Division Highlights - Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine

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

The division continues to build upon leading-edge research into the early diagnosis and epidemiology of cystic fibrosis with new investigations into the disease’s microbiome. Other research focuses on environment-disease interactions in asthma, chronic pulmonary management of children with neuromuscular disease, education and effect of sleep disorders in children and the role of stem and progenitor cells in newborn lung disease.

2014 Highlights

  • Mei Baker, MD, received the Harry Hannon Laboratory Improvement Award in Newborn Screening from the Association of Public Health Laboratories. The award honors a person working in newborn screening worldwide whose contributions have had a direct effect in improving the quality of laboratory results for the newborn screening system.
  • Mei Baker, MD, and Philip Farrell, MD, PhD, received a two-year, $589,732 grant from the Legacy of Angels Foundation for their project, "A Prospective Study of Newborn Screening for Cystic Fibrosis Using a Novel IRT/Next Generation Sequencing Method."
  • Philip Farrell, MD, PhD, received the 2014 University of Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association Distinguished Resident Award. The award honors an individual who has completed a residency or fellowship at the UW Hospital and Clinics and has achieved distinction in medicine.
  • Michael Rock, MD, received a two-year, $394,510 grant from the Legacy of Angels Foundation for his project, "A Multi-Center Study of a New Method of Sweat Testing: the CF Quantum(r) Sweat Test."
  • D.B. Sanders, MD, MS, received a UW Institute of Clinical and Translational Research KL2 scholarship, which provides him with 75% protected time plus $25,000/year to support his research. He also received a two-year, $130,000 award from the Gilead Sciences Research Scholar Program in Cystic Fibrosis for his project, "Determinants of the Microbiome in Young Children with Cystic Fibrosis."
  • U.S. News & World Report named the division one of the top 50 pediatric pulmonology divisions in the country.




Vivek Balasubramaniam, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)
and Division Chief

Philip M. Farrell, MD, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Christopher G. Green, MD

Professor (CHS)

Camilla K. Matthews, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)

Sima K. Ramratnam, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor (CHS)

D. B. Sanders, MD

Assistant Professor

Iqbal Rashid, MD

Clinical Instructor

Michael J. Rock, MD

Professor (CHS)

Mary K. Schroth, MD

Professor (CHS)



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Grant Support

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