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The Department of Pulmonary Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Michigan is ranked among America's best in U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.
The Division of Pulmonary Medicine has a long history of providing expert care to children and adolescents with pulmonary and sleep disorders. The Children's Hospital of Michigan pioneered the treatment of cystic fibrosis with one of the nation's first Cystic Fibrosis Centers in the early 1960s.
The pediatric pulmonary medicine department at the Children's Hospital of Michigan is staffed by board certified pediatric pulmonary physicians, physicians trained and board certified in sleep medicine, a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, several registered nurses, respiratory therapists, a social worker and a registered dietitian.
Consultations are provided for the diagnosis and care of unexplained, recurrent and chronic symptoms or diseases related to the respiratory system for infants, children and adolescents. Multidisciplinary care including diagnostic and therapeutic services are provided for conditions such as asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, bronchiecstasis, central hypoventilation, chronic and congenital lung disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), hemosiderosis, obstructive and restrictive lung diseases, pulmonary hypertension, sleep-related disorders and ventilator dependant children.
Advanced diagnostic procedures include diagnostic bronchoscopies, pulmonary function testing and cystic fibrosis sweat testing. Specialty programs include the Cystic Fibrosis Center, Asthma Management, Pulmonary Hypertension Center and Neuromuscular Disorders/Muscular Dystrophy Clinic.
Urgent cases are seen on the same day and all other appointments are provided within seven days.
The Children’s Hospital of Michigan provides an annual update conference for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients and their families and another annual medical conference for the CF health care professionals in the state of Michigan and neighboring states. Fellows from Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Wayne State University and Henry Ford Hospital programs receive their training in pediatric sleep medicine at the pediatric sleep clinic at the Childen's Hospital of Michigan supervised by the division physicians.
For further information or to schedule an appointment call (313) 745-KIDS or toll-free at (888) 362-2500.