A photo of Erik Hysinger.

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-636-6771

Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Biography

While attending medical school, a mentor inspired me to become a pediatric pulmonologist. I admired his interactions with patients and providers, and I knew I wanted to model my career after his. I'll never forget the day he took me to the operating room for the first time. I was able to look at the airway, and I have been in love with pulmonology medicine and bronchoscopy ever since. My specialties include bronchoscopy, bronchopulmonary dysplasia and chronic ventilation.

I am currently developing an imaging technique that evaluates airway motion without the need for sedation or radiation in children of all ages. For the first time, this will enable us to understand airway motion and its natural history in children with and without airway disease. This novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides a unique opportunity to evaluate the impact of airway motion on pediatric health and understand the response to therapeutic interventions.

One of my clinical interests is tracheomalacia, which is the most common abnormality of the trachea in children and can result in marked breathing difficulty. Despite the sizeable clinical burden, there is little agreement about the disease's definition and even less about the best therapeutic strategy for treatment. Consequently, I think studying tracheomalacia has the potential to improve respiratory care for a vast number of children.

I am honored to have received the Best in Pediatrics award at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) international conference in 2018. This award is given for the six best scientific abstracts annually. I obtained board certification in pediatrics in 2013 and pediatric pulmonology in 2018.

Clinical Interests

Bronchology; chronic respiratory failure; bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Research Interests

Aerodigestives disorders; tracheomalacia

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Pulmonary Medicine, Aerodigestive and Esophageal, Bronchoscopy, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia BPD

Research Divisions

Pulmonary Medicine

My Locations

My Education

MD: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2010.

Residency: Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN, 2013.

Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2016.

Board Certification: Pediatrics, 2013.

My Publications

Lung MRI as a Potential Complementary Diagnostic Tool for Early COPD. Polverino, F; Hysinger, EB; Gupta, N; Willmering, M; Olin, T; Abman, SH; Woods, JC. American Journal of Medicine. 2020; 133:757-760.

Disease phenotyping of infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Mandell, E; Hysinger, EB; McGrath-Morrow, SA. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 201:1327-1329.

Ultrashort Echo-Time MRI for the Assessment of Tracheomalacia in Neonates. Hysinger, EB; Bates, AJ; Higano, NS; Benscoter, D; Fleck, RJ; Hart, CK; Burg, G; De Alarcon, A; Kingma, PS; Woods, JC. Chest. 2020; 157:595-602.

Endobronchial ultrasound-guided biopsy is feasible, safe, and improves diagnostic yields in immunocompromised children. Bouso, JM; Yendur, O; Hysinger, E; Planet, PJ; Haas, A; Goldfarb, S; Piccione, J. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 201:384-386.

Utility of echocardiography in predicting mortality in infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Vyas-Read, S; Wymore, EM; Zaniletti, I; Murthy, K; Padula, MA; Truog, WE; Engle, WA; Savani, RC; Yallapragada, S; Logan, JW; et al. Journal of Perinatology. 2020; 40:149-156.

Filling in the gaps: Implantable bronchial valves in pediatric patients with persistent leaks. Kuranga, AO; Hysinger, EB; Stamper, DC; Benzaquen, S. Clinical Case Reports. 2019; 7:2410-2413.

Quantitative Assessment of Regional Dynamic Airway Collapse in Neonates via Retrospectively Respiratory-Gated H-1 Ultrashort Echo Time MRI. Bates, AJ; Higano, NS; Hysinger, EB; Fleck, RJ; Hahn, AD; Fain, SB; Kingma, PS; Woods, JC. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2019; 49:659-667.

Bronchoscopy in neonates with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia in the NICU. Hysinger, E; Friedman, N; Jensen, E; Zhang, H; Piccione, J. Journal of Perinatology. 2019; 39:263-268.

The Impact of Pulmonary Hypertension in Preterm Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia through 1 Year. Lagatta, JM; Hysinger, EB; Zaniletti, I; Wymore, EM; Vyas-Read, S; Yallapragada, S; Nelin, LD; Truog, WE; Padula, MA; Porta, NF M; et al. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2018; 203:218-224.e3.

Leveraging electronic health records to assess the role of ADRB2 single nucleotide polymorphisms in predicting exacerbation frequency in asthma patients. Sood, N; Connolly, JJ; Mentch, FD; Vazquez, L; Sleiman, PM A; Hysinger, EB; Hakonarson, H; Workgrp, eO. Pharmacogenetics and Genomics. 2018; 28:256-259.