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Pediatric Pulmonologists and Asthma Specialists

Representing the best in their fields, UT pulmonologists diagnose and treat a broad range of conditions including abnormal breathing patterns, asthma, birth defects, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (problems that occur in premature with underdeveloped lungs), cystic fibrosis, neuromuscular disorders leading to chronic lung problems, recurrent and persistent pneumonias, sleep-related breathing problems and unusual respiratory infections.

Read about a few of our past pulmonary medicine patients:

  • Zoe - Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Yvan - Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
  • Donovan - Asthma
  • Marissa - Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Patients referred to our center undergo state-of-the-art diagnostic evaluation using the most recent technologies and receive individualized and compassionate medical management. The clinical outcomes in our facilities are benchmarked with the most prestigious institutions in the country. Our experienced physicians and scientists receive funding from the National Institutes of Health for investigations into the basic mechanisms of lung disorders in children.

The scientific information generated in the laboratories is rapidly translated into knowledge and/or therapeutic options, thereby allowing individualized and age-specific care. Building on the research focus of our physician-scientists, a variety of programs have been designed to better serve patients with respiratory diseases as well as critically ill children with rare and complex disorders.

Comprehensive and multidisciplinary pulmonary services are provided to infants, children and adolescents with a variety of respiratory disorders including:

  • Airway abnormalities
  • Allergic disorders
  • Aspiration lung injury from swallowing dysfunction and gastroesophageal reflux
  • Asthma
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia from prematurity
  • Chronic lung disease of infancy
  • Chronic respiratory failure with ventilator dependence
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Recurrent cough and wheeze
  • Recurrent pneumonias or other respiratory infections
  • RSV infection and its acute and long-term sequelae on airway function
  • Sleep apnea and other sleep disordered breathing
  • Technology-dependent children (diaphragmatic pacing, etc)
  • Unexplained respiratory conditions refractory to conventional therapy
  • Vocal cord dysfunction

Pediatric Pulmonologists 

  • Ricardo Mosquera, MD
  • Susan Pacheco, MD
  • Felix R. Shardonofsky, MD
  • Keely Smith, MD
  • Dat Tran, MD

Contact Us

University of Texas Health Science Center Professional Building
6410 Fannin, Suite 500
Houston, Texas 77030

Phone: 832.325.6516
Fax: 713.512.2229

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday except major holidays)

For Patients

Download the Home Management Plan of Care

The Home Management Plan of Care was developed as an educational tool to assist families in being proactive in controlling asthma exacerbations and triggers. The action plan form was designed specifically for the primary care provider to use with the family to manage mild to moderate asthma symptoms. Families should use this form to guide discussions with their primary pediatrician or family physician. Use of the asthma action plan offers a collaborative, standard approach to the management of asthma symptoms. Consistently using the same asthma action plan format enhances understanding and prevents confusion.

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