Bazzy-Asaad, Alia

Section Chief

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Respiratory); Section Chief, Pediatric Respiratory Center; Director, Pediatric Asthma Care Team (PACT) and Pediatric Asthma Program; Medical Director, Pediatric Respiratory Care Unit


Alia Bazzy-Asaad graduated from the American University of Beirut where she also completed her residency in pediatrics. She completed a pediatric pulmonology fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Babies Hospital in 1984 and joined the Yale faculty in 1988.


Bazzy-Asaad, Alia

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Respiratory)
Section Chief, Pediatric Respiratory Center
Director, Pediatric Asthma Care Team (PACT) and Pediatric Asthma Program
Medical Director, Pediatric Respiratory Care Unit

Research Interests: Respiratory Muscle Fatigue in Children; Development of Chronic Asthma in Children; Pathogenesis of Inflammatory Process in Asthma

Clinical Interests: Asthma; Cystic Fibrosis; Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity including Technology Dependant Children; Respiratory Muscle Function; Sleep Disordered Breathing; General Respiratory Problems

Bruscia, Emanuela Marina

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Respiratory)

Research Interests: Cystic Fibrosis; Lung inflammation; Macrophages

Canapari, Craig Anthony

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Respiratory)
Medical Director, Pediatric Sleep Program

Research Interests: Obstructive sleep apnea; neuromuscular disorders; sleep quality; obesity related lung disease

Clinical Interests: Respiratory Problems: Asthma, chronic cough, wheeze, noisy breathing, shortness of breath, sleep apnea, respiratory problems associated with neuromuscular disorders such as muscular dystrophy Non-respiratory sleep problems: Insomnia, nocturnal awakenings, bedtime problems, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, excessive daytime sleepiness, circadian (body clock) disorders; any sleep problem in children or teenagers, pediatric sleep.

Donnelly, David F

Professor of Pediatrics (Respiratory)

Egan, Marie E

Professor of Pediatrics (Respiratory) and Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center

Research Interests: Cystic fibrosis clinical studies; Cystic fibrosis basic science research (ion transport, Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) function); Cystic fibrosis translational research studies (strategies to bypass the basic defect)

Clinical Interests: Acute and chronic respiratory diseases; Asthma; Cystic fibrosis; Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia; Pneumonia; Congenital anomalies; Flexible bronchoscopy; Chronic ventilation; Sleep/sleep studies

Esquibies, Americo E

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Respiratory)

Research Interests: Hypoxia; Lung development; VEGF; Hyperoxia; Prostaglandin D synthase

Clinical Interests: Management of technology-dependent children; Chronic lung disease secondary to prematurity; Asthma; Bronchoscopy; Respiratory infections.

Gill, Ramneet K

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Respiratory)
Sleep Medicine

Research Interests: Environmental tobacco smoke exposure and related respiratory illnesses in children. Sleep Disorders in Children.

Clinical Interests: Asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, cystic fibrosis, congenital malformations of the airway, behavioral insomnia of children, obstructive sleep apnea, parasomnias common to childhood, narcolepsy, pediatric sleep

Weiss, Pnina G

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Respiratory)
Director, Subspecialty Resident Education
Medical Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Function Laboratory
Associate Director, Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship

Research Interests: Assessment of bronchodilator use in competitive athletes with exercise-induced bronchoconstriction

Clinical Interests: Asthma; exercise-induced asthma; athletes; chronic lung disease of prematurity; cystic fibrosis; acute and chronic respiratory problems; pulmonary function testing