The Department of Pediatrics’ Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is one of only two accredited training programs in Pediatric Pulmonology in Chicago. Through a partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children’s) medical students and residents can learn at the city’s the largest pulmonary practice from award-winning faculty.
The eight faculty members in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine have received multiple awards for excellence in teaching and patient care. Complementary programs, staffed by additional faculty as well as the Division’s faculty, include:
- Sleep Medicine Center (accredited by The American Academy of Sleep Medicine)
- Asthma Care Program (recognized by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations as “Asthma Best Practice” certification)
- Pulmonary Habilitation Program (including full-service care to ventilator dependent patients)
- Pulmonary Hypertension Service
The Division has a robust research component, contributing to the overall commitment to the diagnosis, treatment and patient education of Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Lung Disease, Asthma, Bronchiolitis, and other lung diseases that affect children.
Clinical facilities include a pulmonary inpatient unit and outpatient facilities at Lurie Children’s Hospital and four satellite sites in Glenbrook, Westchester, Central DuPage Hospital, and Northwest Community Hospital.
The clinical facilities include:
- Cystic Fibrosis Center with approximately 200 patients
- Full-service Pediatric Pulmonology inpatient and consultative service
- A flexible bronchoscopy service staffed by all full-time faculty members
- A fully staffed pulmonary function laboratory including spirometry, Plethmysography, Impulse Oscillometry, diffusion capacity testing, and a pulmonary exercise laboratory.
In 2014, U.S. News and World Report ranked the pulmonary care at Lurie Children’s 17th in the nation.
Mary Nevin, MD
Interim Division Head,
For more information, contact the Department of Pediatrics Division of Pulmonary Medicine.
Visit our fellowship page to learn more about advanced educational opportunities in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine.