Services & Specialties
Rare Lung Disease Program


Care for the Most Complex Conditions

If your child has a complex or unusual lung condition, be assured that you have come to the right place. Diagnosing and caring for children with rare lung diseases is our specialty. Seeing an average of 200 patients a year, we are experts in managing conditions such as interstitial lung disease (ILD), surfactant mutations, lung development disorders and lymphatic disorders.

Our pulmonology program is ranked #2 in the nation in the 2022-23 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report.

The program is a unique service within the Division of Pulmonary Medicine. Under the direction of Christopher Towe MD, the program includes some of the nation’s most respected experts in lung disease. They combine knowledge of the latest treatments with findings from advanced research to their care of children with the most complex lung diseases.

Pulmonary Medicine

Our Rare Lung Diseases Program is part of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine -- one of the nation’s top treatment centers for pulmonary disorders. Read more

Contact / Refer

The Rare Lung Diseases Program at Cincinnati Children’s accepts referrals from both physicians and families. Call us at 513-636-6771. Contact Us

Patients and Families

We have compiled a list of support and information resources to help you better understand your child's rare lung disease. Read more