Cystic Fibrosis Center
The Cystic Fibrosis Center at Boston Children's Hospital is one of the oldest and largest cystic fibrosis centers in the United States and was founded by Dr. Harry Schwachman, one of the earliest physician investigators to help characterize the disorder.
Under the direction of Dr. Mary Ellen Wohl from 1986-2005, and now supervised by our current director, Henry Dorkin, MD the CF Center is proud to report that our patients continue to fare in the top 10 to 20 percent of the country for a variety of health parameters including lung function and nutritional status.
Teaching and Research
Our staff is involved in CF programs within the community, the education of physician trainees at Harvard Medical School, publishing in professional journals, and leading research that is advancing the way cystic fibrosis is treated.