Pulmonary Medicine

  • Meet the Team

    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, fellows and staff.

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    Division Director

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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.

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    Faculty

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    Dan Benscoter, DO

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    Dan Benscoter, DO

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

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    Ronald E. Bokulic, DO

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    Ronald E. Bokulic, DO

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

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    Specialties

    Asthma; interstitial lung disease; exercise

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    Justin Brockbank, MD
    Pulmonary Fellow, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    justin.brockbank@cchmc.org

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    Justin Brockbank, MD

    Pulmonary Fellow, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Email: justin.brockbank@cchmc.org

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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.


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    Kelly C. Byars, PsyD
    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    513-636-4336

    kelly.byars@cchmc.org

    Kelly C. Byars, PsyD

    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4336

    Fax: 513-636-7756

    Email: kelly.byars@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric behavioral sleep medicine

    Biography

    Kelly C. Byars, PsyD, is an associate professor of clinical pediatrics in the Division of Psychology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Byars is a pediatric behavioral psychologist who specializes in behavioral assessment and treatment of children with acute and chronic medical conditions. His primary areas of interest are pediatric sleep disorders, pediatric dysphagia and pediatric elimination disorders. Dr. Byars directs the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at Cincinnati Children's. He is also involved in the clinical training of postdoctoral fellows and residents.

    Dr. Byars' research interests are closely tied to his clinical practice. Dr. Byars has published research focusing on a number pediatric illness groups including feeding disorders, cardiac illness, cancer, sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis and insulin-dependent diabetes. Dr. Byars collaborates with other investigators at Cincinnati Children's. His current research efforts are focused on improving behavioral assessment and treatment strategies for children with sleep and feeding disorders.

    Dr. Byars received his PsyD from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology in Atlanta, GA. He completed an internship in Pediatric Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at Cincinnati Children's. Dr. Byars joined the faculty of Cincinnati Children's and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in July 2000.

    Education and Training

    PsyD: Georgia School of Professional Psychology, Atlanta, GA, 1998.

    Residency: Clinical Psychology / Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, The Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children' s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2000.

    Certification: Licensure in Psychology, State of Ohio, 2000; National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, 2001; Certification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, June 2005.

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    Barbara Chini, MD
    Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program

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    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, IN, 1986.

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

    Internship: Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center Pediatrics, Rochester, NY, 1991.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, 1993.

    Fellowships: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, 1994; Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997.

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

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    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.

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    Zarmina Ehsan, MB, BS
    Pulmonary Fellow, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    zarmina.ehsan@cchmc.org

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    Zarmina Ehsan, MB, BS

    Pulmonary Fellow, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Email: zarmina.ehsan@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: Aga Kha Medical College, Pakistan, 2007.

    Residency: Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, 2012.


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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.

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    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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    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.

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    Neepa S. Gurbani, DO
    Staff Physician, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

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    neepa.gurbani@cchmc.org

    Neepa S. Gurbani, DO

    Staff Physician, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Email: neepa.gurbani@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    DO: Western University of Health Sciences, Ponoma, CA.

    Residency: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, NV.
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    William D. Hardie, MD
    Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory

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    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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    Stacey L. Ishman, MD, MPH
    Surgical Director, Upper Airway Center

    513-636-4881

    stacey.ishman@cchmc.org

    Stacey L. Ishman, MD, MPH

    Surgical Director, Upper Airway Center

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surge

    Phone: 513-636-4881

    Email: stacey.ishman@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BS:  Biology/Vertebrate  Physiology, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 1992.

    BA: Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 1992.

    MD: Medicine, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, 2000.

    Internship: General Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2001.

    Residency: Otolaryngology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2005.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2006.

    Advanced Training: Sleep Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2007.

    MPH: Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, 2010.

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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.

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    Satish K. Madala, PhD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-9852

    Email: satish.madala@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

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    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    Postdoctoral training: Wynn Lab, Immunopathogenesis Section, LPD, NIAD, NIH, Bethesda, MD.

    PhD: National Institute of Nutrition, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

    Publications

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    Grants

    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.

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

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    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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    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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    Anjaparavanda P. (AP) Naren, PhD
    Thomas Boat Chair in Cystic Fibrosis Research

    513-803-4731

    anaren@cchmc.org

    Anjaparavanda P. Naren, PhD

    Thomas Boat Chair in Cystic Fibrosis Research

    Co-Director, Cystic Fibrosis Research Center

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-4731

    Email: anaren@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Cystic fibrosis; secretory diarrhea.

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1993.

    Publications

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    Grants

    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 diarrheaPrincipal 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. 


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    Hemant Sawnani, MD
    Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    hemant.sawnani@cchmc.org

    Hemant Sawnani, MD

    Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

    Email: hemant.sawnani@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric sleep disorders

    Education and Training

    MD: Seth GS Medical College/King Edward VIII Memorial Hospital, 1997.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Brooklyn Hospital Medical Center, New York NY, 2000.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonology, Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans LA, 2003; Sleep Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati OH, 2008.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2000, recertified 2007; Pediatric Pulmonology, 2004.

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    Marc G. Schecter, MD
    Medical Director, Pediatric Lung Transplant Program

    513-636-6771

    marc.schecter@cchmc.org

    Marc G Schecter, MD

    Medical Director, Pediatric Lung Transplant Program

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Email: marc.schecter@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    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.

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    Michael Seid, PhD
    Director, Health Outcomes and Quality Care Research, Pulmonary Medicine and James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

    513-803-0083

    michael.seid@cchmc.org

    Michael Seid, PhD

    Director, Health Outcomes and Quality Care Research, Pulmonary Medicine and James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-0083

    Email: michael.seid@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Health care quality / outcomes

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    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1995.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Open Source Science: Transforming Chronic Illness Care. Co-Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2009 - 2014. #1R01DK085719-01. 
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    Arveity R. Setty, MD, MBBS, DCH
    Sleep Medicine Fellow, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-803-3984

    arveity.setty@cchmc.org

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    Arveity R. Setty, MD, MBBS, DCH

    Sleep Medicine Fellow, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Phone: 513-803-3984

    Email: arveity.setty@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Sleep medicine

    Biography

    Arveity R. Setty, MD, MBBS, DCH, completed a pediatric residency in India and served at various multispecialty pediatric hospitals before moving to the United States. She also completed a pediatric residency at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich.

    Setty served as an educational committee member and secretary of the House Staff Association at Hurley Medical Center.

    She was named best outgoing pediatric resident in 2012 and was awarded the Berton Mathias Award for excellent clinical skills in 2012.

    Education and Training

    MD: JJM Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka, India.

    Residency: Sri Devraj Urs Medical, India.

    Residency: Hurley Medical Center, Flint, MI.


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    Narong Simakajornboon, MD
    Director, Sleep Disorders Center

    513-636-6771

    sleep@cchmc.org

    Narong Simakajornboon, MD

    Director, Sleep Disorders Center

    Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

    Email: sleep@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Pediatric sleep disorders; respiratory control disorders

    Research Interests

    Effect of nicotine exposure on the developing brainstem

    Education and Training

    MD: Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand, 1992.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

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    Christopher Siracusa, MD
    Pulmonary Fellow, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    christopher.siracusa@cchmc.org

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    Christopher Siracusa, MD

    Pulmonary Fellow, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Email: christopher.siracusa@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: American University of the Caribbean, Netherlands, Antilles, 2009.

    Residency: Akron Children’s Hospital/NEOUCOM, Akron, OH, 2012.


    Rhonda D. Szczesniak, PhD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-0563

    Email: rhonda.szczesniak@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Self-modeling regressions; bayesian adaptive regression splines; time series analysis; spectral analysis

    Education and Training

    PhD: Statistics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2007.

    MS: Statistics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2005.

    BS: Mathematics, Radford University, Radford, VA, 2003.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Blood pressure, cardiovascular function and sleep apnea: Developing statistical models that fit (not force) the data. Principal Investigator. Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training. 2010 - 2011.

    Development and Validation of Serum VEGF-D as a Clinical Diagnostic Test in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis. Biostatistician. Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training. 2010 - 2011. 

    Vascular Functions in Children with Sleep-Disordered Breathing
    . Biostatistician. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. 2006 -2011. # R01HL080670.

    Late Preterm Birth, Ureaplasma Species and Childhood Lung Disease. Biostatistician. National Institutes of Health. 2009 - 2013. #R01 HL097064.

    Cardiac Structure and Function in Early Familial Cardiomyopathy. Mentoring Biostatistician. National Institutes of Health. 2010 - 2015. #K25 HL102244-01.  

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    Chee C. Tan, MD
    Pulmonary Fellow, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

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    Chee Tan, MD

    Pulmonary Fellow, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Phone: 513-636-6771

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, 2006.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY, 2009.

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    Cherie Torres-Silva, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2776

    Email: cherie.torres-silva@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pulmonary medicine

    Christopher Towe, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Email: christopher.towe@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Lung transplantation

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, Dallas, TX, 2008.

    Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2011.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonary, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2014.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2012.

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    Bruce C. Trapnell, MS, MD
    Assistant Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center

    513-636-6361

    bruce.trapnell@cchmc.org

    Bruce C. Trapnell, MS, MD

    Assistant Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center

    Attending Physician

    Pulmonologist - Research, Adult Clinical, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6361

    Fax: 513-636-3723

    Email: bruce.trapnell@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis; cystic fibrosis; alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency; other rare lung disorders

    Research Interests

    Alveolar macrophage function; molecular techniques using gene knockout, transgenic and conditional gene expression mouse models and non-human primates, in vitro and in vivo viral gene transfer, and bone marrow transplantation

    Biography

    Bruce Trapnell, MS, MD received his medical degree from the University of Maryland in 1985, and completed a medical residency at The Ohio State University Hospitals and a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of health, where he then served as Senior Attending Physician. Subsequently, he established the Division of Pulmonary and Virology Studies at Genetic Therapy, Inc., a subsidiary of Novartis, Pharma, serving as Vice President before joining Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where he is now Full Professor.

    Dr. Trapnell has conducted lung disease research since his training and has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2001, shortly after his arrival in Cincinnati. He has published over 90 original articles and has trained more than 16 post-doctoral fellows. Dr. Trapnell’s research interests are focused to the pathogenesis and therapy of rare lung diseases and mechanisms by which GM-CSF regulates innate immunity and lung host defense.

    Dr. Trapnell is Director of Cincinnati’s Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Network Center, Assistant Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Care Center, Director of the Rare Lung Diseases Clinical Research Consortium, Scientific Director of the Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis Foundation. Dr. Trapnell is the past Scientific Director of the Alpha-1 Foundation, for which he organized and directed the grant program for eight years.

    Education and Training

    MS: Genetics, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, 1981.

    MD:
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1984.

    Residency: Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus, OH, 1987.

    Fellowship: Pulmonary Medicine, Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 1989.

    Certification: Diplomate in Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1987; Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1987; Diplomate in Pulmonary Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2000 .

    Publications

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    Grants

    Role of Anti-GM-CSF Antibodies in Myeloid Cell Function & Innate Immunity. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Apr 2007 - Mar 2012. #R01 HL085453-01A1. 

    Marty O. Visscher, PhD

    Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    UC Department of Pediatrics

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    Specialties

    Skin research; infant skin development; effects of environment and skin treatment products on the skin;

    Education and Training

    PhD: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

    Publications

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    Robert E. Wood, PhD, MD
    Director, Pulmonary Bronchoscopy Department

    513-636-2776

    rewood@cchmc.org

    Robert E. Wood, PhD, MD

    Director, Pulmonary Bronchoscopy Department

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2776

    Fax: 513-636-3845

    Email: rewood@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Bronchology and pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

    Biography

    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).

    Education and Training

    PhD: Medical Physiology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1968.

    MD: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1970.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1970 to 1972.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Metabolism, National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism, and Digestive Diseases, Bethesda, MD, 1972 to 1974; Pediatric Pulmonology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH, 1974 to 1976.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1976; Pediatric Pulmonology, 1986, 1997.

    Publications

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    Jason C. Woods, PhD
    Director, Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research

    513-803-4463

    jason.woods@cchmc.org

    Jason C. Woods, PhD

    Director, Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-4463

    Email: jason.woods@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Research

    Hyperpolarized gas; pulmonary MRI; translational studies; image-guided pulmonary interventions

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2002.

    Postdoctoral: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2004.

    Publications

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    Grants

    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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    Colby A. Wyatt, MD, PhD
    Pulmonary Fellow, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    colby.wyatt@cchmc.org

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    Colby A Wyatt, MD,PhD

    Pulmonary Fellow, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Email: colby.wyatt@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    PhD: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2005.

    MD: Dartmouth School of Medicine, Hanover, NH, 2008.

    Residency:
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

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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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    Rachel A. Sackenheim, MSW, LISW-S
    Pulmonary Social Worker, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    rachel.sackenheim@cchmc.org


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    Carolyn M. Burrows, MSN, APRN, PNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    carolyn.burrows@cchmc.org

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    Carolyn M. Burrows, MSN, APRN, PNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Email: carolyn.burrows@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Sleep medicine; pulmonary management of children with neuromuscular disorders

    Biography

    Carolyn M. Burrows, MSN, APRN, PNP, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University in 2007 and then obtained five years of bedside, clinical nursing experience in Hematology/Oncology care at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She functioned in a leadership position in this department as charge nurse and chemotherapy resource nurse and worked closely with education and practice standards for the care of MIBG therapy patients. She also obtained pediatric nurse certification and pediatric advanced life support certification during this position.

    She received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 2011 and began work as a pediatric nurse practitioner in sleep medicine and pulmonary management of children with neuromuscular disorders.

    Education and Training

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

    BSN: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2007.

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification: PNCB, 2012.

    Certified Pediatric Nurse: PNCB, 2012.

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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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    Sarah E. Golden, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    sarah.golden@cchmc.org

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    Jami K. Johnson, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Lung Transplant Program, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-803-4811

    jami.johnson@cchmc.org

    Jami K. Johnson, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Lung Transplant Program, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Phone: 513-803-4811

    Email: jami.johnson@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BSN: Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX.

    MSN: University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX.


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    Kimberly A. Kombrinck, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Certified Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-803-1502

    kim.kombrinck@cchmc.org

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    Kimberly A. Kombrinck, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Certified Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Phone: 513-803-1502

    Email: kim.kombrinck@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    AD: Cincinnati State/ Bethesda Hospital, OH 1992.

    BSN: Miami University, OH 2005.

    MSN/PNP: University of Cincinnati, OH, 2007.
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    Julie R. Malkin, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    julia.malkin@cchmc.org

    Julie R. Malkin, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

    Email: julia.malkin@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Sleep-disordered breathing in children; asthma

    Education and Training

    BSN: Columbia University, New York NY 1980.

    MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Cincinnati, 1996.

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    Carrie Martin, MSN, APRN, CPNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Transitional Care Center, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-736-1653

    carrie.martin@cchmc.org

    Carrie Martin, MSN, APRN, CPNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Transitional Care Center, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Phone: 513-736-1653

    Email: carrie.martin@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    ADN: Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, OH, 2010.

    BSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

    CPNP: 2013.


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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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    Simone N. Urbach, CPNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Transitional Care Center, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-803-4723

    simone.urbach@cchmc.org

    Simone N. Urbach, CPNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Transitional Care Center, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Phone: 513-803-4723

    Email: simone.urbach@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BA: Sociology, Health: Science, Society, and Policy program, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 2006.

    BS: Nursing, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2007.

    MS in Nursing: Pediatrics, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2009.

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    Mark A. Washam, RRT, MSN, CNP (FNP)
    Nurse Practitioner-APRN Inpatient, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-803-1203

    mark.washam@cchmc.org

    Mark A Washam, RRT, MSN, CNP (FNP)

    Nurse Practitioner-APRN Inpatient, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Phone: 513-803-1203

    Email: mark.washam@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Mark A. Washam, RRT, MSN, CNP (FNP), provides comprehensive care in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to pediatric patients who require mechanical ventilator support, housed on in the Transitional Care Center.

    Education and Training

    Family Nurse Practitioner: University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana.

    Internship: Health Source of Ohio.

    BSN: Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana.

    AD-Respiratory Care: College of Mt. St Joseph, Delhi Ohio.

    Publications

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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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