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Richard B. Moss

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Pediatrics at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital, Emeritus

Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Respiratory Specialties and ENT 730 Welch Rd 1st Fl Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Tel Work (650) 724-4788 Fax (650) 497-8791
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 723-8325
    Alternate Contact
    Linda Young Administrative Associate Tel Work 650-723-8325
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview


Richard B. Moss, MD, is former chief of the Pediatric Pulmonary and Allergy Divisions, and allergy-immunology and pulmonary fellowship training programs director, at Stanford University. He was educated at Columbia (BA), SUNY Downstate (MD), Northwestern/Children’s Memorial Hospital (pediatrics residency) and Stanford (allergy-immunology, pulmonology fellowships). He was Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Stanford (1991-2009) and site principal investigator for the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Network (1999-2009), where he was also inaugural Chair of the Protocol Review Committee. He currently is a member of Stanford’s Child Health Research Institute, serves on the Pediatric Mentoring Program at Stanford, the Executive Committee of Stanford’s NIH clinical research program (Spectrum Child Health) and the Stanford IRB. Dr. Moss has reviewed and consulted for the NIH, CFF, national and international foundations, peer-review journals and biopharmaceutical companies. His research interests include immunopathogenesis, outcome measures, and treatment of chronic airway diseases of childhood. Recent work has focused on allergic fungal lung disease.

Clinical Focus

  • Allergy/Asthma/Immunology, Pediatric
  • Pulmonary Medicine/Cystic Fibrosis, Pediatric
  • Allergy and Immunology

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Member, Stanford IRB (2010 - present)
  • Executive Committee, SPECTRUM Child Health (2009 - present)
  • Director, Allergy-Immunology Fellowship Training Program, Stanford University (2006 - 2011)
  • Chief, Allergy-Immunology, Pediatrics, Stanford University (2005 - 2009)
  • Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center, Stanford University (1991 - 2009)
  • Principal Investigator, CF Therapeutics Development Network Center, Stanford University (1999 - 2009)
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Honors and Awards

  • Top Doctors as Chosen by Their Peers - Pediatric Pulmology, US News and World Report (2012/2013)
  • Top Doctors - Pediatric Pulmonology Ten Years Award, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd American Registry (2002-2012)
  • Professional of the Year, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, N. Cal chapter (2008)
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors (2001-)
  • America's Top Pediatricians-Pulmonology, Consumers Research Council of America (2002-)
  • Professional of the Year, Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. (2003)
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Professional Education

Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (1981)
Residency: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine IL (1977)
Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (1981)
Medical Education: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine NY (1975)
Board Certification: Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology, American Board of Allergy and Immunology (1986)
Board Certification: Allergy and Immunology, American Board of Allergy and Immunology (1981)
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Community and International Work




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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

I am interested in the pathogenesis of chronic airways diseases of childhood. My work includes basic and clinical research. In the area of basic research, my laboratory has focused on immunoregulation of inflammation in cystic fibrosis, finding deficiencies of activated T cells from CF patients in production of counter-regulatory cytokines (IL-10, IFN-gamma) and redox metabolism. In the arena of clinical research, as a member of the CFF Therapeutics Development Network our research group conducts many trials. I have particular interests in the areas of aerosol therapy with drugs, biologics and gene vectors; mechanisms of pulmonary inflammation and immunomodulatory therapy; and corrrection of CFTR-dependent cell biology defects. We are also investigating new treatments for CF complications such as diabetes and osteoporosis, internet-based disease management, and trials of asthma drugs.


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