Our pediatric pulmonologists offer consultation, diagnostic testing, and treatment of chronic and acute lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis and asthma in children and adolescents. In addition to treating hospitalized children and adolescents at Cleveland Clinic's main campus, our pulmonary specialists have outpatient practices in many convenient locations throughout Northeast Ohio.
Cleveland Clinic Children'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.
What We Treat
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:
- Airway, voice, and swallowing abnormalities.
- BPD/chronic lung disease of prematurity.
- Chest wall deformities (pectus deformities).
- Congenital malformations of the lung.
- Congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
- Cough and stridor (persistent or recurrent).
- Cystic fibrosis.
- Home ventilator management.
- Interstitial lung disease.
- Neuromuscular diseases.
- Obstructive sleep apnea.
- Pneumonia and infectious lung conditions.
- Pulmonary complications of transplants (solid organ & bone marrow).
- Pulmonary hypertension.
- Pulmonary rehabilitation.
- Respiratory services.
In providing effective treatment for children with respiratory illness, our pediatric pulmonologists collaborate with top Clinic pediatric specialists and surgeons in areas such as:
- Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery.
- Hematology & Oncology.
- Infectious Disease.
- Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation.
Cystic Fibrosis Program
Cleveland Clinic is accredited as a Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Care Center from the US Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We join a network of 100 + Care Centers across the US specializing in the diagnosis, management and treatment of individuals with CF. Our expert, multi-disciplinary team has a combined experience of more than 140 years of cystic fibrosis clinical care practice.
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:
- Speech, Voice and Feeding Therapists.
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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.
Appointments & Locations
To make an appointment, please call 216.444.5437 (local) or 800.223.2273, ext. 45437 (toll-free)
To make an appointment at the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic, please call 216.444.8324.
Virtual Second Opinions
If you cannot travel to Cleveland Clinic, help is available. You can connect with Cleveland Clinic specialists from any location in the world via a phone, tablet, or computer, eliminating the burden of travel time and other obstacles.
If you’re facing a significant medical condition or treatment such as surgery, this program provides virtual access to a Cleveland Clinic physician who will review the diagnosis and treatment plan.
Following a comprehensive evaluation of medical records and labs, you’ll receive an educational second opinion from an expert in their medical condition covering diagnosis, treatment options or alternatives as well as recommendations regarding future therapeutic considerations. You’ll also have the unique opportunity to speak with the physician expert directly to address questions or concerns.