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Medical Director, Pulmonary Inpatient Services

Co-Medical Director, A7C Unit

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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My Biography & Research

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Disorders, Home Ventilator, Craniofacial Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Upper Airway, Treacher Collins, Pulmonary Medicine

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My Education

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; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997.

My Publications

Clinical outcomes after shared decision-making tools with families of children with obstructive sleep apnea without tonsillar hypertrophy. Bergeron, M; Duggins, A; Chini, B; Ishman, SL. The Laryngoscope. 2019; 129:2646-2651.

Improving clinical outcomes and quality of life with massage therapy in youth and young adults with cystic fibrosis: A pilot study. Zink, KK; Chini, B; Cowens, J; Kremer, L; Lin, L. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: Research, Education, and Practice. 2019; 12:4-15.

Relationship between exercise capacity and glucose tolerance in cystic fibrosis. Foster, K; Huang, G; Zhang, N; Crisalli, J; Chini, B; Amin, R; Elder, D. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2018; 53:154-161.

Body Sanctification and Sleep in Adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis: A Pilot Study. Kopp, AT; Chini, BA; Dimitriou, SM; Grossoehme, DH. Journal of Religion and Health. 2017; 56:1837-1845.

Protocol of a Pilot Study of Technology-Enabled Coproduction in Pediatric Chronic Illness Care. Kaplan, HC; Thakkar, SN; Burns, L; Chini, B; Dykes, DM; McPhail, GL; Moore, E; Saeed, SA; Eslick, I; Margolis, PA; et al. JMIR Research Protocols. 2017; 6:e71-e71.

Retrospective Study of Obesity in Children with Down Syndrome. Basil, JS; Santoro, SL; Martin, LJ; Healy, KW; Chini, BA; Saal, HM. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2016; 173:143-148.

Gaps in evidence: Management of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea without tonsillar hypertrophy. Tang, A; Gropler, M; Duggins, AL; Amin, RS; Shott, SR; Chini, B; Ishman, SL. The Laryngoscope. 2016; 126:758-762.

Decision Making for Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea without Tonsillar Hypertrophy. Ishman, SL; Tang, A; Cohen, AP; Babiker, HE; Chini, B; Ehsan, Z; Fleck, RJ; Gordon, C; McPhail, GL; Pan, B; et al. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2016; 154:527-531.

Adherence Determinants in Cystic Fibrosis: Cluster Analysis o f Parental Psychosocial, Religious, and/or Spiritual Factors. Grossoehme, DH; Szczesniak, RD; Britton, LL; Siracusa, CM; Quittner, AL; Chini, BA; Dimitriou, SM; Seid, M. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2015; 12:838-846.