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James Chmiel, MD

James Chmiel, MD



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James Chmiel, MD, MPH, is a specialist in pediatric pulmonary (lung) diseases in the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy, Immunology and Sleep Medicine and Associate Director of the LeRoy W. Matthews Cystic Fibrosis Center at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. He also sees patients at UH Landerbrook Health Center. He is Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Chmiel is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology. His special interests include pediatric asthma, cystic fibrosis, other pulmonary diseases and bronchoscopy. He was appointed to the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital staff in 1998.

He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind. He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Mich., while simultaneously completing a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He served a residency in pediatrics at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill., and completed his postdoctoral training with a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

A respected researcher, Dr. Chmiel currently is participating in multiple clinical trials on pediatric asthma and cystic fibrosis, supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, among other organizations. He has contributed numerous papers and abstracts on cystic fibrosis, asthma and other pediatric lung diseases to leading medical journals. He also is a frequent invited lecturer and speaker at local, national and international meetings and symposia on the diagnosis, management and latest treatments for pediatric lung diseases.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Chest Physicians and a member of the American Thoracic Society, Northern Ohio Pediatric Society and Society for Pediatric Research. He has been listed in Best Doctors in America every year since 2011.

Honors and Achievements

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
Best Doctors in America, 2011 - 2014
Cleveland Super Doctors, 2012

Research Interests

Cystic fibrosis


  • Asthma
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Diseases

Office Locations

Pediatric Specialties

5850 Landerbrook Dr
Mayfield Heights OH, 44124

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11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

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Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Pulmonology - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


Fellowship | Pediatric Pulmonology
Pediatric Pulmonology - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1995 - 1998)

Residency | Pediatrics
Pediatrics - Children's Memorial Hospital (1992 - 1994)

Internship | Pediatrics
Pediatrics - Children's Memorial Hospital (1991 - 1992)

Other Education
University Of Michigan School Of Public Health (1991)

Medical Education
University Of Michigan Medical School (1991)

University Of Notre Dame (1986)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, James Chmiel did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.