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

Adrienne Savant, MD - Section Chief; Cystic Fibrosis Center of Louisiana Director; Service Line Leader - Children's Hospital Pulmonology; Vice Chair of Department of Pediatrics - Education
Scott Davis, MD – Emeritus
Robert Hopkins, MD – Emeritus
Michael Kiernan, MD - Emeritus
Jay Kolls, MD _ Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Giovanni Piedimonte, MD - Vice President of Research - Tulane University; Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Leah Nuss, MD - Assistant Professor
David Swetland, MD - Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Patient Services:
Children's Hospital Metairie Center
3040 33rd Street
Metairie, LA 70001
Phone: 504-896-3099
Fax: 504-988-6751

Department Main:
Tulane University School of Medicine
Pediatrics Department
210 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-988-6692
Fax: 504-988-1771

Section Main:
Tulane University School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Pulmonology
1430 Tulane Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112-2699
Phone: 504-988-5377
Fax: 504-988-1852
Contact: Lynette Joseph