Cystic Fibrosis Clinic

The Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at UT Southwestern Medical Center offers patients the most advanced care available for the management and treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF), a chronic lung disease that strikes both children and young adults.

Who We Are

Our multidisciplinary medical team includes board-certified clinicians who specialize in cystic fibrosis, as well as nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, social workers, and respiratory therapists – all dedicated to cystic fibrosis care.

Our specialists also work with other physicians and specialty clinics at UT Southwestern, including otolaryngology, gastroenterology, endocrinology/diabetes, interventional radiology, mineral and metabolism, and urology to help coordinate all aspects of your CF care.

In addition, the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic has a close relationship with the pediatric CF program at Children’s Medical Center to make the transition from pediatric to adult care as smooth as possible.

We are accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and are part of the CF Foundation's Therapeutics Development Network, ensuring UT Southwestern’s participation in national, multicenter clinical trials that test new therapies for the treatment of CF.

We are also directly affiliated with the UT Southwestern lung transplant program to allow for successful care of patients with advanced lung disease.

What We Treat 

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Bronchiectasis (a CF-like illness) 

Diagnostic Testing

Complementing our expert care is a full range of state-of-the-art resources that allow us to deliver accurate diagnostic services and successful treatments, including:

  • Bronchoscopy
  • CF genotyping
  • Imaging
  • Lab testing
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Specialized sputum processing
  • Sweat tests.

Your Appointment

You may be scheduled for testing before your visit with one of our physicians. Our scheduling staff will provide you with the appointment times and directions to all areas. We ask that you arrive early for your appointment(s) to allow time for parking and registration.

Please bring the following items to your appointment: 

  • Current insurance card
  • Method of payment
  • Current medications or a complete list of medicines with doses, including all over-the-counter medications, herbs, and vitamins
  • Completed paperwork, if received prior to the appointment. 

Canceling an Appointment

If it's necessary to cancel your appointment, please notify the clinic at least 48 hours in advance so that we can accommodate others waiting to schedule appointments.