Stephen J Wolf, MD is a pediatric pulmonologist and program director of the transitional care unit at Dayton Children's Hospital. Previously, Dr. Wolf practiced pediatric pulmonary medicine in Flagstaff, Arizona. Prior to that he practiced general pediatrics at the US Army Hospital in Augsburg, West Germany and pediatric pulmonology at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Wolf was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated college from Virgina Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. He completed his medical school education at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. Following college, he spent his internship and residency at The Medical College of Virgina Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City in Iowa. Dr. Wolf is board certified in both pediatric pulmonology and general pediatrics. When asked why he chose to specialize in pediatric pulmonology he said that he enjoys the challenge of working with children who have chronic and ongoing medical conditions. During his time here at Dayton Children's, Dr. Wolf has developed a special interest in children who require ongoing technology particularly long term mechanical ventilation. One of his favorite things about working with children is the opportunity to make a difference in a young life. A difference that many times will last a lifetime.
schedule an appointment
Due to COVID-19, online scheduling availability may be limited. To schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment, call 937-641-4000
Patients under 4.5 years:
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 arrive 60 minutes prior to this appointment with your physician to allow time for parking, registration and pre-visit breathing testing. 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.
education and training
undergraduate: Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia
medical school: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
internship: The Medical College of Virgina Hospital, Richmond, VA
residency: The Medical College of Virginia Hospital, Richmond, VA and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH
fellowship: University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
board certification: General Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
publications and presentations
Wolf SJ. Passive Cigarette Smoking – The Neglected Rights of Children and Non Smokers. Geisinger Bulletin. 1986; 34:30-34
Ryan M, Wolf SJ, Spahr R. Infantile Pneumonia. Postgraduate Medicine. 1986; 79:132-145
Wolf SJ, Weinberger M; Chronic Interstitial Pneumonitis in a 3 Month Old Infant from Hypersensitivity to Dove Antigens. Pediatrics. 1987; 79:1027- 1029
White CW, Wolf SJ: Treatment of Childhood Angiomatous Diseases With Recombinant Interferon Alpha 2-A. Journal of Pediatrics. 1990; 118: 59-66
Mueller GA, Wolf SJ, Bacon E, Forbis S. Current Problems in Pediatricand Adolescent Health Care. 2113; 43:129-160
awards, honors and organizations
"Best Doctors in Dayton" Dayton Magazine, February/March 2014
Golden Apple Award For Excellence in Resident Medical Education, June 1989
ratings and reviews
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Yes, I love Children's Hospital. They are very effective... effective, excuse me, and there... and they explain things on your level to make sure you understand and they treat the patient with care and understanding. Thank you.
We love Dr. Wolf. We were quite impressed. He took a lot of time, did a thorough assessment. Explained everything to my son, and wanted to make sure that he left there with a peace of mind, knowing that everything was absolutely fine. I couldn't speak more highly of him.
All the staff, including the nursing and the doctors, were absolutely wonderful and explained everything in a manner that I could understand easily. Thanks for all you do for our kids.
Dr. Wolf is a fantastic doctor and we have the upmost respect for him. We trust him with our child's care.