Pediatric Lung Disease

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Our pulmonologists provide a full range of care to children who have lung, airway and chest diseases, working collaboratively with physicians and scientists in other specialties to bring current, evidence-based comprehensive care to patients. In addition, we provide our patients with unique opportunities to participate in clinical research, which improves care.

For 50 years, The Minnesota Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Center at University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital has been at the forefront of CF care for patients from Minnesota, across the nation and around the world. CF experts, specialists, psychologists, social workers, genetic counselors, and families work together to provide the very best patient care


  • Blood tests, including immune function analysis
  • Comprehensive treatment plans
    • Chronic lung disease management
    • Development of individual action plan
    • Environmental control recommendations
    • Medication and monitoring
  • Diagnostic tests of:
    • Chronic granulomatous disease diagnostic tests
    • Cystic fibrosis sweat chloride testing
    • Neutrophil oxidative function and chemotaxis
  • Education and advice for parents and families
  • Evaluation
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Fluoroscopy
  • Exercise testing
  • Full range of microbiology analysis
  • Genetic counseling
  • Pulmonary function tests
    • Infants
    • Children
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Scans
    • CT
    • MRI
    • PET
  • Surgery, including transplants
  • Transition plans for teens with chronic lung diseases

Clinics & Providers

Conditions we treat

We provide specialty care for (but not limited to):

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease with lung complications
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Infections, including:
    • Complicated cases of pneumonia
    • Histoplasmosis and other fungal infections
    • Tuberculosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Neurological disorders
  • Brain or spinal cord injuries
  • Diseases, including Duchenne’s and other muscular dystrophies
  • Primary ciliary diseases
  • Respiratory problems related to:
    • Cancer
    • Heart disease
    • Premature birth
    • Transplants
  • Symptoms of undetermined origin, such as:
    • Cough
    • Noisy breathing
    • Recurrent pneumonia
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sinusitis
    • Wheezing
  • Ventilator dependent conditions


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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