Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine
Our mission is to improve the health of children through excellence in patient care, research, training, and advocacy. The Division offers a wide range of clinical services and research opportunities. We invite you to get to know our faculty and share in our quest for discovery.
Our allergy and immunology specialists provide evaluation, diagnostic testing, and management for infants and children with suspected allergies and asthma. Our goal for asthma care is to educate the child and family to use the least amount of proven medications to allow the children to engage in all age-appropriate activities. These specialists also provide evaluation and diagnostic testing for humoral and cellular immunodeficiency diseases as well as specialty care for patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases.
The pulmonary specialists provide inpatient and outpatient pulmonary consultation for the management of a wide range of pediatric pulmonary diseases, including, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), pulmonary hypertension, and rare lung diseases including interstitial lung disease. The division also provides consultation for children with pediatric sleep problems, in partnership with the Department of Neurology and the Department of Internal Medicine.
The Vanderbilt Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Diagnosis and Treatment Center is a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-supported program that is committed to the highest standards and aggressive clinical care required for optimal health for our patients with CF. Our Division collaborates with care providers from many disciplines to treat CF, including nursing, nutrition, pharmacy, physical therapy, psychology, respiratory therapy, and social work. We also work collaboratively with subspecialists in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric ENT, and Pediatric Surgery.
Our active ACGME approved three-year fellowship training program in Pediatric Pulmonology offers broad-based clinical experience with an emphasis on critical thinking and evidence-based decision-making. It is complimented by mentored research opportunities.