Pediatric Respiratory (Pulmonary)

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Your child’s breathing problems could mean that he or she has a pediatric pulmonary disease. We know that you want the best care for your child, and you’ll find it at National Jewish Health for Kids in Denver, Colorado. Our pediatric pulmonology program is a recognized leader in the care and treatment of children and adolescents with respiratory (lung) diseases.

Our pediatric pulmonologists and multidisciplinary team care for children of all ages with lung problems. We offer advanced testing, individualized care and open communication with your family and your physician. Our pulmonary doctors are researchers, too, so your child will have access to the latest clinical trials and most effective treatments.

At National Jewish Health for Kids, you’ll find:

  • A wide variety of pediatric pulmonology programs to meet your child’s needs
  • The latest in clinical trials
  • A focused and integrated approach
  • State-of-the-art testing
  • A therapy plan designed especially for your child.

Our goal for you and your child is to determine your child’s diagnosis and develop a plan of care that will allow your child to be as symptom-free as possible.

Learn about the Pediatric Severe Asthma Clinic.

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For more than 100 years, National Jewish Health has been committed to finding new treatments and cures for diseases. Search our clinical trials.

Reasons to Visit National Jewish Health

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses
  • Ranked as one of the top two hospitals in pulmonology every year since U.S. News & World Report included this category in its annual “Best Hospitals” survey
  • Ranked in the top 1 percent of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS
  • Physicians frequently recognized as among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly
  • Among the top 8 percent of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to the latest clinical trials
  • 118-year history of focus on care, research and education serving thousands of patients with lung, heart, immune and related disorders

 

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