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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    Medical Director

    A photo of William D. Hardie, MD.

    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

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    Clinical Interests

    Pulmonary function tests; pneumonia; empyema

    Research Interests

    Growth factors in lung remodeling

    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.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Functional Genomics of Chemical-Induced Acute Lung Injury. Co-Investigator.  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Sep 2006 - May 2011.

    Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Activation in Pulmonary Fibrosis. Principal Investigator. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.  Apr 2007 – Mar 2012.

    Faculty

    A photo of Carolyn Kercsmar.

    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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    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