Pulmonary Medicine Contact number | 202-476-2128

Children’s National is ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals for pulmonary medicine because of our expertise in the field and the quality of care provided to patients and their families.

Division Chief Anastassios Koumbourlis, MD, has extensive experience in pediatric pulmonary medicine with special interests in congenital lung and airway anomalies, chest wall deformities, and pulmonary complications of neuromuscular and sickle cell disease. He also treats patients in the division’s Cystic Fibrosis Center.

The division’s team provides consultation and behavioral interventions for patients with chronic and acute respiratory diseases such as cystic fibrosis and asthma as well as pulmonary patients with sickle cell and neuromuscular disorders. The consultation service includes evaluation of psychological, social, and educational function and coping with stress of illness. We also offer condition specific programs that address the needs of children with more complex disorders.

The division’s pediatric pulmonologists, nurses, and respiratory care practitioners provide comprehensive care for children with pulmonary (lung) diseases and related conditions, including:

  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
  • Chest wall disorders
  • Chronic (long term) cough
  • Congenital (birth) disorders
  • Ciliary dyskinesia
  • Cystic fibrosis 
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary hemosiderosis
  • Pulmonary infections
  • Respiratory (breathing) system disorders
  • Stridor (unusual breathing sounds)

The diagnostic pulmonary laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility staffed by credentialed respiratory therapists who have advanced specialized training in pulmonary diagnostic testing. Our specialists are able to perform a wide range of pulmonary function assessments, diagnostic, and therapeutic services, including flexible laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy, procedures that allow physicians to examine the internal airway.

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