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Director, Asthma Center

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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"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."

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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.

Clinical Interests

Preschool wheezing; difficult-to-control asthma

Research Interests

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

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Pulmonary Medicine, Pulmonary Function, Asthma

Research Divisions

Pulmonary Medicine



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My Education

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.

My Publications

Feasibility and Preliminary Validity of Mobile Spirometry in Pediatric Asthma. Ramsey, RR; Plevinsky, JM; Milgrim, L; Hommel, KA; McDowell, KM; Shepard, J; Guilbert, TW. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 2021.

Effect of vitamin D supplementation on total and allergen-specific IgE in children with asthma and low vitamin D levels. Rosser, FJ; Han, YY; Forno, E; Bacharier, LB; Phipatanakul, W; Guilbert, TW; Cabana, MD; Ross, K; Blatter, J; Durrani, S; et al. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2021.

Nasal DNA methylation differentiates severe from non-severe asthma in African-American children. Zhu, T; Zhang, X; Chen, X; Brown, AP; Weirauch, MT; Guilbert, TW; Khurana Hershey, GK; Biagini, JM; Ji, H. Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2021; 76:1836-1845.

129Xe MRI as a measure of clinical disease severity for pediatric asthma. Lin, NY; Roach, DJ; Willmering, MM; Walkup, LL; Hossain, MM; Desirazu, P; Cleveland, ZI; Guilbert, TW; Woods, JC. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2021; 147:2146-2153.e1.

Use of the composite asthma severity index in a pediatric subspecialty clinic. Mokhallati, N; Schuler, CL; Thomas, S; Hossian, MM; Guilbert, TW. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 2021; 126:702-706.

Preventing asthma in high risk kids (PARK) with omalizumab: Design, rationale, methods, lessons learned and adaptation. Phipatanakul, W; Mauger, DT; Guilbert, TW; Bacharier, LB; Durrani, S; Jackson, DJ; Martinez, FD; Fitzpatrick, AM; Cunningham, A; Kunselman, S; et al. Controlled Clinical Trials. 2021; 100.

Exciting Era of Sensor-Based Electronic Monitoring of Adherence in Pediatric Asthma. Ramsey, RR; Guilbert, TW. Pediatrics. 2021; 147.

Bronchial Thermoplasty. Zak, S; Benscoter, D; Castro, M; Guilbert, TW. Diagnostic and Interventional Bronchoscopy in Children. 2021.

Lung function testing in children. McDowell, K; Guilbert, TW. In: Leung DYM; Adkis CA; Bacharier LB, Ed. Pediatric Allergy: Principles and Practice Principles and Practice. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2020.

Structural lung abnormalities on computed tomography correlate with asthma inflammation in bronchoscopic alveolar lavage fluid. Roach, DJ; Ruangnapa, K; Fleck, RJ; Rattan, MS; Hossain, MM; Guilbert, TW; Woods, JC. The Journal of asthma research. 2020; 57:968-979.