Division of Pediatric Pulmonology
Members of the Pediatric Pulmonary Division have expertise in providing care to infants, children, and adolescents with a wide range of chronic respiratory diseases. We strive to deliver excellent family-centered, community-oriented cutting edge pediatric pulmonary care. We provide general pulmonary care as well as having clinics for children with allergic/immunologic disorders such as environmental, food and drug allergies, children with complex medical conditions requiring supplemental oxygen and/or CPAP/BIPAP/home mechanical ventilation, and for infants/children with chronic lung disease that results from prematurity. We work with the divisions of Pediatric Endocrinology, Otolaryngology, Allergy/Immunology, and Complex/Palliative Care Medicine to coordinate care for the most medically fragile children. We staff an accredited Pediatric and Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center caring for nearly 200 pediatric and adult patients with cystic fibrosis. Through collaboration with the adult pulmonary division, we provide care for patients with cystic fibrosis from diagnosis through their childhood and adult years and on to lung transplantation if needed. The Center has been involved in clinical trials of new cutting-edge therapies designed to enhance the quality of life and survival of patients with cystic fibrosis. Members of the Cystic Fibrosis Center serve on several national committees as well as serving as mentors for new cystic fibrosis care providers. The Cystic Fibrosis Center received a Quality Improvement Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2017 for their work to reduce the incidence of Pseudomonas colonization.
Members of the division oversee a state of the art pulmonary function testing service which includes the use of spirometry, body plethysmography, impulse oscillometry, cold air challenge, methacholine challenge, high altitude testing, exercise testing and exercise laryngoscopy. Members of the division evaluate upper and lower airway anatomy through flexible laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy.
We provide inpatient consultation to patients hospitalized at University Hospital.
Our outpatient clinics are located at the Robert B. Green Clinical Pavilion (general pulmonary clinics), the UT Health Westgate Clinic (allergy and immunology), and at University Hospital (general pulmonary, cystic fibrosis, complex pulmonary care clinics).
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Division of Pediatric PulmonologyJoAnn Gongora Division Administrator