Cystic Fibrosis Center
The Riley Cystic Fibrosis(CF) Center provides state-of-the art, advanced care for children with cystic fibrosis. The Center is among the leading programs in the nation and is recognized for excellence in care, research and leadership. The Riley Cystic Fibrosis Center is Indiana’s only program accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Our cystic fibrosis team is multidisciplinary, bringing together physicians, advanced practice nurses, dietitians, nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers and child life specialists. A specialist treats and evaluates the child and, if needed, calls upon Riley subspecialists for a complete treatment plan.
The Riley CF Center is the core center for Indiana’s CF newborn screening program and has been instrumental in the early diagnosis and care of newborns with CF. Early diagnosis and care at a CF center has been linked to improved outcome for people with CF. The Riley CF Center also provides oversight of outreach and satellite care centers throughout the state of Indiana and supports a fully accredited Cystic Fibrosis Care Center for individuals 18 years and older when it is time for a patient to move from pediatric care to the specialized needs of adult care.
Research at the Center has led to the development of many new therapies and improvements for cystic fibrosis care. Many of these clinical trials are supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and National Institutes of Health. Visit Pulmonology Research.