Children's Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease Center
The Children’s Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease (ChILD) Center is one of several specialized centers within the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Currently ranked No. 2 in the nation on U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of Best Children's Hospitals, CHOP enables our program to bring together pediatric specialists from across the hospital to provide the most comprehensive care for children with interstitial and diffuse lung disease (ILD).
Members of the Children's Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease Center are leaders in innovative research and our center was developed in parallel with and in collaboration with a network of centers around the country.
The Center is led by Maureen B. Josephson, DO and Lisa R. Young, MD, who is also the Chief for the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. In additional to pulmonologists, the program also includes nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists, a genetic counselor, a nutritionist, and a social worker as part of the interdisciplinary team.