Cystic Fibrosis Center

  • Meet the Team

    The Cystic Fibrosis 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.

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    Faculty

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

    513-636-6771

    raouf.amin@cchmc.org

    Raouf S. Amin, MD

    Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Director, Rare Lung Diseases Program

    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.

    Publications

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    Lisa A. Burns, MD
    Pulmonologist, Pediatric and Adult Centers, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    lisa.burns2@cchmc.org

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    Lisa A. Burns, MD

    Pulmonologist, Pediatric and Adult Centers, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Email: lisa.burns2@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Cystic fibrosis; chronic respiratory failure

    Education and Training

    MD: Loyola University, Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, 2002.

    Residency: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO.

    Certification: ABP 2006, ABIM 2007.


    Barbara Chini is the Director of the Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship Program.

    Barbara Chini, MD
    Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program

    513-636-6771

    barb.chini@cchmc.org

    Barbara Chini, MD

    Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program

    Assistant Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    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, Indiana, 1986.

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

    Internship: Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center Pediatrics, Rochester, New York, 1991.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, 1993.

    Fellowships: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, 1994; Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1997.

    Publications

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

    513-636-6771

    john.clancy@cchmc.org

    John P. Clancy, MD

    Research Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    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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    Grants

    Developing GI Outcome Measures for CFTR Modulator Trials in Young CF Patients. Principal Investigator. Feb 2010 - Jan 2012.

    An Open-Label, Rollover Study to Evaluate the Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of VX-770 in Subjects with Cystic Fibrosis. Site Principal Investigator. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated. Jun 2011 - Jun 2012.

    Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Active-Controlled Multicenter Study to assess the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Arikace® in Cystic Fibrosis with Chronic Infection Due to Pseudomonal aeruginosa. Principal Investigator. Insmed. Oct 2011 - May 2012.

    A Phase 3 Efficacy and Safety Study of PTC124 as an Oral Treatment for Nonsense-Mutation-Mediated Cystic Fibrosis. Principal Investigator. Apr 2009 - Apr 2012.

    Randomized, Active-Controlled Multicenter Study to assess the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Repeated Cycles of Arikace® in Cystic Fibrosis with Chronic Infection Due to Pseudomonal aeruginosa. Principal Investigator. Oct 2011 - Mar 2012.

    Cystic Fibrosis Translational Development Center
    . Principal Investigator. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Jan 2010 - Dec 2012.


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    Patricia M. Joseph, MD
    Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    josephpm@ucmail.uc.edu

    Patricia Joseph

    Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

    Email: josephpm@ucmail.uc.edu

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    Specialties

    Transitional care of older adolescents to University of Cincinnati.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1984.

    Residency: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1988.

    Fellowship: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, MA, 1992; Pediatric Pulmonology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1999-present.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1989-1996; American Board of Internal Medicine, 1989; Pulmonary Medicine, 1992; Critical Care Medicine, 1993.

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

    513-636-6771

    gary.mcphail@cchmc.org

    Gary Lewis McPhail, MD

    Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Associate Director, Fellowship Training Program

    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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    Clinical Team

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    Ginger Browning, RT
    Airway Clearance Specialist, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    ginger.browning@cchmc.org

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    Kathy Dressman, RN
    Director, Inpatient Cystic Fibrosis Unit

    513-636-6771

    kathy.dressman@cchmc.org


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    Amanda F. Dressman, RN, MSN, PNP-BC
    Cystic Fibrosis Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    amanda.dressman@cchmc.org

    Amanda F. Dressman, RN, MSN, PNP-BC

    Cystic Fibrosis Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-803-1845

    Email: amanda.dressman@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Cystic fibrosis

    Biography

    Amanda Dressman, RN, MSN, PNP-BC, started her nursing career as an ADN  in 2001 at Cincinnati Children's. Amanda has since continued her education to obtain both a BSN, and most recently her MSN, PNP. Amanda has practiced in the role of a floor nurse, patient care facilitator, and clinical manager on the adolescent/cystic fibrosis unit.

    Education and Training

    PNP: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY 2009.

    Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 2009.
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    Stephanie Spear Filigno, PhD
    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    513-636-4336

    stephanie.filigno@cchmc.org

    Stephanie Filigno, PhD

    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4336

    Fax: 513-636-3677

    Email: stephanie.filigno@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Behavior management in toddlers and preschoolers; adherence to treatment in chronic illness (CF and obesity); coping and adjustment; child anxiety, toileting

    Research Interests

    Early intervention; adherence to treatment in chronic illness (CF and obesity); development and testing of brief behavioral interventions; quality improvement

    Biography

    Stephanie Spear Filigno, PhD, joined Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology as an assistant professor of Pediatrics after completing her research fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s under the mentorship of Drs. Scott Powers and Lori Stark.

    During her fellowship she developed and delivered family-based behavior and nutrition treatments for obese preschoolers and young children with cystic fibrosis. She continues to collaborate on these projects, and independently develop quality improvement projects in cystic fibrosis with an early intervention behavior and nutrition focus.

    Stephanie also works with the Cystic Fibrosis Center to help families cope with the demands of the cystic fibrosis treatment regimen, reach nutrition recommendations, and improve adherence to treatment.

    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Nevada, Reno, NV, 2007.

    Internship: Boystown, Nebraska Internship Consortium of Professional Psychology, Omaha, NE, 2006-2007.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Psychology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2007-2009.

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    Karla E. Foster, MS
    Exercise Physiologist, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    karla.foster@cchmc.org

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    Daniel H. Grossoehme
    Chaplain, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-0848

    daniel.grossoehme@cchmc.org

    Daniel H Grossoehme

    Chaplain, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    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 Visit the Grossoehme Lab.

    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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    Bradley McCrory, PharmD, BCPS
    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pulmonary Medicine, Division of Pharmacy

    513-636-5915

    bradley.mccrory@cchmc.org

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    Karen T. Murphy, LISW
    Pulmonary Social Worker, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    karen.murphy@cchmc.org


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    Kathy Santoro, RD
    Cystic Fibrosis Dietician, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    kathy.santoro@cchmc.org

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    Jackie Taylor, RD
    Cystic Fibrosis Dietician, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    jackie.taylor@cchmc.org


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    Jeanne Weiland, MSN, APRN, PNP-BC
    Cystic Fibrosis Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    jeanne.weiland@cchmc.org

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    Jeanne Weiland, MSN, APRN, PNP-BC

    Cystic Fibrosis Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Email: jeanne.weiland@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MSN: Master of Science in Nursing, Specialization in Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1986.

    BSN: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Georgetown University Nursing School, Washington, D.C., 1979.

    Publications

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