Division of Pulmonology, Allergy and Immunology

We are a combined research and clinical division of pediatric pulmonology. We are focused on developing innovative therapies and being an international center of excellence for treatment of refractory respiratory disease in childhood. To accomplish this goal, we have 11 basic science researchers who study:

  • Asthma
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Airway inflammation
  • Apnea
  • Premature lung disease
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia
  • Bronchiolitis
  • And other childhood respiratory issues (including rare genetic disorders)

We have 15 clinical faculty and a nurse practitioner caring for patients with a complex array of respiratory and allergic diseases including asthma, cystic fibrosis, apnea, primary ciliary dyskinesia, interstitial lung disease, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, aerodigestive disorders and other congenital respiratory disorders, pulmonary hypertension and restrictive lung and chest wall diseases. We have a unique environment for training pediatric respiratory researchers.

  1. We have a rich history of pediatric pulmonary research training. Both our Dean and our Chairman of Pediatrics are Pediatric Pulmonologists who strongly support pediatric pulmonary research.
  2. We have trained many of the nation's top pediatric pulmonary researchers in basic science and in translational research.
  3. We are consistently one of the nation's leading centers for clinical trials in pediatric pulmonary research regarding CF, asthma, newborn lung disease and apnea.
  4. We have extensive translational capabilities and research populations in our Clinical and Translational Research Collaborative and the Ohio Clinical Trails collaborative.
  5. Our institution is a pioneer in supporting new drug development through the unique Harrington Discovery Institute (http://www.uhhospitals.org/services/harrington-discovery-institute).
  6. We have an established and highly functional integration between our postgraduate basic science and clinical training programs, with close physical proximity and a long history of strong, successful interactions.
  7. Our pediatric pulmonary and neonatology basic science research faculty collaborate daily and are located together in an open-lab environment.
  8. Our pediatric pulmonary researchers are embedded between our genetics and genomics center (one floor below) and our proteomics and bioinformatics centers (one floor above), providing an ideal environment for innovative, modern research techniques.

The Division of Pulmonology received a perfect score on our recent T32 training grant application for training MD fellows and post-doctoral fellows in pediatric respiratory disease.