Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Center
When your child is sick, finding the right diagnosis and care matters. Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) can be hard to diagnose. It can look like other common and less serious illnesses in kids. Patients often go a long time misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. This can lead to poor respiratory outcomes.
That's why Monroe Carell's PCD Center, with expertise in diagnosing and caring for children with this rare disease, is so important.
Contact program coordinator Kathy Russell at (615) 875-6901 to schedule an appointment.
Meet Your Care Team
Michael G. O'ConnorMD
- Cystic Fibrosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
Why Choose the PCD Center at Children's Hospital
- Recognized care
Monroe Carell is a fully accredited PCD center through the Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Foundation Clinical and Research Centers Network. We are one of 40 such centers in North America. This means we have met strict criteria to diagnose and care for children with PCD.
- Leading-edge research
Our commitment to giving your child the best possible care is based on a foundation of leading-edge diagnostic testing. Our team works with other PCD centers to find better ways to diagnose and treat PCD.
- Collaborative care
Our expert physicians, nurse practitioners, dietitians and respiratory therapists work together to provide the best care for your child.
- Long-term care
We provide long-term pulmonary monitoring and regular clinic assessments to ensure optimal lung health for your child.
Tests, Treatments and Services
We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:
- Ciliary biopsy
- Nasal nitric oxide testing