Comprehensive Center for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Successfully Addressing a Critical Complication of Preterm Birth

Breakthrough Research, Comprehensive Care

Our groundbreaking treatment protocols are greatly improving outcomes for even the smallest babies.

Comprehensive Center for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) is a multifactorial disease that affects premature infants inversely with gestational age.

BPD causes impaired lung function but additionally is associated with poor growth, development and social functioning of the baby and family.

These problems continue beyond the initial neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) stay; therefore, the Comprehensive Center for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia at Nationwide Children’s Hospital provides both inpatient and outpatient services.

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Our Treatment Approach

We treat the whole family. At the hospital and at home.

BPD places extreme demands on families. Education is a critical component for families so that they are well informed, have realistic expectations, and understand their care plan.

Our unique approach to BPD management attracts families from across the country. Patients receive specialized treatment and families return home with specific treatment plans for their children. Additionally, there is a commitment to ongoing consultation between Nationwide Children’s and the patient’s primary care physician.

Meet Our Team

Our expert team is dedicated to your child.

The center is comprised of a multidisciplinary team that addresses the medical, nutritional, developmental and social needs of patients and their families.

Arrange a Consult

Call the Physician Direct Connect Line toll free at (877) 355-0221, for physician consults and to coordinate a patient transport, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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Jack M

Read Jack's Story

Name: Jack M.
Condition(s): Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia BPD, Tracheomalacia Primary and Secondary, Bronchomalacia
Age Today: 8 Years

Jack has lived in 3 hospitals and 1 rehab facility in three states, but has NEVER been home. Jack was born 16 weeks early in Sioux City, Iowa. He was 1 pound 8 ounces and 12 inches long. He was a fighter from the start.

Grayson and Scarlett S

Read Grayson & Scarlett's Story

Name: Grayson & Scarlett S.
Condition(s): Prematurity, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia BPD, Cerebral Palsy
Age Today: 6 Years

At 25 weeks and 5 days, Grayson and Scarlett decided they could no longer wait to come into our world. They were born at just 1 pound, 15 ounces and 2 pounds.

Willow N

Read Willow's Story

Name: Willow N.
Condition(s): Prematurity, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia BPD
Age Today: 6 Years

Willow was born when her mother was only 22 weeks along. After she was born, she was transported immediately to Nationwide Children's Small Baby Program, which specializes in micro preemies.

Joseph I

Read Joseph's Story

Name: Joseph I.
Condition(s): Prematurity, Retinopathy of Prematurity ROP, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia BPD
Age Today: 8 Years

Joseph made his debut unexpectedly, 16 weeks early. Joseph spent 6 months on a ventilator before his lungs were finally strong enough to function with just the assistance of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine.