Alan H. Jobe, MD, PhD

Director, Division of Perinatal Biology

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-8563

Fax 513-636-8691


Clinical Interests

Clinical trials in neonatology; bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Research Interests

Lung maturation and lung injury in the fetus and newborn; use of antenatal corticosteroids; lung injury with ventilation of the preterm

Dr. Jobe is a neonatologist and professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s. His research contributions include studies of surfactant metabolism, the hormonal regulation of lung maturation, mechanisms of lung injury with mechanical ventilation, and neonatal resuscitation. He has been chair of the NICHD Neonatal Research Network Steering Committee and chair of the NICHD Global Research Network Steering Committee. He has a 26-year collaborative research project on fetal development with Professor John Newnham at the University of Western Australia. He remains actively involved with clinical and translational research to improve outcomes for infants. He was an associate editor for Journal of Pediatrics for 18 years. He presently is a consultant for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for infant mortality. Noteworthy recognitions are the E. Mead Johnson Award for Pediatric Research, the Virginia Apgar Award from the AAP, and election to The US National Institute of Medicine.

MD: University of California, San Diego, CA, 1973.

PhD: University of California, San Diego, CA, 1973.

Residency: University Hospital, University of California, San Diego, CA, 1974 to 1975.

Fellowship: University of California, San Diego, CA, 1975 to 1977.

Board Certified: Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

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Moss TJM, Nitsos I, Knox CL, Polglase GR, Kallapur SG, Ikegami M, Jobe AH, Newnham JP.  Ureaplasma colonization of amniotic fluid and efficacy of antenatal corticosteroids for preterm lung maturation in sheepAJOG. 2009;200(1):96.e1-6.

Polglase GR, Hillman NH, Ball MK, Kramer BW, Kallapur SG, Jobe AH, Pillow JJ.  Lung and systemic inflammation in preterm lambs on CPAP or conventional ventilationPediatr Res. 2009;65(1):67-71.

Cheah F-C, Pillow JJ, Kramer BW, Polglase GR, Nitsos I, Newnham JP, Jobe AH, Kallapur SG.  Airway inflammatory cell responses to intra-amniotic lipopolysaccharide in a sheep model of chorioamnionitisAm J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2008;296:L384-93.

Ball MK, Jobe AH, Polglase GR, Kallapur SG, Choe-Cheah F, Hillman NH, Pillow JJ.  High and low body temperature during the initiation of ventilation for near-term lambsResuscitation. 2008;80:133-7.

Kramer BW, Albertine KH, Moss TJM, Nitsos I, Speer CP, Newnham JP, Jobe AH.  All-trans retinoic acid does not modulate intra-amniotic endotoxin mediated effects on the fetal sheep lungThe Anatomical Record. 2008;291:1271-7.

Polglase GR, Hillman NH, Pillow JJ, Cheah F-C, Nitsos I, Moss TJ, Kramer BW, Ikegami M, Kallapur SG, Jobe AH.  Positive end-expiratory pressure and tidal volume during initial ventilation of preterm lambsPediatr Res. 2008;64:517.

Hillman N, Moss TJM, Nitsos I, Kramer BW, Bachurski C, Ikegami M, Jobe AH, Kallapur SG.  Toll-like receptors and agonist responses in the developing fetal sheep lungPediatr Res. 2008;63:388-93.

Sweet DG, Huggett MT, Warner JA, Moss TJM, Halliday HL, Newnham JP, Kallapur SG, Jobe AH, Kramer BW.  Maternal betamethasone and chorioamnionitis induce different collagenases and lung maturation in fetal sheep lungsNeonatology. 2008;94:79-86.

Jobe AH, Moss TJM, Nitsos Il, Ikegami M, Kallapur SG, Newnham JP. Betamethasone for lung maturation: testing dose and formulation in fetal sheep. AJOG. 2007;197:523.

Moss TJM, Knox CL, Kallapur SG, Nitsos I, Theodoropoulos C, Ikegami M, Newnham JP, Jobe AH. Experimental amniotic fluid infection in sheep: effects of Ureaplasma parvum serovars 3 and 6 on preterm or term fetal sheep. Am J Ob Gyn. 2008;198:122e18.