Pediatrics: Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

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Welcome to the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

The Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine was recently rated among the 10 best pulmonary groups in the nation by Child magazine. Our faculty also have been consistently named to the “Best Doctors in America®.” All are board-certified or board-eligible in pediatric pulmonary or sleep medicine.  

The division provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for common to complex conditions:

Pulmonary Medicine                                                                                                 

  • Asthma 
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Chronic lung disease of infancy
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
  • Chronic or recurrent cough
  • Stridor and noisy breathing
  • Pneumonia and recurrent pneumonia                                                                      
  • Aspiration syndromes
  • Right middle lobe syndrome
  • Chronic respiratory failure
  • Croup and recurrent croup
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia
  • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA)
  • Exercise-induced dyspnea
  • Cyanosis
  • Congenital lung abnormalities
  • Tachypnea
  • Dyspnea
  • Pediatric lung transplant
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary complications related to: 

          - Prematurity
          - Brain or spinal-cord injuries
          - Neurological and neuromuscular disorders
          - Cancer and its therapies
          - Heart disease congenital heart defects
          - Gastroesophageal reflux
          - Neurological disorders

  • Laryngo, tracheo and bronchomalacia
  • Vocal cord dysfunction
  • Wheezing

Sleep Medicine

  • Obstructive sleep apnea and hypoventilation
  • Congenital hypoventilation syndrome
  • Parasomnias
  • Snoring
  • Sleep disorder breathing
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non-invasive ventilation

We also provide evaluation and management of children with respiratory and non-respiratory or behavioral sleep disorders. 

Each year, we see more than 4,000 outpatients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin main campus and another 2,500 inpatients at the Hospital's main campus.

Our patients receive comprehensive care from our pulmonary and sleep physicians, advanced practice nurses, nutritionists and social workers. We are committed to providing outstanding patient care, instructing new physicians and nurses along with researching pulmonary diseases and treatments. All physicians are board certified or board eligible in pulmonary or sleep medicine.


 Best Doctors® 2013

 458 Medical College Doctors Recognized as Best Doctors in America


A total of 458 Medical College of Wisconsin faculty physicians, representing 63 specialties, are listed on the Best Doctors® in America 2013–2014 database. The information, compiled by Best Doctors, Inc., includes more physicians from the Medical College than any other group practice or institution in Wisconsin.

Medical College physicians account for over one-third (44%) of the 1,035 Wisconsin physicians listed in this year’s database. More Best Doctors® practice at two of the Medical College’s major teaching hospital affiliates, Froedtert Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, than at any other hospitals in the state.

The 46,000 U.S. physicians listed in the Best Doctors® in America 2013–2014 database represents the top five percent of the nation’s practicing board-certified physicians. Physicians selected for inclusion are determined through a peer-review by thousands of doctors nationwide. Only those physicians who earn the consensus support of their peers as well as meet additional qualification criteria are included. The database is available to public through subscription. Additional information is available at Best Doctors is a registered trademark ® of Best Doctors, Inc.
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Page Updated 09/03/2013