Pediatric Asthma Program of WCM and NYPQ

The Pediatric Asthma Program of WCM and NYPQ is a collaborative effort between NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital and the Asthma Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. Our program provides comprehensive, family-centered asthma care to children who have a higher risk of asthma-related complications. We strive to improve access to care and the coordination of care between clinical settings, clinical sites and providers.

Our program utilizes a multi and interdisciplinary approach that allows us to share best practices, data, and community resources to provide top quality, state-of-the-art care to pediatric asthma patients. We offer individualized asthma education, community-based resources, and support materials to help families manage their child's asthma.

Our team of asthma experts, educators, specialists, and health workers work closely together to ensure that every child receives the best care possible. We provide lung function testing and allergy testing to help us understand what is triggering a child's asthma and how to avoid those allergens. Our certified asthma educators provide patients with one-on-one teaching sessions to develop and support their individualized asthma action plan. We also offer assessments to track how well a patient's medication is working and make recommendations that are specific to their needs. In addition, our program offers home and environmental assessments and supplies bed and pillow covers to patients and families.

Asthma Presentations

Our providers share their presentations on asthma management, action plans, spacer use, triggers and more.

Childhood Asthma

Our asthma educator discusses anatomy and physiology, asthma and symptoms, and asthma management.

Spacer Use

An overview of spacer use and inhalers. Learn how asthma medication goes to your lungs and other important things to know about using a spacer for better medicine delivery.

What is an Asthma Action Plan?

 Learn how to develop an asthma action plan, and why it is useful in managing your child's asthma.

Asthma Triggers 

Learn more about asthma triggers including exercise, weather, allergens, irritants, and stress, and tips for managing triggers. 

Asthma Tools

These websites will help you and your child manage their asthma to improve their quality of life. Check the air quality in your area

Asthma Action Plan: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

How to use your asthma inhaler (VIDEO): Center for Disease Control and Prevention 

Asthma and school (includes forms): New York City Department of Education 

Safe Cleaning for People with Asthma

Let's Take Control of Asthma 

Spacer with Inhaler Visual Guide

Our leadership team provides comprehensive care for children with asthma across New York City.

Contact Information

Program Manager: Christina Kappiuzhathil
T: 212-746-4508

Pediatrics Weill Cornell Medicine Appointments & Referrals: (646) 962-KIDS (646) 962-5437 Chair's Office: Weill Cornell Medicine 525 E 68th St.
Box 225
New York, NY 10065 (646) 962-5437