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Director, Infant Pulmonary Function Lab

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-636-6771

513-636-4615

Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Asthma; flexible bronchoscopy; general pediatric pulmonology; quality improvement methodologies; infant pulmonary function test

Research Interests

Clinical asthma research; quality improvement methodologies; infant pulmonary function test

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Divisions

Pulmonary Medicine, Asthma, Rare Lung Diseases, Home Ventilator, Pulmonary Function, Pulmonary Medicine

My Locations

My Education

BS: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 1983.

MS: University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 1986.

MD: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1990.

Residency: Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH.

Fellowship: Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH.

Certification: Pediatric Pulmonology, 1996.

My Publications

Respiratory Medications in Infants < 29 Weeks during the First Year Postdischarge: The Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program (PROP) Consortium. Ryan, RM; Keller, RL; Poindexter, BB; D'Angio, CT; Shaw, PA; Bellamy, SL; Moore, PE; McPherson, C; Greenberg, JM; Chougnet, C; et al. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 208:148-155.e3.

Recent Diagnosis Techniques in Pediatric Asthma Impulse Oscillometry in Preschool Asthma and Use of Exhaled Nitric Oxide. McDowell, KM. Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America. 2019; 39:205-219.

Black Race Is Associated with a Lower Risk of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Ryan, RM; Feng, R; Bazacliu, C; Ferkol, TW; Ren, CL; Mariani, TJ; Poindexter, BB; Wang, F; Moore, PE; Chougnet, C; et al. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 207:130-135.e2.

45 - Wheezing in Older Children: Asthma. Kercsmar, CM; Mcdowell, KM. Kendig's Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children. 2019.

Exome sequencing identifies gene variants and networks associated with extreme respiratory outcomes following preterm birth. Hamvas, A; Feng, R; Bi, Y; Wang, F; Bhattacharya, S; Mereness, J; Kaushal, M; Cotten, CM; Ballard, PL; Mariani, TJ; et al. BMC Genetics. 2018; 19.

Tidal Breathing Measurements at Discharge and Clinical Outcomes in Extremely Low Gestational Age Neonates. Ren, CL; Feng, R; Davis, SD; Eichenwald, E; Jobe, A; Moore, PE; Panitch, HB; Sharp, JK; Kisling, J; Clem, C; et al. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2018; 15:1311-1319.

Acute Responses to Diuretic Therapy in Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborns: Results from the Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program Cohort Study. Blaisdell, CJ; Troendle, J; Zajicek, A; Chougnet, C; Greenberg, JM; Hardie, W; Jobe, AH; McDowell, K; Ferkol, T; Holland, MR; et al. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2018; 197:42-47.e1.

Wheezing in Older Children: Asthma. McDowell, KM; Kercsmar, CM. In: Wilmott R; Bush A, Ed. Kendig's Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children E-Book. Philadelphia: Elsevier Health Sciences; 2018.

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Perinatal Characteristics Predict 1-Year Respiratory Outcomes in Newborns Born at Extremely Low Gestational Age: A Prospective Cohort Study. Keller, RL; Feng, R; DeMauro, SB; Ferkol, T; Hardie, W; Rogers, EE; Stevens, TP; Voynow, JA; Bellamy, SL; Shaw, PA; et al. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2017; 187:89-97.e3.

Medical and Social Determinants of Health Associated with Intensive Care Admission for Asthma in Children. McDowell, KM; Kercsmar, CM; Huang, B; Guilbert, TW; Kahn, RS. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2016; 13:1081-1088.