Pulmonary Hypoplasia Program

CHOP’s Pulmonary Hypoplasia Program (PHP) provides multidisciplinary, long-term care to children with conditions that limit lung growth resulting in pulmonary hypoplasia. Comprehensive pulmonary hypoplasia treatment involves coordination between many specialists. The PHP team works together to improve your child’s pulmonary health, evaluate neurodevelopmental growth, monitor and treat any surgical issues that arise as your child grows, meet nutritional needs, monitor for late onset hearing loss, help locate resources and support services near your home, and more.

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Gage’s Story

Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team includes specialists from neonatology, pulmonary medicine, cardiology, general surgery, nutrition, audiology, behavioral health, social services and more, all with experience caring for children with conditions that cause small lungs. 

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Peyton's Promise

After Peyton was treated for congenital diaphragmatic hernia at CHOP, her family was inspired to help more kids overcome the odds.

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Studying Long-term Outcomes

The PHP is studying the long-term outcomes of children ages 8 to 13 who have received care at CHOP for a diagnosis of CDH, lung lesion, or giant omphalocele.


Max's Story

Max's treatment for congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) began at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia before he was even born.