Pulmonary | Allergy / Immunology | Sleep

Patients referred to our center undergo state-of-the-art diagnostic evaluation using the most recent technologies and receive individualized and compassionate medical management. The clinical outcomes in our facilities are benchmarked with the most prestigious institutions in the country.

Comprehensive and multidisciplinary pulmonary services are provided to infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of respiratory disorders, including:

  • Airway abnormalities
  • Aspiration lung injury from swallowing dysfunction and gastroesophageal reflux
  • Asthma and Allergic disorders
  • Central congenital hypoventilation syndrome on invasive and non-invasive ventilation as well as phrenic nerve (diaphragmatic) pacing
  • Chronic lung disease of infancy, Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Chronic respiratory failure with ventilator dependence
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Interstitial lung diseases
  • Paradoxical vocal fold movement dysfunction (vocal cord dysfunction)
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary consequences of congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Recurrent cough and wheeze
  • Recurrent pneumonias or other respiratory infections
  • Sickle cell-related pulmonary disease
  • RSV infection and its acute and long-term sequelae on airway function
  • Sleep apnea and other sleep disordered breathing
  • Technology-dependent children on invasive and non-invasive ventilation as well as phrenic nerve (diaphragmatic) pacing
  • Unexplained respiratory conditions refractory to conventional therapy

We individualize the care plan for multiple subsets of special respiratory conditions through our many pulmonary subspecialty clinics:

  • Aerodigestive clinic
  • Allergy / Immunology clinic
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia clinic
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) clinic
  • MD Anderson Pulmonary clinic
  • Pediatric Complex Care clinic
  • Pediatric Sleep clinic
  • Rare Lung Disease clinic
  • Pulmonary Hypertension clinic
  • Sickle Cell-Pediatric Pulmonary clinic

These services are provided in a teaching hospital with a strong academic environment, as demonstrated by our Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine fellowship training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Further, our experienced physicians and scientists receive funding from the National Institutes of Health for investigations into the basic and clinical mechanisms of lung disorders in children. The scientific information generated from our studies have transformed medical care, particularly in children with complex medical conditions. Building on the research focus of our physician-scientists, a variety of programs have been designed to better serve patients with respiratory diseases as well as critically ill children with rare and complex disorders.