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Raouf S. Amin, MD

  • Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
  • The Hubert and Dorothy Campbell Chair of Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Caring for a sick child means caring for their whole family. To provide holistic care, it’s essential not only to treat the child's illness but to care for the child's support system as well.



At a young age, I recognized how a caring physician could transform the life of a sick child. During my training, I developed a strong interest in pulmonology and sleep physiology, which drew me to these two specialty areas.

As a pediatric pulmonologist and sleep medicine specialist, I believe that healthy sleep is essential to overall wellness and that caring for a sick child means caring for their whole family. To provide holistic care, it’s essential not only to treat the child's illness but to care for the child's support system as well.

Lung disease during childhood impacts lung growth and long-term lung function. As a pediatric pulmonologist, my role is to treat lung disease during childhood and prevent decline in lung function during adulthood.

In my practice, I focus on the following:

  • Breathing disorders during sleep
  • Chronic lung disease of prematurity
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Ventilator dependency

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have funded my research for the last 15 years, and I have multiple awards from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Through my work, I want to understand the mechanisms of breathing disorders during sleep and the maturation of ventilatory control during childhood.

I speak English, Arabic, French and Italian. In my free time, I enjoy reading French literature and listening to classical music. I also have a passion for photography, especially nature photos.

Additional Languages

Arabic, French, Italian

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Beyond the Retrotrapezoid Nucleus in Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome. Amin, R. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2021.

Early Atherosclerotic Inflammatory Pathways in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Smith, DF; Schuler, CL; Hossain, MM; Huang, G; McConnell, K; Urbina, EM; Amin, RS. Journal of Pediatrics. 2021; 239:168-174.

Of Mice and Babies: PHOX2B and Obstructive Apneas in Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome. Amorim, MR; Amin, R; Polotsky, VY. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2021; 204:1128-1130.

Human upper-airway respiratory airflow: In vivo comparison of computational fluid dynamics simulations and hyperpolarized 129Xe phase contrast MRI velocimetry. Xiao, Q; Stewart, NJ; Willmering, MM; Gunatilaka, CC; Thomen, RP; Schuh, A; Krishnamoorthy, G; Wang, H; Amin, RS; Dumoulin, CL; et al. PLoS ONE. 2021; 16.

Quantitative Evaluation of Subglottic Stenosis Using Ultrashort Echo Time MRI in a Rabbit Model. Gandhi, DB; Rice, A; Gunatilaka, CC; Higano, NS; Fleck, RJ; de Alarcon, A; Hart, CK; Kuo, IC; Amin, RS; Woods, JC; et al. Laryngoscope. 2021; 131:E1971-E1979.

A novel behavioral health program for family caregivers of children admitted to a transitional chronic ventilator unit. Borschuk, AP; Williams, SE; McClure, JM; Kendall, M; Mack, L; Coleman, M; Gurbani, N; Benscoter, D; Amin, R; Stark, LJ. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2021; 56:1635-1643.

Subglottic Stenosis Position Affects Work of Breathing. Yang, MM; Higano, NS; Gunatilaka, CC; Hysinger, EB; Amin, RS; Woods, JC; Bates, AJ. Laryngoscope. 2021; 131:E1220-E1226.

Effect of Adenotonsillectomy on Cardiac Function in Children Age 5-13 Years With Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Domany, KA; Huang, G; Hossain, MM; Schuler, CL; Somers, VK; Daniels, SR; Amin, R. American Journal of Cardiology. 2021; 141:120-126.

Effects on the Upper Airway Morphology with Intravenous Addition of Ketamine after Dexmedetomidine Administration in Normal Children. Mylavarapu, G; Fleck, RJ; Ok, MS; Ding, L; Kandil, A; Amin, RS; Das, B; Mahmoud, M. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2020; 9.

Loop gain in paediatric sleep-disordered breathing: A different story from adults. Amin, R; Khoo, M. Respirology. 2020; 25:1119-1120.

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