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Clinical Services at Rush Pediatric Pulmonology
Program Description

The Section of Pediatric Pulmonology at Rush Children's Hospital at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, provides comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents with lung and breathing disorders. The program offers advanced care for complex asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, interstitial lung diseases and pulmonary complications of chronic disorders such as muscular dystrophy and scoliosis, in addition to cystic fibrosis. The Rush Cystic Fibrosis Center is fully accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Services Provided
  • Inpatient care and consultations
  • Outpatient clinics
  • State-of-the-art pediatric pulmonary function laboratory
  • Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy service

Clinical Team
  • Girish D. Sharma, MD, an expert in infant pulmonary function testing and fiberoptic bronchoscopy, leads the pediatric pulmonary disease program at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Sharma is director of both the Section of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and the Rush Cystic Fibrosis Center.
  • Jenifer Burke, RN, MSN, CPNP, is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner with an extensive background in acute and chronic care, specializing in the treatment of pediatric lung diseases including bronchopulmonary dysplasia, asthma, cystic fibrosis, and neuromuscular disease.

Other team members include:

  • Robert Balk, MD, director, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine; director, Rush Cystic Fibrosis Center (Adult Program)
  • Kenneth Boyer, MD, chairman, Department of Pediatrics; Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Michael Cooper, CRT, respiratory therapist
  • Suzanne Cortez, RN, BSN, pulmonary nurse
  • Gia Diakakis, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
  • Anna Saulitis, AM, LSW, social worker
  • Anne Koehler, office support staff

 

 





Contact Name
Pediatric Pulmonary Disease Program at Rush
Contact Phone
(312) 942-3034
Contact E-mail
contact_rush@rush.edu



LocationHours of Operation
Rush Professional Office Building
1725 W. Harrison St., Suite 710
Chicago, IL 60612

To make an appointment or to schedule a pediatric patient for a referral, call (312) 563-2270. Adult cystic fibrosis patients call (312) 942-6744.



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