Cystic Fibrosis

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Cystic Fibrosis

As part of Pulmonary Medicine, the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital is devoted to the diagnosis and management of all acute and chronic respiratory disorders and diseases in children and adults. We are also involved in research to help better the lives of patients with cystic fibrosis.

We are accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to provide care for cystic fibrosis patients. We currently follow approximately 450 patients with cystic fibrosis (235 pediatric and 220 adult) who come from Ohio and surrounding states such as West Virginia and Kentucky. We provide a multidisciplinary treatment care team including physicians, nurses, dieticians, social workers, pharmacists and respiratory therapists.

US News Badge Pulmonology

Nationwide Children's Hospital is ranked No. 10 by U.S. News & World Report for Pulmonary Medicine.


Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Program

The Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Program follows patients from diagnosis through transition to our Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program.

Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program

The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program was established to provide for the care of those with cystic fibrosis as they enter and progress through their adult years.

Our Team

Cystic Fibrosis requires multiple groups of health care providers to help in the management of care for patients including dieticians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, psychologists, respiratory therapists and social workers. Learn about our Cystic Fibrosis Team.

Meet Our Cystic Fibrosis Staff


Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

Karen S. McCoy

Karen S. McCoy, MD, is Chief of the Section of Pulmonary Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.


Cystic Fibrosis Tools4U

Track calories. Access recipes. Review common terms. Our free myChildren’s mobile application helps you manage patients’ CF care.

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Patient Family Advisory Board

The Patient Family Advisory Board is a group of cystic fibrosis patients, their family members and health care providers who have come together to provide input and promote better care of cystic fibrosis patients at Nationwide Children's Hospital. If you have a question or would like more information about our Patient Family Advisory Board (PFAB), please email

Make a Gift to the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital

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Nationwide Children's Hospital Designated in Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's National Clinical Trials Network

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. Learn about our translational research center and the cystic fibrosis designation.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Infection Prevention and Control Policy

Despite significant progress in treating cystic fibrosis (CF), lung infection caused by bacteria, viruses, yeasts and molds, remains a serious problem for those with CF. To help combat these infections, the Nationwide Children’s CF Center follows the infection prevention and control policy established by the CF Foundation. Originally released in 2003, the recommendations were recently revised to reduce the risk of people with CF spreading or acquiring dangerous germs from one another at gatherings, such as CF events, or in public places, such as waiting rooms. Learn more.