As part of the Mayo Clinic Children's Center, highly skilled experts in the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology assess, diagnose and treat infants, children and teenagers who have lung diseases or other types of breathing problems. All types of lung diseases or breathing disorders are evaluated, such as:

Why choose Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic uses a team approach, including physicians board-certified in pediatric pulmonology, registered nurses as care coordinators, respiratory therapists, and other professionals as needed, such as medical geneticists, pediatric gastroenterologists or ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons. This comprehensive health care team delivers personalized, effective treatment for your child in a family-friendly environment.

Mayo Clinic's Division of Pediatric Pulmonology offers these services, often working as a team with other specialists, when needed:

  • State-of-the-art pediatric pulmonary function and exercise physiology laboratories
  • Continuous laryngoscopy exercise test, using a video-recorded laryngoscopy to visually examine vocal cords during exercise
  • World-class expertise in bronchoscopy
  • Integrated practice with pediatric surgeons to perform video-assisted thoracoscopic lung resection (minimally invasive surgery), biopsies and correction of chest wall deformities
  • Specialization in rare and unusual chest disorders
  • Aerodigestive Clinic for children with complex conditions of the upper airway, lungs and upper digestive tract
  • Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
  • HHT Clinic
  • Inpatient and outpatient polysomnography (sleep study) to assess sleep-disordered breathing, with full evaluation available in the Center for Sleep Medicine in Minnesota
  • Expertise in home mechanical ventilation for children
  • Integrated practice with the adult pulmonary division
  • Research on the mechanisms of asthma, with a focus on inflammatory signals from cigarette smoke related to sudden narrowing of the airway (bronchospasm)


Make an appointment at Mayo Clinic Children's Center and learn about patient services.