Elizabeth Bacon, DO is a pediatric pulmonologist and associate medical director of the cystic fibrosis program at Dayton Children's Hospital. Dr. Bacon was born and raised in central Illinois. She graduated college from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She then completed her medical school education at Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. Following college, she spent her internship and residency at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. She completed her fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. After her fellowship, Dr. Bacon became a pediatric pulmonologist at Dayton Children's. Dr. Bacon is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology. When asked why she chose to specialize in pediatric pulmonology she said it was because she enjoys interacting with patients with cystic fibrosis and other pulmonary disorders. One of her favorite things about working with children is getting to watch thme change over the years and being able to help them and their families when needed.
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Scheduling in-person appointments for new patients under 4.5 years only. For patients over 4.5 years, follow-up, second opinion or video visit appointments, please call 937-641-4000
If your child is an existing patient, log in to MyKidsChart to schedule directly with your provider for follow up care.
Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your appointment to allow time for parking, registration and travel to the clinic area. Please bring your insurance cards, a co-pay if applicable and your child's current medications. You can expect a phone call within 1 to 2 business days to confirm your appointment.
Patients 4.5 years and older:
Please call us at 937-641-4000 to schedule your visit and we will coordinate pre-visit breathing testing with your appointment. Appointments scheduled online will be rescheduled to coordinate with pre-visit testing.
education and training
medical school: Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
internship: Blank Children's Hospital, Des Moines, IA
residency: Blank Children's Hospital, Des Moines, IA
fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Edwards, D., Bacon, E. (2014). Optimizing function for patients diagnosed with cerebral palsy. SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), 23, 123-131.
Mueller, G.A., Wolf, S., Bacon, E., Forbis, S., Langdon, L., & Lemming, C. (2013). Contemporary topics in pediatric pulmonology for the primary care clinician. Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care, 43(6), 129-160.
Bacon, E.A., & Evans, C.M. (2000). Rapid neuropsychological decline, mild cortical gliosis, and spinal muscular atrophy [abstract]. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 12(1), 145-146.
Bacon, E.A. (2015, March). Diffuse lung disease. Presented at Pediatric Grand Rounds, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Dayton, OH.
Bacon, E.A. (2011, June). Growing up with cystic fibrosis. Presented at the Blank Children’s Hospital CF Center Family Education Day, Des Moines, IA.
Bacon, E.A. (2011, April). Update on cystic fibrosis. Presented at the Iowa Lung Conference, Iowa Society for Respiratory Care, Ames, IA.
Bacon, E.A. (2011, January). Update on cystic fibrosis. Presented at Pediatric Grand Round, Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines, IA.
Bacon, E.A. (2010, December). All that coughs and wheezes is not asthma. Presented at Pediatric Grand Rounds, Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines, IA.
Bacon, E.A., Acton, J., VanDyke, R., Fencel, M., Boesch, R.P., Seid, M., et al. (2010, March). Nutritional and lung function outcomes after gastrostomy tube placement. Poster presentation at the Boat Lecture Series, Cincinnati, OH.
Bacon, E.A., Acton, J., VanDyke, R., Fencel, M., Boesch, R.P., Seid, M., et al. (2009, October). Nutritional and lung function outcomes after gastrostomy tube placement. Poster presentation at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
Bacon, E.A. (2009, May). Chiari I malformation in a child that presented with snoring. Poster presentation during the Clinical Images in Pediatric Pulmonology session, American Thoracic Society’s meeting, San Diego, CA.
Bacon, E.A. (2008, December). Living with cystic fibrosis. Presented at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Bacon, E.A. (2008, October). Hepatopulmonary syndrome in an adolescent with moderate lung disease and severe CF-related liver disease. Presented during the Pediatric Fellows’ Session at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Orlando, FL.
Bacon, E.A. (2006, December). Psychosocial aspects of chronic illness. Presented during Grand Rounds at Blank Children's Hospital, Des Moines, IA.
Bacon, E.A. (2006, October). An examination of psychosocial issues facing a young adult with cystic fibrosis. Presented during the Psychosocial Consultation Clinic at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Denver, CO.
Bacon, E.A. (2005, October). A case of atypical CF with abnormal CFTR function but normal genetic sequencing? Presented during the Pulmonary, GI, and Nutrition Issues Consultation Clinic at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Baltimore, MD.
Bacon, E.A., & Evans, C.M. (2000, February). Rapid neuropsychological decline, mild cortical gliosis, and spinal muscular atrophy. Poster presentation at the American Neuropsychiatric Association's meeting, Fort Myers, FL.
awards, honors and organizations
honors and awards
Fellowship Training Grant, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2007-2009
Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association's Service/Achievement Award, 2004
American Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians
ratings and reviews
Question Rating Breakdown
We have been seeing Dr. Bacon now for 4 years. The relationship she has built with my daughter is unparalleled. We feel as though we have been heard and never feel rushed. We are very thankful Dr. Bacon is a part of her care team!
We love Dr.Bacon.
Dr. Bacon is the doctor my daughter compares the rest of her care team to. She is the gold standard. We truly appreciate the time Dr. Bacon has taken over the last 4 years to get to know my daughter and she continues to help us navigate other doctors and specialists to help my daughter live her best life!
We love Dr. Bacon and her staff. We never dread coming to this appt because they are always so positive and encouraging.