The Division of Pulmonology provides diagnosis and management of
pediatric patients with non-acute respiratory diseases.
We have been actively involved in clinical research for more
than two decades, focused primarily on cystic fibrosis. Our
physicians regularly publish their work in scholarly journals, and
our ancillary care providers are regular participants in national
meetings. Our research coordinator is certified by the Association of
Clinical Research Professionals.
The success of multidisciplinary care at the Cystic Fibrosis Center is reflected in its clinical outcomes, which are among the best in the country, according to data compiled by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The CF Center is the recipient of a national Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Research Facilitation Award and Quality Care Award.
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Our division is part of UBMD Pediatrics, a member of UBMD Physicians' Group, the medical practice plan for the University at Buffalo. We see patients at the pediatric outpatient centers located in Amherst and Buffalo and provide consultations to inpatients at Oishei Children's Hospital.
Our clinical staff includes pediatric pulmonologists, nurse
practitioners, coordinators, a dietitian, respiratory therapists, a
social worker, genetic counselors, and a cliinical psychologist
with expertise in evaluation and management of pediatric and adult
lung diseases (i.e. asthma, chronic cough, wheezing,
bronchopulmonary dysplasia, recurrent pneumonia, neuromuscular
weakness, and shortness of breath).
One of the first centers of its kind in the United States, our
Cystic Fibrosis Center has always been at the vanguard of patient
care, research, and education. The Center strives to provide
exemplary family-centered care to patients, to participate in
research for the improvement of care and treatment, and to educate
patients, families, the medical community, and the public about the
disease. The CF Center serves all eight counties of Western New
York and is presently one of just 118 nationally accredited CF
centers in the country and one of 77 accredited therapeutic
development network centers.
We evaluate and manage children who need breathing assistance through use of CPAP, BiPap, mechanical ventilation, cough-assist devices and other therapies to improve airway clearance. We work closely with the MDA Clinic in providing respiratory care of children with neuromuscular disease. We have the only New York State-designated Apnea Program in Western New York and provide management for children who are discharged home on oxygen, apnea and bradycardia monitors.
The Pediatric Pulmonary Diagnostic Laboratory provides
diagnostic testing for the community-based providers,
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Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0110
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