Members of the division have many years of experience in providing care to children with all forms and severity of chronic respiratory disease. Through collaboration with the divisions of Pediatric Endocrinology, Otolaryngology and Allergy/Immunology as well as adult Pulmonary Medicine, we strive to deliver the best family-centered, community-oriented cutting edge pediatric pulmonary. Members of the division operate a state of the art pulmonary function testing service which includes the use of spirometry, body plethysmography, infant pulmonary function testing, impulse oscillometry, cold air challenge, methacholine challenge, high altitude testing, exercise testing and exercise laryngoscopy. We are an accredited Pediatric and Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center caring for nearly 200 pediatric and adult patients with cystic fibrosis. We participated in the Fundamentals-Learning and Leadership Collaborative sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The Center received a Quality Improvement Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2017 for their work. Members of the Cystic Fibrosis Center are involved in the clinical trials of new cutting-edge therapies designed to enhance the quality of life and survival of patients with cystic fibrosis. Through collaboration with the adult pulmonary division, we are able to provide care for patients with cystic fibrosis from diagnosis by newborn screening, through their childhood and adult years and on to lung transplantation if needed. We maintain the only comprehensive clinic for the management of children with tracheostomies who require mechanical ventilation. This clinic is staffed jointly with pediatric ENT to facilitate evaluation the airway and optimization of mechanical ventilation during a single clinic visit. In addition, the staff of the division works with members of the Pediatric Allergy and Immunology clinic to staff an allergy clinic where children and adults can be evaluated and treated for environmental, food and drug allergies. We currently see patients at the Robert B. Green Clinical Pavilion, the Medical Arts and Research Center, and at University Hospital. Through our affiliation with the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, we work with 3rd and 4th year medical students as well as pediatric residents, striving to provide a stimulating and well-rounded educational experience and exposure to the complexities and nuances of pediatric pulmonary medicine.