General Health & Wellness • Mar 02, 2023

What Pediatric Pulmonologists Do

Have you ever wondered what a pediatric pulmonologist does or if your child should see one? Dr. Katherine Rivera-Spoljaric, Pediatric Pulmonologist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, is here to demystify the title. A pediatric pulmonologist is someone who has gone to medical school to become a doctor, received training in pediatrics, and then received further specialized training in pediatric pulmonology. These doctors specialize in lung diseases in children and can help you and your child with a variety of breathing problems, including asthma, chronic coughing, lung prematurity, cystic fibrosis, vocal cord disorders, and sleep disorders. If your child has any respiratory symptoms or trouble breathing, you can ask your pediatrician for a referral and see how a pediatric pulmonologist can help.