Best Children’s Hospitals – U.S.News and World Report – Pulmonology 2018-19

Pediatric Pulmonary Care

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Lurie Children’s Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine treats more children for lung and breathing-related (respiratory) diseases than any other hospital in Illinois. We are ranked 26th in the nation by U.S.News & World Report for pediatric pulmonary care, including asthma care.


We believe in family-centered care, which means we care for the whole family along with the patient and involve the whole family in a patient’s treatment plan. From bringing family members into care plan meetings, to providing support and distraction to a patient’s siblings, we do our best to help fit our care into your lifestyle. We offer many helpful family services.

A multidisciplinary team of experienced healthcare providers will care for your child. This team approach makes it easier for you to see every specialist your child needs under one roof and often in the same visit.

Our clinical care includes a full-service pulmonary physiology laboratory with state-of-the-art diagnostic testing. We are the only regional pulmonary service offering infant pulmonary function tests.  The division offers many opportunities for patients to take part in clinical trials studying new treatments.  We are a Therapeutics Development Network Center for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and a site for the Asthma Clinical Research Network and Asthmanet. Our physicians and scientists conduct many types of research that are improving the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases.

In partnership with the Feinberg School, our division offers a pediatric pulmonology fellowship, one of only two accredited training programs for pediatric pulmonology in Chicago. This program teaches physicians the most effective ways of treating children with lung and breathing-related disorders.

Our Programs

Our team has developed specialized programs to treat certain conditions in the most comprehensive way possible. 

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Conditions We Treat

We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnosing and treating children’s lung-related conditions. 

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Our Specialists

Our entire staff is dedicate​d to evaluating and treating infants, children and teenagers. The team includes:

  • Pediatric pulmonologists
  • Sleep medicine physicians
  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Pediatric pulmonary nurses
  • Clinical exercise physiologist
  • Pulmonary function technicians
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Social workers
  • Dietitians

Pulmonologists also work with other experts at Lurie Children’s, including:

Division Head, Susanna McColley, MD, is a board-certified pediatric pulmonologist with more than 20 years of experience in her field. She also co-directs the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Lurie Children’s and is a Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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If you’d like to request an appointment with one of our specialists, call 1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC®) or visit our Appointments page for more information.


The Division of Pulmonary Medicine actively engages in several research projects.


Keeping with our belief that quality education is inseparable from our quality patient care, we partner with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to train tomorrow’s leading pediatric physicians. As the pediatric teaching hospital for the Feinberg School, we offer a fellowship for residents to further their education in a pediatric specialty.


Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children’s relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at or call 312.227.7500