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.

2013 Highlights

  • Philip Farrell, MD, PhD, received the George Cunningham Visionary Award in Newborn Screening from the Association of Public Health Laboratories.
  • Kate Swenson, NP and Kathleen Shanovich, NP, received a $7,000 from the Evjue Foundation to support the Pediatric Asthma Clinic at Access Community Health Center.


Michael J. Rock, MD

Professor (CHS)
and Division Chief

Philip M. Farrell, MD, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Christopher G. Green, MD

Professor (CHS)

Camilla K. Matthews, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Sima K. Ramratnam, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor (CHS)

D. B. Sanders, MD

Assistant Professor

Mary K. Schroth, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)


Recent Publications

Davis EM, Ramratnam SK, Spahr JE, Champion HC. A typical case of atypical dyspnea. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Jun;10(3):261-3. PMID: 23802828.

Ingram DG, Matthews CK. Effect of adenotonsillectomy on c-reactive protein levels in children with obstructive sleep apnea: a meta-analysis. Sleep Med. 2013 Feb;14(2):172-6. Epub 2013 Jan 11. PMID: 23317933.

Lubcke NL, Nussbaum VM, Schroth M. Use of aerosolized tissue plasminogen activator in the treatment of plastic bronchitis. Ann Pharmacother. 2013 Mar;47(3):e13. Epub 2013 Feb 19. PMID: 23424228.

Rosas-Salazar C, Ramratnam SK, Brehm JM, Han YY, Acosta-Pérez E, Alvarez M, Colón-Semidey A, Canino G, Apter AJ, Celedón JC. Parental numeracy and asthma exacerbations in Puerto Rican children. Chest. 2013 Jul;144(1):92-8. PMID: 23493983.

Rosas-Salazar C, Ramratnam SK, Brehm JM, Han YY, Boutaoui N, Forno E, Acosta-Pérez E, Alvarez M, Colón-Semidey A, Canino G, Celedón JC. Prematurity, atopy, and childhood asthma in Puerto Ricans. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Oct 17. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24139607.

Rosenfeld M, Farrell PM, Kloster M, Swanson JO, Vu T, Brumback L, Acton JD,Castile RG, Colin AA, Conrad CK, Hart MA, Kerby GS, Hiatt PW, Mogayzel PJ,Johnson RC, Davis SD. Association of lung function, chest radiographs and clinical features in infants with cystic fibrosis. Eur Respir J. 2013 Dec;42(6):1545-52. Epub 2013 May 30. PMID: 23722613.

Sanders DB, Goss CH. Pulmonary exacerbations as indicators of progression of lung disease in young children with CF. Thorax. 2013 Jul;68(7):608-9. Epub 2013 Mar 29. PMID: 23542463.

Shoff SM, Tluczek A, Laxova A, Farrell PM, Lai HJ. Nutritional status is associated with health-related quality of life in children with cystic fibrosis aged 9-19 years. J Cyst Fibros. 2013 Dec;12(6):746-53. Epub 2013 Feb 12. PMID: 23410621.

Tluczek A, Becker T, Grieve A, Laxova A, Rock MJ, Gershan WM, Green CG, Farrell PM. Health-related quality of life in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis: convergent validity with parent-reports and objective measures of pulmonary health. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2013 May;34(4):252-61. PMID: 23669872.

Tluczek A, Laxova A, Grieve A, Heun A, Brown RL, Rock MJ, Gershan WM, Farrell PM. Long-term follow-up of cystic fibrosis newborn screening: Psychosocial functioning of adolescents and young adults. J Cyst Fibros. 2013 Oct 21. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24157354.

Grant Support

Our faculty were principal investigators on the following grants during calendar year 2013.

Principal Investigator Funding Agency Title
Rock, Michael Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center EPIC-002
Rock, Michael Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics CF Therapeutic Network-Peds
Rock, Michael Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CF Clinical Research Fellowship
Rock, Michael Wisconsin Deptartment of Health Services Congenital Disorders
Rock, Michael Legacy of Angels Quality Improvement in Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening: 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
Rock, Michael KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. KaloBios KB001A-05
Rock, Michael Registrat VTTP - A Point-Prevalence Study to Evaluate the Prevalence of Antibodies to Selected Porcine Viruses in Patients With CF Who Are Receiving Procine-Derived Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy
Rock, Michael Multiple Donors Cystic Fibrosis Education
Sanders, Don Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Determinants of Lung Health in Children with CF
Schroth, Mary DHHS, PHS, Health Resources and Services Pediatric Pulmonary Center (PPC)
Schroth, Mary Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc. MDA-Sponsored Clinic
Schroth, Mary Respironics Validation and Usability of the E70 Device

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