Learn about the care we provide at Children’s Health.
Pediatric Respiratory Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center, in partnership with Children's Health, offers both inpatient and outpatient consultation for a wide variety of chest disorders in children. Our nationally ranked programs offer expert care for each child’s respiratory condition.
U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital 2021-2022 list ranks our pediatric pulmonology and lung surgery program No. 26 in the nation.
Comprehensive Care for Pulmonary Diseases in Children
Respiratory illnesses can include a variety of problems, including asthma and sleep disorders, such as apnea. Some children also have chronic illnesses that affect the breathing system, such as cystic fibrosis, sickle cell, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
The Cystic Fibrosis Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center, one of the largest in the country, is an approved Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Care Center that provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of children with suspected and confirmed diagnoses of cystic fibrosis and other pulmonary diseases.
Our special services program includes:
- Exercise testing
- Infant pulmonary function testing
- Polysomnography (sleep studies)
- Preoperative evaluations
- Pulmonary function testing
Our physicians’ exceptional care, combined with broad, leading-edge services, give pediatric pulmonology and cystic fibrosis patients the best quality health care.
Conditions We Treat
We offer both inpatient and outpatient consultation for a wide variety of chest disorders in children. Our care team includes pulmonary physicians who are board-certified in both pediatrics and pulmonary medicine and have specific training to diagnose and treat children with respiratory conditions, whether common or complex.
Some of the conditions we treat include:
- Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
- Congenital anomalies of the chest
- Cystic fibrosis
- Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT)
- Mechanically dependent children
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Primary cilia dyskinesia
- Pulmonary disability associated with neuromuscular disease
- Sickle cell
- Sleep disorders (including apnea, etc.)
Learn more about pediatric pulmonary medicine at Children’s Health and the care we provide.
Our physicians and scientists are actively engaged in research and innovation. Current clinical trials focus on a number of critical areas in pediatric health, expanding treatment options, and redefining what is possible in pediatric medicine.