Say hello to the lung experts

The pulmonary and respiratory team at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is nationally recognized. We specialize in diagnosing, treating and managing any problem that affects a child’s breathing. The physicians from Children’s and Children’s Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists have received years of special training in lung and respiratory care.

A few different types of professionals make up the expert team:

  • Pediatric pulmonologists care for breathing problems in children. The pediatric pulmonologists from Children’s Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists have completed a three-year pediatric residency followed by a three-year pulmonology fellowship.
  • Critical care physicians work in the critical care units at Children’s – Minneapolis and Children’s – St. Paul. Because 70 percent of critically ill children have a primary pulmonary cause for their illness, our critical care doctors work closely with our pulmonary doctors.
  • Pulmonary nurse practitioners have special training in pediatric pulmonology. They see patients in six clinics across the state, in Children’s – Minneapolis and Children’s – St. Paul for consultations, and conduct home consultations.

A strong team requires strong leadership.

The team works closely with experienced nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, dietitians and child life specialists to make sure kids receive all the support they need to feel better. And we can’t forget to mention the 20-person office staff, which makes sure your visit goes smoothly.

William Wheeler, MD
Children’s Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists, medical director of the pediatric pulmonology clinics and medical director of the PCD program

Michael R. Shreve, MD
Children’s Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists, St. Paul respiratory therapy director

Brooke M. Moore, MD MPH
Children’s Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists, Minneapolis respiratory therapy director

John McNamara, MD
Children’s Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists, medical director of the Cystic Fibrosis program

Dory Baker, APRN CNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner


Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota collaborates with a team of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses and more to provide expert care to kids. See profiles which include qualified and experienced pulmonologists in Minneapolis and St. Paul. (Click on their names to read profiles.)