Division Highlights - Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine

The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine provides family-centered care for children with respiratory disorders, including asthma, cystic fibrosis, and chronic lung disease.

Research efforts aim to improve the health of children with lung diseases.

2012 Highlights

  • Christopher Green, MD, was named chief medical officer for UW Hospital and Clinics.
  • Christopher Green, MD; Theresa Guilbert, MD; Michael Rock, MD; D.B. Sanders, MD; and Mary Schroth, MD, were named “Top Doctors” by Madison Magazine.
  • Theresa Guilbert, MD, was a co-investigator and on the steering committees of two NIH-funded multicenter grants: “AsthmaNet: UW–Madison Clinical and Translational Research Center” (PIs: Robert Lemanske, MD, and Christine Sorkness, PharmD) and “Stability of Severe Asthma Phenotypes: Impact of Exacerbations (SARP)” (PI: Nizar Jarjour, MD)
  • Mei Baker, MD, and Philip Farrell, MD, PhD, received a 2-year, $415,273 research award from the Legacy of Angels Foundation for their project, “Improving IRT/DNA newborn screening for cystic fibrosis to reduce false positives by a new molecular strategy.”
  • Mary Schroth, MD, was among the first recipients of the UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award, which recognizes physicians who have achieved exemplary communication skills in the 2011 Avatar patient satisfaction survey.


Michael J. Rock, MD

Professor (CHS)
and Division Chief

Philip M. Farrell, MD, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Christopher G. Green, MD

Professor (CHS)

Theresa W. Guilbert, MD

Associate Professor

Camilla K. Matthews, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

D. B. Sanders, MD

Assistant Professor

Mary K. Schroth, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)


Recent Publications

Bacharier LB, Guilbert TW. Diagnosis and management of early asthma in preschool-aged children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Aug;130(2):287-96; quiz 297-8. PMID: 22664162.

Cowan K, Guilbert TW. Pediatric asthma phenotypes. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2012 Jun;24(3):344-51. PMID: 22572759.

Guilbert TW, Arndt B, Temte J, Adams A, Buckingham W, Tandias A, Tomasallo C, Anderson HA, Hanrahan LP. The theory and application of UW ehealth-PHINEX, a clinical electronic health record-public health information exchange. WMJ. 2012 Jun;111(3):124-33. PMID: 22870558.

Guilbert TW, Wright AL. Does breastfeeding impact lung function and asthma risk? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Apr 15;185(8):801-2. PMID: 22505752.

La Pean A, Farrell MH, Eskra KL, Farrell PM. Effects of immediate telephone follow-up with providers on sweat chloride test timing after cystic fibrosis newborn screening identifies a single mutation. J Pediatr. 2012 Oct 23. PMID: 23102590.

Li Z, Sanders DB, Rock MJ, Kosorok MR, Collins J, Green CG, Brody AS, Farrell PM. Regional differences in the evolution of lung disease in children with cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2012 Jul;47(7):635-40. PMID: 22162514.

Papadopoulos NG, Arakawa H, Carlsen KH, Custovic A, Gern J, Lemanske R, Le Souef P, Mäkelä M, Roberts G, Wong G, Zar H, Akdis CA, Bacharier LB, Baraldi E, van Bever HP, de Blic J, Boner A, Burks W, Casale TB, Castro-Rodriguez JA, Chen YZ, El-Gamal YM, Everard ML, Frischer T, Geller M, Gereda J, Goh DY, Guilbert TW, Hedlin G, Heymann PW, Hong SJ, Hossny EM, Huang JL, Jackson DJ, de Jongste JC, Kalayci O, Aït-Khaled N, Kling S, Kuna P, Lau S, Ledford DK, Lee SI, Liu AH, Lockey RF, Lødrup-Carlsen K, Lötvall J, Morikawa A, Nieto A, Paramesh H, Pawankar R, Pohunek P, Pongracic J, Price D, Robertson C, Rosario N, Rossenwasser LJ, Sly  PD, Stein R, Stick S, Szefler S, Taussig LM, Valovirta E, Vichyanond P, Wallace D, Weinberg E, Wennergren G, Wildhaber J, Zeiger RS. International consensus on (ICON) pediatric asthma. Allergy. 2012 Aug;67(8):976-97. Epub 2012 Jun 15. PMID: 22702533.

Sanders DB, Farrell PM. Transformative mutation specific pharmacotherapy for cystic fibrosis. BMJ. 2012 Jan 9;344:e79. PMID: 22232540.

Sanders DB, Lai HJ, Rock MJ, Farrell PM. Comparing age of cystic fibrosis diagnosis and treatment initiation after newborn screening with two common strategies. J Cyst Fibros. 2012 Mar;11(2):150-3. PMID: 22104951.

Sanders DB, Li Z, Rock MJ, Brody AS, Farrell PM. The sensitivity of lung disease surrogates in detecting chest CT abnormalities in children with cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2012 Jun;47(6):567-73. PMID: 22170734.

Therrell BL Jr, Hannon WH, Hoffman G, Ojodu J, Farrell PM. Immunoreactive trypsinogen (IRT) as a biomarker for cystic fibrosis: challenges in newborn dried blood spot screening. Mol Genet Metab. 2012 May;106(1):1-6. PMID: 22425451.

Wang CH, Dowling JJ, North K, Schroth MK, Sejersen T, Shapiro F, Bellini J, Weiss H, Guillet M, Amburgey K, Apkon S, Bertini E, Bonnemann C, Clarke N, Connolly AM, Estournet-Mathiaud B, Fitzgerald D, Florence JM, Gee R, Gurgel-Giannetti J, Glanzman AM, Hofmeister B, Jungbluth H, Koumbourlis AC, Laing NG, Main M, Morrison LA, Munns C, Rose K, Schuler PM, Sewry C, Storhaug K, Vainzof M, Yuan N. Consensus statement on standard of care for congenital myopathies. J Child Neurol. 2012 Mar;27(3):363-82. PMID: 22431881.

Wells J, Rosenberg M, Hoffman G, Anstead M, Farrell PM. A decision-tree approach to cost comparison of newborn screening strategies for cystic fibrosis. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb;129(2):e339-47. PMID: 22291119.

Grant Support

Our faculty were principal investigators on the following grants during calendar year 2012.

Principal Investigator Funding Agency Title
Farrell, Philip DHHS, PHS, National Institutes of Health Pulmonary Benefits of Cystic Fibrosis Neonatal Screening
Guilbert, Theresa Wisconsin Dept of Health Services Environmental Public Health Tracking Network Implementation
Guilbert, Theresa Wisconsin Dept of Health Services CDC Infrastructure Subcontract 2011-2012
Guilbert, Theresa UWF—Wisconsin Partnership Program (MERC) Clinical & Public Health Data Exchange: Estimating Asthma Prevalence Across Wisconsin
Rock, Michael Children's Hospital and Regional Medical EPIC-002
Rock, Michael Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics CF Therapeutic Network-Peds
Rock, Michael Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CF Clinical Research Fellowship
Rock, Michael Wisconsin Dept of Health Services Congenital Disorders
Rock, Michael Legacy of Angels Addressing the Sweat Test QNS Problem with a Novel Method
Rock, Michael Seattle Children's Hospital CFFC-OB-11
Rock, Michael Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CF Center Grant
Sanders, Don Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Lung Disease in Children with CF
Schroth, Mary DHHS, PHS, Health Resources and Services PPC Training Grant
Schroth, Mary Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc. Grant Application to Conduct an MDA-Sponsored Clinic
Schroth, Mary Respironics Validation and Usability of the E70 Device

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