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Director, Pulmonary Bronchoscopy Department

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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My Biography & Research


Dr. Robert Wood, PhD, MD, is a pediatric pulmonary specialist, with particular interest in bronchoscopy. He has played a major role in the development of instrumentation and techniques for flexible bronchoscopy in pediatric patients. He is recognized as a teacher of endoscopic techniques, and has published many papers and book chapters on the subject. Additionally, he has extensive experience with clinical problems in pediatric pulmonary medicine, especially children with complex airway problems and cystic fibrosis.

Before coming to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Wood was on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (1976 to 1983), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1983 to 1999).

Clinical Interests


Research Interests

Bronchology; pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Pulmonary Medicine, Bronchoscopy, Rare Lung Diseases, Home Ventilator, Aerodigestive and Sleep, Fanconi Anemia, Cystic Fibrosis, Aerodigestive and Esophageal

Research Divisions

Pulmonary Medicine

My Locations

My Education

PhD: Medical Physiology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1968.

MD: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1970.

Residency: Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1970 to 1972.

Fellowship: Pediatric Metabolism, National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism, and Digestive Diseases, Bethesda, MD, 1972 to 1974; Pediatric Pulmonology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH, 1974 to 1976.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1976; Pediatric Pulmonology, 1986, 1997.

My Publications

Complete tracheal ring deformity a translational genomics approach to pathogenesis. Sinner, DI; Carey, B; Zgherea, D; Kaufman, KM; Leesman, L; Wood, RE; Rutter, MJ; de Alarcon, A; Elluru, RG; Harley, JB; et al. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2019; 200:1267-1281.

Outcome measures for pediatric laryngotracheal reconstruction: International consensus statement. Balakrishnan, K; Sidell, DR; Bauman, NM; Bellia-Munzon, GF; Boesch, RP; Bromwich, M; Cofer, SA; Daines, C; de Alarcon, A; Garabedian, N; et al. The Laryngoscope. 2019; 129:244-255.

Bronchoscopy and Bronchoalveolar Lavage in Pediatric Patients. Wood, RE. Kendig's Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children. : Elsevier; Elsevier; 2019.

Saber-sheath Tracheal Deformity. Kandil, A; Chutipongtanate, A; Wood, RE; Mahmoud, M. Anesthesiology. 2018; 129:811-811.

Structure and Functions of Pediatric Aerodigestive Programs: A Consensus Statement. Boesch, RP; Balakrishnan, K; Acra, S; Benscoter, DT; Cofer, SA; Collaco, JM; Dahl, JP; Daines, CL; DeAlarcon, A; DeBoer, EM; et al. Pediatrics. 2018; 141:e20171701-e20171701.

Airway inflammation and symptoms in children following liver and heart transplantation. Redmann, AJ; Bucuvalas, JC; Wood, RE; Chin, C; Hart, CK. Clinical Transplantation. 2017; 31:e12971-e12971.

Conservative Management of Pediatric Tracheal Rupture. Sidell, DR; Wood, RE; Hart, CK. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2017; 52:E1-E3.

A Global Survey on Whole Lung Lavage in Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis. Campo, I; Luisetti, M; Griese, M; Trapnell, BC; Bonella, F; Grutters, JC; Nakata, K; Van Moorsel, CH M; Costabel, U; Cottin, V; et al. Chest. 2016; 150:251-253.

To Trach, or Not to Trach: That Is the Question. Wood, RE. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2015; 192:1414-1415.