Valley’s pediatric pulmonology team diagnoses and treats all types of respiratory diseases and disorders in infants, children and adolescents - offering a high level of medical expertise and child-friendly care that puts young patients and their families at ease.

Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis and bronchiolitis
  • Chest pain
  • Chronic lung disease of prematurity
  • Coughs (recurrent or persistent)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Exercise-related breathing difficulties
  • “Floppy airways” (laryngomalacia, tracheomalacia, bronchomalacia)
  • Noisy breathing
  • Pectus excavatum or carinatum (Nuss Procedure)
  • Pneumonia (bacterial and viral)
  • Recurrent pulmonary distress
  • Respiratory problems associated with gastroesophageal reflux
  • Sinus infections or sinusitis
  • Wheezing (recurrent or persistent)
  • Other related breathing difficulties

Pediatric Pulmonology Services

  • Spirometry and other pulmonary function tests
  • Exercise testing
  • X-rays
  • Allergy and other laboratory tests
  • Individualized treatment plans that may include inhaled medications, asthma action plans, patient and family education, and antibiotics or other appropriate medications
  • Patient and parent education
  • Follow-up care as needed

Pediatric Pulmonology Team 

Valley’s pediatric pulmonology services are led by Steven Kanengiser, MD, director of pediatric pulmonology in the Department of Pediatrics at The Valley Hospital. A longtime member of Valley’s medical staff, Dr. Kanengiser is widely known for his medical expertise and personalized commitment to his young patients and his families, and he is regularly cited by his medical peers as one of the best northern New Jersey doctors in his field. He works closely with patients’ primary care providers, school nurses and other healthcare providers to ensure patients receive the care that’s best for them. 

Melanie Garvie, RRT/CPFT is a registered respiratory therapist. Melanie administers pulmonary tests on-site and educates patients and their families.