Pediatric Pulmonology

Our pediatric pulmonologists diagnose and treat several issues related to breathing and sleep. Their expertise lies in the general functioning of your child’s respiratory system. They treat approximately 5,000 patients annually, and work closely with allergists and immunologists to treat underlying problems that cause difficulty breathing including asthma, cystic fibrosis, neuromuscular conditions, and chronic lung disease associated with premature birth. 

They also support families in managing tracheotomies and ventilators, and perform approximately 150 bronchoscopies each year.

Pediatric Pulmonology Specialists at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital

Rafael Cilloniz, MD  completed his Medical School training at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. He completed his pediatric residency at University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. Dr. Cilloniz is a Fellowship trained pediatric pulmonologist. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatric pulmonology.

Thomas Horsman, MD,  received his medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown. He completed his pediatric pulmonary Fellowship from University of Florida, Gainesville. Dr. Horsman is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatric pulmonology.

Diagnoses and Treatment

For more complex cases, your child’s pulmonologist might request a pulmonary function test.

  • Apnea of prematurity
  • Asthma
  • Atelectasis
  • Chronic Cough or Wheeze
  • CP/Scoliosis/Neuromuscular disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • GERD and associated respiratory problems
  • Stridor/Noisy breathing
  • Structural airway abnormalities
  • Thoracic insufficiency
  • Trach/Vent management
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Hypoxemia
  • Exercise-induced dyspnea

Tests and Procedures

  • Aero digestive endoscopic evaluations
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise studies
  • Bronchoprovocation studies
  • Polysomnography
  • PulmonaryfFunction testing
  • Therapy Vest/Cpap/Bipap fittings

Outpatient Pediatric Pulmonology services available at this location:

Pediatric Specialty Clinic
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 502
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm

Telephone: (225) 765-6834