• Professor, Pediatrics, CWRU School of Medicine



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

Board Certifications

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

Education & Training


1986, University of Notre Dame

Medical / Professional School(s)

1991, University of Michigan Medical School


1992, Pediatrics - Children's Memorial Hospital


1994, Pediatrics - Children's Memorial Hospital


1998, Pediatric Pulmonology - University Hospitals of Cleveland


Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Diseases, Asthma

Office Locations

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Department of Pediatrics-Pulmonary
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
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Pediatric Specialties
5850 Landerbrook Dr
UH Landerbrook Health Center, Ste 220
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
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