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The University of Chicago Medicine - Comer Children's Hospital

Why Choose Us for Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Care?

Multidisciplinary Care Teams

Our experts follow a team-based approach to treating infants, children, and adolescents with CF. Our team includes:

  • Pediatric pulmonary medicine specialists (pulmonologists)
  • Pediatric endocrinologists and pediatric gastroenterologists, who can help prevent and manage the complications of CF
  • Pediatric nurses specializing in pulmonary (lung) disorders
  • Dietitians, who help manage nutritional problems caused by CF
  • Social workers
  • Respiratory care therapists
  • Genetic counselors, who are available to speak with families about their concerns

Together, these specialists will develop a treatment plan that meets your child's needs.

Comprehensive Inpatient Care When Needed

Young patients with CF who require inpatient care are treated at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital. The hospital was especially designed to provide family-centered care, with large private rooms and in-room sleeping accommodations for parents.

Expertise in Other Associated Conditions

Pediatric specialists at the Comer Children's also offer focused treatment for other conditions that can develop in children with CF, such as:

  • Sinus problems
  • Asthma and allergies
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive and liver problems

Our team works collaboratively to help minimize complications and slow the progression of the disease.

Leaders in Lung Transplantation

Some teens and young adults with advanced CF may be candidates for lung transplants. The University of Chicago Medicine is home to some of the most experienced transplant pulmonologists and surgeons in the country. In fact, one of our pulmonologists is considered a pioneer in lung transplantation.

A Smooth Transition to Adult Care

The University of Chicago Cystic Fibrosis Center also is home to an Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program that focuses on the unique needs of managing CF in adults. Our goal is to make the transition from pediatric to adult CF care as seamless as possible. In fact, several of our team members work in both the pediatric and adult programs.