Meet Our BPD Team

Our expert team is dedicated to your child.

The Comprehensive Center for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia addresses the medical, nutritional, developmental and social needs of patients diagnosed with BPD. We offer an inpatient unit and outpatient follow-up service dedicated to BPD patients. 

The entire BPD team serves the baby and family by utilizing evidence-based practice and research to continuously improve care: all while creating an environment that empowers families to actively participate in their child’s progress.

Inpatient BPD Team

The inpatient CCBPD NICU is one of the three NICUs at Nationwide Children's Hospital’s Main Campus. The unit is comprised of 24 beds, caring for babies from 36 weeks corrected gestation up to approximately 2 years old. Our patients come from the Central Ohio region, as well as referrals from several states outside Ohio.

The inpatient BPD team is comprised of many dedicated and focused medical professionals who have a passion for providing excellent care to this special infant population. We care for patients needing mechanical ventilation via endotracheal tube or tracheostomy, CPAP, SiPAP and nasal canula. We focus on respiratory support, nutrition, developmental milestones and family-centered care to attain best outcomes for infants and their families. 

Outpatient BPD Team

The center provides a unique medical home designed to minimize emergency room visits and hospital admissions. Since its inception in 2004, the center decreased babies’ readmission rates from over 30 percent to less than 10 percent, while at the same time improving pulmonary outcomes as assessed by the use of supplemental oxygen, bronchodilators, steroids and diuretics.

At each outpatient visit, babies are seen by a:

  • Physician
  • Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Clinician
  • Nutritionist
  • Social Worker
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist

In addition to board-certified neonatologists, the BPD team consists of:

  • Case Managers
  • Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical and Occupational Therapists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Speech Therapists
  • Staff Nurses