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Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

The Hubert and Dorothy Campbell Chair of Pediatric Pulmonology

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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My Biography & Research


Raouf S. Amin, MD, is the director of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and a professor for the UC Department of Pediatrics. 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.

Additional Languages

Arabic, French, Italian

Clinical Interests

Chronic respiratory failure; sleep disorders in children

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Pulmonary Medicine, Rare Lung Diseases, Sleep Disorders, Home Ventilator, Aerodigestive and Sleep, Neuromuscular Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Upper Airway, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia BPD, Pulmonary Medicine

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My Education

MD: Aim Shams University, Cairo Egypt, 1978.

Residency: Pediatrics; Michigan State University, Flint, MI.

Certification: Pediatrics 1990; Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine 1994; Sleep Medicine, 1995.

My Publications

Strategies for Young Pulmonary Faculty to Achieve Early Success. Jr, HD; Amin, RS. Lung: an international journal on lungs, airways and breathing. 2020; 198:423-424.

Phenotype of ventilatory control in children with moderate to severe persistent asthma and obstructive sleep apnea. He, Z; Domany, KA; Nava-Guerra, L; Khoo, MC K; DiFrancesco, M; Xu, Y; McConnell, K; Hossain, MM; Amin, R. Sleep. 2019; 42.

OSA and Cardiovascular Risk in Pediatrics. Smith, DF; Amin, RS. Chest. 2019; 156:402-413.

Comparison of Pulmonary Function Decline in Steroid-Treated and Steroid-Naive Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Sawnani, H; Horn, PS; Wong, B; Darmahkasih, A; Rybalsky, I; Shellenbarger, KC; Tian, C; Rutter, MM; Simakajornboon, N; Amin, R; et al. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 210:194-200.e2.

Assessing the relationship between movement and airflow in the upper airway using computational fluid dynamics with motion determined from magnetic resonance imaging. Bates, AJ; Schuh, A; Amine-Eddine, G; McConnell, K; Loew, W; Fleck, RJ; Woods, JC; Dumoulin, CL; Amin, RS. Clinical Biomechanics. 2019; 66:88-96.

Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Obese Children: Literature Review and Meta-analysis. Scheffler, P; Wolter, NE; Narang, I; Amin, R; Holler, T; Ishman, SL; Propst, EJ. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2019; 160:985-992.

The effect of adenotonsillectomy on ventilatory control in children with obstructive sleep apnea. Domany, KA; He, Z; Nava-Guerra, L; Khoo, MC K; Xu, Y; Hossain, MM; DiFrancesco, M; McConnell, K; Amin, RS. Sleep. 2019; 42.

A novel method to generate dynamic boundary conditions for airway CFD by mapping upper airway movement with non-rigid registration of dynamic and static MRI. Bates, AJ; Schuh, A; McConnell, K; Williams, BM; Lanier, JM; Willmering, MM; Woods, JC; Fleck, RJ; Dumoulin, CL; Amin, RS. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering. 2018; 34:e3144-e3144.

Circadian Dysregulation: The Next Frontier in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Research. von Allmen, DC; Francey, LJ; Rogers, GM; Ruben, MD; Cohen, AP; Wu, G; Schmidt, RE; Ishman, SL; Amin, RS; Hogenesch, JB; et al. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2018; 159:948-955.

Quantifying ventilatory control stability from spontaneous sigh responses during sleep: A comparison of two approaches. Nava-Guerra, L; Edwards, BA; Terrill, PI; Sands, SA; Amin, RS; Kemp, JS; Khoo, MC K. Physiological Measurement. 2018; 39:114005-114005.