The Pediatric Pulmonology Section offers comprehensive respiratory care for infants, children, and adolescents. Our Pediatric Respiratory Care Improvement Team is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art and standardized asthma treatment for children who are admitted to the Children’s Hospital with acute asthma. The team’s many initiatives have led to improved quality of acute asthma care in the inpatient setting. The team’s effort on acute asthma has been recognized by The Joint Commission, which has granted these initiatives as Disease Specific Care (DSC) for pediatric asthma.  Our physicians have received recognition for excellence in their fields.
Beyond asthma, our specialties are diverse. We evaluate, diagnose, and treat cystic fibrosis, persistent cough, chronic and recurrent pneumonia, sleep disorders and related breathing abnormalities, respiratory technology-dependent children, and other respiratory problems both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. 

The Pulmonary Function Laboratory utilizes child-friendly equipment to measure lung function. We evaluate children with sleep disorders, including sleep-disordered breathing, at the Sleep-Wake Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center. The Sleep-Wake Institute was one of the first in Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Union, and Sussex counties to be accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, a distinction it has held since 1994.  


Section Chief
Ellen Kaplan, M.D. 

Donna J. Lee, M.D
Pakkay Ngai, M.D.
Ada Lee, M.D.

Nurse Coordinator
Michelle Leone, BSN, R.N., AE-C

Nurse Manager
Christa Orr, BSN, R.N., NE-BC

Respiratory Therapists:
Lori Chiavelli, RRT, CPFT
Madeleine Mellone, RRT 


Directions to the Pediatric Center and Pediatric Pulmonology:
*Please Do Not use 30 Prospect Ave. for GPS* 

We are located on the corner of Atlantic and Second St.
You may use address 60 2nd Street, but remember this is across the street from our garage entrance.
Free Parking available only in garage below the Pediatric Outpatient Center
The main entrance to the medical center is located at 30 Prospect Ave, off of Essex St. in Hackensack, NJ.
Drive past the main entrance to the next corner (Atlantic Street). 
Make a RIGHT turn onto Atlantic St. and continue down the hill. The green glass building that you will pass on your right on your way down the hill is the Pediatric Outpatient Center.
Make a right at the intersection of Atlantic St. and Second St. 
You will see the entrance to our parking garage immediately on your right named PEDIATRIC CENTER PARKING. 
Drive up to the security gate and press the red button. Inform security you have an appointment with Pediatric Pulmonary. The guard will raise the gate, allowing you to enter.
After parking your car, take the garage elevator to floor G. Remember which B level floor you parked on! (There are three parking levels—B1, B2 AND B3). 
Upon reaching the ground floor, you are in the main lobby. Proceed around the corner to your left to the main elevators. 
Take the main elevator to the third floor for registration. Sign in on the clipboard at the front desk. Once you have registered check in with the secretary for Pulmonology. We are located in Room PC375 which is through the door by the 3rd Floor Reception desk then a short right and left. There are signs posted to locate our office.
If your appointment is 5pm or later, please come directly to our office Room PC375 to register.
Phone: 551-996-5207

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