Division Highlights - Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine

The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine provides multidisciplinary family-centered care for children with respiratory disorders, including asthma, cystic fibrosis, sleep disorders and chronic lung disease.

The division continues to build upon leading-edge clinical research into the early diagnosis and epidemiology of cystic fibrosis with new investigations into the disease’s microbiome. Other clinical research focuses on environment-disease interactions in asthma, chronic pulmonary management of children with neuromuscular disease, education and effect of sleep disorders in children. The division also has an active translational research program that is investigating  the role of stem and progenitor cells in newborn lung disease.

2015 Highlights

  • The division was awarded an NIH grant through the NHLBI, led by Vivek Balasubramaniam, MD, in conjunction with collaborators at the University of Kentucky, that will develop novel methods for the isolation and culture of rare populations of circulating stem and progenitor cells.
  • Under the leadership of Camilla Matthews, MD, American Family Children's Hospital began providing inpatient sleep studies for children with medical conditions that interfere with sleep. This offers children and families a needed clinical service, and also provides faculty and learners with an additional teaching and educational opportunity.
  • Michael Rock, MD, organized the first consortium of Wisconsin cystic fibrosis (CF) programs, a five-member group comprising two core CF centers and three affiliate CF centers. During the March 2015 meeting, consortium members shared center-specific data and quality improvement projects.
  • The University of Wisconsin Pediatric Pulmonary Center (UW PPC) training grant, led by Mary Schroth, MD, received a five-year, $1.6 million renewal from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).


Recent Publications

Grant Support