The Pediatric Pulmonology Center and Nebraska Regional CF Center is a regional referral site for the diagnosis and treatment of infants and children with respiratory disorders and of cystic fibrosis patients of all ages. Here you will find a comprehensive range of services provided by a team of health care professionals. Using state-of-the-art equipment and methods supported by ongoing research, the staff provides diagnosis and treatment for a variety of respiratory conditions, such as:

  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (a chronic lung disease of premature infants)
  • Asthma
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Respiratory complications of immune system deficiencies
  • Conditions which show up as chronic cough, wheezing, poor exercise tolerance and shortness of breath
  • Congenital disorders, such as anatomical problems in airways or lungs
  • Sleep disorders in infants and children

We provide the highest quality, comprehensive, state-of-the-art, cost-effective care to patients and families affected by pediatric lung disease, including cystic fibrosis; and are the regional resource for education of health care professionals and research.

Contact for the division is:

Pediatric Pulmonology and the Nebraska Regional Cystic Fibrosis Center
985190 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5190
Phone: 402-559-6275
Fax: 402-559-7062

Pulmonology Patient Services

Pediatric Pulmonology Faculty & Staff
John L. Colombo, M.D.

Carrie Barker, M.D.
Casey Burg, M.D.
Luke Noronha, M.D.
Paul H. Sammut, M.D.
Heather M. Thomas, M.D.
Mark Wilson, M.D.

Aisha Sultana, M.D.

Ancillary Staff
Toni Blazek, A.P.R.N.
Stacy Millikan, R.N.
Patricia Robshaw, R.R.T.
Laura Romero, M.S.
Sandra Strizek-Raven, R.R.T.
Barbara Wiebusch, R.D.

Research Staff
Timothy Hallberg, M.S.
Peggy Karatoprakli, B.S. 
Raquel Telfer, B.A.

Clinical Coordinator
Dee Acquazzino, B.S.

Administrative Staff
Carla Pospisal
Sarah Iwanski