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If your child is having challenges breathing, the Section of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine can provide you and your child with information, support and advanced treatment. Our pediatric pulmonary experts provide a multidisciplinary inpatient and outpatient service for infants and children with chronic and temporary respiratory problems.

The section of pediatric pulmonology is recognized as one of the premier clinical referral sites in the gulf coast region. There are four senior staff and a nurse practitioner with expertise in cystic fibrosis, asthma, chronic respiratory failure and respiratory complications of neuromuscular diseases.

Programs and Services

  • Asthma
  • Follow-up on Cystic Fibrosis newborn screening
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Apnea of Infancy/Prematurity
  • BPD/Chronic neonatal lung disease
  • Chronic pneumonia
  • Chest pain
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Chronic cough
  • Aspiration bronchitis/pneumonitis
  • Persistent wheezing
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Vocal cord dysfunction

Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Studies

Our Team

Scott Davis, MD – Chair, Cystic Fibrosis Director
Robert Hopkins, MD – Chair- Section Chief
Michael Kiernan, MD - Emeritus
Katherine Krail, NP - CF Clinical Coordinator
Jay Kolls, MD
Sharice Richard, RN - CF Database Coordinator

Contact Information

Patient Services:
Children's Hospital Specialty Center - Lakeside 501
4720 South I-10 Service Rd W Suite 501
Metairie, LA 70001
Phone: 504-988-6253
Fax: 504-988-6751

Department Main:
Tulane University School of Medicine
Pediatrics Department
1430 Tulane Avenue, Mail Code 8637
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-988-6692
Fax: 504-988-1771

Section Main:
Tulane University School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Pulmonology
131 S. Robertson Street
New Orleans, LA 70112-2699
Phone: 504-988-5413
Fax: 504-988-6013
Contact: Anna Jones