Pulmonary Medicine

Pulmonary (lung) conditions can affect a child's breathing and sleep. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital treats pulmonary disorders in infants, children and adolescents, such as:

  • Asthma
  • Cystic fibrosis (CF)
  • Chronic lung disease due to premature birth
  • Congenital lung abnormalities
  • Aspiration
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction
  • Neuromuscular respiratory disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Chest wall and spine disorders (scoliosis)
  • Chronic and recurrent respiratory infections
  • Chronic respiratory failure/insufficiency
  • Childhood interstitial lung disease (chILD)
  • Tracheostomy and technology dependent children
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Diagnostic Testing

  • Pulmonary function tests (PFTs)
  • Exercise Testing
  • Flexible bronchoscopy
  • Bronchial lavage and ciliary brush biopsy
  • 16 channel polysomnography (sleep study)

Comprehensive Patient Education

  • Asthma education
  • Aerosol therapy treatment
  • Physiotherapy and airway clearance techniques and devices
  • Other device teaching (oxygen, positive pressure ventilation devices, tracheostomy, etc.)
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Related Information

UCSF Clinics & Centers

Asthma Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Appointments: (415) 353-7337
Office: (415) 476-2072
Fax: (415) 476-9278
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Cystic Fibrosis Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Appointments: (415) 353-7337
Office: (415) 476-2072
Fax: (415) 476-9278
Appointment information

Pulmonary Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Appointments: (415) 353-7337
Office: (415) 476-2072
Fax: (415) 476-9278
Appointment information

Pulmonary Function Laboratory
400 Parnassus Ave., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1858
Fax: (415) 353-9353
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Sleep Laboratory
505 Parnassus Ave., Suite M719
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1957
Fax: (415) 353-9353
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