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.

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Publications

Evaluation of Risk Scores to Predict Pediatric Severe Asthma Exacerbations. Niu, C; Xu, Y; Schuler, CL; Gu, L; Arora, K; Huang, Y; Naren, AP; Durrani, SR; Hossain, MM; Guilbert, TW. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 2021; 9:4393-4401.e8.

Vitamin D supplementation, lung function and asthma control in children with asthma and low vitamin D levels. Han, YY; Forno, E; Bacharier, LB; Phipatanakul, W; Guilbert, TW; Cabana, MD; Ross, K; Blatter, J; Rosser, FJ; Durrani, S; et al. European Respiratory Journal, Supplement. 2021; 58.

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; 9:3821-3823.

Violence-related distress and lung function in two longitudinal studies of youth. Gaietto, K; Han, Y; Forno, E; Bacharier, LB; Phipatanakul, W; Guilbert, TW; Cabana, MD; Ross, K; Blatter, J; Acosta-Pérez, E; et al. European Respiratory Journal, Supplement. 2021.

Effect of vitamin D3 supplementation on severe asthma exacerbations in children with asthma and low vitamin D levels: the VDKA randomized clinical trial. Forno, E; Bacharier, LB; Phipatanakul, W; Guilbert, TW; Cabana, MD; Ross, K; Covar, R; Gern, JE; Rosser, FJ; Blatter, J; et al. 2021.

Which Wheezing Preschoolers Should be Treated for Asthma?. Bacharier, LB; Guilbert, TW; Jartti, T; Saglani, S. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 2021; 9:2611-2618.

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.

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