Arkansas Children’s Hospital is the only Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis center in the state accredited by the national Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We provide high-quality, specialized care to patients from comprehensive diagnosis to ongoing treatment.
Pediatric Pulmonology subspecialists provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children with conditions such as cystic fibrosis, chronic cough, asthma & other causes of wheezing, aspiration/dysphagia-related lung disease, chronic lung disease of prematurity (bronchopulmonary dysplasia) and a wide variety of other disorders. The Pediatric Pulmonary group, consisting of eight pediatric pulmonologists, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine fellows, advanced practice nurses, specialty nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, nutrition specialists and others, employs a team approach; providing full-service inpatient and outpatient care. In addition to our Little Rock location, a satellite Pediatric Pulmonary clinic is located at the Centers for Children in Lowell, Arkansas, offering Pulmonary services 3 days/week for children in northwest Arkansas.
Services offered by the Pediatric Pulmonary Division include state-of-the-art bronchoscopy, outstanding PFT laboratories and Respiratory Care services, a state-of-the-art infant PFT laboratory, a fully-accredited Pediatrics Sleep Center, the only accredited Cystic Fibrosis Center in the state, the Arkansas Center for Respiratory Technology Dependent Children (ACRTDC), and specialized clinics for asthma, chronic lung disease of infancy (BPD) and pulmonary complications of neurological and neuromuscular disorders. The ACRTDC program provides state-of-the-art services for children requiring respiratory support at home such as a ventilator, airway clearance devices and/or have a tracheostomy. Pediatric Pulmonary physicians are an integral part of the Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center, which is one of the only 14 fully accredited Pediatric Sleep Medicine Centers in the USA.
Basic, applied and clinical research programs within the Pediatric Pulmonary Division focus on multiple areas including research in childhood sleep disorders, infant apnea, infant pulmonary function testing, asthma, aerosol medicine, cystic fibrosis, control of breathing and postnatal development of oxygen sensing.
John Carroll, M.D.