Overview

The Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at MassGeneral Hospital for Children has provided comprehensive care for children with respiratory disorders for more than 40 years. The group provides multidisciplinary consultation, diagnostic and management services for a wide array of pulmonary conditions including:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Recurrent and persistent pneumonias
  • Unusual respiratory infections
  • Aerodigestive disorders
  • Immune deficiencies
  • Congenital lung malformations
  • Neuromuscular disorders leading to chronic lung problems
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Apnea
  • Exercise-related disorders
  • Sleep-related breathing problems

We constantly strive to deliver the best family-centered, cutting-edge pediatric pulmonary care in close association with local primary care providers.

The Pediatric Pulmonary division currently has nine faculty members and three fellows. Many of our faculty members are recognized as leaders in their field and have received both local and national awards. Building on our solid clinical platform, we provide training for fellows, residents, Harvard Medical School students and healthcare professionals. 

Special services in the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary include the Pediatric Pulmonary Function Laboratory, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, Sleep Laboratory, sweat testing and fiberoptic bronchoscopy.

A major strength of the Pulmonary Division is our research to improve our understanding of asthma, cystic fibrosis, lung inflammation and regeneration. We have a number of active research programs to look at the mechanisms that induce and control inflammation in the lung, signaling pathways that can be induced to activated regeneration, the networks that control breathing and clinical studies to help develop new therapies for cystic fibrosis.

Pediatric Pulmonary Locations Near You

Our pulmonologists practice at MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston, and also at community locations including Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, MA.