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Pulmonary Medicine

The mission of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine is to provide quality patient care to our patients, participate in graduate medical education of students, residents and fellows and to initiate original investigative research projects.

Division Structure
The division has two fellowship-trained and board-certified pediatric pulmonologists and one nurse practitioner. The division has a cystic fibrosis (CF) center accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a pediatric sleep disorders clinic, an infant apnea-identification clinic, a home-based ventilator program, and a pulmonary function lab.

The CF center has one full-time CF nurse coordinator, a full-time social worker and a part-time nutritionist. The division also has a pulmonary and chronic-ventilator program nurse coordinator, and one part-time research coordinator/pediatric and infant apnea nurse.

Clinical Care
Both physicians have maintained and continue to build a busy clinical practice. Children with a wide range of pulmonary disorders are seen in our clinics. These disorders include asthma, CF, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), apnea of infancy, pediatric sleep disorders, bronchiectasis, and other varieties of restrictive and chronic lung diseases. At Children’s Hospital of Michigan (CHM), there is a large pediatric CF center with about 180 patients seen in one of Michigan’s few accredited CF centers. In addition, we also supervise a satellite CF center in Flint with about 25 patients.

Outpatient Clinics/Sites

  1. Pulmonary and CF clinics: three half-days per week at (CHM) multi-specialty clinic area.
  2. Monthly CF and pulmonary clinic at Mott Children’s Health Center and Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Mich.
  3. Pediatric sleep disorders clinic conducted at CHM twice a month.
  4. Infant apnea-identification-clinic twice a month at CHM.
  5. Pediatric sleep studies are performed at Harper Hospital Sleep Laboratory in the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) central campus area, and at the newly built sleep lab in Novi, Mich.