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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


Pulmonary Medicine, Bronchoscopy, Rare Lung Diseases, Pediatric Home Ventilator Program, Aerodigestive and Sleep Center, Fanconi Anemia, Pulmonary Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis Center, Esophageal Center, Aerodigestive and Esophageal Center, Best Doctors 2017-18

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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

Suzuki T, Sakagami T, Young LR, Carey BC, Wood RE, Luisetti M, Wert SE, Rubin BK, Kevill K, Chalk C, Whitsett JA, Stevens C, Nogee LM, Campo I, Trapnell BC. Hereditary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis: pathogenesis, presentation, diagnosis, and therapy. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 Nov 15;182(10):1292-304.

Sakagami T, Beck D, Uchida K, Suzuki T, Carey BC, Nakata K, Keller G, Wood RE, Wert SE, Ikegami M, Whitsett JA, Luisetti M, Davies S, Krischer JP, Brody A, Ryckman F, Trapnell BC. Patient-derived granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factor autoantibodies reproduce pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in nonhuman primates. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 Jul 1;182(1):49-61.

Abman S, Jobe A, Chernick V, Blaisdell C, Castro M, Ramirez MI, Gern JE, Cutting G, Redding G, Hagood JS, Whitsett J, Abman S, Raj JU, Barst R, Kato GJ, Gozal D, Haddad GG, Prabhakar NR, Gauda E, Martinez FD, Tepper R, Wood RE, Accurso F, Teague WG, Venegas J, Cole FS, Wright RJ, Gail D, Hamvas A, Kercsmar C, Kiley J, Weinmann G; NHLBI working group report. Strategic plan for pediatric respiratory diseases research: an NHLBI working group report. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2009 Jan;44(1):2-13.

Muenzer J, Beck M, Eng CM, Escolar ML, Giugliani R, Guffon NH, Harmatz P, Kamin W, Kampmann C, Kosepglu ST, Link B, Martin RA, Molter DW, MuAoz Rojas MV, Ogilvie JW, Parini R, Ramaswami U, Scarpa M, Schwartz IV, Wood RE, Wraith E. Multidisciplinary Management of Hunter Syndrome. Pediatrics. 2009; 124:e1228-39.

Suzuki T, Sakagami T, Rubin BK, Nogee LM, Wood RE, Zimmerman SL, Smolarek T, Dishop MK, Wert SE, Whitsett JA, Grabowski G, Carey BC, Stevens C, van der Loo JC, Trapnell BC. Familial pulmonary alveolar proteinosis caused by mutations in CSF2RA. J Exp Med. 2008 Nov 24;205(12):2703-10.

Wood RE. Evaluation of the upper airway in children. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2008 Jun;20(3):266-71. Review.

Boesch RP, Daines C, Willging JP, Kaul A, Cohen AP, Wood RE, Amin RS. Advances in the diagnosis and management of chronic pulmonary aspiration in children. Eur Respir J. 2006 Oct;28(4):847-61. Review.

Zur KB, Wood RE, Elluru RG. Pediatric postcricoid vascular malformation: a diagnostic and treatment challenge. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2005 Dec;69(12):1697-701.

Lim LH, Cotton RT, Azizkhan RG, Wood RE, Cohen AP, Rutter MJ. Complications of metallic stents in the pediatric airway. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Oct;131(4):355-61.

Wood RE. The emerging role of flexible bronchoscopy in pediatrics. Clin Chest Med. 2001 Jun;22(2):311-7, viii. Review.