Pediatric pulmonology

Helping the littlest lungs

At UW Health, we understand the unique needs of our youngest patients. We offer the most advanced diagnostic tests and treatments in a child-friendly environment. Whether your child has a lung condition that comes on suddenly or a chronic breathing disorder, we’re ready to help.
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Programs and research

Specialty clinics provide advanced care, unique support

Through our clinics, we offer specialized care for kids with certain chronic lung and breathing problems.

Through this center, our expert team offers the highest level of care for kids. We help kids transition to adult care and serve adults as well. Our goals are to help people with cystic fibrosis lead fulfilling lives and prevent their disease from progressing.

This clinic treats children with complex airway, lung, digestive tract, sleep, feeding and voice disorders.

Pulmonary hypertension causes high blood pressure in your lungs. It can lead to heart failure. Our clinic specializes in diagnosing and treating this disorder in kids. It also provides support for children and their families.

Children with a tracheostomy — a breathing tube placed in the windpipe through a hole in the neck — have many needs. Our clinic offers one-stop medical care to address them. We work with you to manage your child’s breathing, nutrition and growth, communication needs and more.

Learn more

We regularly participate in research to find better ways to diagnose and treat lung conditions such as asthma and cystic fibrosis. By participating in our clinical trials, your child may have access to exciting new therapies. You can also help us learn how to provide better care for other children and families dealing with lung disease.

Learn more about our CF clinical trials

Learn more about our asthma clinical trials

Conditions and treatments

Caring for kids, making breathing easier

From the moment we’re born, all we do depends on being able to breathe. Pediatric pulmonology focuses on lung health and breathing disorders in infants, children and teens. Our goal is to help kids breathe well so they can live life to the fullest.

We care for kids with all types of lung disorders. Our team helps families manage conditions such as asthma, intending to prevent attacks. But we also treat more complex conditions that require breathing assistance.

We collaborate with other providers who may have a role in your child’s care. We also work to provide you and your child with education and support.

Conditions we treat

Lung and breathing conditions we commonly evaluate and treat include:

  • Abnormal breathing sounds (stridor)

  • Asthma

  • Chronic cough 

  • Cystic fibrosis

  • Lung conditions related to neuromuscular disorders

  • Pneumonia (recurrent or persistent)

  • Pulmonary hypertension

  • Shortness of breath

  • Sleep disorders

  • Slowed or stopped breathing (apnea)

  • Vocal cord dysfunction

  • Wheezing

Tests, treatments and services

Testing and treatment depend on your child’s condition. We offer sophisticated diagnostic procedures and the most up-to-date therapies. Children get the help they need when it’s needed.

  • Flexible bronchoscopy

  • Mechanical ventilation

  • Medication

  • Noninvasive ventilation

  • Sleep studies (polysomnogram)

  • Spirometry

  • Tracheostomy

Locations

Care that’s child-centered and close to home

Our pediatric clinics are in Madison, Green Bay, Oshkosh and Rockford, Illinois. American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison houses our specialty clinics.

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  • American Family Children's Hospital - Pediatric Pulmonology
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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    • 1350 Charles Road / Rockford, IL
    • (779) 696-0600
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  • Aurora Children's Health (Green Bay) - Pediatric Pulmonology
    • 1160 Kepler Drive / Green Bay, WI
    • (920) 288-5500
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  • Aurora Children's Health (Oshkosh) - Pediatric Pulmonology
    • 855 N. Westhaven Drive / Oshkosh, WI
    • (920) 303-8700
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Meet our team

A team of experts supporting your child

Our doctors have advanced training in treating lung and breathing disorders. They work closely with nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and psychologists. Social workers, dietitians and respiratory therapists often have roles as well. All our team is focused on your child’s health and well-being.

Patient support and services

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