About Cincinnati Children's

  • Improving Life for Children with Lung Disease

    Pulmonary treatment.Most people take 17,000 breaths a day without even thinking about it. But for children with lung disease, breathing isn't always so easy.

    At Cincinnati Children's, we want every child to be able to blow out the candles on their next birthday cake. Our pulmonary medicine program is ranked No. 2 in the country in the 2013-14 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report.

    “We have a broad spectrum of programs that address the very rare to most common disorders, and we continue to grow,” says Raouf Amin, MD, director of pulmonary medicine.

    Eight years ago, our pulmonary program included eight specialists in pediatric lung disease. Now our team includes 23 physicians and researchers who help children with asthma, cystic fibrosis, sleep disorders and a variety of rare lung disorders. 

    Why We Stand Out

    • Our Asthma Center has developed and implemented best practices that have significantly improved the percentage of children with well-controlled asthma. The center also leads important research into understanding the causes of asthma and improving treatment.
    • Our new Upper Airway Center helps kids when initial treatments for persistent sleep apnea have not corrected the problem.
    • Our Bronchology Center  manages the sickest children with airway problems
    • Our Pulmonary Imaging Research Center is developing novel ways to assess lung conditions while reducing the need for invasive surgical biopsies.
    • Our Pulmonary Outcomes Research Center leads the field in identifying the essential care elements that improve outcomes of chronic illness.
    • Our cystic fibrosis program is one of the largest in the United States and is a major center for research to develop a new generation of more effective therapies.