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Stephen J. Wolf, MD, Program Director


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

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.

For all other appointment requests, click here.


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 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

  • 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
  • Dayton Magazine, finalist, best pulmonology, 2021
ratings and reviews

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He is a great Dr. we are so sad he is retiring, but happy for him!!

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Dr. Wolf is an amazing doctor and person. He has been my son's doctor since he was 2 months old. He has always made us feel comfortable and well cared for. He is extremely knowledgeable and personable. He will be greatly missed!

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He's the best doctor and he's doing the best he can do for us.

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conditions I treat

Airway anomalies, Asthma, Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, Chronic cough, Cystic fibrosis, Interstitial lung disease, Lung disorders, Obstructive sleep apnea, Pulmonary hypertension, Recurrent pneumonia, Respiratory infections, Tracheostomy care, Undiagnosed wheezing, Ventilator care, Vocal cord dysfunction

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