Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine | Specialties | Department of Pediatrics | UC Davis Health

Pediatric specialties

Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine

Dr. Jhawar with pediatric patient in medical office
Dr. Willen seeing patient in sickle cell clinic

Research Activities

Our pediatric pulmonary and sleep medicine faculty are engaged in research activities that are deepening our understanding of variety of pulmonary and sleep conditions. Our findings translate into better patient diagnostic and management skills.

Our research activities include pediatric asthma, sickle cell disease, nutrition in cystic fibrosis, vaping associated lung injury, novel therapies for neuromuscular conditions, telemedicine applications, obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment just to name a few.

View Faculty Research Activities

Academic Programs

Our pediatric pulmonary and sleep medicine faculty are actively involved in teaching our pediatric residents, third- and fourth-year medical students, allergy and immunology fellows and sleep medicine fellows. Further, we provide education to nurses, respiratory therapists and sleep lab staff; give interdisciplinary lectures; and offer community outreach teaching sessions for physician groups throughout Northern California.

View All Academic Programs
pediatric pulmonology team with patient in clinic room
Patient Care Services
  • Our multidisciplinary pulmonary team collaborates with pediatricians and specialists at the outpatient as well as inpatient settings in providing high quality, state-of-the-art clinical care for more than 2,000 infants, children and adolescents each year. We take care for patients with asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic lung disease of prematurity, neuromuscular weakness, sleep disorders and children dependent on technology.

    Our pulmonary and sleep medicine services include:

    • Cystic fibrosis center
    • Pulmonary function testing
    • Flexible bronchoscopy services
    • Pediatric sleep services
    • Technology defendant children clinic
    • Multi-disciplinary services with other specialties such as
    • Aerodigestive clinic
    • Pulmonary hypertension clinic
    • Neuromuscular clinic
    • Sickle cell services
  • Conditions We Treat

    • Asthma
    • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
    • Chronic lung disease
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Restrictive lung disease
    • Children on noninvasive and invasive ventilator therapies
    • Technology dependent children
    • Congenital lung disease
    • Interstitial lung disease
    • Hemoptysis
    • Noisy breathing
    • Obstructive sleep apnea
    • Central sleep apnea
    • Insomnia
    • Circadian sleep disorders
    • Narcolepsy
    • Parasomnia
    • Restless legs syndrome
Get in touch with us

Contact Information

For academic or faculty-related questions, e.g., information about the allergy and immunology fellowship or our research activities, please call our academic office phone number.

For referring physicians, please call our patient referrals phone number for assistance with pulmonology services.

Pediatric Pulmonology

TICON II - 2516 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA

View map and directions

To Reach Our Academic Office:


For Patient Referrals and Transfers: