Pediatric Asthma Program
The Pediatric Asthma Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides diagnosis and treatment for all children with asthma with particular focus on difficult-to-control asthma, diagnostic dilemmas and second opinions.
Meet the Team
- Joshua A. Boyce, MD
- Craig Canapari, MD
- M. Shannon Fracchia, MD
- Rajashri Shuba Iyengar, MD, MPH
- T. Bernard Kinane, MD
- Allen Lapey, MD
- Samuel Mark Moskowitz, MD
- Benjamin A. Nelson, MD
- Perdita Permaul, MD
- Daniel C. Shannon, MD
- Elizabeth C. TePas, MD, MS
- Jolan Eszter Walter, MD PhD
- Joan W. Murphy, RN, MBA, AE-C
- Anita St. John, RN, AE-C
- Elisabeth Scannell Stieb, RN, BSN, AE-C
The Pediatric Asthma Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides diagnosis and treatment for all children with asthma with particular focus on difficult-to-control asthma, diagnostic dilemmas, and second opinions.
A Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Approach
Our staff is expert in the diagnosis and management of asthma in infants, children and adolescents. We provide comprehensive asthma education for patients in need of better asthma control and our goal is to allow children to engage in all age-appropriate activities with a minimum level of medication.
Special services provided by our group include:
- Measurements of lung function, including oxygen saturation
- Complete allergy skin testing
- Imaging, including chest and sinus radiology
State-of-the-Art Care at a World-Renowned Academic Medical Center
Asthma is on the rise in the United States. The incidence among children in the Boston area is as high as 12 percent. Children with asthma often miss school, lose sleep and have impaired physical ability and activity. As part of the Partners Asthma Center, our physicians, nurses and pulmonary-function technicians work together to provide the finest possible care for children with asthma.
Pediatric Pulmonary Function Testing Laboratory
The Pulmonary Function Testing Laboratory at MassGeneral Hospital for Children has comprehensive state-of-the-art facilities for performing and interpreting pulmonary function testing in children. The lab is registered with the American Thoracic Society and serves the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Accredited Care Center.
A Tradition of Caring
At MassGeneral Hospital for Children, we know that the time of your child’s diagnosis and treatment is a very stressful one and we strive to provide an open, welcoming environment. We believe that no one knows a child as well as the parent does: parents, along with primary care providers, become our partners in a child's care and have an active voice in all treatment plans.
Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory disease in which the airways become sensitive to allergens (any substance that triggers an allergic reaction).
Approximately 6.5 million children have been diagnosed with asthma according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Asthma is one of the most common, serious, chronic diseases among children, accounting for 14 million absences from school each year.
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MGHfC Pediatric Asthma ProgramMGH Professional Office Building
275 Cambridge Street, Suite 101
Boston, MA 02114
Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes
Pulmonary Function Testing Laboratory
For testing appointments please call: 617-724-0703 or 617-724-2992
Orders can be faxed: 617-724-2803 (ATTN: Pulmonary Function Laboratory)
To schedule an appointment with a MassGeneral for Children pediatric specialist, please call 888-644-3248 or complete our online appointment form to request an appointment.
Physicians may call 888-644-3211 or use the online referral form and the Access & New Appointment Center will call your patient within 1 business day.