Pediatric Specialties — Pediatric Pulmonology
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Services

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Stony Brook Children's taps into the latest protocols, state-of-the-art technology, and ongoing research to bring advanced pediatric pulmonary care to the community. 

Diagnostics. Leading-edge diagnostics include full pulmonary function testing, spirometry, exercise and cold air challenge, and allergy blood testing, all of which are performed in Stony Brook's fully accredited laboratory. 

Cystic Fibrosis Center. The Division houses one of only 121 cystic fibrosis (CF) centers in the country accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. CF accreditation is a rigorous process that evaluates all aspects of care from the laboratory services available, to the credentials of the clinicians and the quality of research. Stony Brook's program addresses cystic fibrosis via a multidisciplinary team approach. The cystic fibrosis team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, respiratory and pulmonology function therapists, social workers, a nutritionist, and a genetic counselor.

Stony Brook is also one of 18 cystic fibrosis centers that is part of a leadership and learning collaborative sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Members share quality improvement initiatives, evidence-based care practices and results of ongoing studies designed to provide better patient care. 

In addition, because the lifespan of cystic fibrosis patients has been steadily improving, with an average life expectancy of 41.6 years, cystic fibrosis is undergoing recategorization — from a genetic fatal disease to a genetic chronic disease. Pediatric pulmonologists are incorporating caring for adults into their practices. 

Locations:

Inpatient Care
Stony Brook University Hospital
101 Nicolls Road

Cystic Fibrosis Center
4 Technology Drive, Suite 270
East Setauket

Transition to Adult Care
2701 Sunrise Highway
Islip Terrace

For appointments at any of the outpatient facilities, call (631) 444-KIDS.

Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center. This accredited pediatric sleep center evaluates and diagnoses pediatric sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea, respiratory disorders, insomnia, parasomnias such as night terrors and sleepwalking, and behavioral problems relating to sleep. As a university-based center, it provides clinical care and research, as well as offers a sleep fellowship program to train other physicians. This means that the community has access to the very latest protocols. Stony Brook's Sleep Disorders Center is run by Dr. Catherine Kier, who is also board certified in Sleep Medicine, and was trained at the University of Pennsylvania, home of the country's first sleep division.

Stony Brook University Sleep Disorders Center
240 Middle Country Road, Suite A
Smithtown 
Phone: (631) 444-2500
Fax: (631) 444-2580

Pediatric Pulmonary Function Laboratory. Our accredited pediatric PFT lab evaluates how well a child’s lungs are working. PFTs are key in assessing a child’s lung and airway growth; the course of diseases like cystic fibrosis; the location and type of any airway obstructions; the overall degree of impairment; and the effect of various therapies.

Stony Brook Children’s PFT lab is staffed by board-certified pulmonologists and pediatric-trained, certified respiratory therapists and technicians. All procedures are performed according to standards set by the American Thoracic Society for acceptability, quality, replicability and safety.

4 Technology Drive, Suite 270
East Setauket
Phone: (631) 444-KIDS

Bronchoscopy Services. Available on an inpatient and outpatient basis, bronchoscopy is a procedure where a thin, flexible tube called a bronchoscope is passed through the nose or mouth, down the throat, and into the airway while the patient is sedated. The bronchoscope also can be used to sample mucus or lung tissue for laboratory testing, and to remove blockages. This service is tailored to the needs of the individual patient, from infancy through adolescence. 

Stony Brook University Hospital
101 Nicolls Road
Phone: (631) 444-8340

Genetic Testing. The Department of Pulmonary partners with Stony Brook's Genetics Division to offer a number of tests to identify hereditary respiratory disorders. Tests include sweat testing and genetic testing for cystic fibrosis. The genetics testing laboratory is fully accredited and offers the latest and most accurate tests available.

Genetics:
Advanced Pediatric Care
37 Research Way
East Setauket
Phone: (631) 444-2790

Sweat Testing:
Stony Brook University Hospital
101 Nicolls Road
Phone: (631) 444-2623

Allergies and Immunology. Stony Brook offers medical evaluations, diagnostic testing and treatment options for allergic diseases such as asthma and allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, atopic dermatitis, eczema, food allergies, insect sting allergy, allergic conjunctivitis, and hives, as well as testing and treatment for disorders of the immune system such as common variable disease and hypogammaglobulinemia.

The allergy team takes a long-term management approach to these conditions, and treatment includes education on the disease process, use of equipment, environmental and dietary modifications, and self-management techniques.