Pulmonary Medicine

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The division of pulmonary medicine provides inpatient and outpatient care for infants, children and teens with a variety of respiratory problems and is home to the accredited Regional Cystic Fibrosis Center. Pediatric pulmonologists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to address urgent patient care needs.

Medical Director: Robert Cohn, MD, MBA

Diagnosis or Conditions Treated

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Pediatric lung disorders
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Congenital anomalies of the respiratory tract
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Neonatal and pediatric interstitial lung disease
  • Control of breathing/apnea
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Noisy breathing / airway obstruction
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Manages the care of children requiring home ventilators
  • Manages the care of infants requiring home apnea monitoring

Services Available

  • Pulmonary function laboratory with spirometry, plethysmography and diffusion capacity
  • Sleep laboratory with polysomnography and multiple sleep latency testing
  • Five-channel somnograms to evaluate infants for sleep apnea or airway obstruction
  • Exercise testing laboratory
  • Fiberobtic bronchoscopy to diagnose airway obstruction and other anomalies of the respiratory tract
  • Education programs for children with asthma and their parents
  • Smoking cessation programs for teens and adults; CPR instruction (education programs)


  • Dayton Children's pulmonary clinic
    • Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
      • Pulmonary
      • Cystic fibrosis
      • Asthma
      • Technology dependent
  • Airway management clinic - Meredith Merz, MD (Nationwide Children's)
    • Second Friday of each month
  • Specialty Care Center - Warren County
    • Thursday mornings

Referral Process

Phone: 937-641-4000
Fax: 937-641-4500

Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm


Related to : Pulmonary Diagnostics, Pulmonology.


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