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Member, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


As a pediatric pulmonologist, I care for children and adolescents with rare lung diseases and those with chronic respiratory failure who are dependent on a ventilator. I appreciate the deep commitment that families and providers have to children with complex chronic healthcare needs, and I share that commitment.

In my practice, I embrace a data-driven approach and try to identify a scientific or physiologic rationale for decision-making. At the same time, I recognize that every family and child is different, and when we ask families to provide so much care for complex patients, we need to factor in their beliefs and opinions. From a research perspective, I enjoy the challenge of finding solutions to improve the outcomes for my patients.

I received quality improvement training as a clinical fellow through the Quality Scholars Program in Healthcare Transformation at Cincinnati Children’s. I also completed a master's degree in clinical and translational research with a focus on data science and informatics. I am trying to merge these training experiences and interests in my research, which aims to improve care and outcomes for children on chronic ventilator support. I appreciate hearing about unexpected problems or challenges faced by the families of these children and potential solutions.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family. My wife is a physician at the University of Cincinnati, and we have two young daughters.

Clinical Interests

Pulmonary medicine; chronic respiratory failure; rare lung diseases

Research Interests

Chronic respiratory failure; machine learning; learning health systems; quality improvement

Academic Affiliation

Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Pulmonary Medicine

Research Divisions

Biomedical Informatics

Blog Posts

PEDSnet Report Details How COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Children

Infectious Diseases and Vaccines

PEDSnet Report Details How COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Children

Nathan Pajor, MD, Tracy A. Glauser, MD ...11/23/2020

My Locations

My Education

MD: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 2012.

Residency: Pediatrics, Lurie Children’s/Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2015.

Chief Residency: Pediatrics, Lurie Children’s/Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2016.

Fellowship: Pulmonary Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2019.

MS: Clinical and Translational Research, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2019.

My Publications

Personalized Medicine and Pediatric Asthma. Pajor, NM; Guilbert, TW. Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America. 2019; 39:221-231.

Neonatal Lung Disease Associated with TBX4 Mutations. Suhrie, K; Pajor, NM; Ahlfeld, SK; Dawson, DB; Dufendach, KR; Kitzmiller, JA; Leino, D; Lombardo, RC; Smolarek, TA; Rathbun, PA; et al. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 206:286-292.e1.