Cystic Fibrosis Services

Cystic Fibrosis–Gastroenterology Clinic

The Cystic Fibrosis–Gastroenterology clinic is staffed by Doug Lindblad, MD, and staff gastroenterologists. Physicians are available for consultation for problems including liver disease, constipation, gastroesophageal reflux and uncontrolled malabsorption. The clinic will work in concert with our nutritionists and other staff.

Cystic Fibrosis–Endocrinology Clinic

The Cystic Fibrosis–Endocrinology clinic is staffed by Kara Hugan, MD, and staff endocrinologists. Physicians are available to see patients with CF-related diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance, and will be assisted by CF diabetes educators and nutritionists.

Cystic Fibrosis–Otolaryngology (ENT) Clinic

The Cystic Fibrosis ENT clinic is staffed by Amanda Stapleton, MD, and staff otolaryngologists. Physicians are available to see patients with sinus disease and related ENT issues.

Genetic Counseling

Genetic counselors from the Division of Medical Genetics are available for counseling families of infants with inconclusive newborn screens for cystic fibrosis or a family history of cystic fibrosis. For more information contact the Cystic Fibrosis Center at 412-692-5630.

Infant Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) Laboratory

Patients who are able to cooperate (usually 5–6 years of age) perform “voluntary” tests at each office visit. In order to get an objective assessment of lung function in infants and toddlers, specialized tests can be performed and were developed for young children with CF. This testing requires sedation and more time than standard testing.

Ask your CF doctor for more information. If you have questions, please contact the PFT Laboratory at 412-692-5452.