Leadership

  • Marie Egan

    Interim Section Chief

    Professor of Pediatrics (Respiratory) and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology; Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center; Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics

    Research Interests
    Bacterial Infections; Cystic Fibrosis; Epithelial Cells; Genetic Code; Immunity, Innate; Inflammation; Lung; Macrophages; Microbiology; Pediatrics; Physiology; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Clinical Trial; Macrophages, Alveolar; Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator; Adaptive Immunity; Airway Management

Members

  • Alia Bazzy-Asaad

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

    Research Interests
    Asthma; England; Pediatrics; Respiration Disorders; Respiratory Muscles

    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.

  • Emanuela Bruscia

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Respiratory)

    Research Interests
    Cystic Fibrosis; Lung; Macrophages; Pediatrics; Respiration Disorders; Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator

    Dr. Bruscia received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from the University of Tor Vergata in Rome (Italy) in 2002. Since she was
    an undergraduate, her research has been dedicated to Cystic Fibrosis. During her
    undergraduate studies, she began working in the exciting field of gene therapy.
    She spent two years in the laboratory of Dr. Dieter Gruenert at the University of Vermont
    (Burlington, VT), where she
    worked on non-viral gene therapy strategies. She started her
    postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Diane Krause at the Yale
    University School of Medicine in 2002. Here, she explored the use of bone
    marrow-derived cells as a vehicle for gene therapy in the airway and intestinal
    epithelia in murine models for CF. She started a close collaboration with Dr.
    Marie Egan, a leader in the field of CF research and Director of the CF center
    at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In 2005, Dr. Bruscia was appointed as an Associate
    Research Scientist in the Department of Pediatrics at the Yale University
    School of Medicine and in 2010 promoted
    as an Assistant Professor in the same department. In 2016, she was promoted to Associate Professor. 

    In the past ten years, her research interest has focused on the role of CFTR in the immune system, particularly in macrophages. The current focus of her lab is to explore emerging therapeutic strategies able to target several aspects of CF lung disease, while still proceeding with studies focused on understanding how the lack of CFTR is impairing macrophage function.

  • Craig Canapari

    Associate Professor Term; Director, Sleep Medicine Program

    Dr. Canapari was born in Hartford and grew up in Glastonbury, Connecticut. He attended Yale University for his undergraduate education and received his medical degree from University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He was at Massachusetts General Hospital for both residency (Pediatrics) and fellowship (Pediatric Pulmonology). Dr. Canapari is Board Certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology, and Sleep Medicine. His interests include general pulmonary issues, pediatric sleep problems, and the respiratory issues of children with neuromuscular disease, as well as the use of emerging technology to disseminate useful information about sleep disorders to families.

  • Jason Catanzaro

    Instructor in Pediatrics; Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Attending Physician

    Dr Jason Catanzaro earned his undergraduate degree at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA and his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. He completed his combined residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at University Hospital Case Medical Center and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and just completed his Allergy and Immunology fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr Catanzaro’s research, within the lab of Noah Palm PhD, focuses on primary immune deficiencies and the gut microbiota. He will be seeing pediatric allergy and immunology patients at Long Wharf.

  • Pnina Weiss

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine); Medical Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Function Laboratory; Associate Director, Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship; Vice Chair of Education, Department of Pediatrics

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

    Dr Weiss practices both pulmonary and sleep medicine. She is medical director of the pediatric pulmonary function laboratory and oversees the pulmonary exercise testing program. She has published and lectured on exercise-induced asthma and sleep disorders in children. She has a strong interest in sleep in medical trainees.

    Dr Weiss is also very involved in medical education and research. She is Vice Chair for Education in the department of Pediatrics. She is president of the Pediatric Pulmonary Training Directors Association and Chair of the Fellowship Directors executive committee of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors. She is editor of the American Academy of Pediatrics PREP Pulmonology. She is on the steering committee of the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigators Network.