The section of pediatric pulmonology is recognized as one of the premier clinical referral sites in the gulf coast region. There are three senior staff with expertise in cystic fibrosis, asthma, chronic respiratory failure and respiratory complications of neuromuscular diseases.
The Pediatric Pulmonology section has expanded the number of specialty clinics in Lafayette at Women's and Children's Hospital. We will shortly conclude negotiations to begin pulmonary clinics on the west bank at West Jefferson Medical Center. This area no longer has on-site pediatric pulmonology services.
Robert Hopkins, MD
Dr. Hopkins holds the Skip Kaufman Chair in Pediatric Pulmonology and recently returned to the Department. He is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Section Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology. In addition to his administrative skills as a former section chief, Dr. Hopkins will bring additional expertise in the management of children with special respiratory health needs.
Scott Davis, MD
Dr. Davis is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Clinical Clerkship Program. Dr Scott Davis has led a highly respected effort in a nation quality improvement initiative from The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Michael Kiernan, MD
Dr. Kiernan is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, and Associate Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. He is involved various efforts to implement an electronic health record system at Tulane University Hospital & Clinic and nationally throughout all HCA facilities. This will entail the use of computer-aided provider order entry, documentation and clinical care guidelines.