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Lung function testing at the Cystic Fibrosis CenterUNC Pediatric Pulmonology provides state of the art diagnosis and treatment of lung disease in children, cutting edge research into many aspects of pulmonary disease, and one of the discipline’s leading fellowship training programs.  Our goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of children living with conditions such as aerodigestive disorders, asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), cystic fibrosis (CF), neuromuscular disorders, primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), rare or genetic lung diseases, and others.  Our team provides care to children all across North Carolina as well as neighboring states and across the globe.


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  • Elisabeth Dellon, MD, MPH

    Dellon Honored with H. Fleming Fuller Award

    Elisabeth Dellon, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Director of the Children’s Supportive Care Team, was honored with this year’s H. Fleming Fuller Award. The award was presented on May 15 during a meeting of the UNC Health Board of Directors. For more than 35 years, the Award has been given to the physician who best embodies Fuller’s commitment to patient care, teaching, and community.

  • Tim Vece, MD

    Vece Promoted to Professor of Pediatrics

    Timothy Vece, MD was promoted to Professor of Pediatrics effective May 1, 2023. Dr. Vece has been a faculty member in Pediatric Pulmonology since 2016. Dr. Vece is the Medical Director, North Carolina Children’s Airway Center and part of the Rare and Genetic Lung Disease Program.

  • The Joint Commission

    NC Children’s Allergy and Asthma Center awarded Certification from The Joint Commission

    The UNC Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for the NC Children’s Allergy and Asthma Center by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

  • Thomas Ferkol, MD

    Welcome New Physician Faculty: Thomas Ferkol, Jr., MD

    On August 1, 2022, Dr. Tom Ferkol joined the department as the new Division Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology. Dr. Ferkol comes to us from Washington University in St. Louis. He earned an undergraduate degree in Biological and Psychology from Case Western Reserve University before pursuing his MD degree at Ohio State University. Subsequently, he completed his Pediatric residency and a year as Chief Resident with us at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Ferkol completed his Pediatric Pulmonology fellowship training at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve University in 1992. Beginning in 2000, Dr. Ferkol joined the faculty as a tenured Associated Professor in the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine, Washington University and as the Director of the Comprehensive Washington University Cystic Fibrosis Center. His research has focused on characterizing genetic and molecular factors that contribute to lung disease in cystic fibrosis and primary ciliary dyskinesia.
    Please join us in welcoming Tom to the UNC Children’s family!