Pulmonary Medicine

The pulmonary medicine department at Children’s Hospital of Michigan is staffed by 3 full-time pediatric pulmonary physicians, physicians trained and board certified in sleep medicine,¬† physician assistant, several registered nurses, three respiratory therapists, a social worker and a registered dietician.

Consultations are provided for the diagnosis and care of unexplained, recurrent and chronic symptoms or diseases related to the respiratory system such as cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, bronchopulmonarydysplasia, chronic lung diseases, interstitial lung diseases, muscle weakness, restrictive lung diseases, ventilator dependant children, and sleep-related disorders. The division offers  state-of-the-art flexible bronchoscopy equipment, and a pediatric pulmonary function testing laboratory where children can perform spirometry, complete lung volumes, diffusion capacities, and exercise challenge testing. The division has the cystic fibrosis center that is accredited by the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Patients are seen at different clinic locations at the Detroit Metropolitan area.

The division runs a multidisciplinary comprehensive sleep program that is staffed by board certified sleep specialists with 5 sleep labs in the community and a sleep clinic.

The division organizes an annual update conference for patients with CF and their. Medical students, residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistant students rotate and receive training at our clinics. Fellows from Sleep Medicine Fellowship programs at Wayne State University and Henry Ford Hospital programs receive their training in pediatric sleep medicine at the Pediatric sleep clinic at CHM supervised by the division physicians.

The division has been listed among the top 50 best pediatric pulmonary divisions in the country by US News and World Report.