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Co-Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


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My Biography & Research

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Pulmonary Medicine, Asthma Center, Rare Lung Diseases, Pulmonary Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis Center, Pulmonary Function Lab, Best Doctors 2017-18

My Education

BS: Biology, Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland, OH, 1972.

MD: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1978.

MS: Anatomy, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1978.

My Publications

Kercsmar C. Exhaled nitric oxide in the diagnosis and management of childhood asthma. Ther Adv Respir Dis. 2010 Apr;4(2):71-82.

Kattan M, Kumar R, Bloomberg GR, Mitchell HE, Calatroni A, Gergen PJ, Kercsmar CM, Visness CM, Matsui EJ, Steinbach SF, Szefler SJ, Sorkness CA, Morgan WJ, Teach SJ, Gan VJ. Asthma control, adiposity, and adipokines among inner-city adolescents. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 125:584-92.

Rohan J, Drotar D, McNally K, Schluchter M, Riekert K, Vavrek P, Schmidt A, Redline S, Kercsmar C. Adherence to pediatric asthma treatment in economically disadvantaged African-American children and adolescents: an application of growth curve analysis. J Pediatr Psychol. 2010 May;35(4):394-404.

Ross KR, Hart MA, Storfer-Isser A, Kibler AM, Johnson NL, Rosen CL, Kercsmar CM, Redline S. Obesity and obesity related co-morbidities in a referral population of children with asthma. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2009 Sep;44(9):877-84. 

McNally KA, Rohan J, Schluchter M, Riekert KA, Vavrek P, Schmidt A, Redline S, Kercsmar C, Drotar D. Adherence to combined montelukast and fluticasone treatment in economically disadvantaged African American youth with asthma. J Asthma. 2009 Nov;46(9):921-7.

Kercsmar CM, McDowell KM. Love it or Lev it: Levalbuterol for severe acute asthma; for now, leave it. J Pediatr. 2009 155:163-64.

Short EJ, Kirchner HL, Asaad GR, Fulton S, Lewis B, Eisengart S, Baley J, Kercsmar C, Min MO, Singer LT. Long-term Sequelae of Postnatal Surfactant and Corticosteroid Therapies. BPD J Perinatol. 2008 Jul; 28(7):498-504.

Szefler SL, Mirchell H, Sorkness CA, Gergen PJ, O'Connor GT, Morgan WJ, Kattan M, Pongracic JA, Teach SJ, , Bloomberg GR, Eggleston PA, Gruchalla RS, Kercsmar CM, Liu, AH, Wildfire JJ, Busse WW. Management of asthma based on exhaled nitric oxide in addition to guideline-based treatment for inner-city adolescents and young adults: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2008 372:1065-72.

Kercsmar CM. Meeting the challenges of asthma: conference summary. Respir Care. 2008 Jun;53(6):787-95.

Sobande PO, Kercsmar CM. Inhaled corticosteroids in asthma management. Respir Care. 2008 May;53(5):625-33; discussion 633-4. Review.