I enjoy working with children and their families, and nothing gives me more satisfaction than to help a child control their asthma symptoms so they can be the best version of themselves.
Theresa W. Guilbert, MD, MS

About

Biography

As a lung specialist, I care for children who wheeze early in their lives and those with severe asthma. I enjoy working with children and their families, and nothing gives me more satisfaction than to help a child control their asthma symptoms so they can be the best version of themselves.

My approach is to listen carefully to the child's story, make sure that I understand it accurately, and ask clarifying questions. Then, working as a team with the child and family, we develop an effective management plan that the family feels comfortable initiating. We reassess how well the child is doing as a team to decide whether to continue that plan or adapt it to improve the child's life.

I have over 20 years of experience in treating children with pulmonary diseases, interpreting lung function and imaging studies, and participating in National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded, multicenter clinical trials. These trials seek ways to prevent asthma in preschool children and to improve asthma management in older children. I direct the Asthma Center at Cincinnati Children’s, and I am passionate about learning how to prevent or reverse asthma and how to manage it better once it develops.

I have served as chair or member of several national committees, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Thoracic Society. I have also been on the steering committees of several NIH-sponsored, multicenter clinical networks that design and conduct asthma research studies in children.

In my free time, I enjoy camping, hiking, boating and traveling with my family. I am also a Pilates and yoga enthusiast.

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.

Interests

Preschool wheezing; difficult-to-control asthma

Services and Specialties

Pulmonary Medicine, Pulmonary Function, Asthma

Interests

Early life risk factors, exposures, and environment interactions; early childhood asthma; recurrent wheezing; clinical electronic medical data

Research Areas

Pulmonary Medicine

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Publications

LONG-TERM DUPILUMAB EFFECT ON LUNG FUNCTION IN MULTIPLE SUBGROUPS OF PEDIATRIC PATIENTS WITH UNCONTROLLED ASTHMA. BACHARIER, LB; GUILBERT, T; GAPPA, M; DELL, SD; PAPADOPOULOS, N; DESCHILDRE, A; CUSTOVIC, A; ALTINCATAL, A; LEDANOIS, O; GALL, R; et al. Chest. 2023; 164:a40-a44.

Long-Term Exposure to Particulate Matter <2.5 μm and Lung Function Change in Children with Asthma Receiving Inhaled Corticosteroids. Rosser, FJ; Han, YY; Forno, E; Guilbert, TW; Bacharier, LB; Phipatanakul, W; Goobie, GC; Nouraie, SM; Martinez, M; Celedón, JC. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2023; 208:622-624.

How Has the Biologic Revolution Improved Patient Care?. Guilbert, TW; Busse, W. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 2023; 11:2683-2685.

Children with uncontrolled asthma from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods: Needs assessment and the development of a school-based telehealth and electronic inhaler monitoring system. Ramsey, RR; Noser, A; McDowell, KM; Sherman, SN; Hommel, KA; Guilbert, TW. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2023; 58:2249-2259.

Questions in Mild Asthma: An Official American Thoracic Society Research Statement. Mohan, A; Lugogo, NL; Hanania, NA; Reddel, HK; Akuthota, P; O'Byrne, PM; Guilbert, T; Papi, A; Price, D; Jenkins, CR; et al. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2023; 207:e77-e96.

Technology-Assisted Stepped-Care to Promote Adherence in Adolescents with Asthma: A Pilot Study. Ramsey, RR; Plevinsky, JM; Guilbert, TW; Carmody, JK; Hommel, KA. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 2023; 30:415-424.

Impact Of Exacerbation History On Dupilumab Efficacy In Children With Asthma In The VOYAGE Study. Guilbert, T; Tolcachier, A; Fiocchi, A; Katelaris, C; Phipatanakul, W; Begin, P; Altincatal, A; Gall, R; Ledanois, O; Radwan, A; et al. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2023; 151:ab19.

Long-Term Dupilumab Treatment Effect On Safety And Clinical Efficacy In Children With Type 2 Asthma: LIBERTY ASTHMA EXCURSION. Bacharier, L; Maspero, J; Katelaris, C; Fiocchi, A; Gagnon, R; de Mir, I; Guilbert, T; Jackson, D; Li, N; Akinlade, B; et al. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2023; 151:ab15.

Asthma Management in Children. Shipp, CL; Gergen, PJ; Gern, JE; Matsui, EC; Guilbert, TW. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 2023; 11:9-18.

Improvement in symptom-related disruptions is associated with fewer days of short-acting beta-agonist use in asthma. Kaye, L; Vuong, V; Barrett, MA; Boers, E; Guilbert, T. npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine. 2022; 32:31.

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