Pediatric Pulmonology

Louisville Pediatric Pulmonology

To make an appointment with UofL Physicians - Pediatric Pulmonology, call 502-588-4940. After hours (after 5 p.m. and on weekends), please call Norton Children's Hospital at 502-629-6000.

UofL Physicians - Pediatric Pulmonology, formerly Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, provides comprehensive care of lung diseases over the entire pediatric age group. This approach recommended by the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Thoracic Society has resulted in significant improvement in clinical outcome, and decreased the fragmentation of care of pediatric respiratory diseases among a variety of pediatric subspecialties. 

Our pulmonologists—also known as chest or respiratory medicine specialists—are nationally respected for their expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of pediatric pulmonary conditions.

Our mission is to help our patients breathe more easily and to deliver exceptional, state-of-the-art medical care to our patients, with the goal of improving quality of life, as well as preserving and restoring respiratory health.

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Lung and respiratory health conditions we care for include:

  • Asthma
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Infantile wheezing
  • Chronic cough
  • Shortness of breath or dyspnea
  • Exercise-intolerance
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Interstitial lung diseases, and pulmonary fibrosis
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pulmonary fungal infection such histoplasmosis
  • Hilar lymph nodes enlargement

Pediatric Pulmonary Center

Our center specializes in caring for children who have any of a wide variety of respiratory disorders. Careful consideration is given to prescribe the best possible method of therapy following nationally accepted guidelines where applicable for treating: infantile wheezing, chronic lung disease (bronchopulmonary dysplasia), upper airway obstruction, pneumonia, bronchiectasis, pulmonary mycosis, pulmonary fibrosis, and interstitial lung disease.

Cystic Fibrosis Center

Our Cystic Fibrosis Center provides high quality, multidisciplinary, specialized care for cystic fibrosis patients.  The Center offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for cystic fibrosis patients and their families. Our Cystic Fibrosis Center is accredited by the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and has shown exceptional pulmonary outcomes over the last several years.

Childhood Asthma Care and Education Center

This center offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art, therapeutic strategies to children with all stages of asthma, including the most severe cases. Our goal is to emulate and follow the National Asthma Guidelines to provide for our patients  good asthma control, prevent chronic symptoms and asthma attacks, limit the need for emergency room and hospital visits, maintain near normal lung functions (breathing normally), provide the most effective drug therapy with the fewest adverse effects, educate the patient and family how to recognize symptoms of unstable or uncontrolled asthma, and finally maintain the patient’s normal physical activities.

The Center for Medically Fragile Children

A specialized medically fragile child has complex medical needs, chronic and progressive respiratory illnesses and severe disabilities that require technology, special services or some form of on-going medical support (i.e. licensed nurse) for the child to survive. We closely monitor children with home ventilators, oxygen, or tracheostomies. The range of primary diagnoses include: bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), neuromuscular disease such as Duchene muscular dystrophy, congenital hypoventilation syndrome, and cerebral palsy.

Other Services

  • A hospital-based Pulmonary Function Laboratory provides the following services:
    • Spirometry
    • Lung Volumes and diffusion capacity
    • Impulse oscillometry
    • Exhaled nitric oxide measurement
    • Methacholine challenge test
    • Exercise challenge test
    • Indirect calorimetry
    • Non-invasive oxygen monitoring
  • Flexible bronchoscopy

Physicians in this practice may not see patients at all locations listed below. For details, please call the appointment line for the location you are interested in visiting.

After hours (after 5 p.m. and on weekends), please call Norton Children's Hospital at 502-629-6000.


Offices and Clinics

  • UofL Physicians Novak Center for Children's Health
    411 E. Chestnut Street
    5th Level, Check-in
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
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  • UofL Physicians Pediatric Specialists at Old Brownsboro Crossing
    9880 Angie's Way
    Suite 330
    Louisville, Kentucky 40241
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Hospital Affiliations

  • University of Louisville Hospital
  • Norton Children’s Hospital

Under the leadership of UofL Physicians’ Dr. Nemr Eid, Norton Children's Hospital's pulmonary program has been ranked as one of the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Our clinic also received the 2010-12 Passport Health Plan – Specialist Provider Recognition designation for 100 percent members’ satisfaction.

UofL Physicians - Pediatric Pulmonolgy is active in the community, serving as a resource on all aspects of children’s lung disease. We actively manage a 13-bed ventilator unit at the Home of the Innocents, the only long-term pediatric care facility in the state of Kentucky. We participate with many local organizations to promote in-depth understanding of children’s lung diseases. We strive to educate the public on various topics ranging from cystic fibrosis to asthma.

Next Steps

For more information or to make an appointment,
call 502-588-6000