The Division of Pulmonology is part of UBMD Pediatrics and affiliated with the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
- To provide exemplary family-centered care to our patients that promotes wellness and quality of life
- To participate in research to improve care and treatment
- To educate patients, families, the medical community and the general public
Pediatric pulmonologists and nurse practitioners with expertise in evaluation and management of pediatric lung diseases (i.e. asthma, chronic cough, wheezing, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, recurrent pneumonia, neuromuscular weakness, and shortness of breath).
Cystic Fibrosis Center
Certified by the national Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as a care, teaching and research center, the CF center of WNY includes both pediatric and adult programs for patients with non-acute respiratory diseases (care is provided to adults by internal medicine-certified specialists).
The Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Development Center has participated in more than 40 clinical trials and has helped bring several drugs through development to clinical use for patients with CF, focusing on inhaled antibiotics, mucoactive drugs and CFTR potentiators and correctors.
Assisted Breathing Center
We evaluate and manage children who need breathing assistance through use of CPAP, BiPap, mechanical ventilation, cough-assist devices and other therapies to improve airway clearance.
We work closely with the MDA Clinic in providing respiratory care of children with neuromuscular disease.
We have the only New York State-designated Apnea Program in Western New York and provide management for children who are discharged home on oxygen, apnea and bradycardia monitors.
The Pediatric Pulmonary Diagnostic Laboratory provides diagnostic testing for the community-based providers, including:
Pulmonary function & exercise testing
The Pulmonary Exercise Diagnostic Laboratory offers the most advanced technology in diagnosing and monitoring lung disease. The staff specializes in testing children as young as 5 years of age and
welcomes adults as well for Spirometry, Lung Volumes, Resistance Measurements, Diffusing Capacity, Methacholine Challenge and Exercise Testing.
To schedule an appointment:
Office: (716) 323-6540
Fax: (716) 323-6676
We provide the only sweat test laboratory in Western New York certified by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and College of American Pathologists.
We transcribe and interpret events recorded in memory monitors in babies with apnea and bradycardia, as well as overnight home oximetry studies.