Pulmonary Medicine

From Asthma to Lung Transplant, We Excel in Providing Respiratory Care for Children and Adults

Pulmonary Medicine

When your child has a breathing problem, everything matters.

Ranked as one of the top ten pediatric pulmonary programs by US 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 asthmacystic 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.

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Nationwide Children's Hospital is ranked by U.S. News & World Report for Pulmonary Medicine.

Programs & Clinics

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Asthma Program

We provide state-of-the-art care through diagnostic testing, up-to-date treatment strategies, and comprehensive education for patients with asthma and their families. In addition, we also offer a Complex Asthma Clinic for patients with severe asthma.

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Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Our program is a medically supervised, individually tailored program consisting of exercise and education to help patients feel better, increase endurance and improve their overall quality of life.

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Cystic Fibrosis

Our cystic fibrosis team works with patients and families to combine state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, symptom management, education and emotional wellness to maintain all aspects of health. We have a program for children and adolescents and one for adults.

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Lung & Heart-Lung Transplant Program

Our program utilizes a multidisciplinary team of lung transplant and heart-lung transplant experts in the transplantation of children and adults with childhood lung diseases.

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Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) Clinic

The physician specialists in the Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) Clinic are committed to the diagnosis and management of children with PCD.

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Sleep Disorder Center

Our Sleep Disorder Center and our Sleep Medicine Clinics assist primary care physicians and specialists with the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders in children from infancy to adolescence.

Interstitial and Rare Lung Disease Program

Interstitial and Rare Lung Disease (IRLD) Program

As part of Pulmonary Medicine, the Interstitial and Rare Lung Disease Clinic (IRLD) is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of rare lung diseases of childhood.

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Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

Karen S. McCoy

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


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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Pulmonary Medicine Clinical Research

Learn more about clinical research relating to pulmonary medicine.


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.

Inside Pulmonary Medicine

Conditions We Treat

Pulmonary Medicine Research

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Meet our Patients

When you look at Emily, you see a beautiful young girl. You would not be surprised to learn that she loves sports, in particular soccer. But you would be surprised to learn that Emily is actually very sick.