Augusto A. Litonjua, M.D., M.P.H., Chief
The Pulmonary Division provides inpatient and outpatient consultation services for pediatric patients with respiratory disease. As providers, faculty oversee the Pediatric Pulmonary Function Laboratory, the Pediatric Bronchoscopy Service and the Cystic Fibrosis Center. They work closely with a large population of children with asthma, and with the Sleep Disorders Center. The division also coordinates inpatient allergy consultations.
Academically, we offer a broad range of training in pulmonary physiology and disease through conferences, electives, and informal patient management discussions. We also train fellows through our ACGME accredited Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Program.
Research activities focus on clinical studies of cystic fibrosis, respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis, lung disease in preterm infants, and developmental origins of asthma, lung diseases, and allergies. In addition, the division is home to basic science laboratories with a focus in understanding the mechanism of abnormal lung regeneration, airway fibrosis and early lung function decline from inhalation injuries.