Pamela L. Zeitlin, MD, MPhil, PhD, Department Chair

A major emphasis at National Jewish Health continues to be the pediatric program, National Jewish Health for Kids, specifically designed for children and adolescents with allergic, pulmonary and immune system disorders. National Jewish Health for Kids is a program of dedicated care from America's best pediatric specialists.

National Jewish Health for Kids is unique, comprehensive, effective and available only at National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation.

With National Jewish Health for Kids, we have created an environment in response to the increasing demand from parents and patients for treatment of asthma, atopic dermatitis, food allergies, rhinitis, immune problems and recurrent infections—all diseases that are increasing at alarming rates throughout the country.

The development of National Jewish Health for Kids was through the redesign and enhancement of existing pediatric programs and increasing our capabilities to make it better for patients and their families. This has translated into better patient diagnosis, advanced diagnostic testing, individualized therapeutic interventions, outcome monitoring, and communication with families and their physicians.

Our goal is to remain leaders in these areas using the most advanced technologies and interventions as well as bridging clinical and basic research. This is all in keeping with the cohesive strategic plan developed for the Department of Pediatrics and National Jewish Health.