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Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy & Immunology

Description of Services

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The Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy and Immunology provides consultative services for the diagnosis, evaluation and management of diseases of the respiratory tract, immune system and allergies. The Pulmonary section provides consultation in the diagnosis and management of respiratory problems and sleep disorders. The Allergy/Immunology section provides consultation in the diagnosis and management of allergies and immune-deficiency diseases. A multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, nutritionists and social workers offers patient management, patient/family education and support services.

Comprehensive programs are provided for patients with:

  • Angioedema
  • Asthma
  • Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Chronic or recurrent sinusitis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Food or drug allergies
  • Home mechanical ventilation
  • Insect hypersensitivity
  • Lung transplantation
  • Urticaria

Download Request for Pulmonary Function Testing form (PDF).

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has been named a center of excellence by Food Allergy Research & Education, which has established the FARE Clinical Network, an initiative that aims to accelerate the development of drugs for patients with food allergies as well as improve the quality of care for this serious illness. Children’s Hospital is one of 22 centers named as inaugural members. Read more.


Referral Requirements

Referrals are required from primary care physicians or other Children’s Hospital specialty services. Referrals for patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans also may require authorization from the insurance provider and primary care physician. All necessary referral and authorization forms must be received before the patient’s visit. For accurate provider numbers or more information, please call the office number listed. Sweat testing and pulmonary function testing are available at the request of the referring physician and do not require consultation. Evaluation by the pulmonologist is needed before flexible bronchoscopy or sleep studies.

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Last Update
July 27, 2015