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    Raouf S. Amin, MD Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    is interested in cardiovascular morbidity of sleep disordered breathing in children.

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    Raouf S. Amin, MD

    Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Director, Rare Lung Diseases Program

    Academic Information

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

    Email: raouf.amin@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Chronic respiratory failure; sleep disorders in children

    Biography

    Raouf S. Amin, MD, is a professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the director of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine. He graduated from the University of Ain Shams in Cairo Egypt in 1977. Dr. Amin received clinical training in the United Kingdom and the United States. He completed a pulmonary fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 1993. His research focus is on cardiovascular morbidity of sleep disordered breathing in children. He has several funded protocols from the National Institute of Health.

    Education and Training

    MD: Aim Shams University, Cairo Egypt, 1978.

    Residency: Pediatrics; Michigan State University, Flint, MI.

    Certification: Pediatrics 1990; Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine 1994; Sleep Medicine 1995.

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    Faculty

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    Ronald E. Bokulic, DO

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    Ronald E. Bokulic, DO

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

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    Specialties

    Asthma; interstitial lung disease; exercise

    Education and Training

    DO: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1983

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX

    Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans, LA

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1989; Pediatric Pulmonology, 1994.

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    Barbara Chini, MD Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program

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    Barbara Chini, MD

    Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program

    Assistant Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

    Email: barb.chini@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BS: University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN, 1986.

    MD: Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, TN, 1990.

    Internship: Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center Pediatrics, Rochester, NY, 1991.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, 1993.

    Fellowships: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, 1994; Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997.

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    John P. Clancy, MD Research Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    focuses primarily on airway epithelial biology, examining strategies to treat cystic fibrosis and to normalize protease dysregulation in lung inflammatory disorders. The goals of our research program are 1) to examine strategies to restore activity to mutant, disease-causing CFTR mutations, 2) to develop new biomarkers of CFTR activity, and 3) to investigate novel inflammatory pathways.

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    John P. Clancy, MD

    Research Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Academic Information

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Email: john.clancy@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Cystic fibrosis; airway cellular biology; CFTR regulation

    Biography

    John P. Clancy, MD, has served in several leadership roles at Univeristy of Alabama, Cincinnati Children's and within the international cystic fibrosis (CF) community. Some of his leadership roles include membership on the CFF Clinical Research Committee (2003 – present), the CFF-TDN Steering Committee (2002 – 2007), the CFF-TDN Translational Research Center Committee (2008 – present), DSMB membership for the Rare Lung Disease Consortium within the NIH Rare Disease Research Network (2005-2009, Chairman from 2010 – present)); organizing committee membership for the North American CF Conference (2003- present) and the European CF Society (2010), Co-chair of the CFFT Biomarkers Consortium (2010- present), member of the Promotion and Tenure Committee for the UAB Department of Pediatrics (2003 - 2010) and the UAB SOM (2007 – 2010, including committee Chair).

    Dr. Clancy has been the primary or co-mentor of more than 20 fellows, graduate students and junior faculty. He has been the initial recipient of two endowed chairs, including the Raymond K. Lyrene Chair in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Alabama (2005), and the Tom Boat Chair in Cystic Fibrosis Clinical and Translational Research at Cincinnati Children's (2011).

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA.

    Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

    Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

    Publications

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    Daniel H. Grossoehme Chaplain, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Researches adherence, spirituality and religion, chronic illness coping and HRQoL.

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    513-636-0848
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    Daniel H. Grossoehme

    Chaplain, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-0848

    Fax: 513-636-0810

    Email: daniel.grossoehme@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Research Interests

    Adherence, spirituality and religion, chronic illness coping and HRQoL.

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    Biography

    Daniel H. Grossoehme, MDiv, BCC, is an ordained Episcopal priest who completed his clinical pastoral residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Hospital with an emphasis in pediatrics and critical care in 1992-1993. He became the first director of Chaplaincy Services at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, where he served from 1993 to 2003, when he joined Cincinnati Children's Medical Center's College Hill Campus as staff chaplain.

    Education and Training

    Doctor of Ministry: (Pastoral Counseling), Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 2006

    MDiv: Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia, Alexandria, VA, 1992

    BS: Astrophysics, Indiana University, 1985

    Publications

    Grants

    NIH/NICHD K23HD062642 (PI: Grossoehme)

    Place Outcomes Award 2012-2014, James M. Anderson Center for Health System Excellence, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

    NIH/NICHD K23HD062642 (PI: Grossoehme)

    NIH/NICHD K23HD052639 (PI: Cotton).

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    Theresa W. Guilbert, MD, MS Associate Director, Asthma Center

    is a pediatric pulmonologist who has research interests in the area of early life risk factors, exposures, and environment interactions that lead to the development of early childhood asthma and recurrent wheezing. Much of Dr. Guilbert’s research experience has been with National Institutes of Health sponsored multi-center trials and networks. Another area of research interest is using clinical electronic medical data.

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    Theresa W. Guilbert, MD, MS

    Associate Director, Asthma Center

    Academic Information

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-0493

    Email: theresa.guilbert@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Preschool wheezing; difficult-to-control asthma

    Research

    Early life risk factors, exposures, and environment interactions; early childhood asthma; recurrent wheezing; clinical electronic medical data

    Biography

    Theresa Guilbert, MD, MS, is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric pulmonary and is a professor in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine. She is the associate director of the Asthma Center and has 14 years of experience in providing clinical care to children and adolescents with asthma and conducting clinical and epidemiologic research. She has been selected as one of the Best Doctors in America for several years. Dr. Guilbert has been elected to serve on the Pulmonology Subboard of the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Pediatric Planning and the Pediatric Program Committees. In addition, she has trained and mentored several academic pediatric pulmonologists.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1992.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonology, University of Colorado, Denver, CO.

    MS: Epidemiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2007.

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    William D. Hardie, MD Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory

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    William D. Hardie, MD

    Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory

    Academic Information

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

    Email: william.hardie@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Pulmonary function tests; pneumonia; empyema

    Research Interests

    Growth factors in lung remodeling

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    Education and Training

    MD: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., 1990. 

    Residency: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Fellowship: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1993; Pulmonary Medicine, 1999.

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    Carolyn M. Kercsmar, MD Co-Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

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    Carolyn M. Kercsmar, MD

    Co-Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Director, Asthma Center

    Academic Information

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Email: carolyn.kercsmar@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BS: Biology, Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland, Ohio, 1972.

    MD: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1978.

    MS: Anatomy, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1978.

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    Satish K. Madala, PhD

    is assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s. His basic research is focused on studying molecular mechanisms in pulmonary fibrosis. His current funded research programs specifically focuses on multiple stromal cell subsets and cytokines that contribute to the initiation and progression of fibrosis in the lung.
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    Satish K. Madala, PhD

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-9852

    Email: satish.madala@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

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    Biography

    Dr. Madala’s research interests are to identify the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved the initiation, maintenance, and progression of pulmonary fibrosis. His lab’s research tools include using molecular, biochemical and immunology methods to identify novel therapeutic targets in chronic lung diseases such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and systemic sclerosis (SSc), and cystic fibrosis (CF). The lab’s early studies using several mouse models of fibrosis have revealed that multiple growth factors contribute to the deposition of collagen and other extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins in the lung.  The lab’s recent studies have helped to define unique functions of fibrocytes and their heterogeneous interactions with other lung stromal cells in causing the expansion of adventitial and pleural fibrotic lesions in the lung.

    Education and Training

    Postdoctoral training: Wynn Lab, Immunopathogenesis Section, LPD, NIAD, NIH, Bethesda, MD.

    PhD: National Institute of Nutrition, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

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    Grants

    Role of TGFα-induced fibrocytes in pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension. Principal Investigator. American Heart Association NCRP Scientist Development Grant. Jan 2012- Dec 2015.

    Role of IL-31 in immunopathology of Systemic sclerosis (SSc). Principal Investigator. Bristol-Myers Squibb preclinical contract. 2013- 2016. R03 NIAMS.

    Molecular Mechanisms of Pulmonary Fibrosis. Principal Investigator. Parker B. Francis Fellowship. 2013 - Dec 2016.

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    Karen M. McDowell, MD Director, Infant Pulmonary Function Lab

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    Karen M. McDowell, MD

    Director, Infant Pulmonary Function Lab

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

    Email: karen.mcdowell@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Asthma; flexible bronchoscopy; general pediatric pulmonology; quality improvement methodologies; infant pulmonary function test

    Research

    Clinical asthma research; quality improvement methodologies; infant pulmonary function test

    Education and Training

    Residency: Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio.

    Fellowship: Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio.

    Certification: Pediatric Pulmonology, 1996.

    MD: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1990.

    MS: University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 1986.

    BS: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1983.

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    Gary Lewis McPhail, MD Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

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    Gary Lewis McPhail, MD

    Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Associate Director, Fellowship Training Program

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

    Email: gary.mcphail@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Medical Education; outcomes research; quality improvement; sleep medicine; thoracic insufficiency syndrome

    Research Interests

    Medical Education; Pulmonary Vascular Disease; Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX, 2001.

    Residency: Children's Medical Center, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas TX, 2004.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2007.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2004; Pediatric Pulmonary, 2008.

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    Anjaparavanda P. (AP) Naren, PhD Thomas Boat Chair in Cystic Fibrosis Research

    is a physiologist whose lab studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms of how protein-protein interactions regulate the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) chloride channel in diseases such as cystic fibrosis and secretory diarrhea.

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    Anjaparavanda P. (AP) Naren, PhD

    Thomas Boat Chair in Cystic Fibrosis Research

    Co-Director, Cystic Fibrosis Research Center

    Academic Information

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-4731

    Email: anaren@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Cystic fibrosis; secretory diarrhea.

    Biography

    Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) is a cAMP-regulated chloride channel located primarily on the apical surface of epithelial cells that line various organs, including the airways and the gut. CFTR dysfunction is detrimental and may result in life-threatening medical disorders. Dr. Naren's laboratory studies two such disorders; (1) Cystic fibrosis, a lethal genetic disease that affects mostly the Caucasian population (>30,000 in USA), in which the CFTR chloride channel is HYPO-functional and (2) Secretory diarrhea, a disease affecting millions of children worldwide, in which HYPER-function of the CFTR chloride channel can occur due to infectious toxins, such as Cholera toxin and E. coli enterotoxin. His lab is interested in identifying interactions between CFTR and its binding partners and defining how spatiotemporal regulation of CFTR-containing macromolecular complexes in the apical compartment of polarized epithelial cells lining the secretory epithelia regulates overall fluid secretion. Our studies will identify new drug targets for cystic fibrosis, secretory diarrhea, and other diseases resulting from CFTR dysfunction and provide insights into the etiology of diseases associated with CFTR-interacting molecules.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1993.

    Publications

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    Grants

    LPA2-receptor containing complexes in regulating secretory diarrhea. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. July 2011 - June 2015. DK093045.

    Inhibition of a cAMP transporter (MRP4) in the gut induces diarrheaPrincipal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. June 2009 - Apr 2018. DK080834.

    Using mouse Intestinal Stem Cells (ISC) to study CTFR correctors and/or potentiators. Principal Investigator. Vetex-Concept Award. Oct 2013 - Sep 2014. 

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    Marc G. Schecter, MD Medical Director, Pediatric Lung Transplant Program

    is a pediatric pulmonologist with a special interest in pediatric lung transplantation. His research has focused on the pulmonary microbiome and lung transplant, health related quality of life following lung transplant, and other clinical studies investigating lung transplantation in children. 

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    Marc G. Schecter, MD

    Medical Director, Pediatric Lung Transplant Program

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Email: marc.schecter@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 2000.

    Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, 2003.

    Fellowship: University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, 2006.

    Certifications: Pediatrics, 2003; Pediatric Pulmonary, 2006.

    Publications

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    Michael Seid, PhD Director, Health Outcomes and Quality Care Research, Pulmonary Medicine and James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

    The basic science behind what to do to improve health include genetics, biology, and chemistry, and physiology; the basic science behind how to do it right is behavioral and social science. Dr. Seid's Lab applies behavioral and social science to answer the question ‘What does it take to make sure the right treatment gets to the right child in the right way at the right time, every time?’ In the lab, we take a noncategorical approach to answering this question, as there are many more similarities than differences across diseases in what it takes to get things right. We also recognize that answering this question requires expertise from many areas: patients and families; clinicians; social scientists like psychologists, sociologists, economists, and anthropologists; designers; story-tellers and artists; systems engineers; organizers; technologists; health informaticians; and epidemiologists and other statisticians. Visit the Seid Lab.

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    Michael Seid, PhD

    Director, Health Outcomes and Quality Care Research, Pulmonary Medicine and James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

    Academic Information

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-0083

    Email: michael.seid@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Health care quality / outcomes

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    Biography

    Michael Seid, PhD, is director of Health Outcomes and Quality of Care Research in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and a core faculty in the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Seid applies behavioral and social science to the question ‘What does it take to make sure the right treatment gets to the right child in the right way at the right time, every time?’

    Dr. Seid has worked at the Center for Child Health Outcomes at Children's Hospital, San Diego and was a behavioral / research scientist at the RAND Corporation. He has been principal and co-principal investigator of several large multidisciplinary research studies, collaborates with investigators at Cincinnati Children's and beyond, and publishes widely in such journals as Medical Care, HSR: Health Services Research, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Pediatrics, American Journal of Medical Quality, the Journal of Ambulatory Pediatrics, and Milbank Quarterly.

    Dr. Seid has served as the chair of Children's Hospital San Diego's Institutional Review Board, as a member of the Health Care Quality and Effectiveness Research (HCQER) Study Section at the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, and on several national and local expert panels. He is on the Review Board of the Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management and an ad hoc reviewer for Health Services Research, Pediatrics and the Journal of Ambulatory Pediatrics.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1995.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Open Source Science: Transforming Chronic Illness Care. Co-Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2009 - 2014. #1R01DK085719-01. 
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    Marty O. Visscher, PhD

    studies the development and adaptation of the skin barrier in premature and full term infants, the biology of vernix caseosa, skin barrier repair, the effect of topical emollient therapy to reduce infant mortality, and irritant contact dermatitis in health care.  She uses color, three dimensional thermal skin imaging and skin biomarker analysis to quantify treatment response in infantile hemangiomas, wounds and scars.

    Marty O. Visscher, PhD

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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    Specialties

    Skin research; infant skin development; effects of environment and skin treatment products on the skin;

    Education and Training

    PhD: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

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    Robert E. Wood, PhD, MD Director, Pulmonary Bronchoscopy Department

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    Robert E. Wood, PhD, MD

    Director, Pulmonary Bronchoscopy Department

    Academic Information

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2776

    Fax: 513-636-3845

    Email: rewood@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Bronchology and pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

    Biography

    Dr. Robert Wood, PhD, MD, is a pediatric pulmonary specialist, with particular interest in bronchoscopy. He has played a major role in the development of instrumentation and techniques for flexible bronchoscopy in pediatric patients. He is recognized as a teacher of endoscopic techniques, and has published many papers and book chapters on the subject. Additionally, he has extensive experience with clinical problems in pediatric pulmonary medicine, especially children with complex airway problems and cystic fibrosis.

    Before coming to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Wood was on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (1976 to 1983), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1983 to 1999).

    Education and Training

    PhD: Medical Physiology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1968.

    MD: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1970.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1970 to 1972.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Metabolism, National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism, and Digestive Diseases, Bethesda, MD, 1972 to 1974; Pediatric Pulmonology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH, 1974 to 1976.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1976; Pediatric Pulmonology, 1986, 1997.

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    Jason C. Woods, PhD Director, Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research

    is an imaging scientist who focuses on basic and translational pulmonary MRI and CT. His lab studies new methods for in-vivo assessment of regional pulmonary function, microstructure and physiology using hyperpolarized gases (3He and 129Xe) and 1H MRI, in addition to multi-volume CT. As new therapeutics for pulmonary diseases are developed, these new methods will be used for efficacy assessment and potential image guidance.

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    Jason C. Woods, PhD

    Director, Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research

    Academic Information

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-4463

    Email: jason.woods@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Research

    Hyperpolarized gas; pulmonary MRI; translational studies; image-guided pulmonary interventions

    Biography

    Dr. Woods is one of the world’s leading experts on hyperpolarized-gas MRI and the use of such gas MRI to measure regional lung function, microstructure and physiology. He began his career at Washington University, where he helped lead multiple team projects related to lung imaging, biology and physiology. Interests in both world-class science and higher education led him to pursue simultaneous roles as a professor and academic dean, when he became program director for Washington University’s MARC (T34) training program.

    Currently Dr. Woods directs the Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The center is a multidisciplinary research and training program at the intersection of pulmonary medicine and radiology.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2002.

    Postdoctoral: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2004.

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    Grants

    Single-session bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthmatics guided by HXe MRI. Co-Principal Investigator. NHLBI. Sep 2012 – Aug 2015.

    Regulatory Advancement of HXe as a Diagnostic MRI Contrast Agent. Co-Principal Investigator. NHLBI. Sep 2011 – Aug 2014. 

    Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP). Investigator. NHLBI. Aug 2011 – Jul 2017.