Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, Allergy & Immunology

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

Our pediatric pulmonology services are nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, and 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
  • Eczema
  • Eosinophilic disease
  • Immotile cilia disorders
  • Immunoglobulin replacement
  • Primary immune deficiencies
  • Recurrentpneumonia
  • Sleep-related respiratory disorders

Clinical Services

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Clinical Faculty & Staff

Deborah K. Froh, MD
Andrea H. Garrod, MD
Peter W. Heymann, MD
Monica Lawrence, MD
W. Gerald Teague, MD

Lauren Ahrens, RN (Cystic Fibrosis)
Jackie M. Brown, RN (Pulmonary)
Deborah D. Murphy, RN (Allergy)

Research Faculty & Staff

Christie Alderholt, RN CCRC (Cystic Fibrosis)
Mary Alice Blackwell, BA (Cystic Fibrosis)
Patricia Moss, RN, BSN, CCRP (Cystic Fibrosis)

Theresa Altherr, BS (Pulmonary)
Lisa Palmer, PhD (Pulmonary)
Denise Thompson-Batt, RRT (Pulmonary)
Kristin Wavell, BS  (Pulmonary)

Health Information

Fellowship Program

Allergy & Immunology Fellowship Program

Director: Thomas Platts-Mills, MD
Contact: Linda Davis

(434) 924 – 5917

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

Research Activities

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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Division Chief
W. Gerald Teague, MD
Professor of Pediatrics|