Pediatric Asthma Center

The Pediatric Asthma Center at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is dedicated to improving awareness and reducing the burden of childhood asthma through clinical care, research, community outreach, and education.


To discover and understand the causes of asthma, and to use this knowledge to provide access to state-of-the-art, cutting-edge asthma care to all children in western Pennsylvania and beyond


The Pediatric Asthma Center is committed to excellence in the current and future care of all children with asthma. This goal is vigorously pursued through research, education, training of physicians and scientists, community involvement, and superb clinical care.

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Experts on asthma, lung function, breathing sensitivities or allergies, and the immune system team up to provide the highest level of care for their patients in the Pediatric Asthma Center.

This multidisciplinary approach maximizes our expertise in each of these areas to greatly enhance the early diagnosis and treatment of children with asthma. We also focus on education on asthma awareness and prevention and on specialized programs to diagnose and treat children from all socio-economic groups. The Asthma Center at Children’s Hospital is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and technology to detect asthmatic conditions in children as young as 2 years old. Previously, diagnoses could not be made in children younger than 5.

Asthma evaluation is available at all Children’s Hospital locations. Earlier diagnosis and more effective management of this age group decreases the number of cases of undiagnosed asthma, and help greatly reduce the number of emergency room visits by children with asthma.

Services offered by the Pediatric Asthma Center include:

  • Educational programs
  • Community outreach programs and screenings
  • Clinical research studies
  • Basic research to investigate the impact of environmental/lifestyle factors on children
  • Continuing Medical Education and training courses for healthcare providers

For more information or to schedule an assessment or education session for your community, school or organization, please call 412-692-5864.