to train ourselves to breath properly, how pulmonology and primary care complement each other, yoga as a treatment recommendation, how his motorcycle gives him inner peace, and how his love for food and technology has turned his kitchen into his new lab.

I know you will thoroughly enjoy getting to know Dr. DePalo and trust in him to help you on your health journey.


1. Dr. DePalo, you’ve worked in medicine for more than 30 years, and specifically in pulmonology. Are there any specific experiences that prepared you better for COVID-19?


2. You have experience in a number of different clinical, educational, and leadership roles in your career – what excites you most about your new role at The Health Center at Hudson Yards?


3. How would you describe your treatment style and approach to health, wellness, and lifestyle?


4. How are you as a patient? Do you abide by the advice you offer your patients?


5. Can you share the story of how you got introduced to yoga and how you have folded yoga into your treatment recommendations?


6. What are some of the novel innovations in care delivery that is pushing care to be more patient-centric?


7. How has your clinical focus in pulmonology strengthened your ability to provide excellent primary care?


8. Can you share about your passion for cooking?


9. What do you think is the role of nutrition in cooking? Have you ever prescribed cooking to your patients?


10. What are your thoughts on the role of meditation in people’s health? What are your thoughts on prescribing meditation?

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