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The Asthma Center, part of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine, is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child’s unique needs. Learn more about our faculty and staff.
Carolyn M. Kercsmar, MD Co-Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine 513-636-6771 email@example.com
Co-Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Director, Asthma Center
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
BS: Biology, Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland, OH, 1972.
MD: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1978.
MS: Anatomy, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1978.
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.
Sandy Durrani, MD 513-636-9728 firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
MD: Wright State School of Medicine, Dayton, OH.
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
Fellowship: Allergy/Immunology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
Durrani SR, Busse WW. Management of Adolescents and Adults with Asthma. Middleton’s Allergy: Principles and Practice. 8th edition, eds. N. Franklin Adkinson, et al. Elsevier, 902-920. 2014.
Becker TM, Durrani SR, Bochkov YA, Devries MK, Rajamanickam V, Jackson DJ. Effect of exogenous interferons on rhinovirus replication and airway inflammatory responses. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2013 Nov;111(5):397-401.
Durrani SR, Kelly JT. Pancreatitis as a complication of aspirin desensitization for aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Jan;131(1):244-46.
Durrani SR, Montville DJ, Pratt AS, Sahu S, DeVries MK, Rajamanickam V, Gangnon RE, Gill MA, Gern JE, Lemanske RF Jr, Jackson DJ. Innate immune responses to rhinovirus are reduced by the high-affinity IgE receptor in allergic asthmatic children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Aug;130(2):489-95.
Durrani SR, Viswanathan RK, Busse WW. What effect does asthma treatment have on airway remodeling? Current perspectives. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Sep;128(3):439-48.
Zhuang Y, Durrani S, Hodges BD, Dreskin SC, Chen X. Expression of recombinant Ara h 6 in Pichia pastoris but not in Escherichia coli preserves allergic effector function and allows assessment of specific mutations. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2011 June;56(6):986-95.
Durrani SR, Busse WW. Biological therapy for asthma. American College of Chest Physicians: Pulmonary and Critical Care Update. 2011.
Theresa W. Guilbert, MD, MS Associate Director, Asthma Center 513-803-0493 email@example.com
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 at Cincinnati Children's within the UC Department of Pediatrics. 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. 2014 Jan;104(1):e65-73.
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.
Karen M. McDowell, MD Director, Infant Pulmonary Function Lab 513-636-6771 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Infant Pulmonary Function Lab
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Asthma; flexible bronchoscopy; general pediatric pulmonology; quality improvement methodologies; infant pulmonary function test
BS: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 1983.
MS: University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 1986.
MD: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1990.
Residency: Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH.
Fellowship: Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH.
Certification: Pediatric Pulmonology, 1996.
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.
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