Division of Pulmonology


pediatrics

Division of Pulmonology

The Division of Pulmonology provides comprehensive consultation, evaluation, diagnostic and management services for children with a wide array of pulmonary diseases. The Augusta University Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Center is a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-supported program that is committed to the highest standards and aggressive clinical care required for optimal health for our patients with CF. Our division collaborates with care providers from many disciplines to treat CF, including nursing, nutrition, pharmacy, physical therapy, psychology, respiratory therapy, and social work. We also work collaboratively with subspecialists in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric ENT, and Pediatric Surgery. The CF Center is actively involved in a number of clinical research trials and was recently recognized for its initiatives in quality improvement.

The pulmonary specialists provide inpatient and outpatient pulmonary consultation for the management of a wide range of pediatric pulmonary diseases, including asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), interstitial lung disease, pulmonary vascular disease, and restrictive lung disease requiring mechanical ventilation. The division also provides consultation for children with pediatric sleep problems.

The Pediatric Pulmonary Function Laboratory provides comprehensive diagnostic testing including spirometry, lung volumes, diffusion capacity, sweat testing, exercise challenge and bronchoscopy.