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Pulmonary Medicine

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Nationally Ranked for Pulmonary Care

U.S. News & World Report named our Division of Pulmonary Care among the top 10 in the nation.

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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.

Pulmonary (Lung & Breathing-Related) Care at Children's National: Why Choose Us?

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:

  • 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.

Children’s National is Home to Leading Experts in Asthma Care

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Isaiah's Story

Airway Lungs

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A young boy and his family confront and manage asthma successfully through Dr. Stephen Teach's IMPACT DC Asthma Clinic.

Isaiah's Story

Pulmonary Medicine Team