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Raouf S. Amin, MD Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
is interested in cardiovascular morbidity of sleep disordered breathing in children.
Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Director, Rare Lung Diseases Program
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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.
MD: Aim Shams University, Cairo Egypt, 1978.
Residency: Pediatrics; Michigan State University, Flint, MI.
Certification: Pediatrics 1990; Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine 1994; Sleep Medicine 1995.
Clancy JP, Rowe SM, Accurso FJ, Aitken ML, Amin RS, Ashlock MA, Ballmann M, Boyle MP, Bronsveld I, Campbell PW, Deboeck K, Donaldson SH, Dorkin HL, Dunitz JM, Durie PR, Jain M, Leonard A, McCoy KS, Moss RB, Pilewski JM, Rosenbluth DB, Rubenstein RC, Schechter MS, Botfield M, Ordoñez CL, Spencer-Green GT, Vernillet L, Wisseh S, Yen K, Konstan MW. Results of a phase IIa study of VX-809, an investigational CFTR corrector compound, in subjects with cystic fibrosis homozygous for the F508del-CFTR mutation. Thorax. 2011 Aug 8. Epub ahead of print.
Sung V, Beebe DW, Vandyke R, Fenchel MC, Crimmins NA, Kirk S, Hiscock H, Amin R, Wake M. Does sleep duration predict metabolic risk in obese adolescents attending tertiary services? A cross-sectional study. Sleep. 2011 Jul 1;34(7):891-8.
Sawnani H, Murugappan S, Gutmark E, Donnelly LF, Amin R, Mylavarapu G, Mihaescu M, Khosla S, Kalra M. Influence of gender on pharyngeal airway length in obese adolescents. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2010 Dec;119(12):842-7.
Beebe DW, Ris MD, Kramer ME, Long E, Amin R. The association between sleep disordered breathing, academic grades, and cognitive and behavioral functioning among overweight subjects during middle to late childhood. Sleep. 2010 Nov 1;33(11):1447-56.
Beebe DW, Rose D, Amin R. Attention, learning, and arousal of experimentally sleep-restricted adolescents in a simulated classroom. J Adolesc Health. 2010 Nov;47(5):523-5.
McPhail GL, Weiland J, Acton JD, Ednick M, Chima A, VanDyke R, Fenchel MC, Amin RS, Seid M. Improving evidence-based care in cystic fibrosis through quality improvement. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Oct;164(10):957-60.
McPhail GL, Ednick MD, Fenchel MC, VanDyke R, Chima A, Amin RS, Seid M. Improving follow-up in hospitalised children. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Oct;19(5):e35.
Ednick M, Cohen AP, McPhail GL, Beebe D, Simakajornboon N, Amin RS. A review of the effects of sleep during the first year of life on cognitive, psychomotor, and temperament development. Sleep. 2009 Nov 1;32(11):1449-58.
Ednick M, Tinkle BT, Phromchairak J, Egelhoff J, Amin R, Simakajornboon N. Sleep-related respiratory abnormalities and arousal pattern in achondroplasia during early infancy. J Pediatr. 2009 Oct;155(4):510-5.
McConnell K, Somers VK, Kimball T, Daniels S, VanDyke R, Fenchel M, Cohen A, Willging P, Shamsuzzaman A, Amin R. Baroreflex gain in children with obstructive sleep apnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009 Jul 1;180(1):42-8.
Ronald E. Bokulic, DO
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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.
Burrow TA, Cohen MB, Bokulic R, Deutsch G, Choudhary A, Falcone RA Jr, Grabowski GA. Gaucher disease: progressive mesenteric and mediastinal lymphadenopathy despite enzyme therapy. J Pediatr. 2007 Feb;150(2):202-6.
Amin RS, Carroll JL, Jeffries JL, Grone C, Bean JA, Chini B, Bokulic R, Daniels SR. Twenty-four-hour ambulatory blood pressure in children with sleep-disordered breathing. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Apr 15;169(8):950-6.
Evans DA, Bokulic RE. Radiological case of the month. Posttraumatic pseudocysts. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997 Aug;151(8):47-9. Hardie W, Bokulic R, Garcia VF, Reising SF, Christie CD. Pneumococcal pleural empyemas in children. Clin Infect Dis. 1996 Jun;22(6):1057-63. Bokulic RE, Hilman BC. Interstitial lung disease in children. Pediatr Clin North Am. 1994 Jun;41(3):543-67.
Barbara Chini, MD Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program
Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program
Assistant Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Fricke BL, Donnelly LF, Shott SR, Kalra M, Poe SA, Chini BA, Amin RS. Comparison of lingual tonsil size as depicted on MR imaging between children with obstructive sleep apnea despite previous tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy and normal controls. Pediatr Radiol. 2006 Jun;36(6):518-23. Epub 2006 Apr 5.
Shott SR, Amin R, Chini B, Heubi C, Hotze S, Akers R. Obstructive sleep apnea – Should all children with Down syndrome be tested? Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Apr;132(4):432-436.
Mannaa M, Chini B. A case in point. A boy with shortness of breath, cough, and myalgias. J Respiratory Diseases. 2006;27(8):356-8.
Beebe DW, Wells CT, Jeffries J, Chini B, Kalra M, Amin RS. Neuropsychological Effects of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea. JINS. 2004 Nov;10(7):962-975.
Abbott MB, Donnelly LF, Dardzinski BJ, Poe SA, Chini BA, Amin RS. Obstructive Sleep Apnea: MR Imaging Volume Segmentation Analysis. Radiology. 2004 Sep;232(3):889-895.
Amin RS, Carroll J, Bean J, Jeffries J, Chini B, Bokulic R, Daniels S. Twenty Four Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Apr;169(8):950-56.
Donnelly LF, Shott SR, Connor RL, Chini BA, Amin RS. Causes of Persistent Obstructive Sleep Apnea Despite Previous Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy in Children with Down Syndrome as Depicted on Static and Dynamic Cine MRI. AJR. 2004 Jul;183(1):175-181.
John P. Clancy, MD Research Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Research Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
MD: University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA.
Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.
Daniel H. Grossoehme Chaplain, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Researches adherence, spirituality and religion, chronic illness coping and HRQoL.
Visit the Grossoehme Lab.
Chaplain, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Adherence, spirituality and religion, chronic illness coping and HRQoL.
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
Grossoehme DH, Opipari-Arrigan L, VanDyke R, Thurmond S, Seid M. Relationship of adherence determinants and parental spirituality in cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2011 Dec 13. 2011.
Grossoehme DH, Jacobson CJ, Cotton S, Ragsdale J, VanDyke R, Seid M. Written prayers and religious coping in a paediatric hospital setting. Mental Health, Religion & Culture. 14(5): 423-432. 2011.
Grossoehme DH, Ragsdale JR, Snow A, Seid M. We were chosen as a family: Parents’ evolving use of religion when their child has cystic fibrosis. Journal of Religion & Health. In press. 2011.
Cotton S, Grossoehme DH, McGrady M. Religious coping and use of prayer in sickle cell disease. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2011.
Grossoehme DH, VanDyke R, Jacobson CJ, Cotton S, Ragsdale J, Seid M. Written prayers in a pediatric hospital: linguistic analysis. Psychology of Religion & Spirituality, 2(4): 227-233. 2010.
Grossoehme DH, Ragsdale JR, Wooldridge JL, Cotton S, Grimes L, Seid M. Parents’ use of religious coping in the first year after their child’s chronic illness diagnosis. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 16(3): 109-122. 2010.
Grossoehme DH, Ragsdale J, Wooldridge JL, Cotton S, Seid M. We can handle this: Parents’ use of religion in the first year following their child’s diagnosis with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 16(3): 95-108. 2010.
Grossoehme DH, VanDyke R, Seid M. Spirituality’s role in chronic disease self-management: Sanctification of the body in families dealing with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 15, 1-10. 2009.
Cotton S, Grossoehme D, Rosenthal SL, McGrady ME, Roberts YH, Hines J, Yi MS, Tsevat J. Religious/spiritual coping in adolescents with sickle cell disease: A pilot study. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 31(5), 313-318. 2009.
Grossoehme DH, Ragsdale J, Dixon C, Berz K, Zimmer M. The changing face of medical education: the role of religion, integrative medicine and osteopathy. The Open Medical Education Journal. 2, 1-8. 2009.
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).
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.
Associate Director, Asthma Center
Preschool wheezing; difficult-to-control asthma
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.
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.
Tomasallo C, Hanrahan L, Tandias A, Cowan K, Guilbert TW. Estimating Wisconsin Asthma Prevalence Using Clinical Electronic Health Records and Public Health Data. Am J Public Health. April 2013 In press.
Papadopoulos NG, Arakawa H, Carlsen KH, Custovic A, Gern J, Lemanske R, Le Souef P, Mäkelä M, Roberts G, Wong G, Zar H, Akdis CA, Bacharier LB, Baraldi E, van Bever HP, de Blic J, Boner A, Burks W, Casale TB, Castro-Rodriguez JA, Chen YZ, El-Gamal YM, Everard ML, Frischer T, Geller M, Gereda J, Goh DY, Guilbert TW, Hedlin G, Heymann PW, Hong SJ, Hossny EM, Huang JL, Jackson DJ, de Jongste JC, Lalayci O, Aït-Khaled N, Kling S, Kuna P, Lau S, Ledford DK, Lee SI, Liu AH, Lockey RF, Lødrup-Carlsen K, Lötvall J, Morikawa A, Nieto A, Paramesh H, Pawankar R, Pohunek P, Pongracic J, Price D, Robertson C, Rosario N, Rossenwasser LJ, Sly PD, Stein R, Stick S, Szefler, S, Taussig LM, Valovirta E, Vichyanond P, Wallace D, Weinberg E, Wennergren G, Wildhaber J, Zeiger RS. International consensus on (ICON) pediatric asthma. Allergy. 2012 Aug;67(8):976-97.
Zeiger RS, Mauger D, Bacharier LB, Guilbert TW, Martinez FD, Lemanske RF Jr, Strunk RC, Covar R, Szefler SJ, Boehmer S, Jackson DJ, Sorkness CA, Gern JE, Kelly HW, Friedman NJ, Mellon MH, Schatz M, Morgan WJ, Chinchilli VM, Raissy HH, Bade E, Malka-Rais J, Beigelman A, Taussig LM; CARE Network of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Daily or intermittent budesonide in preschool children with recurrent wheezing. N Engl J Med. 2011 Nov 24;365(21):1990-2001.
Guilbert TW, Singh AM, Danov Z, Evans MD, Jackson DJ, Burton R, Roberg KA, Anderson EL, Pappas TE, Gangnon R, Gern JE, Lemanske RF Jr. Decreased lung function after preschool wheezing rhinovirus illnesses in children at high risk to develop asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Sep;128(3):532-8.
Guilbert TW, Mauger DT, Allen DB, Zeiger RS, Lemanske RF, Jr., Szefler SJ, Strunk RC, Bacharier LB; Covar R, Sorkness CA, Taussig LM, Martinez FD, Childhood Asthma Research and Education Network of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Growth of preschool children at high risk for asthma two years after discontinuation of fluticasone. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Nov;128(5):956-63.
Lemanske RF Jr, Mauger DT, Sorkness CA, Jackson DJ, Boehmer SJ, Martinez FD, Strunk RC, Szefler SJ, Zeiger RS, Bacharier LB, Covar RA, Guilbert TW, Larsen G, Morgan WJ, Moss MH, Spahn JD, Taussig LM; the Childhood Asthma Research and Education (CARE) Network of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Step-up therapy for children with uncontrolled asthma receiving inhaled corticosteroids. N Engl J Med. 2010 Mar 18;362(11):975-85.
Guilbert TW, Stern DA, Morgan WJ, Martinez FD, Wright, AL. Effect Of Breastfeeding On Lung Function In Childhood And Modulation By Maternal Asthma Atopy. Amer J Respri Crit Care Med. 2007 Nov 1;176(9):843-8.
Guilbert TW, Morgan WJ, Zeiger RS, Mauger DT, Boehmer SJ, Szefler SJ, Bacharier LB, Lemanske RF Jr, Strunk RC, Allen DB, Bloomberg GR, Heldt G, Krawiec M, Larsen G, Liu AH, Chinchilli VM, Sorkness CA, Taussig LM, Martinez FD. Long-term inhaled corticosteroids in preschool children at high risk for asthma. N Engl J Med. 2006 May 11; 354(19):1985-97.
Morgan WJ, Stern DA, Sherrill D, Guerra S, Holberg CJ, Guilbert T, Taussig LM, Wright AL, Martinez FD. Outcome of asthma and wheezing in the first six years of life: follow-up through adolescence. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2005 Nov 15;172(10):1253-58.
Guilbert TW, Morgan WJ, Zeiger RS, Bacharier LB, Boehmer SJ, Krawiec M, Larsen G, Lemanske, Jr. RF, Liu A, Mauger DT, Sorkness C, Szefler SJ, Strunk RC, Taussig LM, Martinez FD. Atopic Characteristics of Children with Recurrent Wheezing at High-risk for the Development of Childhood Asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 Dec;114(6):1282-7.
William D. Hardie, MD Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory
Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory
Pulmonary function tests; pneumonia; empyema
Le Cras TD, Korfhagen TR, Davidson C, Schmidt S, Fenchel M, Ikegami M, Whitsett JA, Hardie WD. Inhibition of PI3K by PX-866 prevents transforming growth factor-alpha-induced pulmonary fibrosis. Am J Pathol. 2010 Feb;176(2):679-86
Deshmukh HS, McLachlan A, Atkinson JJ, Hardie WD, Korfhagen TR, Dietsch M, Liu Y, Di PY, Wesselkamper SC, Borchers MT, Leikauf GD. Matrix metalloproteinase-14 mediates a phenotypic shift in the airways to increase mucin production. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009 Nov 1;180(9):834-45.
Hardie WD, Glasser SW, Hagood JS. Emerging concepts in the pathogenesis of lung fibrosis. Am J Pathol. 2009 Jul;175(1):3-16.
Korfhagen TR, Le Cras TD, Davidson CR, Schmidt SM, Ikegami M, Whitsett JA, Hardie WD. Rapamycin prevents transforming growth factor-alpha-induced pulmonary fibrosis. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2009 Nov;41(5):562-72.
Kramer EL, Mushaben EM, Pastura PA, Acciani TH, Deutsch GH, Khurana Hershey GK, Korfhagen TR, Hardie WD, Whitsett JA, Le Cras TD. Early growth response-1 suppresses epidermal growth factor receptor-mediated airway hyperresponsiveness and lung remodeling in mice. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2009 Oct;41(4):415-25. Hardie WD. 50 Years Ago in The Journal of Pediatrics Pediatric Empyema: A Second Look at its Incidence and Importance. Kiesewetter, WB, Rusnock JR, Girdany BR. J Pediatr 1959;54:81-6. J Pediatr. 2009 Jan 1;154(1):131.
Loeb JS, Blower WC, Feldstein JF, Koch BA, Munlin AL, Hardie WD. Acceptability and repeatability of spirometry in children using updated ATS/ERS criteria. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2008 Oct;43(10):1020-4.
Hardie WD, Davidson C, Ikegami M, Leikauf GD, Le Cras TD, Prestridge A, Whitsett JA, Korfhagen TR. EGF receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors diminish transforming growth factor-alpha-induced pulmonary fibrosis. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2008 Jun;294(6):L1217-25.
Deshmukh HS, Shaver C, Case LM, Dietsch M, Wesselkamper SC, Hardie WD, Korfhagen TR, Corradi M, Nadel JA, Borchers MT, Leikauf GD. Acrolein-activated matrix metalloproteinase 9 contributes to persistent mucin production. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2008 Apr;38(4):446-54.
McPhail GL, Hardie WD. Cavitary lung lesions in a 2-year-old child. Respiration. 2008;76(1):117-8.
Carolyn M. Kercsmar, MD Co-Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Co-Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Director, Asthma Center
Kercsmar C. Exhaled nitric oxide in the diagnosis and management of childhood asthma. Ther Adv Respir Dis. 2010 Apr;4(2):71-82.
Kattan M, Kumar R, Bloomberg GR, Mitchell HE, Calatroni A, Gergen PJ, Kercsmar CM, Visness CM, Matsui EJ, Steinbach SF, Szefler SJ, Sorkness CA, Morgan WJ, Teach SJ, Gan VJ. Asthma control, adiposity, and adipokines among inner-city adolescents. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 125:584-92.
Rohan J, Drotar D, McNally K, Schluchter M, Riekert K, Vavrek P, Schmidt A, Redline S, Kercsmar C. Adherence to pediatric asthma treatment in economically disadvantaged African-American children and adolescents: an application of growth curve analysis. J Pediatr Psychol. 2010 May;35(4):394-404.
Ross KR, Hart MA, Storfer-Isser A, Kibler AM, Johnson NL, Rosen CL, Kercsmar CM, Redline S. Obesity and obesity related co-morbidities in a referral population of children with asthma. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2009 Sep;44(9):877-84.
McNally KA, Rohan J, Schluchter M, Riekert KA, Vavrek P, Schmidt A, Redline S, Kercsmar C, Drotar D. Adherence to combined montelukast and fluticasone treatment in economically disadvantaged African American youth with asthma. J Asthma. 2009 Nov;46(9):921-7.
Kercsmar CM, McDowell KM. Love it or Lev it: Levalbuterol for severe acute asthma; for now, leave it. J Pediatr. 2009 155:163-64.
Short EJ, Kirchner HL, Asaad GR, Fulton S, Lewis B, Eisengart S, Baley J, Kercsmar C, Min MO, Singer LT. Long-term Sequelae of Postnatal Surfactant and Corticosteroid Therapies. BPD J Perinatol. 2008 Jul; 28(7):498-504.
Szefler SL, Mirchell H, Sorkness CA, Gergen PJ, O'Connor GT, Morgan WJ, Kattan M, Pongracic JA, Teach SJ, , Bloomberg GR, Eggleston PA, Gruchalla RS, Kercsmar CM, Liu, AH, Wildfire JJ, Busse WW. Management of asthma based on exhaled nitric oxide in addition to guideline-based treatment for inner-city adolescents and young adults: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2008 372:1065-72.
Kercsmar CM. Meeting the challenges of asthma: conference summary. Respir Care. 2008 Jun;53(6):787-95.
Sobande PO, Kercsmar CM. Inhaled corticosteroids in asthma management. Respir Care. 2008 May;53(5):625-33; discussion 633-4. Review.
Satish K. Madala, PhD
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.
Postdoctoral training: Wynn Lab, Immunopathogenesis Section, LPD, NIAD, NIH, Bethesda, MD.
PhD: National Institute of Nutrition, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.
Madala SK*, Edukulla R, Davis KR, Schmidt SM, Davidson CR, Ikegami M. Hardie WD. Bone marrow-derived stromal cells are invasive and hyperproliferative and alter TGFα-induced fibrosis. Am J Respir Cell Mol Bio. 2013 Epub ahead of print. * Corresponding author
Madala SK*, Edukulla R, Davis KR, Schmidt SM, Davidson CR, Kitzmiller JA, Hardie WD, Korfhagen TA. Resistin-like molecule alpha1 (Fizz1) recruits lung dendritic cells without causing pulmonary fibrosis. Respir Res. 2012 Jun 22;13:51. *Corresponding author
Madala SK, Schmidt SM, Davidson CR, Ikegami M, Susan W, Hardie WD. MEK-ERK pathway modulation ameliorates pulmonary fibrosis associated with epidermal growth factor receptor activation. Am J Respir Cell Mol Bio. 2012 Mar 46(3):380-8.
Wynn TA, Barron L, Thompson RW, Madala SK, Wilson MS, Cheever AW, Ramalingam TR. Quantitative Assessment of Macrophage Functions in Repair and Fibrosis. Curr Protoc Immunol. 2011 Apr; Chapter 14:Unit14.22.
Madala SK, Dolan M, Sharma D, Ramalingam TR, Wilson MS, Mentink-Kane MM,Wynn TA. Mapping mouse IL-13 binding regions using structure modeling, molecular docking and high-density peptide microarray analysis. Proteins. 2011 Jan;79(1):282-93.
Wilson MS, Ramalingam TR, Rivollier A, Shenderov K, Mentink-Kane MM, Madala SK, Cheever AW, Artis D, Kelsall BL, Wynn TA. Colitis and intestinal inflammation in IL10-/- mice results from IL-13Rα2-mediated attenuation of IL-13 activity. Gastroenterology. 2011 Jan;140(1):254-64 .
Wilson MS, Madala SK, Ramalingam TR, Thompson RW Mentink-Kane MM, Cheever AW, Wynn TA. Bleomycin and IL-1β mediated pulmonary fibrosis is regulated by IL-10 and dependent on IL-17A. J Exp Med. 2010 Mar 15;207(3):535-52.
Madala SK, Pesce J, Ramalingam TR, Wilson MS, Thompson RW, Minnicozzi S, Mentink-Kane MM, Cheever AW,Wynn TA. Matrix metalloproteinase 12-deficiency augments extracellular matrix degrading metalloproteinases and attenuates IL-13-dependent fibrosis. J Immunol. 2010 Apr 1;184(7):3955-63.
Ramalingam TR, Pesce JT, Mentink-Kane MM, Madala SK, Cheever AW, Comeau MR, Ziegler SF, Wynn TA. Regulation of helminth-induced Th2 responses by thymic stromal lymphopoietin. J Immunol. 2009 May 15;182(10):6452-9.
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.
Karen M. McDowell, MD Director, Infant Pulmonary Function Lab
Director, Infant Pulmonary Function Lab
Asthma; flexible bronchoscopy; general pediatric pulmonology; quality improvement methodologies; infant pulmonary function test
McDowell KM, Craven DI. Pulmonary complications of Down syndrome during childhood. J Pediatr. 2011 Feb;158(2):319-25.
Kercsmar CM, McDowell KM. Love It or Lev It: The Role of Levalbuterol in Acute Severe Asthma—For now, Leave it. J Pediatr. 2009 155(2):162-164.
Richards MM, Banez, GA, McDowell KM. Pediatric Puzzler. Pediatric Perspectives. April 2006.
Ogunmola N, Wyllie R, McDowell K, Kay M, Mahajan L. Endoscopic closure of esophagobronchial fistula with fibrin glue. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2004 38(5): 539-541.
Gary Lewis McPhail, MD Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Associate Director, Fellowship Training Program
Medical Education; outcomes research; quality improvement; sleep medicine; thoracic insufficiency syndrome
Medical Education; Pulmonary Vascular Disease; Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome
McPhail GL, Weiland J, Acton JD, Ednick M, Chima A, VanDyke R, Fenchel MC, Amin RS, Seid M. Improving evidence-based care in cystic fibrosis through quality improvement. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Oct;164(10):957-60.
McPhail GL, Ednick MD, Fenchel MC, VanDyke R, Chima A, Amin RS, Seid M. Improving follow-up in hospitalised children. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Oct;19(5):e35
Ednick M, Cohen AP, McPhail GL, Beebe D, Simakajornboon N, Amin RS. A review of the effects of sleep during the first year of life on cognitive, psychomotor, and temperament development. Sleep. 2009 Nov 1;32(11):1449-58. Review.
McPhail GL, Acton JD, Fenchel MC, Amin RS, Seid M. Improvements in lung function outcomes in children with cystic fibrosis are associated with better nutrition, fewer chronic pseudomonas aeruginosa infections, and dornase alfa use. J Pediatr. 2008 Dec;153(6):752-7.
McPhail GL. Coagulation disorder as a presentation of cystic fibrosis. J Emerg Med. 2010 Apr;38(3):320-2.
Amin R, Somers VK, McConnell K, Willging P, Myer C, Sherman M, McPhail G, Morgenthal A, Fenchel M, Bean J, Kimball T, Daniels S. Activity-adjusted 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure and cardiac remodeling in children with sleep disordered breathing. Hypertension. 2008 Jan;51(1):84-91.
McPhail GL, Hardie WD. Cavitary lung lesions in a 2-year-old child. Respiration. 2008;76(1):117-8.
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.
Thomas Boat Chair in Cystic Fibrosis Research
Co-Director, Cystic Fibrosis Research Center
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.
Ren A, Zhang W, Sunitha Y, Arora K, Sinha C, Moon CS, Naren AP. MAST205 Competes with CAL for Binding to CFTR to Regulate CFTR-mediated Fluid Transport. J Biol Chem. 2013 April:26;288(17):12325-34.
Yarlagadda S, Zhang W, Penmatsa H, Ren A, Arora K, Naren AP*, Khan FA, Donnellan C, Srinivasan S, Stokes D, Kappes JC. A Young Hispanic with c.1646G>A Mutation Exhibits Severe Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease: Is Ivacaftor an Option for Therapy? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Oct:1 186(7):694-6. (*Corresponding Author)
Zhang W, Penmatsa H, Ren A, Punchihewa C, Lemoff A, Yan B, Fujii N, Naren AP. Functional regulation of CFTR-containing macromolecular complexes: a small-molecule inhibitor approach. Biochem J. 2011 April:15;435(2):451–62
Penmatsa H, Zhang W, Yarlagadda S, Li C, Conoley VG, Yue J, Bahouth SW, Buddington RK, Zhang G, Nelson DJ, Sonecha MD, Manganiella V, Wine JJ, Naren AP. Compartmentalized cyclic adenosine 3’,5’-monophosphate at the plasma membrane clusters PDE3A and cystic Fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator into microdomains. Mol Biol Cell. 2010 Mar:15;21:1097-110.
Li C, Krishnamurthy PC, Penmatsa H, Marrs KL, Wang XQ, Zaccolo M, Jalink K, Li M, Nelson DJ, Schuetz JD, Naren AP. Spatiotemporal Coupling of cAMP Transporter to CFTR Chloride Channel Function in the Gut Epithelia. Cell. 2007 Nov:30;131(5): 940-51.
Li C, Dandridge KS, Di A, Marrs KL, Harris EL, Roy K, Jackson JS, Makarova NV, Fujiwara Y, Farrar, PL, Nelson DJ, Tigyi GJ, Naren AP. Lysophosphatidic acid inhibits cholera toxin-induced secretory diarrhea through CFTR-dependent protein interactions. J Exp Med. 2005 Oct:3; 202(7):975-86.
Naren AP, Cobb B, Li C, Roy K, Nelson D, Heda GD, Liao J, Kirk KL, Sorscher EJ, Hanrahan J, Clancy JP. A macromolecular complex of beta 2 adrenergic receptor, CFTR, and ezrin/radixin/moesin-binding phosphoprotein 50 is regulated by PKA. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2003 Jan:7;100(1):342-46.
Naren AP, Anke D, Cormet-Boyaka E, Boyaka PN, McGhee JR, Zhou W, Akagawa K, Fujiwara T, Thome U, Engelhardt JF, Nelson DJ, Kirk KL. Syntaxin 1A is expressed in airway epithelial cells, where it modulates CFTR Cl(-) currents. J Clin Invest. 2000 Feb;105(3):377-86.
Naren AP, Cormet-Boyaka E, Fu J, Villain M, Blalock E, Quick MW, Kirk KL. CFTR Chloride channel regulation by an interdomain interaction. Science. 1999 Oct:15;286(5439):544-8.
Naren AP, Nelson DJ, Xie W, Jovov B, Tousson A, Pevsner J, Bennett MK, Benos DJ, Quick MW, Kirk KL. Regulation of CFTR chloride channels by syntaxin and Munc18 isoforms. Nature. 1997 Nov:20;390(6657):302-5.
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 diarrhea. Principal 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.
Marc G. Schecter, MD Medical Director, Pediatric Lung Transplant Program
Medical Director, Pediatric Lung Transplant Program
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.
Yousef S, Benden C, Boyer D, Elidemir O, Frischer T, Goldfarb S, Lopez-Mitnik G, Mallory G, Visner G, Westall G, Schecter MG. Lung transplantation in children following bone marrow transplantation: a multi-center experience. Pediatric Transplant. 2013 May;17(3):231-6.
Khan MS, Heinle JS, Samayoa AX, Adachi I, Schecter MG, Mallory GB, Morales DL. Is lung transplantation survival better in infants? Analysis of over 80 infants. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2013 Jan;32(1):44-9.
Rama JA, Fan LL, Faro A, Elidemir O, Morales DL, Heinle JS, Smith EO, Hazen ML, Moonnumakal SP, Mallory GB, Schecter MG. Lung Transplantation for childhood diffuse lung disease. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2013 May;48(5):490-6.
Vece TJ, Schecter MG, Gatti RA, Tunuguntla R, Garcia CK, Langston C, Dishop MK, Moore RH, Fan LL. Rapid and progressive pulmonary fibrosis in 2 families with DNA repair deficiencies of undetermined etiology. J Pediatr. 2012 Apr;160(4):700-702.e3.
Schaellibaum G, Lammers AE, Faro A, Moreno-Galdo A, Parakininkas D, Schecter MG, Solomon M, Boyer D, Conrad C, Frischer T, Wong J, Boehler A, Benden C. Bilateral lung transplantation for pediatric idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension: a multi-center experience. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2011 Nov;46(11):1121-7.
Scully BB, Zafar F, Schecter MG, Rossano JW, Mallory GB Jr, Heinle JS, Morales DL. Lung Retransplant in Children: appropriate when selectively applied. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Feb;91(2):574-9.
Rosen JB, Schecter MG, Heinle JS, McKenzie ED, Morales DL, Dishop MK, Danziger-Isakov L, Mallory GB, Elidemir O. Clostridium Difficile colitis in children following lung transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Aug;14(5):651-6.
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.
Director, Health Outcomes and Quality Care Research, Pulmonary Medicine and James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
Health care quality / outcomes
Visit the Seid Lab.
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.
Grossoehme DH, Ragsdale JR, Snow A, Seid M. We were Chosen as a Family: Parents' Evolving Use of Religion when Their Child has Cystic Fibrosis. J Relig Health. 2011 Mar 16.
McPhail GL, Weiland J, Acton JD, Ednick M, Chima A, VanDyke R, Fenchel MC, Amin RS, Seid M. Improving evidence-based care in cystic fibrosis through quality improvement. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Oct;164(10):957-60. Muething SE, Conway PH, Kloppenborg E, Lesko A, Schoettker PJ, Seid M, Kotagal U. Identifying causes of adverse events detected by an automated trigger tool through in-depth analysis. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Oct;19(5):435-9.
Grossoehme DH, Ragsdale J, Cotton S, Wooldridge JL, Grimes L, Seid M. Parents' religious coping styles in the first year after their child's cystic fibrosis diagnosis. J Health Care Chaplain. 2010 Jul;16(3-4):109-22.
Grossoehme DH, Ragsdale J, Wooldridge JL, Cotton S, Seid M. We can handle this: parents' use of religion in the first year following their child's diagnosis with cystic fibrosis. J Health Care Chaplain. 2010 Jul;16(3-4):95-108.
Stevens GD, Seid M, Pickering TA, Tsai KY. National disparities in the quality of a medical home for children. Matern Child Health J. 2010 Jul;14(4):580-9.
Ernst MM, Wooldridge JL, Conway E, Dressman K, Weiland J, Tucker K, Seid M. Using Quality Improvement Science to Implement a Multidisciplinary Behavioral Intervention Targeting Pediatric Inpatient Airway Clearance. J Pediatr Psychol. 2010 Jan-Feb; 35(1):1.
Seid M, Limbers CA, Driscoll KA, Opipari-Arrigan LA, Gelhard LR, & Varni JW. Reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ (PedsQL™) Generic Core Scales and Asthma Symptoms Scale in vulnerable children with asthma. Journal of Asthma. 2010;47:170-177.
Wirtschafter DD, Pettit J, Kurtin P, Dalsey M, Chance K, Morrow HW, Seid M, Byczkowski TL, Huber TP, Milstein JM, Bowles SM, Fichera S, Kloman S. A statewide quality improvement collaborative to reduce neonatal central line-associated blood stream infections. J Perinatol. 2010 Mar;30(3):170-81. Epub 2009 Nov 26.
Fairbrother G, Cassedy A, Ortega-Sanchez IR, Szilagyi PG, Edwards KM, Molinari NA, Donauer S, Henderson D, Ambrose S, Kent D, Poehling K, Weinberg GA, Griffin MR, Hall CB, Finelli L, Bridges C, Staat MA; New Vaccine Surveillance Network (NVSN). High costs of influenza: Direct medical costs of influenza disease in young children. Vaccine. 2010 Jul 12;28(31):4913-9.
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.
Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery
UC Department of Pediatrics
Skin research; infant skin development; effects of environment and skin treatment products on the skin;
Visscher M, Narendran V. The ontogeny of skin. Adv Wound Care (New Rochelle). 2014 Apr 1;3(4):291-303.
Visscher M, King A, Nie AM, Schaffer P, Taylor T, Pruitt D, Giaccone MJ, Ashby M, Keswani S. A quality-improvement collaborative project to reduce pressure ulcers in PICUs. Pediatric. 2013 Jun;131(6)e:1950-60.
Visscher MO, Wickett RR. Hand hygiene compliance and irritant dermatitis: A juxtaposition of health care issues. Int J Cosmet Sci. 2012 Oct;34(5):402-15.
Bailey JK, Burkes SA, Visscher MO, Whitestone J, Kagan RJ, Yakuboff KP, Warner P, Randall Wickett R. Multimodal quantitative analysis of early pulsed-dye laser treatment of scars at a pediatric burn hospital. Dermatol Surg. 2012 Sep;38(9):1490-6.
Visscher MO, Taylor T, Narendran V. Neonatal intensive care practices and the influence on skin condition. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2013 Apr;27(4):486-93.
Visscher MO, Barai N, LaRuffa AA, Pickens WL, Narendran V, Hoath SB. Epidermal barrier treatments based on vernix caseosa. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2011;24(6):322-9.
Visscher MO, Utturkar R, Pickens WL, LaRuffa AA, Robinson M, Wickett RR, Narendran V, Hoath SB. Neonatal skin maturation – Vernix caseosa and free amino acids. Pediatr Dermatol. 2011 Mar-Apr; 28(2):122-32.
Davis JA, Visscher MO, Wickett RR, Hoath SB. Influence of tumour necrosis factor-a polymorphism -308 and atopy on irritant contact dermatitis in health care workers. Contact Dermatitis. 2010 Dec;63(6):320-32.
Davis JA, Visscher MO, Wickett RR, Hoath SB. Role of TNF-α polymorphism -308 in neurosensory irritation. Int J Cosmet Sci. 2011 Apr;33(2):105-12.
Visscher M, Robinson M, Wickett R. Stratum corneum free amino acids following barrier perturbation and repair. Int J Cosmet Sci. 2011 Feb;33(1):80-9.
Robert E. Wood, PhD, MD Director, Pulmonary Bronchoscopy Department
Director, Pulmonary Bronchoscopy Department
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).
Suzuki T, Sakagami T, Young LR, Carey BC, Wood RE, Luisetti M, Wert SE, Rubin BK, Kevill K, Chalk C, Whitsett JA, Stevens C, Nogee LM, Campo I, Trapnell BC. Hereditary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis: pathogenesis, presentation, diagnosis, and therapy. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 Nov 15;182(10):1292-304.
Sakagami T, Beck D, Uchida K, Suzuki T, Carey BC, Nakata K, Keller G, Wood RE, Wert SE, Ikegami M, Whitsett JA, Luisetti M, Davies S, Krischer JP, Brody A, Ryckman F, Trapnell BC. Patient-derived granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factor autoantibodies reproduce pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in nonhuman primates. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 Jul 1;182(1):49-61.
Abman S, Jobe A, Chernick V, Blaisdell C, Castro M, Ramirez MI, Gern JE, Cutting G, Redding G, Hagood JS, Whitsett J, Abman S, Raj JU, Barst R, Kato GJ, Gozal D, Haddad GG, Prabhakar NR, Gauda E, Martinez FD, Tepper R, Wood RE, Accurso F, Teague WG, Venegas J, Cole FS, Wright RJ, Gail D, Hamvas A, Kercsmar C, Kiley J, Weinmann G; NHLBI working group report. Strategic plan for pediatric respiratory diseases research: an NHLBI working group report. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2009 Jan;44(1):2-13.
Muenzer J, Beck M, Eng CM, Escolar ML, Giugliani R, Guffon NH, Harmatz P, Kamin W, Kampmann C, Kosepglu ST, Link B, Martin RA, Molter DW, MuAoz Rojas MV, Ogilvie JW, Parini R, Ramaswami U, Scarpa M, Schwartz IV, Wood RE, Wraith E. Multidisciplinary Management of Hunter Syndrome. Pediatrics. 2009; 124:e1228-39.
Suzuki T, Sakagami T, Rubin BK, Nogee LM, Wood RE, Zimmerman SL, Smolarek T, Dishop MK, Wert SE, Whitsett JA, Grabowski G, Carey BC, Stevens C, van der Loo JC, Trapnell BC. Familial pulmonary alveolar proteinosis caused by mutations in CSF2RA. J Exp Med. 2008 Nov 24;205(12):2703-10. Wood RE. Evaluation of the upper airway in children. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2008 Jun;20(3):266-71. Review. Boesch RP, Daines C, Willging JP, Kaul A, Cohen AP, Wood RE, Amin RS. Advances in the diagnosis and management of chronic pulmonary aspiration in children. Eur Respir J. 2006 Oct;28(4):847-61. Review. Zur KB, Wood RE, Elluru RG. Pediatric postcricoid vascular malformation: a diagnostic and treatment challenge. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2005 Dec;69(12):1697-701. Lim LH, Cotton RT, Azizkhan RG, Wood RE, Cohen AP, Rutter MJ. Complications of metallic stents in the pediatric airway. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Oct;131(4):355-61.
Wood RE. The emerging role of flexible bronchoscopy in pediatrics. Clin Chest Med. 2001 Jun;22(2):311-7, viii. Review.
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.
Director, Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research
Hyperpolarized gas; pulmonary MRI; translational studies; image-guided pulmonary interventions
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.
PhD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2002.
Postdoctoral: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2004.
DA Yablonskiy, AL Sukstanskii, JD Quirk, JC Woods, MS Conradi. Probing Lung Microstructure in Health and Disease with Hyperpolarized Noble Gases Diffusion MRI: Theoretical Models and Experimental Results. Magn Reson Med. Epub ahead of print. 2013 Apr.
M Castro, JC Woods. Insights into pediatric asthma with hyperpolarized MRI of the Lung. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013;131:377-378.
AJ Hajari, DA Yablonskiy, AL Sukstanskii, JD Quirk, MS Conradi, JC Woods. Morphometric changes in the human pulmonary acinus during inflation. J Appl Physiol. 2012;112:937-43.
A Aliverti, F Pennati, C Salito, JC Woods. Regional lung function and heterogeneity of specific gas volume in health and emphysema. Eur Resp J2012. 2012 Aug 9.
W Wang, NM Nguyen, E Agapov, DA Yablonskiy, MJ Holtzman, JC Woods. Monitoring in-vivo changes in lung microstructure with 3He MRI in Sendai-virus infected mice. J Appl Physiol. 2012;112:1593-1599.
W Wang, NM Nguyen, DA Yablonskiy, AL Sukstanskii, E Osmanagic, JJ Atkinson, MS Conradi, JC Woods. Imaging lung microstructure in mice with hyperpolarized 3He diffusion MRI. Mag Reson Med. 2011;65:620-626.
JD Quirk, BA Lutey, DS Gierada, JC Woods, RM Senior, SS Lefrak, AL Sukstanskii, MS Conradi, DA Yablonskiy. Detection of Acinar Microstructural Changes in Early Emphysema by in vivo Lung Morphometry with Hyperpolarized 3He MRI. Radiology. 2011;260:866-874.
JE McDonough, R Yuan, M Suzuki, N Seyednejad, WM Elliott, PG Sanchez, AC Wright, WB Gefter, L Litzky, HO Coxson, PD Paré, DD Sin, RA Pierce, JC Woods, JD Cooper, JC Hogg. The relationship between small airway obstruction and emphysematous destruction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. New Engl J Med. 2011;365:1567-1575.
C Salito, JC Woods, A Aliverti. 3-D airway tree reconstruction in healthy subjects and emphysema patients. Lung. 2011;189:287-293.
AH Hajari, DA Yablonskiy, JD Quirk, AL Sukstanskii, RA Pierce, G Deslée, MS Conradi, JC Woods. Alveolar-duct geometry during expiration via 3He lung morphometry. J Appl Physiol. 2011;110:1448-54.
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.
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