» Cystic Fibrosis Center
The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Center at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan is a leading center for pediatric cystic fibrosis in Michigan. It pioneered the treatment of cystic fibrosis with one of the nation's first Cystic Fibrosis Centers in the early 1960s. The Center is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation accredited care center for patients in the Detroit Tri-County Area. The center offers a multidisciplinary team approach to the care and treatment of infants, children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis. The mission is to provide a comprehensive range of services of the highest quality to patients and families while advancing knowledge through education and research as well as improve the quality of life for those with the disease.
The team includes pediatric pulmonologists on staff, mid-level providers , a CF nurse, respiratory therapists, a dietitian and social worker to help manage the needs of cystic fibrosis patients and their families.
The Center maintains close ties with the Adult cystic fibrosis care program at Harper Hospital as all cystic fibrosis patients between the ages of 18-21 years are gradually transitioned to adult specialists for continued care. The two teams (adult and pediatric) work in close collaboration for cystic fibrosis related research and to help smoothen the transition of cystic fibrosis patients from the pediatric to the adult world as they grow older.
For further information or to schedule an appointment call (313) 745-KIDS or toll-free at (888) 362-2500.