Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy & Immunology

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 

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.

Additional Resources



Clinical Studies

  • Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy and Immunology

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
  • Children's North

    2599 Wexford Bayne Rd.
    Sewickley, PA 15143
  • Children's South

    205 Millers Run Road
    Bridgeville, PA 15017
  • Children's East

    4055 Monroeville Blvd.
    Building One
    Monroeville, PA 15146
  • Specialty Care Center Chippewa

    2580 Constitution Blvd.
    Beaver Falls, PA 15010
  • Specialty Care Center Erie at Magee–Womens, UPMC Hamot

    Magee–Womens, UPMC Hamot
    118 East 2nd Street
    Erie, PA 16507
  • Specialty Care Center Hermitage

    80 East Silver St., Suite 100
    Sharon, PA 16146
  • Specialty Care Center Johnstown

    865 Eisenhower Blvd.
    Johnstown, PA 15904
  • Specialty Care Center Wheeling

    10 Medical Park
    Tower 1, Suite 305
    Wheeling, WV 26003
  • Asthma & Epigenetic Variation in Puerto Rican Children: The EVA-PR Study

    Epigenetic Variation and Childhood Asthma in Puerto Ricans (EVA-PR)

    Read more

    Asthma & the Impact of Stress on Treatment Response: The STAR Study

    Stress and Treatment Response in Puerto Rican Children with Asthma (STAR)

    Read more

    Asthma Attacks & Vitamin D Deficiency – Phase II

    Vitamin D to Prevent Severe Asthma Exacerbations (Vit-D-Kids Asthma)

    Read more

    Asthma, Epigenetic Variation & Exposure to Violence in Puerto Rican Children

    Exposure to Violence, Epigenetic Variation, and Childhood Asthma in Puerto Ricans

    Read more

    Asthma Treatment with Steroids: The SIENA Study – Phase III

    Steroids in Eosinophil-Negative Asthma (SIENA)

    Read more

    Biomarkers of Lung Disease

    Biomarkers of Lung Disease in Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid

    Read more

    Cough Study for Males with Neuromuscular Disease – Pilot

    Cough Peak Flow And Airway Clearance in Pediatric Patients with Neuromuscular Disease

    Read more

    Cow’s Milk Allergy Treatment with Viaskin Milk Patch – Phase I/II

    Trial to Study the Efficacy and Safety of Viaskin Milk for Treating IgE-Mediated Cow’s Milk Allergy in Children

    Read more

    CF Patient Registry

    Participation in the Cystic Fibrosis Patient Registry

    Read more

    Cystic Fibrosis, Aspergillosis & the Effect of Vitamin D

    Open-label Vitamin D Trial for Patients with Cystic Fibrosis and Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

    Read more

    Cystic Fibrosis & the Effects of Inhaled Bicarbonate

    Effects of Inhaled Bicarbonate on Airway pH in Cystic Fibrosis

    Read more

    Immunological Factors of Lung Functions

    Mechanisms of Immune Tolerance and Inflammation in Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

    Read more

    Peanut Allergy Treatment Using Viaskin® Patch – Phase III

    Trial to Assess Peanut Epicutaneous Immunotherapy Efficacy and Safety (PEPITES) with Viaskin Peanut in Peanut-Allergic Children

    Read more

    Peanut Allergy Treatment with AR101 Oral Immunotherapy – Phase III

    Peanut Allergy Oral Immunotherapy Study of AR101 for Desensitation in Children and Adults (PALISADE)

    Read more

    Severe Asthma Investigation

    Severe Asthma Research Program: Inflammation, Myofibroblasts and Loss of Elastic Recoil in Severe Asthma

    Read more

    The EPIC Observational Study

    The EPIC Observational Study: Long-Term Study of Risk Factors and Impact of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Early Anti-Pseudomonal Treatment in Children with Cystic Fibrosis

    Read more