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Steve Abman
Steve Abman
Emmanuel ADDO-YOBO
Emmanuel ADDO-YOBO
Savvas Andronikou
Savvas Andronikou
Eugenio Baraldi
Eugenio Baraldi
Danielle Belgrave
Danielle Belgrave
Klaus Bonnelykke
Klaus Bonnelykke
Andrew Bush
Andrew Bush
Carlo Castellani
Carlo Castellani
Andrew Colin
Andrew Colin
Adnan Custovic
Adnan Custovic
Renato Cutrera
Renato Cutrera
Pierre Goussard
Pierre Goussard
Robert P. Guillerman
Robert P. Guillerman
Eitan Kerem
Eitan Kerem
Indu Khosla
Indu Khosla
Jane Kirkby
Jane Kirkby
Keith Klugman
Keith Klugman
Amir Kugelman
Amir Kugelman
Enrico Lombardi
Enrico Lombardi
Sooky Lum
Sooky Lum
Fernando Martinez
Fernando Martinez
Giovanni Morana
Giovanni Morana
Liam O'Mahony
Liam O'Mahony
Giorgio Piacentini
Giorgio Piacentini
Giovanni Piedimonte
Giovanni Piedimonte
Christian Poets
Christian Poets
Petr Pohunek
Petr Pohunek
Jean-Paul Praud
Jean-Paul Praud
Giovanni Rossi
Giovanni Rossi
Bruce Rubin
Bruce Rubin
Sejal Saglani
Sejal Saglani
Francesca Santamaria
Francesca Santamaria
Isabelle Sermet-Gaudelus
Isabelle Sermet-Gaudelus
Florian Singer
Florian Singer
Peter Sly
Peter Sly
Manuel Soto-Martínez
Manuel Soto-Martínez
Renato Stein
Renato Stein
Alexander Tuazon
Alexander Tuazon
Mariapia Vila
Mariapia Vila
Tsu Fuh Yeh
Tsu Fuh Yeh
Heather Zar
Heather Zar

Faculty members


Steve Abman

Dr. Steven H. Abman, MD is Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Heart Lung Center (PHLC) at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Carleton College, attended Northwestern University Medical School, and completed his internship and residency in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado. After serving as Chief Resident, he completed a 3-year fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, joined the faculty of the University of Colorado in 1986, and was promoted to Professor in the tenure track in 1996. 

     Throughout his career, Dr. Abman has maintained strong translational research and clinical interests in neonatal lung injury, lung vascular development, pulmonary hypertension, chronic lung disease in the newborn (bronchopulmonary dysplasia, BPD), persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), and related areas.  With outstanding collaborators in the PHLC and others, his lab explored many original basic and clinical studies on the physiology, pathobiology and treatment of pulmonary vascular disease in the newborn, which included early studies on nitric oxide (NO) biology and therapy in diverse experimental models and human preterm and term newborns. His lab continues to explore basic mechanisms through which early disruption of angiogenesis and “angiocrine signaling” during lung development impairs alveolarization and contributes to long-lasting abnormalities of lung structure, especially after preterm birth.

     Dr. Abman’s interests in both clinical and laboratory research and patient care led to the launch the PHLC at Children’s Hospital Colorado, for which Dr. Abman has served as Director for nearly 25 years. The PHLC provides inter-disciplinary clinical care, research, training and education related to diverse pediatric cardiopulmonary disorders. Along with research training for many fellows and junior faculty, the PHLC has developed novel clinical care approaches that include development of the Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program and Ventilator Care Program.  More recently, Dr. Abman founded and continues to serve as Director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Network (PPHNet), a multicenter clinical research and care group consisting of 10 leading PH centers from throughout North America, and initiated and led a joint American Heart Association/American Thoracic Society working group to establish the first joint guidelines for the care of children with pediatric pulmonary hypertension. 

     Dr. Abman has received several national awards, including the Outstanding Investigator Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics (1998), the E. Mead Johnson Award of the SPR (1999), and the Distinguished Achievement Award of the American Thoracic Society for outstanding contributions to fighting respiratory disease through research, education, patient care, and advocacy (2015). He was recently selected for the Mary Ellen Avery Award from the American Pediatric Society and Society for Pediatric Research “to recognize the lifetime achievement of a pediatric investigator who has made important contributions to neonatal health through basic or translational research” to be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Spring, 2016. 

    Dr. Abman has been active as an educator and research mentor for numerous trainees, which was recognized by the Career Teachers Scholar Award (2012) from the University of Colorado and the Maureen Andrews Mentorship Award from the SPR (2015).  Dr. Abman has also served or led numerous study sections and workshops of the ATS, American Heart Association and NIH, as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and on editorial boards for many leading journals. 

Steve Abman