The Pediatric Pulmonary team is led by Catherine Kier, MD, a highly respected physician/researcher/educator. She and other pediatric pulmonologists, Barry Diener, MD, Mathew Ednick, DO, Katharine Kevill, MD and Vicki Masson, MD, work with two pediatric nurse practitioners and a group of dedicated medical professionals to provide comprehensive, individualized care for patients starting with the initial assessment and diagnosis through setting a plan of treatment and performing interventions and follow-up care. In the case of cystic fibrosis (CF), where more and more patients are living well into adulthood, we have a dedicated Cystic Fibrosis Center with both pediatric and adult programs. Follow-up care can last the course of their lifespan. The team also works closely with other departments throughout the hospital including pediatric hematology/oncology, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric endocrinology, the neonatal intensive care unit and the pediatric intensive care unit.
In addition to serving patients, all members of the clinical team are engaged in pediatric pulmonary research and education. Meet the team: