The mission of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology is to improve the respiratory health of children through outstanding clinical care, research and education. We strive to accomplish our mission while embracing the core values of respect, responsibility, family, and diversity.
The Division of Pediatric Pulmonary provides for the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of children with acute and chronic respiratory diseases. Highlights include a nationally recognized Cystic Fibrosis Center, one of the largest ventilator rehabilitation programs in the country, a state-of-the-art pulmonary function laboratory for infants and children, a mulitdisciplinary pediatric sleep apnea program, and flexible bronchoscopy. Other special services are offered for patients with asthma, apnea, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, chronic lung disease and respiratory insufficiency.
The Division directs basic and clinical research programs related to asthma, cystic fibrosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Faculty research is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Areas of study include: 1) viral-induced exacerbations of asthma and other chronic airways diseases; 2) signal transduction mechanisms regulating airway smooth muscle hypertrophy; 3) role of mesenchymal stem cells in lung injury and repair; 4) role of viral and bacterial co-infection in the pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis lung disease; 5) interactive effects of diesel exhaust and respiratory viral infection on asthmatic children; 6) role of adipose-tissue macrophages in the pathogenesis of obesity-associated diseases such as metabolic syndrome and diabetes; 7) use of high resolution computerized tomography of the chest to evaluate cystic fibrosis lung disease; and 8) lung function in children and adolescents with sickle cell disease and its correlation with pulmonary hypertension.
In addition to teaching medical students and residents, the Division directs a Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine. The goal of this program is to train outstanding academic pediatric pulmonologists - life-long learners who will be future leaders in the field. The provided training is broad in scope and includes a strong faculty, diverse inpatient and outpatient population, superb pulmonary function laboratory, and numerous educational and research opportunities.
To Make An Appointment
Referring physicians can now complete an online Consult Request Form to request an appointment for the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology. This online form was especially designed to allow you to request appointments for Pediatric services at your convenience.
Contact Phone Numbers
General Information: 734-764-4123
Division of Pediatric Pulmonology
University of Michigan Health Center
1500 East Medical Center Drive
L2221 Women's Hospital
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5212