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:


Abnormalities of the chest wall

Assisted ventilation and chronic respiratory failure


Breathing problems related to paralysis and muscular dystrophy



Bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Chronic cough

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Control of breathing disorders

Cystic fIbrosis

DIfficulty breathing, dyspnea

Interstitial lung disease

Obstruction of airflow from common diseases and anatomic problems

Primary ciliary dyskinesia

Problems associated with other diseases such as congenital heart disease, vascular diseases, autoimmune disorders

Problems breathing due to muscular disorders

Pulmonary aspiration

Recurrent pneumonia

Recurrent wheezing or noisy breathing

Recurring respiratory infections

Respiratory complications due to neuromuscular weakness

Sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea, behavioral sleep disorders and disorders of excessive sleepiness including narcolepsy

Supplemental oxygen therapy

Our team works closely with many other specialists at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, including ear, nose, and throat specialists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, cardiologists, neonatologists, and orthopedic surgeons.  We also work closely with the lung transplant team and Stanford Hospital and Clinics.