Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

The Division of Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine provides care to patients with potential or established respiratory system disorders. Provision of care includes diagnosis and management of acute and chronic conditions in the outpatient setting as well as inpatient setting at Children’s Hospital of Illinois and University clinics.

Patients can also benefit from our specialty clinics and programs such as our Home Ventilator Program, Cystic Fibrosis program or Pediatric Sleep Clinics. Our physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, nutritionists, and respiratory therapists are specifically trained in treating and coordinating care for children with respiratory system disorders.

Conditions Treated

  • Chronic cough
  • Wheezing
  • Tachypnea
  • Clubbing
  • Stridor
  • Snoring
  • Apnea
  • Congenital lung diseases
  • Recurrent respiratory infections and pneumonia
  • Empyema and pleural effusion
  • Pneumothorax/ Pnemomediastinum
  • Exercise limitation
  • Asthma
  • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Lung nodules/ Cavitary lesions
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Lung diseases of premature infants, including bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia
  • Sleep-disordered breathing, including central and obstructive apnea, hypoventilation and parasomnia
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Trisomy 21
  • Respiratory failure and ventilator dependency
  • Congenital abnormalities of airway and lung development, including tracheobronchomalacia, laryngomalacia
  • Recurrent aspiration
  • Rare lung disease