Cystic Fibrosis Program
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease caused by a defective gene that results in the build up of thick, sticky mucus in the lungs and digestive systems and other organs of the body. This leads to chronic lung infections and difficulty digesting fats and nutrients.
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s pediatric cystic fibrosis (CF) program is the only program in south Florida credentialed by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Comprehensive care is provided by experienced and dedicated professionals as part of the multi-disciplinary care team, including the availability of consultative services with other medical and surgical specialties. In addition, close collaboration with the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Genetics allows us to provide genetic counseling to families.
The program is a referral center of the newborn screening program of the state of Florida for CF patients. Prompt interventions with specialized therapies are provided to newly diagnosed patients with the goal of preventing complications and thereby improve health and longevity. Young adults with CF usually continue under the care of their pediatric pulmonary physician and a gradual transition to the care of adult pulmonologists who specialize in CF occurs under the same roof.
For additional information or to make an appointment, please call 305-243-6641.