Pediatric Pulmonology & Cystic Fibrosis

The Cedars-Sinai Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine provides complete healthcare services for infants, children and adolescents with lung diseases and disorders, including:

  • Apnea and near-miss sudden infant death syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic respiratory failure with home ventilator
  • Chronic respiratory tract infections
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Upper airway obstruction

Experienced specialists deliver 24-hour, personalized care within sophisticated facilities designed for patient and family comfort. As part of world-renowned Cedars-Sinai's complete pediatric healthcare services, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine ensures that patients receive the most accurate testing procedures available and superior medical therapies. Cedars-Sinai is a designated cystic fibrosis center.

Comprehensive Services

Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine employs comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services to precisely identify respiratory conditions and develop the most effective course of treatment for each child. In accordance with Cedars-Sinai's rapid laboratory bench-to-bedside approach to proven medical procedures and treatments, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine also actively participates in lung research and offers patients access to innovative clinical trials and investigational studies. Available services include:

  • Computerized axial tomography (CAT or CT) scan
  • Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Oxygen and carbon dioxide monitoring
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Sweat chloride testing
  • Thoracentesis and chest tube placement
  • Ultrasound

Multidisciplinary Team

A highly integrated team of renowned specialists within Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine provides an uninterrupted plan of care for pediatric patients with pulmonary conditions. This team of experts includes:

  • Pediatric pulmonologists
  • Pediatric radiologists
  • Pediatric ear, nose and throat specialists
  • Thoracic surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Social workers
  • Dietitian

The experienced team within Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine works with the referring physician to determine the best course of treatment for each patient and keeps the referring physician apprised of the patient's condition. At the appropriate time, the patient is referred back to the primary care physician for continued management, but the physicians at Cedars-Sinai remain available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide post-treatment support and to serve as an informational resource.

For More Information

For more information about Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine or for referrals, please contact:

Maxine Dunitz Children's Health Center
8700 Beverly Blvd., North Tower, Fourth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Fax: 310-423-1402