Our Mission

The Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine seeks to wed discovery with care, compassion with evidence, while bringing tomorrow’s care with today’s patients and families.


Patient Care

The Center for Excellence in Pulmonary Biology at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, a leading California Children's Hospital, deals with children's breathing in all its aspects.

Research

Translational medicine is all about moving therapies from the research laboratory to the patient. Making that transition happen is a major focus of the division of Pediatric Pulmonology.

Education

The Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Asthma and Sleep Medicine is entirely invested in the education of all learners, from medical school, to residency, to fellowship.

What We Do

The Division of Pulmonary Medicine deals with the breath of life in all its aspects: control of breathing; sleep disorders; obstruction to airflow in the common diseases of upper and lower airways such as croup, bronchiolitis, asthma, cystic fibrosis, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia; restriction to lung function from disorders affecting the chest wall, the musculature, the nervous system, or lung tissue itself; congenital anomalies; accidents such as inhalation of foreign bodies, hydrocarbons, or toxic gases; secondary effects of non-pulmonary system disorders such as gastrointestinal reflux, myopathy, or cardiac dysfunction; disease of the upper respiratory tract including rhinitis and sinusitis; and so on. In many cases, diagnoses are not immediately apparent, and an efficient approach to the differential consideration of causation with procedures such as pulmonary function testing, bronchoprovocation, exercise testing, various imaging methods, in vitro evaluation of immune competence and allergic sensitization, and flexible fiberoptic videobronchoscopy, is important.

Pulmonary, Asthma & Sleep Medicine Center

Running. Playing. Climbing. Being a kid is hard work when it’s hard to breathe. Our pulmonary specialists have the knowledge and experience to help. We deliver expert care tailored to your child’s needs.

As the top-ranked pediatric pulmonary center on the West Coast according to U.S. News and World Report, our services cover the full range of respiratory disorders and diseases. We have the most pediatric pulmonary specialists of any children’s hospital in California, meaning we have experience helping patients with any lung or breathing condition.

We’ll partner with your primary care physicians and other specialists to provide your child and you with the very best care and experience possible. Combined with our family-centered care approach, we know we can help you and your child breathe easier.