U.S. News & World Report named our Division of Pulmonary Care among the top 10 in the nation.
Ranked as one of the top ten in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Pulmonary Care at Children's National provides comprehensive treatment for lung and breathing-related conditions.
Division Chief Anastassios Koumbourlis, M.D., 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:
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.
Learn more about our specialized asthma programs:
"My life has become better because I’m more educated and can help others,” Tiara Cuthbertson embraces being an asthma patient advocate.
Division Chief, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center
Sleep Medicine Specialist
Director, Pulmonary Behavioral MedicineAssociate Director, Sleep Medicine
Gustavo Nino Barrera
Director, Sleep MedicinePulmonologist
Co-Director, Severe Asthma Clinic Investigator, Center for Genetic Medicine ResearchPulmonologist
Co-Director, Severe Asthma ClinicInvestigator, Center for Genetic Medicine ResearchPulmonologist
Iman Sami Zakhari
Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship ProgramPulmonologistSleep Medicine Specialist