The mission of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is to provide outstanding clinical care for children and adults with congenital respiratory disorders, including asthma, cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep related breathing disorders and lung transplant, advanced lung disease care and management of chronic mechanical ventilation. The care model is multidisciplinary. Our mission also includes education of medical and allied health professional trainees and involvement in cutting-edge clinical, basic and translational research.
Pulmonary clinicians provide care at Nationwide Children’s main campus and at Westerville, Dublin and Lima Close to Home Centers. During the 2014- 2015 year, there were over 2,500 admissions and over 10,000 outpatient visits. At present, there are 13 pediatric pulmonologists and three internal medicine/ pediatric physicians; 12 are board certified in pediatric pulmonology, two are certified in adult pulmonology, three are sleep certified, and two are transplant certified. Complementing the physicians are six advanced practice nurses. Among the providers, five specialize in adult care. Additionally, our interdisciplinary staff numbers over 65 individuals, including dedicated administrative professionals, clinical pharmacists, nurses, nutritionists, psychologists, psychiatrists, respiratory therapists and social workers, who allow us to provide timely, comprehensive and family-centered care.
Several multispecialty clinics have been developed to provide seamless care to our patients:
The division also has a robust quality-improvement portfolio, conducts clinical research with a broad group of basic-science collaborators, exhibits steadily climbing research productivity, and has over 100 publications for 2014.
Pulmonary Medicine Faculty
Karen S. McCoy, MD
Selected Pulmonary Medicine Publications
Assani K, Tazi MF, Amer AO, Kopp BT. IFN-γ stimulates autophagy-mediated clearance of Burkholderia cenocepacia in human cystic fibrosis macrophages. PLoS One. 2014 May;9(5):e96681.
Hayes D Jr, Whitson BA, Black SM, Preston TJ, Papadimos TJ, Tobias JD. Influence of age on survival in adult patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation before lung transplantation. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation: The Official Publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 2015 Jun;34(6):832-8.
Kirkby SE, Hayes D Jr., Parsons JP, Wisely CE, Kopp B, McCoy KS, Mastronarde JG. Eucapnic voluntary hyperventilation to detect exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in cystic fibrosis. Lung. 2015 June 3. [Epub ahead of print].
Sheikh SI, Long FR, Flucke R, Ryan-Wenger NA, Hayes D Jr, McCoy KS. Changes in pulmonary function and controlled ventilation-high resolution CT of chest after antibiotic therapy in infants and young children with cystic fibrosis. Lung. 2015 Jun;193(3):421-8.
Wainwright CE Elborn, JS, Ramsey BW, Marigowda G, Huang X, Cipolli M, Colombo C, Davies JC, DeBoeck K, Flume PA, Konstan MW, McColley SA, McCoy K, McKone EF, Munck A, Ratjen F, Rowe SM, Waltz D, Boyle MP. Lumacaftor-Ivacaftor in patients with cystic fibrosis homozygous for Phe508del CFTR. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2015 July;373(3):220-31.