Pediatric Pulmonology/Allergy/ Partners Asthma Center

The Pulmonary Unit staff cares for a wide variety of pulmonary and allergic disorders, including diseases affecting:

  • Airways
  • Asthma
  • Vocal cords (paralysis, spasm with exertion as well as dynamic paradoxical movement)
  • Sleep
  • Breathing during sleep (obstructive and central apneas, congenital central hypoventilation)
  • Diseases of alveolar/interstitial tissues (cellular interstitial pneumonitis,chronic eosinophilic pneumonia)

Special clinical activities of the Pediatric Pulmonary Unit in caring for infants and children with respiratory disorders include:

  • Cystic Fibrosis Center
  • Allergy/Immunology Clinic
  • BPD Follow-Up Clinic
  • Physiology testing, including during exercise and sleep
  • Pulmonary function testing

For the past 15 years, the Unit has sponsored a weekly conference attended by pediatric pulmonologists from all over New England. This forum permits colleagues to share information regarding unusual cases and gives parents, upon request, access to formal second opinions.

The Partners Asthma Center’s physicians care for a wide variety of pulmonary and allergic disorders, including:

  • asthma
  • allergies (including food allergies)
  • chronic lung disease of prematurity
  • vocal cord disorders (paralysis, spasm with exertion, as well as dynamic paradoxical movement)
  • congenital and acquired airway disorders
  • sleep disorders (obstructive and central apneas, congenital central hypoventilation)
  • diseases of alveolar/interstitial tissues (cellular interstitial pneumonitis, chronic eosinophilic pneumonia)

Procedures include:

  • measurements of lung function, including oxygen saturation
  • complete allergy skin testing
  • imaging, including chest and sinus radiology
  • genetic testing for cystic fibrosis

Joshua Boyce, MD
Phone:  617-278-0300
Fax:   617-525-1310

MD Degree: University of Massachusetts, 1985
Residency: University of Massachusetts, Pediatrics, 1989
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital Pediatric Pulmonology, 1994
Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy/Immunology
Clinical Interests: Asthma, Eosinophilic Disorders, and Pediatric Lung Disease

Kenan Haver, MD
Phone: 617-726-8707
Fax: 617-724-3948
MD Degree:
New York Medical College, 1984
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center, Pediatrics, 1986; Children’s Hospital,
National Medical Center, Pediatrics, 1987
Fellowship: General Academic Pediatrics, 1988 Pediatric Pulmonology, 1991
Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Clinical Interests: Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiolitis

T. Bernard Kinane, MD
Unit Chief, Pediatric Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis Unit
MD Degree: University College of Medicine, Ireland, 1983
Residency: Our Lady Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin, Ireland, Pediatrics, 1987;
Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Pediatrics, 1989
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Pediatric Pulmonary, 1991
Board Certification: Pediatrics, 1991; Pediatric Pulmonology, 1994
Clinical Interests: Asthma, B.P.D., Bronchoscopy

Henry L. Dorkin, MD
Clinical Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Unit
Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center - Partners HealthCare
MD Degree: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1974
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1974-77
Fellowship: Children’s Hospital Boston, 1977-80
Board Certification: Pediatrics 1979, recertified 1993, Pediatric Pulmonary 1986, recertified1995
Clinical Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Bronchiolitis, Diagnostic and Management Problems in Lung Disease

Elizabeth C. Tepas, MD 
MD Degree:
Dartmouth Medical School, 1996
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Pediatrics, 1999
Fellowship: Stanford University/UCSF, Allergy/Immunology, 2001

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