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Welcome to Pulmonology

The Department of Pediatrics Section of Pulmonology provides clinical services at Children's Hospital ColoradoNational Jewish Health, and at outreach clinics in Colorado and Montana. 

As a national referral center, we are dedicated to providing professional education at all levels and are committed to advancing knowledge through our comprehensive research programs.

Please explore our Web site for more information, and contact us if you have any questions.

Comprehensive clinical care and consultation for children with lung disorders & extensive expertise.

Dedicated to providing professional education at all levels. Programs include Fellowships in Pediatric Pulmonology.

Research among our faculty examines the causes and treatments of a wide range of pediatric pulmonary disorders.


  • After more than 50 years of medical service and serving in various settings in the Department of Pediatrics (the last 7 years being in the Section of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine/The Breathing Institute), James Shira, MD, will be retiring.

  • Bridget Raleigh, FNP-BC, and Melanie Gleason, PA-C, received the Senior Instructor with Distinction Award at the State of the Pediatric Department.

  • The Breathing Institute​ awarded its inaugural Breathe Better Project Awards to Ann Halbower, MD, A quality improvement project to role model safe sleep at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Andy Liu, MD, myAIRE: Health Apps to Control Environmental Triggers of Asthma, Stacey Simon, PhD, My Dreams are Still Awake: Breathing Better with Narcolepsy, and Stan Szefler, MD, Standardizing Lung Development Trajectories for Asthma Management in Children.

  • Livia Veress, MD, received an additional BARDA​ contract, for $2 million dollars, as Phase II (Option Period 2) of her original BARDA contract.

  • Stacey Simon, MD, had her application selected for the Center for Women’s Health Research​ K12.

  • Heather Hoch, MD, was elected to a two-year term on the Colorado Department of Public and Environment’s Cancer, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease Grants Program Review Committee​.