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Director, Asthma Center

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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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

Divisions

Pulmonary Medicine, Pulmonary Function, Asthma, 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

A Systematic Evaluation of Asthma Management Apps Examining Behavior Change Techniques. Ramsey, RR; Caromody, JK; Voorhees, SE; Warning, A; Cushing, CC; Guilbert, TW; Hommel, KA; Fedele, DA. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-In Practice. 2019; 7:2583-2591.

Examination of the uses, needs, and preferences for health technology use in adolescents with asthma. Ramsey, RR; Carmody, JK; Holbein, CE; Guilbert, TW; Hommel, KA. Journal of Asthma (Informa). 2019; 56:964-972.

Closing the door on social determinants of health and asthma disparities: Not so fast Reply. Guilbert, TW; Zeiger, RS; Haselkorn, T; Iqbal, A; Alvarez, C; Mink, DR; Chipps, BE; Szefler, SJ. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-In Practice. 2019; 7:2139-2103.

Preschool Wheezing Phenotypes Exhibit Heterogeneity in Disease Expression and Prognosis. Bacharier, LB; Guilbert, TW. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2019; 16:820-822.

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. Journal of Asthma (Informa). 2019; 000:1-12.

Challenges in assessing the efficacy of systemic corticosteroids for severe wheezing episodes in preschool children. Guilbert, TW; Bacharier, LB; Mauger, DT; Phipatanakul, W; Szefler, SJ; Boehmer, S; Beigelman, A; Fitzpatrick, AM; Jackson, DJ; Baxi, SN; et al. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2019; 143:1934-1937.e4.

Key Issues in Pediatric Asthma Preface. Bacharier, LB; Guilbert, TW. Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America. 2019; 39:xv-xvi.

Personalized Medicine and Pediatric Asthma. Pajor, NM; Guilbert, TW. Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America. 2019; 39:221-231.

New Directions in Pediatric Asthma. Bacharier, LB; Guilbert, TW. Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America. 2019; 39:283-295.

Phenotypes of Recurrent Wheezing in Preschool Children: Identification by Latent Class Analysis and Utility in Prediction of Future Exacerbation. Fitzpatrick, AM; Guilbert, TW; Jackson, DJ; Szefler, SJ; Cabana, MD; Jr, LR F; Martinez, FD; Pongracic, JA; Zeiger, RS; Mauger, DT; et al. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-In Practice. 2019; 7:915-924.e7.