University of Washington

Carlos E. Milla, MD
Principal Investigator
Center for Excellence in Pulmonary Biology
Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University
770 Welch Road, Suite 350
Palo Alto, CA 94304
E-mail: cmilla@stanford.edu

 

Contact Information

Jacquelyn M Zirbes, DNP, RN, CNP, CCRC
Co-Investigator
Translational Research Coordinator
Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University
770 Welch Road, Suite 350
Palo Alto, CA 94304
E-mail: jmzirbes@stanford.edu
Phone: 650-721-1132
Fax: 650-723-5201

 

About Us:

The Center for Excellence in Pulmonary Biology unites three major programs -- Pulmonary Medicine and Cystic Fibrosis, Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Critical Care medicine -- to create a multidisciplinary synergy that takes advantage of Stanford's world-class expertise in biology, chemistry and other fields. This collaborative research effort brings a diverse range of experimental techniques, from 3-D medical imaging to comparative genetics, under one umbrella. The Center is committed to broaden its strong base of general pediatric pulmonary medicine and to enhance its ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations.

The Center is divided into three disciplines or Divisions: Pulmonary Medicine and Cystic Fibrosis, Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Critical Care Medicine.

Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis. The Division of Pulmonary Medicine deals with the breath of life in all its aspects: control of breathing; sleep and wakefulness; obstruction to airflow in the common diseases of upper and lower airways.

Allergy and Clinical Immunology . The mission of the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is to deliver the highest quality clinical care, as well as provide outstanding research and teaching programs to improve the health of patients with allergic and immunological diseases.

Critical Care Medicine. Patients who are admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit are suffering from a life-threatening illness or injury or require intensive care to recover after major surgery.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is a world-class, non-profit hospital devoted entirely to the care of babies, children, adolescents and expectant mothers. Over 650 physicians and 4750 staff support and volunteers work at Packard Children's.

Because we’re an academic medical center on the Stanford University campus, we benefit from a faculty and staff that is recognized as much for their achievements as for their commitment to care. Many of our doctors also serve as professors at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Internationally recognized for the care we provide, we also have an extensive network of community and outreach services in dozens of locations around the San Francisco Bay area, and the greater Pacific Northwest. As we continue to integrate and expand into the areas we serve, Packard Children's Hospital is making it easier for children and mothers to access the care they need.

Our Family-Centered Care program takes a team approach to every child and expectant mother’s care. Patients and families receive comprehensive treatment, while we respect their unique needs, preferences and sensitivities. Our team assists families in every way possible while they are at the hospital, ensuring they have access to the information they need, and are able to make informed decisions with the help and support of their health care team.