The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Asthma Institute at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine was founded in 2009. It is a joint venture between the Department of Medicine, the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and the Pediatric Environmental Medicine Center.

Our mission is to increase the scientific understanding of asthma/allergic diseases across all ages, to translate these findings into innovative approaches and to implement these approaches in the asthma community through an integrated Institute of scientists, clinicians, educators, patients and the community, thereby improving the health of asthma patients.

"We believe this Institute will help patients live more healthfully and fully, while promoting the understanding of the disease at the biologic level." - Dr. Sally Wenzel, Director

About Us

Established in 2009, the Asthma Institute is a network of allergists, pulmonologists, and pediatricians all working collaboratively on clinical, translational and basic research. The Difficult Asthma clinic and research labs focus on cell biology, immunology and environmental influences.

Mission

To increase the scientific understanding of asthma and allergic diseases across all ages; to translate these findings into innovative approaches and to implement these approaches in the asthma community through an integrated institute of scientists, clinicians, educators, patients, and the community.

Vision

The Asthma Institute will become the national and international leader in asthma care and research, effectively delivering quality care while improving the understanding and treatment of the disease.

Clinical care

A multidisciplinary approach to bring together experts in pediatric and adult medicine for the clinical care of asthma patients across the ages.

Leadership