Divisions

Pulmonology

The Division of Pulmonology provides diagnosis and management of pediatric patients with non-acute respiratory diseases.

Research

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.

Areas of Research

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Clinical Care

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, including:

  • pulmonary function and exercise testing: the Pulmonary Exercise Diagnostic Laboratory offers the most advanced technology in diagnosing and monitoring lung disease. The staff specializes in testing children as young as five years of age and welcomes adults as well for spirometry, lung volumes, resistance measurements, diffusing capacity, methacholine challenge and exercise testing.
  • sweat testing: we provide the only sweat test laboratory in Western New York certified by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and College of American Pathologists.
  • transcribing and interpreting events recorded in memory monitors in babies with apnea and bradycardia, as well as overnight home oximetry studies.

Chief, Pulmonology

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Contact

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Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 323-0110
Fax: (716) 323-0296