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Pediatric Respiratory Medicine Faculty

The Division has eight full-time and four part-time faculty members, and four fellows, all with varied interests in clinical and translational research.

Dr. Andrew Gelfand

Andrew S. Gelfand, M.D.

  • Associate Professor, Division Chief
  • Interests: Chronic mechanical ventilation; premature neonates with chronic lung disease; asthma; cystic fibrosis
Dr. Folashade Afolabi

Folashade Afolabi, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Community based asthma education of general practice providers; school-based asthma care; quality improvement process in asthma; Cystic Fibrosis hospitalization to home transitional care
Dr. Elisa Basora Rovira

Elisa Basora Rovira, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
Michelle Caraballo

Michelle B. Caraballo, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Pediatric sleep-related breathing disorders; narcolepsy; asthma
Dr. Steven Copenhaver

Steven C. Copenhaver, M.D.

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Interests: Cystic fibrosis; chronic mechanical ventilation; premature neonates with chronic lung disease; muscle disorders; pulmonary hypertension; bronchoscopy and invasive pulmonary interventions; asthma; microbiology of cystic fibrosis airways; Steven Johnson syndrome/TENs; lung transplant
Dr. Princy Ghera

Princy Ghera, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
Dr. Tanya Martinez Fernandez

Tanya M. Martinez Fernandez, M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Interests: Pediatric pulmonology; infant lung disease/infant pulmonary function; sleep medicine
Dr. Kamal Naqvi

S. Kamal Naqvi, M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Interests: Sleep disorders; noninvasive ventilation; narcolepsy; obstructive sleep apnea in children; pediatric pulmonology; respiratory diseases
Dr. Devika Rao

Devika Rao, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Asthma; chronic cough; Cystic Fibrosis; respiratory disease in sickle cell disease
Dr. Yadira Rivera-Sanchez

Yadira M. Rivera-Sanchez, M.D.

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Pediatric pulmonology respiratory diseases, including premature neonates with chronic lung disease; interstitial lung disease; asthma; bronchoscopy
Dr. Peter Schochet

Peter N. Schochet, M.D.

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Chronic respiratory failure; chronic lung disease; neuromuscular disorders; bronchoscopy; asthma; sickle cell-related lung disease; chronic aspiration; restrictive lung disease and chest wall disorders; noninvasive ventilation; respiratory consequences of early onset scoliosis, as well as the respiratory complications of neuromuscular disease
Dr. Preeti Sharma

Preeti Sharma, M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Fellowship Director
  • Interests: General pediatric pulmonology; asthma; cystic fibrosis