Pulmonology (Pediatric Lung Disease and Respiratory Care)

The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive clinical care and consultation for infants, children and young adults with acute and chronic breathing problems.

Our team of 11 pediatric pulmonologists is the largest in Michigan, offering expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of common breathing disorders as well as rare pulmonary conditions.

In addition to our board-certified faculty, U-M pediatric pulmonology patients have access to our full multidisciplinary team, including nurses, nutritionists, respiratory therapists, social workers and child life specialists, enabling us to provide comprehensive, patient- and family-centered are to each child we have the honor of caring for.

Expertise in the full range of pediatric respiratory conditions

We treat the full range of respiratory symptoms and disorders, including:

Advanced diagnostic capabilities

Diagnosis is the first step in creating an effective treatment plan for your child.  The U-M Division of Pediatric Pulmonology Program offers an array of diagnostic services, including:

  • A state-of the art pediatric pulmonary function laboratory equipped to perform:
    • Methacholine challenge testing (for diagnosis of asthma)
    • Exhaled nitric oxide testing (for measurement of airway inflammation)
    • Nasal nitric oxide testing (for diagnosis of primary ciliary dyskinesia)
    • Sweat tests (for diagnosis of cystic fibrosis)
    • Exercise testing
    • Infant lung function testing (for early detection of cystic fibrosis lung disease and other disorders)
    • Flexible bronchoscopy to detect airway structural lesions
    • Bronchoalveolar lavage to detect infection or aspiration
    • High-resolution chest imaging protocols to reduce radiation exposure
    • Combined procedures to reduce anesthesia exposures
    • Genetic testing for cystic fibrosis and interstitial lung diseases
    • Ciliary and lung biopsies analyzed by a dedicated pediatric pathology team
    • Skin allergy testing for common allergens that cause asthma

Innovative respiratory disease research

The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology directs basic and clinical research programs related to asthma, cystic fibrosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Faculty research is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Learn more about our current research.

Schedule an appointment by calling us at 734-764-4123.