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Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine

This Division remains fairly new within the Department of Pediatrics, but our commitment to improving the health of infants, children, and young adults is already well established. We pursue our mission in several ways:

  • By providing quality clinical services
  • Furthering the understanding of respiratory illnesses through original research
  • Participating in the education of physicians at all levels

Under the direction of Andrew Gelfand, M.D., we care for infants and children with a wide range of respiratory illnesses such as disorders affecting respiratory control, the chest wall, respiratory muscles, and cystic fibrosis.U.S. News and World Report ranked our Division No. 21 nationwide in 2022.

Patient Care
Patient Care

The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine provides care to infants and children with a wide spectrum of respiratory illnesses, including disorders of respiratory control, the chest wall, respiratory muscles, airway and lung parenchyma, and cystic fibrosis at Children’s Medical Center’s two campuses.

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Varied research interests include how the nervous system influences the structure and function of the airways, acute lung injury, mechanical ventilation, near-fatal asthma, pulmonary outcomes in neuromuscular disease, respiratory consequences of early-onset scoliosis, and molecular mechanisms that regulate lung development.

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The Division has eight full-time and four part-time faculty members, and four fellows, all with varied interests in clinical and translational research. Our faculty is committed to the education and training of medical students, residents, and fellows. Our Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Program prepares pediatricians to be experts in pulmonary medicine through a combination of educational activities, competencies, and assessment methods.


The Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Program annually provides two trainees with a three-year ACGME accredited program. We help develop future pediatric pulmonology experts with exemplary knowledge, clinical skills, and the capacity for critical thinking. Working together, we provide outstanding patient care and develop research related to childhood lung disease.

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Andrew Gelfand, M.D.

Associate Professor

Chief, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine

Annual Report

2022 Annual Report