Aerodigestive Center

kid with dr. tom harris

For Referrals

Contact Us

New Patients: For questions about our program, please contact Ashley Chapman by email at ashley.chapman@childrensal.org or call her at 205-638-3447.

Current Patients: For questions following your visit, please contact Leslie Boehm by email at leslie.boehm@childrensal.org or call her at 205-638-6195.


Clinic Information & Directions

  • Clinic Days: Mondays and Fridays
  • Procedure Days: Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Clinic Location: Clinic 10 is located on the 5th floor of the Lowder Building at
    Children’s of Alabama
  • Parking: 
    7th Avenue Parking Deck
    734 16th Street South
    Birmingham, AL 35233

About Our Program

The Aerodigestive Program (ADP) at Children's of Alabama serves the complex medical needs of children with airway, respiratory, gastrointestinal and feeding concerns. The program's main purpose is to improve the lives of children with complex medical issues through improved care coordination.

We strive to improve the care experience and provide optimized health outcomes. To develop coordinated care plans with multidisciplinary follow-up, we combine the expertise of pediatric subspecialists and health professionals.

We streamline the medical process, coordinating procedures and clinical evaluation with a collaboratively developed care plan.

As the only pediatric ADP team in Alabama and one of the largest, most experienced teams in the nation, we provide subspecialty therapists who offer a spectrum of services that are necessary in the care coordination of children with complex airway and nutritional symptoms. Following a discussion with our ADP care coordinator, our multidisciplinary team will discuss your child’s treatment to develop the most effective and efficient plan of care for them before your appointment. We may then see your child in a multidisciplinary clinic where, together, we will agree upon what is the best next step in your child’s personalized care. This may include coordinated investigations to understand better what is driving your child’s symptoms, and a joint conversation regarding the next steps and best therapies to improve their health.