Pnina G Weiss, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Respiratory) and Clinical Fellow in Medicine (Pulmonary); Director, Subspecialty Resident Education; Medical Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Function Laboratory; Associate Director, Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship

Research Interests

Asthma; Asthma, Exercise-Induced; Curriculum; Respiratory Physiological Phenomena; Public Health Practice

Research Organizations

Pediatrics: Pediatric Respiratory Medicine

Research Summary

I am interested in the mechanism for exercise-induced asthma. I am studying the lack of recognition of exercise-induced asthma in athletic organizations and trying to determine the reasons from both an organizational and athlete standpoint. I am also interested in the impact of asthma on athletes, particularly as it relates to their self-image.

Extensive Research Description

My past experience includes assessment of pulmonary vasoreactivity and effect of cytokines on nitric oxide synthase.
More recent research focuses on the pathophysiology of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction with an emphasis on pulmonary mechanics.
In addition, I have an interest in exercise induced asthma in competitive athletes. Specifically, I am evaluating adherence to national asthma guidelines in athletic organizations. I am also assessing sociologic reasons for nonadherence in athletes.

  • Adherence to asthma guidelines in competitive and recreational sports organizations
  • Asthma attitudes and knowledge of athletes, parents and coaches

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Contact Info

Pnina G Weiss, MD
Patient Care Locations
Pediatric Subspecialty CenterYale-New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06504
Greenwich Pediatric Subspecialty CenterGreenwich Hospital - 5 Perryridge Road
5 Perryridge Rd, Ste 2nd Floor

Greenwich, CT 06830
Greenwich Hospital - 5 Perryridge Road
5 Perryridge Rd

Greenwich, CT 06830
Yale Pediatric Respiratory MedicineYale-New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste West Pavilion, 2nd floor

New Haven, CT 06504
Mailing Address
Yale PediatricsPO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064

Curriculum Vitae