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.

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.

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.

Additional Resources



Clinical Studies

  • Division of Pulmonary Medicine

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

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

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

    4055 Monroeville Blvd.
    Building One
    Monroeville, PA 15146
  • UPMC Children's Specialty Care Center Erie at Magee–Womens, UPMC Hamot

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

    UPMC Outpatient Center
    449 N. Hermitage Road
    Hermitage, PA 16148
  • UPMC Children's Specialty Care Center Johnstown

    865 Eisenhower Blvd.
    Johnstown, PA 15904
  • Asthma & Epigenetic Variation in Puerto Rican Children: The EVA-PR Study

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

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

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

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    Asthma Attacks & Vitamin D Deficiency – Phase II

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

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

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

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    Asthma Treatment with Steroids: The SIENA Study – Phase III

    Steroids in Eosinophil-Negative Asthma (SIENA)

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    Biomarkers of Lung Disease

    Biomarkers of Lung Disease in Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid

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    Cough Study for Males with Neuromuscular Disease – Pilot

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

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    Cystic Fibrosis CFTR Therapy Outcomes Analysis: The CHEC-SC Cohort Study

    Characterizing CFTR Modulated Changes in Sweat Chloride and their Association with Clinical Outcomes

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    Cystic Fibrosis MRSA Lung-Infection Treatment with AeroVanc – Phase III

    Study of AeroVanc for the Treatment of Persistent Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Lung Infection in Cystic Fibrosis Patients

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    Cystic Fibrosis Patient Registry

    Participation in the Cystic Fibrosis Patient Registry

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    Cystic Fibrosis Therapy Using Saline Hypertonic: The SHIP-CT Study – Phase II/III

    Saline Hypertonic in Preschoolers With Cystic Fibrosis and Lung Structure as Measured by Computed Tomography

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    Cystic Fibrosis Treatment with LAU-7b: The APPLAUD Study – Phase II

    Study of the Efficacy and Safety of LAU-7b in the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis in Adults

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    Cystic Fibrosis Treatment with Lenabasum – Phase II

    Trial to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Lenabasum in Cystic Fibrosis

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    Severe Asthma Investigation

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

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