Welcome to the Division of Allergy & Pulmonary Medicine!

Our division supports premier clinical and research programs in pulmonary and allergic diseases of children.

The division provides exceptional care for children with various allergic and pulmonary diseases. We similarly pursue the academic mission to advance knowledge of the molecular and immunological basis of these conditions and to develop novel diagnostic and treatment strategies to improve outcomes. The division’s strong commitment to excellence in patient care, teaching and investigation has consistently been recognized as one of America’s best pulmonary services in surveys by CHILD magazine and Parent magazine, as well as the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings.

Now offering virtual visits

Life seems very different during these challenging times, but Washington University Department of Pediatrics is here to care for your child’s needs, just as we’ve always been. With virtual visits, you can see your doctor without a visit to the office. Our staff will walk you through every step of the process.

The health of our patients and staff is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, here is what we are doing to keep everyone safe during your office visit:

  • We require all patients and visitors over 2 years old to wear a mask.
  • Each patient may have two visitors accompany them.
  • You will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 when you arrive for your appointment. You may be asked to reschedule if symptoms are present.
  • Practice social distancing and stay at least 6 feet apart from others when possible.
  • If you have a MyChart account, please complete the online check-in and payment before your visit.

Mission statement

The mission of the Division of Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine is to provide exemplary evidence-based clinical and family-centered care.  We aim to create an atmosphere that fosters open communication, innovative investigation and professional and community education.

Highlights of divisional academic activities

Active ACGME-accredited pediatric fellowship training programs in pediatric pulmonology and allergy-immunology.
Center that is participating in numerous National Institutes of Health-funded childhood asthma research networks, including the Inner City Asthma Consortium (ICAC).
A developing Research Center of Excellence in Pediatric Pulmonary Diseases & Asthma supported by the Children’s Discovery Institute of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Center for the Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance Consortium that is defining the genetics, pathogenesis and treatment of primary ciliary dyskinesia and other diseases of the airways.
National Institutes of Health-supported research programs examining early determinants of chronic lung disease of infancy and mechanisms underlying cystic fibrosis and asthma.
Pediatric lung transplantation program that collaborates in an international network of academic children’s hospitals studying graft rejection.