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Our pediatric pulmonology services

The Breathing Institute experts at Children's Hospital Colorado treat children with common and complex breathing problems. Our pediatric pulmonologists care for children with shortness of breath, wheezing, cough, noisy breathing, oxygen dependency, recurrent pneumonia and other pediatric breathing conditions.

We're nationally recognized for our work with patients who have asthma, cystic fibrosis, airway anomalies and tracheostomy care, pulmonary hypertension, lung disease of premature infants, sleep disorders, neuromuscular disorders, primary ciliary dyskinesia and children's interstitial lung disease.

Our pediatric pulmonologists, along with other Colorado physicians, pioneered many of the standard practices used to treat and diagnose pediatric respiratory disease today. We were the first in the world to use nitric oxide to treat neonatal hypertensions, and the first to initiate newborn cystic fibrosis screening.

Learn about our pulmonary medicine research

 

Aerodigestive Program

Experts from our multidisciplinary Aerodigestive Program collaborate with ear, nose and throat (ENT) and digestive specialists to care for children with complex airway, breathing and digestive tract disorders.

Asthma Program

Our Asthma Program offers multidisciplinary care for kids both at home and in school, with a focus on technological and environmental innovations. We're committed to changing the lives of our patients and paving the way for the future of pediatric asthma care.

Interstitial Lung Disease (chILD) Program

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

Cystic Fibrosis Research Center

The Mike McMorris Cystic Fibrosis Research and Care Center at Children's Colorado is one of the premiere cystic fibrosis (CF) clinical care and research centers in the country. Our Center 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

Our Sleep Program provides comprehensive clinics to evaluate patients and make 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.

Ventilator Care Program

Our Ventilator Care Program's standardized approach to discharging patients on ventilators has led to a significant reduction in costs and average length of stay. For infants with ventilator-dependent bronchopulmonary dysplasia, our rate of survival to discharge has improved from 50% to 85%.

 

Get to know our pediatric experts.

Monica Federico, MD

Monica Federico, MD

Pulmonology - Pediatric

Stephen Hawkins, MD

Stephen Hawkins, MD

Pulmonology - Pediatric, Pediatrics, Sleep Medicine

Heather De Keyser, MD

Heather De Keyser, MD

Pulmonology - Pediatric, Pediatrics

Children's Colorado in the news

  • Colorado Public Radio
    Colorado vaping use still high
    enero 16, 2024

    The Colorado teens who made our state rank first in underage vaping are now young adults, and show no signs of slowing down vape use. For years, there's been a big question around how addictive devices like vapes are for teens, and now the latest state data is reflecting that. “We're seeing increases in those young adults," said Heather De Keyser, MD. "They weren't able to stop."

  • Healio
    Late cystic fibrosis care negatively impacts infant weight, height
    agosto 22, 2023

    Delayed cystic fibrosis care contributed to reduced weight and height-for-age in infancy through age 5 years. Infants with cystic fibrosis who received care at 47 days old had decreased weight and height-for-age during infancy compared with infants who received care at 10 days old, according to results published in The Journal of Pediatrics.

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    Expert advice for bassinet safety
    junio 16, 2023

    When parents bring home their newborn, a bassinet is often the sleeping option of choice, but it can be overwhelming to decide which is best. Read the article for guidance on things to consider before purchasing.