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Pulmonary medicine

Our nationally ranked pediatric pulmonary team diagnoses and treats children and adolescents living with a full range of common and complex respiratory conditions, including asthma, aerodigestive conditions, cystic fibrosis, chronic lung disease of prematurity, ventilator and tracheostomy dependence and primary ciliary dyskinesia – plus obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. We serve the Central Virginia region with a primary location in downtown Richmond and satellite offices throughout the region and in Fredericksburg.

Pulmonary care at our CHoR: Why choose us for your lung and breathing-related conditions

  • Our pulmonary medicine services are nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Our Central Virginia location makes it easy to be treated at our CHoR hospitals and clinics.
  • Our fellowship-trained doctors have deep expertise in lung and sleep conditions, and we collaborate with other experts around the world to tap into the most advanced treatment options, research and resources available.
  • We are home to a full service CFF-accredited care center with outcomes among the best in the nation and close engagement in research studies seeking a cure for CF.

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Research for respiratory relief

As part of a comprehensive academic medical center, we participate in research and education to help us provide the most advanced technologies, resources and therapies available.

Our pulmonary team is engaged in basic science, clinical and epidemiologic research related to CF, asthma and other respiratory diseases and disorders. A number of studies are initiated and conducted by our faculty researchers, and we also participate in numerous national and international research collaborations.

Funding sources include the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies, VCU and the Children's Hospital Foundation and pharmaceutical company partners.

Dedication to quality care

To ensure we're among the safest hospitals in the country, we work to be transparent and report our outcomes. Read how our pulmonology care measures up.

Pediatric pulmonary conditions we treat

We provide care for respiratory, lung and sleep-related conditions including:

  • Aerodigestive problems
  • Asthma
  • Bronchopulmoary dysplasia
  • Chronic ventilator dependence
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Sleep problems
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CHoR treatment programs and clinics

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Advance testing services

Testing at CHoR

All testing is performed at a dedicated pediatric pulmonary function lab which makes it easy to diagnose, test and treat conditions in one location.

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Michael Schechter
Michael Schechter MD, MPH Pulmonary medicine, UCAN Read more
Justin Brockbank
Justin Brockbank MD Pulmonary medicine, Sleep medicine Read more
Bruce Rubin
Bruce Rubin MEngr, MD, MBA, FRCPC Pulmonary medicine Read more
H. Joel Schmidt
H. Joel Schmidt MD Pulmonary medicine Read more
Judith Voynow
Judith Voynow MD Pulmonary medicine Read more
Ronald Williams
Ronald Williams MD Pulmonary medicine, Long-term care Read more


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