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Complex Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) Program

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The Complex Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) Program at Children’s National Hospital specializes in caring for infants and children with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia. BPD is a disease that affects infants born prematurely, leading to disruption of pulmonary development and subsequent lung injury. Babies with BPD often require oxygen or ventilator support. In addition to poor lung function, BPD is also associated with poor growth, delayed neurodevelopment and challenges managing typical respiratory illnesses of childhood.

Our Providers

Our pediatric specialists provide personalized care for your child’s physical, mental and emotional health needs.

Contact Information

To make an appointment, please call 1-888-884-BEAR (2327). For information, call 202-476-5040.


Our experts set individualized care plans as we optimize ventilator management, prescribe necessary medications and follow specialized imaging and lab values for children in our care. In addition to our focus on the medical care, we place value in the neurodevelopment and social interactions that a baby needs to thrive.

With every decision we consider how it will affect your baby’s ability to progress with their occupational, physical and developmental therapy goals, and we provide families with comprehensive education that empowers you to participate in your infant’s day-to-day care, as well. 

Highlights of Our Program


Team Approach

Transition to Home or Intermediate Care

Continuity of Care

A Team Approach to Complex Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

The Complex Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) Program at Children’s National encompasses a group of specialists dedicated to improving the care of infants with BPD and other chronic lung disease of infancy.

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