Pulmonary Medicine :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Pulmonary Medicine

When your child has a breathing problem, everything matters.

Ranked as one of the top ten pediatric pulmonary programs by U.S. News & World Report, our pediatric experts offer specialized patient care and support for the entire family whether your child is newly diagnosed or has been living with a respiratory illness for many years. From asthma to lung transplant, our physicians, nurses and support staff provide quality care for all your child’s respiratory needs.

Nationwide Children’s Pulmonary Medicine specialists diagnose, treat and research a wide range of respiratory disorders including asthma, cystic fibrosis and advanced lung disease.

In addition, the Sleep Disorders Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital assists primary care physicians and specialists with the diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and adolescents with sleep problems.

Key Programs and Clinics include:

At Nationwide Children's, asthma care is delivered by specialists in both the Section of Allergy/Immunology as well as Pulmonary Medicine. Watch this video featuring asthma doctor David Stukus, MD, about whether or not it’s safe to play sports if you have asthma.

Pulmonary Medicine Highlights

Download the Cystic Fibrosis Tools4U Kit in the myChildren’s app

Designed by your Nationwide Children’s Cystic Fibrosis Team to meet your child’s cystic fibrosis needs. Now you can track your meals with our fun bingo cards, set up notifications and important reminders, access great cystic fibrosis resources and more … all at your fingertips! Learn how to access this resource.


Therapeutics Development Network of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been selected to serve as one of 13 special translational research centers in a network of 77 clinical trial sites that are part of the Therapeutics Development Network (TDN) of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The translational research centers will lead the newest Phase I clinical trials and provide scientific direction to the entire network. This new designation will allow Nationwide Children’s to be a leader in cutting-edge research combating the life-shortening, genetic disease cystic fibrosis. The clinical trials network is responsible for facilitating safe, rapid and coordinated evaluation of new treatments for cystic fibrosis.

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Meet Don Hayes, MD, director of the Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Program at Nationwide Children’s.

Pulmonary Leadership

Karen S. McCoy, MD

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contact info

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: (614) 722-4766
Fax: (614) 722-4755

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US News and World Report

Pulmonary Medicine ranked #6 in US News and World Report.

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Pediacast Interview with Dr. McCoy

Pediacast with Dr. Mike featuring Dr. Karen McCoy, Chief of Pulmonary Medicine, on the topic of Asthma.

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PediaCast: Asthma Technology and Mobile Apps

PediaCast with Dr. Mike on the topic of Asthma Technology and Mobile Apps featuring Drs. David Stukus and Nabeel Farooqui.

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Pediacast: Seasonal Allergies

PediaCast with Dr. Mike on the topic of Seasonal Allergies featuring Dr. David Stukus.

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Fast Facts

July 2015 through June 2016 

Inpatient Discharges: 1,353 
Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Discharges*: 1,108 
Total Discharges: 2,461 
Average Length of Stay†: 4.8 
Average Daily Census†: 17.8 
Patient Days†: 6,502 
Inpatient Consults: 412 
CF with Endo Clinic Visits: 53 
Complex Asthma-Pulmonary Clinic Visits: 133 
Dublin Pulmonary Clinic Visits: 581 
Lung Transplant Clinic Visits: 95 
Westerville Pulmonary Clinic Visits: 1,735 
Lima Pulmonary Clinic Visits: 323 
Pulmonary Clinic Visits: 7,491 
Total Pulmonary Clinic Visits: 10,411 
Pulmonary Rehab Clinic Visits: 757 
Pulmonary Diagnostics Clinic Visits: 294 
Dublin Pulmonary Diagnostics Clinic Visits: 12 
Hilltop Pulmonary Diagnostics Clinic Visits: 11 
Westerville Pulmonary Diagnostics Clinic Visits: 13 
Total Pulmonary Diagnostics Clinic Visits: 1,087 
Cystic Fibrosis Patients: 545 

*Excludes observation and outpatient-in-a-bed patients.
**Excludes sleep studies.

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Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000