Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
The Northwestern Medicine Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital combines leading clinical practice with groundbreaking research in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of severe lung disease, including:
Our specialists aim to enable patients to effectively manage their lung disease and improve the quality of their lives. The program offers:
- Novel surgical approaches
- Society memberships
- Academic program
Our program also offers active clinical trials that bring new treatments and procedures to light.
All adult patients are admitted to the cystic fibrosis inpatient unit at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, which is fully staffed by dedicated pulmonologists and social workers, and permits family members to visit 24 hours a day.
Our specialists are consulted regularly for management of bronchiectasis and atypical presentations of cystic fibrosis (CF). The core CF team meets weekly to discuss upcoming and recently seen outpatients, home IV patients, inpatients, quality improvement, research and clinical business. They also meet with the full pediatric team to discuss transition and other center issues, and screen charts in advance to streamline patient visits and provide quality care.
Open communication and cooperation with referring physicians is a critical component of achieving high-quality care and minimizing the challenges that come with treating complex lung disorders.