Dr. Paula J. Busse is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Immunology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She sees patients with a variety of allergic diseases including asthma, allergic rhinitis (“hayfever”), hives, drug allergy and food allergies. She is also involved in research and her particular interest is in asthma. Her current research is to investigate the role of some of the genes which regulate mucus production in the airways of asthmatics. She is also studying the role of alternative medications (traditional Chinese Herbal formulas) for the treatment of asthma under the guidance of Dr. Xiu-Min Li and has found that herbal remedies for asthma work extremely well to decrease features of asthma and clinical symptoms. She is the Principal Investigator in a clinical trial for the treatment of a rare disease, Hereditary Angioedema, at Mount Sinai. Her other responsibilities including teaching medical students, residents and post-doctoral fellows.
Dr. Busse is originally from Wisconsin and is an avid Green Bay Packers fan. She received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College and went to medical school at the University of Rochester. She did her internal medicine residency and post-doctoral training in Allergy and Immunology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine where she has remained on faculty. Although Wisconsin is still near to her heart, she loves living in New York and is married to a native New Yorker who is a real estate developer. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym (especially doing aerobics and spinning classes) and not-so-secretly enjoys watching reality television shows.