Cystic Fibrosis Adult Program

Dr. Ignacio Ripoll of the Cystic Fibrosis Center.
Dr. Ignacio Ripoll of the Cystic Fibrosis Center.

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.

The outpatient clinic is based at the Cystic Fibrosis Center at CHKD. The adult clinic is held on Friday afternoons. 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.

Inpatient admissions are at Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital at 830 Kempsville Rd., Norfolk, Va. 23502. This hospital is approximately 10 miles from CHKD.


For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the CF clinic coordinator at (757) 668-7137.