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Kristie Ross, MD

Kristie Ross, MD


Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine

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  • Division Chief, Pediatric Pulmonary, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Division Chief, Pediatric Pulmonary, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Kristie Ross, MD, is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine (lung conditions and diseases and sleep problems) and Clinical Director of the Division of Pulmonology, Allergy, Immunology and Sleep Medicine, and Co-Director of the Rainbow Asthma Center at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. She is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Ross is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine and is certified in pediatric advanced life support. Her special interests include asthma, sleep-disordered breathing, and the relationship between obesity and lung and airway problems. She joined the UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital medical staff in 2006.

Dr. Ross graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va., where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. She completed her pediatrics residency, followed by a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology, at UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. In 2011 she completed her Master of Science in Clinical Investigation at Case Western Reserve University and concluded her postdoctoral training in 2013 with a fellowship in sleep medicine at UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Ross has been involved in clinical research since 2002, mainly focused on pediatric asthma. She currently is co-investigator on several clinical trials sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, two related to pediatric asthma and a third about vitamin D treatment for wheezing in black premature infants. Dr. Ross has authored or coauthored more than a dozen scientific papers on her research published in leading medical journals. She also has authored textbook chapters, editorials and abstracts and presented her research at national medical conferences.

Dr. Ross is a member of the American Thoracic Society, American College of Chest Physicians, Society for Pediatric Research and American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Ross was named to Cleveland Magazine’s 2022 Best Doctors list.

Awards and Recognitions

Young Investigators in Respiratory Research Basic Science, Third Place
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Third-Year Clinical Fellow, 2005-2006
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Second-Year Clinical Fellow, 2004-2005

Research Interests

Pediatric asthma
Sleep-disordered breathing


  • Actigraphy
  • Airway Disorders
  • Allergic Respiratory Disorders
  • Asthma
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cataplexy
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Cough
  • Circadian Rhythm Disorder
  • Confusional Arousals
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Delayed Sleep Phase
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Dysplasia/Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity
  • Home Sleep Testing
  • Hypersomnia
  • Idiopathic Hypersomnia
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Lung Diseases
  • Lung Function Testing
  • Lung Nodules
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Testing
  • Narcolepsy
  • Night Terrors
  • Non-Invasive Ventilation
  • Oral Appliances
  • Parasomnia
  • Pediatric Sleep Medicine
  • Periodic Limb Movements
  • Polysomnography
  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • REM Behavioral Disorders
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sleep Related Movement Disorder
  • Sleep Talking
  • Sleep Terrors
  • Sleep Walking
  • Wheezing


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Office Locations

UH Parma Medical Arts Center 4

6115 Powers Blvd
Parma, OH 44129

Rainbow Pediatric Specialty Center

29160 Center Ridge Rd
Westlake, OH 44145

Certifications & Memberships

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


Fellowship | Sleep Medicine - Pediatric
Sleep Medicine - Pediatric - Uh Case Medical Center (2012 - 2013)

Fellowship | Pediatric Pulmonology
Pediatric Pulmonology - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (2003 - 2006)

Residency | Pediatrics
Pediatrics - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (2001 - 2003)

Internship | Pediatrics
Pediatrics - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (2000 - 2001)

Other Education
Case Western Reserve University (2011)

Medical Education
University Of Virginia School Of Medicine (2000)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University (1996)

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, Kristie Ross did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.