• Clinical Director, Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy and Immunology, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics, CWRU School of Medicine


  • Gender: Female
  • Online Personal Health Record Available


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.

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

Board Certifications

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

Education & Training


1996, Virginia Tech

Medical / Professional School(s)

2000, University of Virginia School of Medicine


2001, Pediatrics - University Hospitals of Cleveland


2003, Pediatrics - University Hospitals of Cleveland


2006, Pediatric Pulmonology - University Hospitals of Cleveland
2013, Sleep Medicine - Pediatric - UH Case Medical Center


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

Office Locations

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Department of Pediatrics-Pulmonary
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
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UH Parma Medical Arts Center 4
6115 Powers Blvd
Ste 201
Parma, OH 44129
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Rainbow Pediatric Specialty Center
29160 Center Ridge Rd
Bldg 1, Ste A
Westlake, OH 44145
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