Scott Sagel, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Carol Kopecky, BS RRT CPFT
The Breathing Institute
Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Ave. B395
Aurora, CO 80045
The Department of Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital and the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine is one of the finest in the nation. Our programs span the range of services from the latest advances in organ transplantation to comprehensive primary care programs for children with complex medical needs.
The Department of Pediatrics Section of Pulmonary Medicine provides comprehensive clinical care and consultation for children with lung disorders. Care is provided at The Children's Hospital, National Jewish Medical and Research Center and at outreach clinics in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. The Section of Pulmonary Medicine currently has seventeen faculty members and six fellows. Our main administrative office is at The Children's Hospital.
We were invited to join the Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance Consortium because of our track record of excellence in clinical care and research for persons with cystic fibrosis. Our Cystic Fibrosis Center is a large, nationally recognized clinical and research service providing care throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. Clinical care is provided by an extensive multidisciplinary team located at The Children's Hospital (Pediatric Program), National Jewish Medical and Research Center (Adult Program), University of Colorado Hospital and at several outreach locations in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana (both adult and pediatric). As one of the Therapeutics Development Centers organized by the national Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Colorado Center is active in all aspects of clinical and basic research. Special clinical and research emphasis is placed on early detection and disease pathophysiology, since Colorado was the first state in North America to develop newborn screening for cystic fibrosis.
Breathing Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado