The Antonio J. and Janet Palumbo Cystic Fibrosis Center (CF Center) at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care to patients and families with cystic fibrosis, education for health care professionals, and conducting clinical and basic research in cystic fibrosis. The program is accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for clinical care and research.
The pediatric program cares for approximately 240 patients, and greater than 200 patients are seen in the adult program. Pediatric patients are seen in any of four locations (including the main hospital in Lawrenceville, Children's North, Children's South, and Children's East). Our team includes board-certified pediatric pulmonologists, registered dietitians, nurses, social workers, and respiratory therapists, as well as administrative support staff. Our extended team includes representatives from gastroenterology, endocrinology, and medical genetics. A pediatric pulmonologist experienced in cystic fibrosis is available 24 hours a day.
Our multidisciplinary clinical services include evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment, including emphasis on promoting normal growth and development, slowing the progression of the illness, preventing and treating complications, and helping the family integrate even the most complex care regimens into their daily lives.
A multidiscliplinary research group comprised of faculty from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, the Cystic Fibrosis Research Center (CFRC) sponsors initiatives to develop treatments for cystic fibrosis.
With over twenty years of financial support from the National Institutes of Health, the CFRC continues to build on its interest in Respiratory Epithelial Biology as well as various clinical and drug development studies.Information and text from www.chp.edu