Raouf Amin, MD, studies cardiovascular dysfunction in children with obstructive sleep apnea. He also conducts other sleep research related to executive functioning, sleep restriction, obesity, Trisomy 21, neuromuscular disorders, functional and Cine MRIs.
Cincinnati Children’s has been a member of the CFF-TDN since its inception in 1998. Raouf Amin, MD, and Patricia Joseph, MD, serve as principal investigators on various clinical trials. As part of the CFF-TDN, the pediatric pulmonary division at Cincinnati Children’s has participated in dozens of multicenter clinical trials in cystic fibrosis, enrolling hundreds of patients and advancing clinical research in the field of cystic fibrosis. Use of infant PFTs, strategies to improve nutritional outcomes and strategies to improve quality-of-life measures are also being studied at Cincinnati Children’s.
Patricia Joseph, MD, is interested in the complications of cystic fibrosis in adults, bone mineral density in CF and unusual organisms in CF.
Gary McPhail, MD, focuses on pulmonary outcomes in cystic fibrosis and improving adherence to consensus guidelines and evidence-based care.
Carolyn Kercsmar, MD, director of the Asthma Center, studies ways to improve the care of patients with asthma, including the use of exhaled nitric oxide to help guide management, and genotype / phenotype relationships in patients with asthma.
Narong Simakajornboon, MD, director of the Sleep Center, is interested in the effects of maternal smoking on control of breathing in infants during sleep and periodic limb movement disorder in children.