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Director, Division of Perinatal Biology

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Board Certified

My Biography & Research


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.

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

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Neonatology, Perinatal, Neonatology, Perinatal Biology, Pulmonary Biology, Global Health

Science Blog

Alan Jobe Honored with Drake Medal


Alan Jobe Honored with Drake Medal

Alan H. Jobe, MD, PhD7/16/2020

Jobe Receives 2016 Mary Ellen Avery Award


Jobe Receives 2016 Mary Ellen Avery Award

Alan H. Jobe, MD, PhD6/29/2019

My Education

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.

My Publications

Chronic Intra-Uterine Ureaplasma parvum Infection Induces Injury of the Enteric Nervous System in Ovine Fetuses. Heymans, C; de Lange, IH; Hutten, MC; Lenaerts, K; de Ruijter, NJ E; Kessels, LC G A; Rademakers, G; Melotte, V; Boesmans, W; Saito, M; et al. Frontiers in Immunology. 2020; 11.

Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Intramuscular and Oral Betamethasone and Dexamethasone in Reproductive Age Women in India. Jobe, AH; Milad, MA; Peppard, T; Jusko, WJ. Clinical and Translational Science. 2020; 13:391-399.

Fetal and amniotic fluid iron homeostasis in healthy and complicated murine, macaque, and human pregnancy. Fisher, AL; Sangkhae, V; Presicce, P; Chougnet, CA; Jobe, AH; Kallapur, SG; Tabbah, S; Buhimschi, CS; Buhimschi, IA; Ganz, T; et al. JCI insight. 2020; 5.

50 Years Ago in THE JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS: Commentary: The Use of Assisted Ventilation in the Therapy of Hyaline Membrane Disease. Schmidt, AF; Jobe, AH. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 217:19-19.

The duration of fetal antenatal steroid exposure determines the durability of preterm ovine lung maturation. Kemp, MW; Saito, M; Schmidt, AF; Usuda, H; Watanabe, S; Sato, S; Hanita, T; Kumagai, Y; Takahashi, T; Musk, GC; et al. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2020; 222:183.e1-183.e9.

Antenatal Corticosteroids—A Concern for Lifelong Outcomes. Jobe, AH. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 217:184-188.

Surfactant plus budesonide decreases lung and systemic responses to injurious ventilation in preterm sheep. Hillman, NH; Kothe, TB; Schmidt, AF; Kemp, MW; Royse, E; Fee, E; Salomone, F; Clarke, MW; Musk, GC; Jobe, AH. American Journal of Physiology: Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology. 2020; 318:L41-L48.

Dosing and formulation of antenatal corticosteroids for fetal lung maturation and gene expression in rhesus macaques. Schmidt, AF; Kannan, PS; Bridges, JP; Filuta, A; Lipps, D; Kemp, M; Miller, LA; Kallapur, SG; Xu, Y; Whitsett, JA; et al. Scientific Reports. 2019; 9.

Unanticipated Deaths in Randomized Controlled Trials of Very Premature Infants. Jobe, AH. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 215:252-256.

Mass spectrometry imaging as a tool for evaluating the pulmonary distribution of exogenous surfactant in premature lambs. Zecchi, R; Franceschi, P; Tigli, L; Ricci, F; Boscaro, F; Pioselli, B; Mileo, V; Murgia, X; Bianco, F; Salomone, F; et al. Respiratory Research. 2019; 20.