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. 

Maria L. Dowell, MD

Interim Division Head, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine; Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center

Call 1.800.543.7362

Kathleen L. Boyne, MD

Attending Physician, Pulmonary Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Ilya Khaytin, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Autonomic Medicine, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Oren J. Lakser, MD

Attending Physician, Pulmonology

Call 1.800.543.7362

Steven Lestrud, MD

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

Susanna McColley, MD

Attending Physician, Pulmonary Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

John B. Palla, MD

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

Janaki Paskaradevan, MD

Attending Physician, Pulmonary Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

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

Attending Physician, Pulmonary Medicine

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Irina Trosman, MD

Attending Physician, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Jennifer Beier, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pulmonary Medicine/Pulmonary Hypertension

Call 1.800.543.7362

Stacy Bichl, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pulmonary Medicine/Cystic Fibrosis Center

Call 1.800.543.7362

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, APRN-NP, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner, Pulmonary Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Alexandra Kacena, APRN-NP, CPNP-PC

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

MaryKate McIntyre, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

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, PA

Physician Assistant, Pulmonary Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Tiffany St. James, APRN-NP, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Jenifer L. Burke, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pulmonary Medicine

Neha Joshi, MD

Attending Physician, Pulmonary Medicine

Girish D. Sharma, MD

Attending Physician, Pulmonary Medicine

Steven R. Boas, MD

Member, Children's Community Physicians Association

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, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor III, Genetics, Genomics and Metabolism

Call 1.800.543.7362