As a parent, watching a child suffer from a respiratory disorder can be frightening and worrisome. Our respiratory specialists provide compassionate care for a wide-range of pediatric respiratory disorders. We also oversee one of the largest cystic fibrosis programs in the country.

We Provide Treatment for:

  • Asthma and difficult to treat asthma
  • Congenital lung problems
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Aspiration lung injury
  • Noisy breathing
  • Respiratory complications of neuromuscular disease
  • Chronic ventilatory support
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Chronic cough
  • Sleep disorders including Sleep Apnea

Clinics Overview

General Pulmonary Clinic

Includes inpatient and outpatient consultations for asthma, chronic cough, dyspnea, recurrent pneumonia, persistent abnormal chest radiography, and noisy breathing.

Asthma Clinic

Offers a comprehensive evaluation for children with a diagnosis of asthma. This evaluation typically includes pulmonary function testing, ancillary laboratory studies as indicated, specific recommendations for treatment, and a detailed home asthma action plan. Asthma education for parents and patients (including pathogenesis of asthma, rationale for treatment, inhaler/spacer technique training, and home management plans) is integrated into the clinic visits.

Cystic Fibrosis Clinic

Intermountain Cystic Fibrosis Center clinic at PCH is a multi-disciplinary clinic designed to provide comprehensive cystic fibrosis care for the pediatric patient. This is the only Cystic Fibrosis Foundation accredited site for pediatric CF care in Utah. Adult CF care is offered at University of Utah Health. This clinic is intended for patients with a confirmed diagnosis of cystic fibrosis or CFTR Related Metabolic Syndrome. Patients who do not have a confirmed diagnosis of cystic fibrosis should have testing ordered by their physician to assure that this is the appropriate clinic to be seen.

This Cystic Fibrosis Center clinic staff includes pediatric pulmonology, pediatric gastroenterology, clinical nurse coordination, registered dietitian, respiratory therapist, medical social work, and access to clinical research protocols.

To schedule a clinic appointment call 801-213-3599 or 801-662-1765.

  • Patients fewer than six months of age are seen monthly.
  • Patients older than six months but less than 12 months are seen every two months.
  • Patients over 12 months of age are seen every three months.

Patients who have not been seen or had spectrum cultures in the past three months will be asked to schedule during an appointment time reserved for patients with multiply resistant organism. Patients with multiple resistant organisms (MRSA, B. Cepacia, Multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa) will be scheduled at times specifically reserved for patients with multiple resistant organisms.

Patients fewer than 24 months of age who have been identified through newborn screening will be seen in the Newborn Screening Clinic unless specifically requested to do otherwise.

Tracheostomy Ventilator Dependent Clinic:

A multidisciplinary clinic conducted once a month at Primary Children’s Hospital. This clinic is intended for patients who require optimization of tracheostomy and ventilator support, as well as weaning off respiratory support. Patients are managed cooperatively by pulmonologists, ENT/otolaryngologists, and comprehensive care/rehabilitation medicine. A social worker and a respiratory therapist are integral members of the team.

Patients are seen by referral only, in this clinic. Please have your physician arrange for a clinic visit by calling the tracheostomy ventilator program coordinator at 801-662-2691.

Sleep Clinic

New Patients

In order to facilitate a timely visit for general pulmonary clinic and asthma clinic, please see and comply with the following:

  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
  • Send or bring a referral to your clinic visit.
  • Bring a disk of any chest X ray imaging performed at facilities outside of Intermountain Healthcare.
  • Bring all of your child’s medications with you to clinic.

What to expect when you come for a CF Clinic

Patients new to the CF clinic are encouraged to provide copies of previous clinical notes, sweat chloride testing, genetic testing, lung function testing, microbiology, and clinical laboratory testing prior to their first visit. This allows familiarization with the patient’s specific needs prior to be seen.

Patients seen in this clinic are directly sent to clinic exam rooms and are discouraged from waiting in common areas. It is important to arrive at your scheduled time to minimize possible contact of CF patients entering or leaving the clinic. The multidisciplinary team will see the patient in the exam room and be wearing gowns, gloves and if appropriate masks.

What is a sweat test or genetic testing?

A doctor who sees the symptoms of CF will order a sweat test or a genetic test to confirm the diagnosis. A sweat test is the most common test used to diagnose cystic fibrosis and is considered the diagnostic "gold standard." A small electrode is placed on the skin (usually on the arm) to stimulate the sweat glands. Sweat is then collected and the amount of chloride, a component of salt in the sweat, is measured. A high level of chloride means that the person has cystic fibrosis.

To schedule sweat chloride tests, call the Primary Children's Outpatient Laboratory at 801-662-2122 Monday through Friday between 7 am and 6 pm. Tests are performed by appointment Monday through Friday between 8 am and 4 pm.

What to bring to bring for Tracheostomy Ventilator Clinic

Patients are required to bring their ventilator, spare tracheostomy tubes, suction apparatus, oximeter, and portable oxygen with them to clinic. If feedings will need to be administered during the visit, please bring necessary feeding pumps and formula.

If your child has received medical care outside of Primary Children’s Hospital, please bring copies of medical records. Reports of laboratory tests and X-rays performed at a different hospital are very helpful and should be brought. We encourage all care providers for the child, including any home care nurse to attend the clinic. Clinic visits can take three to four hours, so please plan your schedule accordingly.


Fadi Asfour, MD, MBBS

Dr. Asfour received his medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Medicine, completed his pediatric residency at The Women and Children´s Hospital of Buffalo, and his pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Dr. Asfour is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology.Dr. Asfour... Read More


Aerodigestive Disorders, Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Pediatric Pulmonary Care


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Jennifer L. Hamilton, APRN

Jennifer Hamilton received her Bachelor’s of Science with an emphasis in Nursing from Brigham Young University in 2007. For several years she worked as a Registered Nurse on the Children’s Medical Unit at Primary Children’s in Salt Lake City, Utah caring for children with a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions. During that time she acted... Read More

Khanh Lai, MD

Dr. Khanh Lai received her medical degree from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, and completed her Pediatric residency and Pediatric Pulmonology fellowship at UC Irvine.  She is presently board eligible in Pediatric Pulmonology.She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah and is in the Division of Ped... Read More

Brian M. McGinley, MD

Dr. McGinley received his medical degree from the Ohio State University School of Medicine, completed his Pediatric residency and Sleep Medicine fellowship at Tulane University, and his Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. He was on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University for 8 years. Dr. McGinley is board-certified in Pediat... Read More

Khalid Safi, MBBS

Dr. Safi received his medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Medicine, completed Pediatric Residency at University of Jordan and again at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He completed his Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship at University of Michigan, and his Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Medical College of Wisconsin. D... Read More

Britta T. Schaer, PA

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4.7 out of 5

Britta Schaer received her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Utah, School of Medicine. She is a NCCPA board certified physician assistant. Prior to joining the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at Primary Children´s Medical Center as a physician assistant, she spent nearly 10 years practicing a... Read More

Jennifer Stewart, APRN

Jennifer Stewart, APRN, FNP-C, is a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center.  Jennifer received her Registered Nurse license in 2006, after attending the Weber State University Nursing Program.  She began her nursing career on the Children’s Medical Unit at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah and worked the... Read More


Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Pulmonary Care


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Chee Chun Tan, MD

Dr. Chee C. Tan received his medical degree from University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and completed his pediatric residency at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, New York. He completed both his Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship and Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He also has a Master of Science degre... Read More

Derek A. Uchida, MD

Dr. Derek A. Uchida received his undergraduate degree from the University of Hawaii and his medical degree from Stanford. He completed his pediatric residency and pediatric pulmonology fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Prior to his arrival at the University of Utah in 1995, he was on the faculty at The Children’s Hos... Read More

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