The Pediatric Asthma Center is dedicated to improving awareness and reducing the burden of childhood asthma through clinical care, research, community outreach, and education.
Our mission is to discover and understand the causes of asthma, and to use this knowledge to provide access to state-of-the-art, cutting-edge asthma care to all children in western Pennsylvania and beyond.
Experts on asthma, lung function, breathing sensitivities or allergies, and the immune system team up to provide the highest level of care for their patients in the Pediatric Asthma Center at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and community-based clinics.
This multidisciplinary approach maximizes our expertise in each of these areas to greatly enhance the early diagnosis and treatment of children with asthma. We also focus on education on asthma awareness and prevention and on specialized programs to diagnose and treat children from all socio-economic groups. The Asthma Center at Children’s Hospital is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and technology to detect asthmatic conditions in children as young as 2 years old. Previously, diagnoses could not be made in children younger than 5.