Division of Pulmonary Medicine

The Division of Pulmonary Medicine provides consultative services for the diagnosis, evaluation and management of diseases of the respiratory tract and sleep disorders. A multidisciplinary team of physicians, certified registered nurse practitioners, registered nurses, registered respiratory therapists, registered dieticians, and social workers offers patient management, patient/family education and support services.

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In just a few steps, you can book your child’s next appointment with a UPMC Children’s specialist at any time. 

In just a few steps, you can book your child’s next appointment with a UPMC Children’s pulmonology specialist at any time.

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Comprehensive programs are provided for patients with:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Home mechanical ventilation
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung transplantation
  • Neuromuscular diseases with respiratory complications
  • Sleep disorders (sleep apnea, narcolepsy, behavioral sleep problems)

Pediatric Pulmonary Virtual Visits

In the setting of the current COVID-19 pandemic, The Division of Pulmonary Medicine now offers virtual visits. To schedule a virtual visit, call our scheduling line at 412-692-5630, option 2 and ask to schedule a virtual visit.

To participate in a virtual visit, you will need the following:

  • A computer, tablet or laptop with a camera and microphone. The device will need access to WiFi or have a cellular connection.
  • An email address or a cell phone number; our team will email or text you a secure link to initiate the visit.
  • We offer virtual visits through Abridge.com. Neither platform requires you to download software or an app.
  • We encourage all families to sign up for the MyCHP portal. This allows you to communicate with us electronically and manage your child’s health information online.

Research and Clinical Studies

As a nationally recognized research center, UPMC Children’s Hospital’s Division of Pulmonary Medicine participates in the latest clinical studies, which involve human volunteers and are intended to add to our medical understanding.

Referral Requirements

Referrals from primary care physicians, medical and social agencies or other Children’s Hospital specialty services are helpful, but not necessary. Authorization from the patient’s insurance provider and/or primary care physician may be needed for insurance coverage.. 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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