Specialty Clinical Centers

Cystic Fibrosis Care Center

The UNC Cystic Fibrosis Care Center is one of the largest in the country, following approximate 300 children with CF. The multidisciplinary team is comprised of specialists with expertise in managing cystic fibrosis including physicians, dietitians, nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, psychologists, and social workers.

Fellows have the opportunity to work with CF patients from diagnosis after newborn screening to end stage lung disease and transplant. In addition, the UNC CF Care Center engages in numerous research, quality improvement, and educational projects. UNC also has an active transition program to facilitate transition of pediatric patients to the adult UNC CF Care Center.

PCD Clinical and Research Center

One of ten centers nationwide that are part of the Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance Consortium that serve to diagnose, treat, and study rare lung diseases. Fellows have the opportunity to help perform the comprehensive evaluations for PCD and other rare lung diseases with faculty who are internationally recognized experts in the field.

NC Children’s Airway Center

The North Carolina Children’s Airway Center cares for children with complex airway problems, including those with tracheostomies. The Center is a multidisciplinary effort that includes physician providers from ENT, pediatric pulmonology, gastroenterology, sleep medicine as well as other services including speech therapy, respiratory therapy. The airway center has a dedicated nurse practitioner, nurse manager, medical coordinator, and social workers. Fellows participate in weekly airway center meetings, participate in combined airway evaluation with ENT and GI, and see airway center patients in UNC clinics. Fellows also participate in QI and research projects supported by the airway center.

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UNC Children’s Allergy & Asthma Center

This center aligns pediatric specialists from allergy and immunology, pulmonology, respiratory therapy, and more to provide expert diagnosis, personalized care plans, and comprehensive education for patients with asthma. Fellows see asthma patients within the center and have the opportunity to engage in basic science, translational, and clinical asthma research.

UNC Palliative Care Program

The UNC Palliative Care Program envisions a health care system that provides excellent palliative care for all patients and families in need. The Program, an interdisciplinary group of professionals, works collaboratively to promote the research, scholarship, and education necessary to achieve this goal. Our core activities include a palliative care consult service, an outpatient supportive care consult service, education and clinical training in palliative care, and research relevant to the practice of palliative care.