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Hugh O'Brodovich

Academic Appointments

  • Arline and Pete Harman Professor for the Chair in the Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Lucile Packard Children's Hospital 725 Welch Rd Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Tel Work (650) 497-8000 Fax (650) 725-7419
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 723-5104
    Alternate Contact
    Donna Schurr Executive Assistant to the Chair of Pediatrics Tel Work 650-723-5104
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Pulmonary Medicine/Cystic Fibrosis, Pediatric
  • Pediatric Pulmonary

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Chairman of Pediatrics, Stanford University (2008 - present)
  • Physician in Chief, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2008 - present)
  • Director, Child Health Research Institute at Stanford, Stanford University (2011 - present)
  • Paediatrician in Chief, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) (1996 - 2006)
  • Chairman of Pediatrics, University of Toronto (1996 - 2006)

Honors and Awards

  • President, Fleischner Society (2007)
  • Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2006)
  • Edwin L Kendig Award, American Academy of Pediatrics/American College of Chest Physicians (2005)
  • Inaugural President, Pediatric Chairs of Canada (2002-2004)
  • Scientific Accomplishment Award, American Thoracic Society (2001)

Professional Education

Board Certification: Pediatric Pulmonary, American Board of Pediatrics (1986)
Fellowship: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons NY (1981)
Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (1980)
Residency: University of Manitoba, Canada (1978)
Residency: University of Manitoba, Canada (1977)
Internship: University of Manitoba, Canada (1976)
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Courses

2013-14

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

We wish to develop new therapies to prevent and treat the respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and its sequelae, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). In the pursuit of this goal my laboratory has conducted research on how the lung’s airspaces become fluid filled (mechanisms of pulmonary edema) and how airspace fluid is cleared under both physiologic (fetal lung liquid at birth) and pathophysiologic (pulmonary edema) conditions. Since the rate limiting step in airspace fluid clearance is the active transport of Na+ by distal lung epithelium, our studies had investigated the effect of lung maturity, mediators and hormones on the pre and post-translational regulation of the epithelial Na+ channel (ENaC). My current research involves a population based study to discover the genetic influences on the development of BPD.

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