Pediatric Respiratory Medicine Faculty

Philip W. Shaul, M.D.
Professor, Vice Chair of Research
Interim Division Chief, Pediatric Respiratory Medicine
Division Chief, Pediatric Pulmonary and Vascular Biology
Lowe Foundation Professorship in Pediatric Critical Care Research
Interests: Caveolae-lipid rafts, membrane-associated estrogen receptors, nitric oxide synthase, scavenger receptor class B-Type I (HDL receptor), and signaling by C-reactive protein

Folashade Afolabi, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Community based asthma education of general pediatricians, Cystic Fibrosis, antibiotic resistance, and quality improvement

Elisa Basora Rovira, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Michelle B. Caraballo, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Interests: Pediatric sleep-related breathing disorders, narcolepsy, and asthma

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, and lung transplant

Andrew S. Gelfand, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Interests: Chronic mechanical ventilation, premature neonates with chronic lung disease, asthma, and cystic fibrosis

Tanya M. Martinez Fernandez, M.D.
Associate Professor
Interests: Pediatric pulmonology, infant lung disease/infant pulmonary function, and sleep medicine

Suja J. Nair, M.D.
Associate Professor
Interests: Severe asthma, neuromuscular disorders, asthma comorbidities

S. Kamal Naqvi, M.D.
Associate Professor
Interests: Sleep disorders, noninvasive ventilation, narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea in children, pediatric pulmonology, and respiratory diseases

Devika Rao, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Asthma, chronic cough, Cystic Fibrosis, respiratory disease in sickle cell disease

Yadira M. Rivera-Sanchez, M.D.
Associate Professor
Interests: Pediatric pulmonology respiratory diseases including premature neonates with chronic lung disease, interstitial lung disease, asthma, and bronchoscopy

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, and respiratory consequences of early onset scoliosis, as well as the respiratory complications of neuromuscular disease

Preeti Sharma, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Associate Fellowship Director
Interests: General pediatric pulmonology, asthma, and cystic fibrosis