Cystic Fibrosis in Children
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common genetic (inherited) diseases in America. It is also one of the most serious. It mainly affects the lungs and the digestive systems, causing breathing problems and problems digesting foods. It is a chronic disease that currently has no cure.
The pediatric specialists at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford work closely with the Stanford Hospital team to deliver care for kids with cystic fibrosis.
We are pleased to offer a dedicated multidisciplinary team to manage our patients. Our pediatric pulmonologists work closely with gastroenterologists, ear, nose and throat specialists, and endocrinologists to manage this complex disease. Our multidisciplinary team consists of pediatric pulmonologists who work closely with other specialists in the areas of gastroenterology, ear, nose and throat, and endocrinology to manage the complex disease.
Our Cystic Fibrosis program is the only one in Northern California and is the only CF Foudnation-designated Therapeutic Development Network center in California, Nevada and Oregon. We participate as a national leader in clinical trials and the development of novel therapies.