Division & Institution
The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy/Immunology, and Sleep Medicine includes 28 clinical and research faculty: 2 MD-PhD, 10 PhD, and 16 MD. This integration of research and clinical faculty in the same division encourages extensive collaboration and translation of basic science into improved clinical outcomes. The MD faculty represent a mix of career paths, including physician scientists, clinical educators, and administrators. There are many graduate students and post-doctoral students completing research training within the division as well. The training of MD and PhD scientists side by side has been shown to increase the probability that physicians will remain active in investigation after training.
Our program exists in the context of the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine, which is in a phase of rapid expansion of its research effort and has reached the top dozen medical schools for NIH funding support in the last few years. Our program is based in the Department of Pediatrics, which has been ranked second in the country in NIH funding. This Department has 110 faculty based at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, which is among the top children’s hospitals in the United States, as named by U.S.News and World Report. Thus, the institutional setting of the program is one of balanced clinical and research excellence.