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Pulmonology

We offer consultation, diagnostic testing, and treatment of chronic and acute lung diseases in children and adolescents. In addition to treating hospitalized children and adolescents at Cleveland Clinic's main campus, our specialists have outpatient practices there and at medical offices at Hillcrest Hospital, Fairview Hospital, Medina Hospital, Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Twinsburg.

Pulmonology is a specialty that focuses on diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases and conditions of the lungs and respiratory tract. Our team of pediatric pulmonary physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists provides complete diagnosis and management for children with allergic disease, breathing disorders, and other lung diseases, including:

World-renowned Physicians

U.S.News & World Report's

Children's Hospital's Pulmonology program is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Children’s Hospitals.”

Our pediatric pulmonologists, critical care specialists and allergists have unparalleled expertise, attracting national and international patients seeking diagnosis or advanced treatment, often for rare or complex disorders.

Interdisciplinary Care

In providing effective treatment for children with respiratory illness, our pediatric pulmonologists collaborate with top Clinic pediatric specialists and surgeons in areas such as:

Outstanding Asthma Outcomes

In addition to comprehensive clinical evaluation, we emphasize patient/parent education to enable self management. We provide access to both complete pulmonary function and allergy diagnostic testing, and can provide specialty care from board-certified pulmonologists and allergists within a single visit.

Pediatric Center for Airway, Voice and Swallowing Disorders

We coordinate child and adolescent patient evaluations, as well as diagnostic and surgical procedures. Our integrated visits combine expertise/perspective from multiple disciplines. Our specialized pediatric team includes:

  • Gastroenterologists
  • Otolaryngologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Speech, Voice and Feeding Therapists

Leading Transplant Center

The number of lung and solid-organ transplant procedures we perform are among the country's largest. The team includes highly skilled pediatric medical and surgical experts.

  • Cleveland Clinic Children’s has a dedicated Pediatric Pulmonary Function lab for evaluating each child’s respiratory condition.
  • Our Pediatric Pulmonary specialists are experts in performing flexible bronchoscopy on children, a procedure that allows the physician to closely examine the lungs and airways, obtain diagnostic samples, and perform interventions. These procedures are performed with sedation or anesthesia by a dedicated team of Pediatric Anesthesiologists.
  • Our Center brings together a number of different pediatric specialists who collaborate to provide individualized care for children with conditions such as asthma, pneumonia, sleep apnea or stridor.

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Silvia Cardenas Zegarra, MD
 

Silvia Cardenas Zegarra, MD

Cardenas Zegarra, Silvia, MD
216.444.5347

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center, Medina Hospital Medical Office Building

Department: Center for Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

Specialties: Asthma, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Pediatric Airway Disorders, Center for Pediatric Pulmonology

Treats: Children & Adolescents Only

Surgeon: No

Education: Cayetano Heredia University School of Medicine

 
John Carl, MD
 

John Carl, MD

Carl, John, MD
216.444.5437

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center

Department: Center for Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

Specialties: Asthma, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Collapsed Lung, Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation of the Lung (CCAM), Congenital Lung Disease, Cough, Croup more

Treats: Children & Adolescents Only

Surgeon: No

Education: George Washington University School of Medicine

 
Nathan Kraynack, MD
 

Nathan Kraynack, MD

Kraynack, Nathan, MD
216.445.2200

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center

Department: Center for Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

Specialties: Center for Pediatric Pulmonology

Treats: Children & Adolescents Only

Surgeon: No

Education: Georgetown University School of Medicine

 
Giovanni Piedimonte, MD
 

Giovanni Piedimonte, MD

Piedimonte, Giovanni, MD
216.444.5437

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Department: Pediatric Institute

Specialties: Center for Pediatric Pulmonology

Treats: Children & Adolescents Only

Surgeon: No

Education: University of Rome La Sapienza

 
Frederick (Fred) Royce, Jr., MD
 

Frederick (Fred) Royce, Jr., MD

Royce, Jr., Frederick (Fred), MD
216.444.5437

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center, Hillcrest Medical Building 1, Fairview Medical Center

Department: Center for Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

Specialties: Acute Lung Injury, Asthma, Bronchiolitis Obliterans, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Chronic Cough, Chronic Illness, Collapsed Lung more

Treats: Children & Adolescents Only

Surgeon: No

Education: University of Washington School of Medicine

 
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