Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic

The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers the most advanced care available in Tennessee for this chronic, progressive disease. Our team of experts will help you manage cystic fibrosis symptoms and any challenges along the way.

Conditions We Treat

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    Cystic fibrosis

Meet Your Care Team

Alison N. Miller

Alison N. MillerMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Michael J. Noto

Michael J. NotoMD, PhD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
James J. Tolle
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James J. TolleMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Susan V. Eastman

Susan V. EastmanNP

    Allergy / Pulmonary and Critical Care, Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Why Choose Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at Vanderbilt

  • Recognized expertise

    Vanderbilt Pulmonology is among the top 20 programs in the country and the top-ranked pulmonology program in Tennessee, according to U.S. News & World Report. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked the No. 1 adult hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville.

  • A responsive team

    We want to make your healthcare experience as seamless and stress-free as possible. You can contact your team through our secure online portal, My Health at Vanderbilt, or call our nurse line at (615) 322-3048. Calls after 4 p.m. may be addressed the next business day. After hours, call (615) 322-2386.

  • Access to clinical trials

    As the only academic medical center in the region, we offer you the opportunity to participate in research that is investigating new approaches to care. Our participation in the largest cystic fibrosis clinical trial network gives you access to new, innovative treatment options before they are widely available.

  • Coordinated care

    Our dedicated cystic fibrosis patient coordinator can help you schedule appointments and gather medical records and test results. We guide you through your care plan. 

  • Access to specialists

    We work closely with other specialists at Vanderbilt to ensure that you receive comprehensive care for your unique needs. We can quickly refer you to an otolaryngologist, endocrinologist, gastroenterologist or allergist, if needed.

  • A team approach

    Our pulmonologists, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists and nurses work with specialty pharmacists, social workers and dietitians to provide you personalized care.

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation accredited

    We are one of only a few clinics in Tennessee to be accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In 2018 we received the foundation’s Quality Care Award for our commitment to improving patient care.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

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    Airway clearance techniques
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    Chest imaging
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    Ciliary biopsy
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    Genetic testing
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    Lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise
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    Lung transplant
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    Medications
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    Pulmonary rehabilitation