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Pulmonology

The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine provides care to patients with potential or established respiratory system disorders. Provision of care includes diagnosis and management of acute and chronic conditions in the outpatient setting as well as inpatient setting at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

Patients can also benefit from our specialty clinics and programs, like our Home Ventilator Program, Cystic Fibrosis Clinic or Pediatric Sleep Clinics. Our physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, nutritionists and respiratory therapists are specifically trained in treating and coordinating care for children with respiratory system disorders.

Conditions Treated

  • Chronic cough
  • Wheezing
  • Tachypnea
  • Clubbing
  • Stridor
  • Snoring
  • Apnea
  • Congenital lung diseases
  • Recurrent respiratory infections and pneumonia
  • Empyema and pleural effusion
  • Pneumothorax/pneumomediastinum
  • Exercise limitation
  • Asthma
  • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Lung nodules/cavitary lesions
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Lung diseases of premature infants, including bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia
  • Sleep-disordered breathing, including central and obstructive apnea, hypoventilation and parasomnia
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Trisomy 21
  • Respiratory failure and ventilator dependency
  • Congenital abnormalities of airway and lung development, including tracheobronchomalacia, laryngomalacia
  • Recurrent aspiration
  • Rare lung diseases, including interstitial lung disease and bronchiolitis obliterans

Pediatric Pulmonology Care Team

Mohannad Mannaa, MD
Jeffrey Benson, MD
Nizar Kherallah, MD
Heather Boore, APN

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