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Peter Norman Schochet, MD $$

Pediatric Pulmonologist

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Peter Schochet, M.D., is a pediatric pulmonologist at Children’s Health℠. He specializes in caring for children with lung conditions such as asthma, sleep apnea and chronic cough, helping children breathe easier. 

He earned his medical degree at Temple University. Dr. Schochet completed his residency training in pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and his fellowship training in pulmonology at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Schochet researches how conditions like scoliosis, neuromuscular disorders and sickle cell disease affect the respiratory system. He frequently lectures on these topics, helping teach the next generation of physicians how to care for children with lung conditions. He has repeatedly been named Top Doctor by Texas Monthly and a Top Pediatric Specialist by D Magazine.

Dr. Schochet is the father of four grown children. He enjoys spending time with his family, including his three dogs and is an avid cyclist in his free time.

Education and Training

Medical School
Temple University (1990)
Baylor College of Medicine (1991), Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine (1993), Pediatrics
Boston Children's Hospital (1996), Pediatric Pulmonary Diseases
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Pulmonology


  • Exhaled nitric ovide allery testing
  • Research Interests

    • Respiratory complications of Sickle Cell disease
    • Respiratory consequences of congenital and early onset scoliosis
    • Respiratory insufficiency and neuromuscular disease
  • Publications

    • Pulmonary Function Following Early Thoracic Fusion in Non-Neuromuscular Scoliosis
      Karol, L.A., Johnston C., Mladenov K., Schochet P., Walters P., Browne R.H. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2008 90 1272-81
    • Lingual Tonsillectomy for Refractory Paroxysmal Cough.
      Lewis M., McClay J.E., Schochet P. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 2000 53:1 63-66
    • Calcium-dependent degradation of surfactant protein A by activated neutrophils due to serine proteases.
      Schochet P., Mora R., Mark L., Butler M., Ingenito E.P., Exp Lung Res October 1999 25:7 596-616
  • Professional Activities

    • American College of Chest Physician (Fellow)
    • American Thoracic Society
    • Collin/Fannin County Medical Society
    • Texas Medical Society
  • Awards and Honors

    • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist, (2010-2013, 2015-2020)
    • Top Doctors 2011-2014, Texas Monthly
    • Patient's Choice Award 2009-2012, PatientsChoice.org
    • Mom-Approved Doctors 2012, Dallas Child Magazine