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Cystic Fibrosis Adult Program

(757) 668-7137

Cystic fibrosis patients are transitioned to the adult program at age 21. Dr. Ignacio Ripoll of Bayview Physicians Group has been the adult program director of the cystic fibrosis program since it started at CHKD in 1992. The adult program is an accredited adult care center through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Care Network.

Adults 21 years of age and older are seen in the outpatient clinic at CHKD on Tuesday afternoons each month. Joining Dr. Ripoll in the rotation of seeing adult cf patients are Dr. Joshua SillDr. Michael Hooper, and Dr. Matthew Bernens who are affiliated with the Sentara Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Specialists program. 

The same multidisciplinary team that serves the pediatric CF program provides services for the outpatient adult program along with pulmonary fellows, residents and medical students. 

Adults requiring hospital admissions will be admitted to Sentara Norfolk General, which is right next door to CHKD and part of the Eastern Virginia Medical School campus. During admissions to Sentara Norfolk General, the pulmonary physicians and fellows that provide outpatient care in the CHKD Adult CF Program serve as consultants in the inpatient care of the CF patient.

CF Adult Program Location
(757) 668-7137