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

(216)844-7700

  • Gender: Male
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Bio

Benjamin M. Gaston, MD, is Chief of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and UH Cleveland Medical Center. He is Professor, Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

He is board certified in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Gaston’s special interests include pediatric airway diseases such as asthma and cystic fibrosis, primary ciliary dyskinesia, pediatric lung diseases and aerodigestive disorders.

Dr. Gaston earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., and received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Gaston completed a residency in pediatrics at Naval Regional Medical Center and was Chief Resident in pediatrics and a teaching fellow at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, both in Bethesda, Md. He continued his postgraduate training as a fellow in pulmonary medicine at Children's Hospital, Boston, Mass., followed by a clinical and research fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital, also in Boston.

Prior to joining the UH Rainbow staff in 2012, Dr. Gaston was Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His previous positions include attending physician University of California, San Diego, Medical Center, San Diego, Calif.; attending physician, Division Head and Cystic Fibrosis Clinic Director, Naval Hospital, San Diego; and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, Naval Hospital, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, N.C.

Dr. Gaston currently is Principal Investigator on several studies related to pediatric asthma, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension and apnea hypertension in children. He has published more than 125 articles on pediatric pulmonary problems in peer-reviewed journals and authored more than a dozen chapters in medical textbooks.

Dr. Gaston is on the board of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Pulmonology and a reviewer for numerous medical journals, including American Journal of Physiology, Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology; American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine; and New England Journal of Medicine. He is a frequent invited presenter at medical conferences locally, nationally and internationally, speaking on basic research and the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric asthma and other airway diseases.

He has been a member of the Lung Cellular, Molecular, and Immunobiology Study Section of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Dr. Gaston is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American Thoracic Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science and Christian Medical Society.

He holds 10 patents on products related to the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric asthma, cystic fibrosis and other airway diseases.

Honors and Recognition

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Research Interests

Pediatric asthma
Cystic fibrosis
Pulmonary hypertension
Apnea hypertension in children

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Pulmonology

Education & Training

Undergraduate

1979, University of Virginia

Medical / Professional School(s)

1983, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Internship

1984, Pediatrics - Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Residency

1988, Pediatrics - Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Fellowship

1993, Pulmonary Disease - Boston Children's Hospital

Research Fellowship

1993, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Expertise

Lung Diseases, Asthma, Pulmonary Diseases, Cystic Fibrosis, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

Office Locations

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
(216)844-7700
Department of Pediatrics-Pulmonary
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
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Pediatric Specialties
(216)844-7700
5850 Landerbrook Dr
UH Landerbrook Health Center, Ste 220
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
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Pediatric Specialties
(216)844-7700
34055 Solon Rd
UH Solon Health Center, Ste 200
Solon, OH 44139
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Research Interests

Pediatric asthma, severe asthma, pulmonary hypertension, apnea, primary ciliary dyskinesia

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