Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, Allergy, Immunology, and Sleep

Richard Kravitz, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Division Director

We provide comprehensive care for children with respiratory diseases, respiratory-related sleep disorders, and allergic diseases including food and inhalant allergies and immune deficiencies. 

U.S. News & World Report has ranked our pulmonology & lung surgery services among the best in the U.S. If your child needs respiratory or lung treatment, our team of experts is ready to help. It’s our mission to bring this world-class care to every child who needs it. We serve as a major referral center in the Mid-Atlantic region for children with conditions including:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Allergen immunotherapy
  • Chronic sinus disorders
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Daily cough
  • Difficulty with airway clearance
  • Eczema
  • Eosinophilic disease
  • Food Allergies & Hives
  • Immotile cilia disorders
  • Immunoglobulin replacement
  • Invasive and non-invasive respiratory support
  • Primary immune deficiencies
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Respiratory complications of neuromuscular weakness
  • Restrictive lung disease
  • Sleep-related respiratory disorders
  • Technology-dependent children

Our Research & Research Team

There is a strong foundation of basic and clinical research activity in the Division that is unified by our mission to identify mechanisms of allergic and pulmonary diseases in children with the hopes of identifying new treatments.
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Mary Alice Blackwell, BA (Cystic Fibrosis)
Karen Braden, RN, MSN, CPNP (Allergy)
Erica Tharrington, CRC (Cystic Fibrosis)
Kristin Wavell, BS  (Pulmonary)

Fellowship Program

Allergy & Immunology Fellowship Program

Director: Monica Lawrence, MD
Contact: Monte Parsons 
Phone: 434-982-1055

This fellowship is hosted by the Department of Medicine. More information on the program can be found on the Department of Medicine’s website →

Office Address & Contact

Department of Pediatrics
PO BOX 800386
Charlottesville, VA-22908

Phone: 434-982-3654
Fax: 434-243-6618


Division Director
Richard Kravitz, MD
Professor of Pediatrics

Administrative Assistants
Madelyn Coles 
Wendy Haney