Pulmonary Medicine (Respiratory)
Ranked among the "Best Children's Hospitals" in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2013-14, Connecticut Children’s Division of Pulmonary Medicine provides care for lung abnormalities and respiratory disorders in infants, children and adolescents up to 18-years-old. Our board certified physicians offer consultation, diagnosis and exemplary treatment for cases of asthma, apnea, cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia in infants, hypoventilation, sleep-specific disorders, and many other respiratory disorders. Using flexible bronchoscopy, our respiratory specialists can access a child’s lungs to assess dynamic airway narrowing, chronic aspiration, and lower respiratory infections.
Our highly skilled pulmonologists are committed to providing children and families with exceptional patient- and family-centered care in an environment designed especially for kids. Many of our programs are nationally recognized for clinical excellence and innovation.
- Connecticut Children’s state-of-the-art pulmonary clinics provide diagnostic testing and treatment for children affected with pulmonary disorders
- Inside our pediatric sleep lab, respiratory specialists offer sleep studies to children with suspected sleep apnea, hypoventilation and other sleep-specific breathing disorders
- The Central Connecticut Cystic Fibrosis Center oversees care of children with cystic fibrosis and offers ongoing treatment to improve outcomes and quality of life
- The pulmonary function laboratory uses spirometry, body plethysmography testing and several other methods to care for children affected by a range of pulmonary disorders