Children's Hospital Colorado
Breathing Institute

Breathing Institute

Our experts treat respiratory and sleep disorders from the common to the complex, helping children and families breathe easier.

Pediatric Pulmonary Clinic at Children's Hospital Colorado

The Breathing Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado provides comprehensive clinical care and consultation for children with common and complex breathing problems. Our world-class team of pediatric pulmonologists is always available to care for children with shortness of breath, wheezing, cough, noisy breathing, oxygen dependency, recurrent pneumonia, and other breathing problems.

Areas of nationally recognized expertise include asthma, cystic fibrosis, airway anomalies and tracheostomy care, pulmonary hypertension, lung disease of premature infants, sleep apnea and other sleep disorders, neuromuscular disorders, primary ciliary dyskinesia and children's interstitial lung disease. As a regional care center, our Breathing Institute provides professional education. We are also national leaders in the advancement of knowledge through research. Our doctors are responsible for discoveries in pulmonary medicine including the first use of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) to treat a premature infant with respiratory failure and newborn screen for Cystic Fibrosis.

50 Yrs Oldest Pediatric Training Program
10 Million In Research Grant Funding
100+ Breathing Experts, Largest Program in the Region

Cystic Fibrosis

The Mike McMorris Cystic Fibrosis Research and Care Center at Children's Hospital Colorado is one of the premiere cystic fibrosis (CF) clinical care and research centers in the country. The CF Center at Children’s Colorado delivers state-of-the-art care to people with CF, provides education for healthcare professionals and for families with CF, and advances the field through clinical research.

Sleep Program

Children's Hospital Colorado Sleep Center provides comprehensive clinics to evaluate patients and to make appropriate treatment recommendations so that the entire family can return to a normal night of sleep. Our team assists primary care physicians and specialists with the diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and adolescents with sleep problems.

Interstitial Lung Disease (chILD) Program

Children's Hospital Colorado Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease (chILD) Program is one of the leading referral centers in the world for children with these rare lung conditions. Research in our hospital and in collaboration with other pediatric ILD centers around the country has led to the recognition and understanding of many new chILD disorders.