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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.

Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

Michael G. O'Connor

Michael G. O'ConnorMD

    Cystic Fibrosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

Why Choose the PCD Center at Children's Hospital

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    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.

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    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.

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    Collaborative care

    Our expert physicians, nurse practitioners, dietitians and respiratory therapists work together to provide the best care for your child.

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    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:


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Nashville, TN 37232
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