Pulmonary Medicine

The division has an active inpatient and outpatient service, with approximately 5,000 outpatient visits annually, and an average daily census of 4 - 6 inpatients. Patients with the spectrum of pulmonary diseases are followed, including asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung diseases, neuromuscular disease, and chronic respiratory failure requiring home mechanical ventilation. Spirometry, lung volume assessments, impedance oscillometry, exercise and bronchoprovocation testing, sleep polysomnography, and fiberoptic bronchoscopy assessments are provided.

Research interests in the division include allergic sensitization and tolerance, asthma, cystic fibrosis, and respiratory disease in sickle cell disease. Residents have in-depth exposure to division faculty during their inpatient service months at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, and through clinical and research electives that are available.  The division also offers a fellowship program in pediatric pulmonology.

Pulmonary Medicine Faculty

Craig M . Schramm, M.D.
Associate Professor and Division Head
cschram@connecticutchildrens.org

Anita Bhandari, M.D.
Associate Professor
abhanda@connecticutchildrens.org

Melanie Sue Collins, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Professor Assist. Dir. Central CT CF Center
mcollin@connecticutchildrens.org

Umit Emre, M.D.
Associate Professor
uemre@connecticutchildrens.org

Craig Lapin, M.D.
Associate Professor
clapin@connecticutchildrens.org

Tregony Simoneau. M.D
Assistant Professor
TSimoneau@connecticutchildrens.org

Craig M . Schramm, M.D.
Craig M. Schramm, M.D
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University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program, Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

Medical Education, 4H, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106