Cystic Fibrosis

The UofL Health - Adult Cystic Fibrosis Care Center is dedicated to the service of patients with Cystic Fibrosis and to the study and treatment of conditions affecting this population.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a potentially life-threatening disease passed down genetically that can cause thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs, digestive tract, and other areas of the body. CF often requires a lifetime of advanced medical treatment and support.

A diagnosis of CF means that an individual has inherited two copies (one from each parent) of a recessive gene that can affect mucus production. Millions of Americans carry and can pass on a CF gene without ever knowing or developing symptoms themselves. The UofL Health - Adult CF Care Center is committed to supporting patients with CF and their families.

The Cystic Fibrosis Program at UofL Health is a fully accredited, multi-disciplinary program focused on improving clinical outcomes for all patients with CF through patient and family centered care in collaboration with The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Our specialized team includes medical experts in the areas of pulmonology and endocrinology.  Other members of our multi-disciplinary team include a respiratory therapist, a dietitian, a social worker, a pharmacist, a nurse coordinator and a physical therapist. A full-time patient access staff member is assigned to our center to help patients manage appointments.

Our team is available to provide support and connect patients to resources, as well as navigate an often-overwhelming treatment burden. Daily efforts are made by the team to ensure each patient is able to achieve maximum benefit from their personalized, multi-disciplinary and patient-driven plan of care. 


For more information of the UofL Cystic Fibrosis Program, or to schedule an appointment, please call 502-217-1702.

Meet our Cystic Fibrosis team: