A photo of Christopher Towe.

Director, Rare Lung Diseases Program

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Childhood interstitial lung diseases; lung transplantation

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Pulmonary Medicine, Rare Lung Diseases, Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations, Lung Transplant, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, Fibrosis

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Rare Childhood Disease Needs Awareness: Interstitial Lung Disease

By Christopher Towe, MD2/27/2015

My Education

MD: University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, Dallas, TX, 2008.

Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2011.

Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonary, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2014.

Certification: Pediatric Pulmonary, 2014; Pediatrics, 2012.

My Publications

Emergent high fatality lung disease in systemic juvenile arthritis. Saper, VE; Chen, G; Deutsch, GH; Guillerman, RP; Birgmeier, J; Jagadeesh, K; Canna, S; Schulert, G; Deterding, R; Xu, J; et al. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. 2019; 78:1722-1731.

Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis-Associated Lung Disease: Characterization and Risk Factors. Schulert, GS; Yasin, S; Carey, B; Chalk, C; Do, T; Schapiro, AH; Husami, A; Watts, A; Brunner, HI; Huggins, J; et al. Arthritis and Rheumatology. 2019; 71:1943-1954.

Ground-glass burden as a biomarker in neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy. Spielberg, DR; Brody, AS; Baker, ML; Woods, JC; Towe, CT. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2019; 54:822-827.

Xenon-129 MRI detects ventilation deficits in paediatric stem cell transplant patients unable to perform spirometry. Walkup, LL; Myers, K; El-Bietar, J; Nelson, A; Willmering, MM; Grimley, M; Davies, SM; Towe, C; Woods, JC. The European respiratory journal : official journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology. 2019; 53:1801779-1801779.

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.

Sequence of refusals for donor quality, organ utilization, and survival after lung transplantation. Singh, E; Schecter, M; Towe, C; Rizwan, R; III, RB; Tweddell, J; Hossain, MM; Morales, D; Zafar, F. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2019; 38:35-42.

Evidence of Normal Alveolar Size in Pediatric Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly. Walkup, LL; Towe, CT; Bdaiwi, A; Merrow, AC; Hammill, AM; Cleveland, ZI; Woods, JC. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2018; 198:1573-1574.

Pulmonary Surfactant and Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis. Towe, C; Trapnell, B. In: Kline M; Blaney SM; Gieardino AP; Orange JS; Penny DJ; Schutze GE; Shekerdemian LS; Rudolph AM; Rudolph CD, Ed. Rudolph's Pediatrics, 23rd Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2018.

Infants with Atypical Presentations of Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia with Misalignment of the Pulmonary Veins Who Underwent Bilateral Lung Transplantation. Towe, CT; White, FV; Grady, RM; Sweet, SC; Eghtesady, P; Wegner, DJ; Sen, P; Szafranski, P; Stankiewicz, P; Hamvas, A; et al. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2018; 194:158-164.e1.

Ambulatory veno-venous ECMO in adolescents-How far have we walked?. Towe, C; Morales, DL S. Pediatric Transplantation. 2017; 21:e12939-e12939.