Pulmonary Function Laboratory

  • Meet the Team

    The Pulmonary Function Laboratory 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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    Director

    A photo of Karen McDowell, MD.

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

    513-636-6771

    karen.mcdowell@cchmc.org

    Karen M. McDowell, MD

    Director, Infant Pulmonary Function Lab

    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.

    Publications

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    Physicians Reading Tests

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

    513-803-0493

    theresa.guilbert@cchmc.org

    Theresa W. Guilbert, MD, MS

    Associate Director, Asthma Center

    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.

    Publications

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    William D. Hardie, MD
    Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory

    513-636-6771

    william.hardie@cchmc.org

    William D. Hardie, MD

    Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory

    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

    513-636-6771

    carolyn.kercsmar@cchmc.org

    Carolyn M. Kercsmar, MD

    Co-Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Director, Asthma Center

    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.

    Publications

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    A photo of Karen McDowell, MD.

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

    513-636-6771

    karen.mcdowell@cchmc.org

    Karen M. McDowell, MD

    Director, Infant Pulmonary Function Lab

    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.

    Publications

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    Exercise Physiologist

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

    513-636-6771

    karla.foster@cchmc.org

  • Additional Staff

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    Respiratory Therapists Performing Tests

    Beth Koch, BHS, RRT, RPFT
    Clinical Supervisor
    Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist
    513-636-2076
    Beth.koch@cchmc.org

    Julie Feldstein, BS, RRT-NPS, RPFT, AE-C
    Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist
    513-636-8049
    Julie.feldstein@cchmc.org

    Walter Blower, RRT-NPS, RPFT
    Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist
    513-636-8049
    Walter.blower@cchmc.org

    Kathy Witschger, RRT, CPFT
    Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist
    513-636-8049
    Kathy.witschger@cchmc.org

    Dianne Stratton, BS, RRT, CPFT, AE-C
    Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist
    513-636-8049
    Dianne.stratton@cchmc.org

    Debbie Webster, BA, RPSGT, RRT, CPFT
    Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist
    513-636-8049
    Debbie.webster@cchmc.org

    Laura Ogilby, RRT, CPFT
    Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist
    513-636-8049
    Laura.ogilby@cchmc.org

    Shelley Kaiser, RRT, CPFT
    Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist
    513-636-8049
    Michelle.kaiser@cchmc.org

    Rosi Allie, RRT, CPFT
    Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist
    513-636-8049
    Rosalynn.allie@cchmc.org

    Administrative Support

    Marianne Boehner
    Administrative Assistant
    Pulmonary Function Laboratory
    513-636-7886
    Marianne.Boehner@cchmc.org