Children’s Hospital of Colorado (CHC)

Amanda Tran, Megan Dishop MD, Stacy Schafer, Karen Boylan RN CPN, Gemma Taylor, Jackie Roberts.  Back Row: Heidi Luckey-Tarro, Thomas Hay MD, Robin R. Deterding MD, Rand Hooks, David Partrick MD, Leland Fan MD

Front Row: Amanda Tran, Megan Dishop MD, Stacy Schafer, Karen Boylan RN CPN, Gemma Taylor, Jackie Roberts.  Back Row: Heidi Luckey-Tarro, Thomas Hay MD, Robin R. Deterding MD, Rand Hooks, David Partrick MD, Leland Fan MD

The Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease Program at Children’s Hospital of Colorado is one of the world’s leading referral centers for Children with rare lung conditions. Children’s Breathing Institute physician-scientists are among the top rated in the world to care for and study rare lung disease. Our multidisciplinary care team works together to create the most individualized ILD care plan possible for your child and family.  

Dr. Robin Deterding Medical Director of the Breathing institute and Dr. Leland Fan, working with collaborators across the country were the first to describe pediatric interstitial lung disease (chILD) in modern terms and published the landmark paper defining Neuroendocrine Cell Hyperplasia of Infancy (NEHI). Both have set national guidelines for diagnoses, classification and treatment of chILD. Dr. Deterding also founded the chILD Foundation and established the chILD Research Network. Dr. Dishop does consultation on lung biopsy tissue from around the world.  

Children’s Pulmonary Department ranked fourth nationally and Children’s Hospital of Colorado (CHC) ranked fifth overall on the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals 2011-12 Honor Roll. In 2005 Children’s joined the ranks of only three percent of U.S. hospitals that have achieved Magnet status. This credential recognizes continuing excellence in nursing and overall patient care at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

CHC chILD Services/Facilities include; National chILD Database with over 100 patients uploaded and active enrollment, State-of-the-Art bronchoscopy and imaging facilities with combined  procedures with experienced pediatric anesthesia, experienced infant pulmonary function and pulmonary function, advanced surgical services and experienced surgeons in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lung biopsy in infants and children, research coordinators for research studies with sample collection and clinical trials, 24 bed inpatient Breathing Institute with specialized nurses, Respiratory Therapist, and team in pediatric breathing related disorders, Pediatric Nutritionists, Sleep Specialists/pediatric sleep lab, Child Life Specialists, Welcome Coordinator for out of town patients and families, complex scheduler to assure seamless patient visits, Ronald McDonald House and financial services.

Pediatric Co-Services for the chILD team include but not limited to: AERODigestive Clinic, Cardiology, Surgery, GI, ENT, Sleep, Allergy, Special Care Clinic, and Infectious Disease.

Email contact for the Children’s Hospital Breathing Institute is breathinginstitute@childrenscolorado.org.

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