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Pediatric Pulmonologists

The following physicians and advanced practice nurses specialize in treating children with pulmonary-related complications. Please note, not all of our specialists are available at every location. Select their names to learn more about their special interest areas and locations. 

Terri Laguna

Terri Laguna, MD, MSCS

Division Head, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine; Director, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) Center of Excellence

Call 1.800.543.7362

Susanna McColley

Susanna McColley, MD

Attending Physician, Pulmonary Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Kathleen L. Boyne

Kathleen L. Boyne, MD

Attending Physician, Pulmonary Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Thuan D. Dang

Thuan D. Dang, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Maria L. Dowell

Maria L. Dowell, MD

Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center; Attending Physician, Pulmonary Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Manu Jain

Manu Jain, MD, MSCI

Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program, Lurie Children's/Northwestern University Cystic Fibrosis Center

Call 1.800.543.7362

Ilya Khaytin

Ilya Khaytin, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Autonomic Medicine, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Oren J. Lakser, MD

Oren J. Lakser, MD

Attending Physician, Pulmonology

Call 1.800.543.7362

Steven Lestrud, MD

Steven Lestrud, MD

Medical Director, Respiratory Care; Attending Physician, Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

John B. Palla

John B. Palla, MD

Associate Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center; Attending Physician, Pulmonary Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Janaki Paskaradevan

Janaki Paskaradevan, MD

Attending Physician, Pulmonary Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Nicolas Porta, MD

Nicolas F. Porta, MD

Attending Physician, Neonatology; Co-Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program; Associate Director, Lurie Children’s NICU

Call 1.800.543.7362

Avani V. Shah, MD

Avani V. Shah, MD

Attending Physician, Pulmonary Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Stephen H. Sheldon

Stephen H. Sheldon, DO

Attending Physician, Sleep Medicine Center

Call 1.800.543.7362

David R. Spielberg

David R. Spielberg, MD, MHSc

Attending Physician, Pulmonary Medicine; Pulmonary Medical Director, Aerodigestive Program

Call 1.800.543.7362

Irina Trosman

Irina Trosman, MD

Interim Medical Director, Sleep Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Jennifer Beier

Jennifer Beier, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pulmonary Medicine/Pulmonary Hypertension

Call 1.800.543.7362

Stacy Bichl

Stacy Bichl, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pulmonary Medicine/Cystic Fibrosis Center

Call 1.800.543.7362

Joanne Cullina

Joanne Cullina, APRN-CNS

Clinical nurse specialist, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program, Lurie Children's/Northwestern University Cystic Fibrosis Center

Call 1.800.543.7362

Maria Elena Gonzalez

Maria Elena Gonzalez, APRN-NP, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner, Pulmonary Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Emily R. Simmons

Emily R. Simmons, APRN-NP, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pulmonary Medicine; Clinical Director, High Risk Asthma Clinic; Clinical Director, Mobile Asthma Clinic

Call 1.800.543.7362

Clare Spahr

Clare Spahr, PA

Physician Assistant, Pulmonary Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Jenifer L. Burke

Jenifer L. Burke, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pulmonary Medicine

Neha Joshi

Neha Joshi, MD

Attending Physician, Pulmonary Medicine

Girish D. Sharma

Girish D. Sharma, MD

Attending Physician, Pulmonary Medicine

Steven R. Boas, MD

Steven R. Boas, MD

Member, Children's Community Physicians Association

 Luis Torero, MD

Luis Torero, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Pediatric Outpatient Center; Member, Children's Community Physicians Association

Alexander Ing

Alexander Ing, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor II, Genetics, Birth Defects & Metabolism

Call 1.800.543.7362