Allergy and Pulmonology

The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy and Sleep Medicine offers full services for the evaluation, management and education of children and their families with a variety of needs.

Patient Conditions

  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Aspiration syndromes
  • Asthma
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Central apnea/hypoventilation
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic lung diseases
  • Chronic respiratory failure
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Drug allergy
  • Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders
  • Food allergy
  • Latex allergy
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Recurrent pneumonia/infections
  • Primary immunodeficiency

Research Activities

  • Epidemiology of childhood asthma
  • Environmental variables affecting children with asthma
  • Parent/child interactions in children with food allergies
  • The effectiveness of the Breathmobile® on asthma outcomes and cost of care for minority children
  • Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders
  • Asthma in underserved populations
  • Patterns of medication use in asthma
  • Asthma and allergy online training programs

Comprehensive Evaluation

  • Diagnostic testing of asthma and its severity
    • Symptom review
    • Full service pulmonary function testing
    • Peak flow monitoring
    • Review of medication adherence
    • Review of inhaler technique
    • Response to therapy
  • Diagnostic testing of allergic diseases
    • Skin testing for environmental allergens, foods and medications
    • Patch testing for foods in eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders
  • Diagnostic testing for chronic lung disease
    • Hypoxemia
    • Hypoventilation
  • Diagnostic testing of central apnea
    • Polysomnography
    • Cardiorespiratory monitoring
  • Diagnostic testing of immunodeficiency and recurrent infections
  • Bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Environmental assessment and education
  • Diagnostic testing of sleep related disorders:
    • Overnight polysomnography, multiple sleep
    • Latency test, non-invasive ventilation
    • (CPAP/BiPAP) titration

Specialized Treatment

  • Allergen immunotherapy
  • Anti-IgE therapy
  • IV and subcutaneous gammaglobulin
  • Food challenges
  • Ventilation services/oxygen management

Special Programs

  • Breathmobile® A free mobile asthma clinic for underserved/uninsured children
  • Pediatric Sleep Program – Evaluation and management of suspected sleep disorders from infancy to adolescence

Contact Us

University of Maryland Medical Center
Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy and Sleep Medicine
737 W. Lombard St., Suite 314
Baltimore, MD 21201

Children's Hospital Universal Appointment Line: 410-328-5887