Jefferson University Hospitals

Pediatric Pulmonology

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Pediatric Pulmonology

If your child has breathing or lung problems – whether brief or lifelong – a pediatric pulmonologist has the expertise to evaluate and care for your child.

At Jefferson, you have access to physicians from Nemours Children’s Health in Center City Philadelphia who specialize in diagnosing, treating and managing children from birth to 21 years old with various respiratory diseases.

What Types of Conditions Do Pediatric Pulmonologists Treat?

Our pediatric pulmonologists treat the following conditions in children:

  • Airway obstruction
  • Apnea
  • Asthma
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Chronic cough
  • Exercise limitations
  • Noisy breathing
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Recurrent respiratory tract infections
  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sleep-related breathing problems

We also care for children with the following conditions at our Wilmington, Del., location:

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Muscular dystrophy 
  • Tracheostomy or ventilator dependence

Diagnostic Assessments of Breathing Problems in Children

Diagnostic services performed by pediatric pulmonologists include:

  • Airway endoscopy – to look for the cause of respiratory symptoms
  • Exercise testing – to evaluate breathing problems that occur when a child exercises
  • Pulmonary function testing – to measure the symptoms of asthma and other lung problems
  • Sleep studies – to determine the causes of sleep disorders