Cystic Fibrosis Adult Program

CF Adult Program

(757) 668-7137
Cystic fibrosis patients are transitioned to the adult program at age 21. Ignacio Ripoll, MD has been the adult program director of the cystic fibrosis program since it started in 1992. The adult program is an accredited adult care center through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Care Network.

There is an outpatient clinic for adults ages 21 and over on Friday afternoons at CHKD. Dr. Ripoll comes to CHKD to hold the clinic with the pediatric cystic fibrosis multidisciplinary team. He is available for consultation and to see patients with acute illnesses between CF regular clinic days at his private office in Virginia Beach.

The Adult program is served by adult pulmonologists who come to CHKD for the adult clinic. There are four adult pulmonologists who rotate through the CF Adult program. Joining Dr. Ripoll in the rotation are Dr. Enrique Calvo-Ayala, Dr. Joshua Sill and Dr. Michael Hooper.

There are pulmonary fellows and medical students that are part of the medical team.  The same multidisciplinary team that serves the pediatric CF program provides services for the outpatient adult program.

Inpatient admissions for adults are at Sentara Norfolk General, located at 600 Gresham Drive, Norfolk, VA 23507, which is right next door to CHKD and part of the Eastern Virginia Medical School campus. The EVMS pulmonary physicians that provide outpatient care in the Adult CF Program serve as consultants in their inpatient care. 

CF Adult Program Location
(757) 668-7137

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