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  • Assistant Professor

    I completed my medical school training at King George Medical University in India. I attended State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center for pediatric residency. I found interest in general pulmonary conditions during my residency and attended Children’s hospital at Montefiore, Bronx for pulmonary fellowship. Additionally, I completed my sleep medicine fellowship at Yale New Haven hospital. I have interest in pediatric asthma, pulmonary infectious diseases, pulmonary manifestations of sickle cell disease and respiratory as well as non-respiratory sleep related problems in children.

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Psychiatry

    Dr. Suman Baddam completed his medical schooling at Armed Forces Medical College, and his training in general psychiatry at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Subsequently, he completed his child psychiatry training at Yale Child Study Center, and sleep medicine training in the Division of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. He is board certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and sleep medicine.

  • 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 Yale 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. In 2005, Dr. Bruscia was appointed as an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Pediatrics at Yale 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.

  • 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.

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics; Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Attending Physician

    Research Interests
    • Allergy and Immunology
    • Microbiota

    Jason Catanzaro, MD, specializes in treating children with allergic disorders or primary immunodeficiencies, or when a patient’s immune system is not acting normal. These are sometimes caused by a genetic defect.

    Treatment options Dr. Catanzaro offers include allergy shots or immunoglobulin replacement therapy, a blood-based treatment to boost the body’s natural antibody levels and fight off infection. 

    Dr. Catanzaro’s research focuses on how the immune system works and collaborates throughout Yale to help answer questions that families have.

  • Assistant Professor; Associate Program Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship, Pediatrics

    Dr. Chen specializes in pediatric pulmonary medicine. She studied medicine at the State University of New York, Stony Brook University. She completed both her residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. Her clinical and academic interests include, but are not limited to asthma, pulmonary manifestations of sickle cell disease, and aerodigestive conditions. 

  • Dr. Cronin attended Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland for her undergraduate education and graduated cum laude with a B.A. She studied medicine at  Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She completed her pediatric residency at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and a sleep medicine fellowship at Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Cronin is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Sleep Medicine. She continues to work in both private practice pediatrics as well as in pediatric sleep medicine. 

  • Assistant Professor

    Julie Flom, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology in the division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy, Immunology & Sleep Medicine and specializes in treating children with allergic disorders and immunodeficiencies. Dr. Flom earned her medical degree at the New York University School of Medicine and her MPH from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. She completed her pediatric residency training and her allergy and immunology fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Flom’s clinical and research interests include understanding early life risk factors and underlying mechanisms for development of pediatric allergic diseases including food allergy, asthma, eczema, and environmental allergies, and applications to prevention and treatment of allergic disease.

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (Immunology)

    Research Interests
    • Food Hypersensitivity
    • Pediatrics

    Dr. Stephanie Leeds is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, with a specific interest and expertise in food allergy.  Dr. Leeds graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University with a degree in literature, and she studied medicine at the University of Chicago.  She completed her pediatrics residency at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and she completed her allergy and immunology fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  Dr. Leeds has published research on food allergy, drug allergy, and immunodeficiency disorders, but she is most interested in the natural history, clinical manifestations, novel treatments, and educational challenges of food allergy.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Pulmonary, Allergy, Immunology & Sleep Medicine)

    Sherin Panacherry completed her undergraduate and medical education at Drexel University through a combined BS/MD program, and completed an MPH within medical school as well. She graduated from Drexel School of Medicine in 2013, then went on to join a pediatric medicine residency at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. This was followed by pediatric pulmonology fellowship at the same hospital.

    Sherin's academic and clinical interests lay firmly within the field of pediatric pulmonology, and include, but are not limited to, the following: asthma, chronic cough, recurrent pneumonias, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, shortness of breath, apnea (central and sleep), noisy breathing, and technology-dependent children. 

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Pulmonology); Program Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship, Pediatrics; Medical Director, Pediatric Aerodigestive Center, Pediatrics; Leader, Health Equity Thread, Yale School of Medicine, Pediatrics

    Research Interests
    • Asthma
    • Sleep
    • Health Equity

    Beverley J Sheares, MD, MS is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Pulmonary, Allergy/Immunology, & Sleep Medicine section at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Sheares serves as the Director for the Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship Program, the Medical Director of the Aerodigestive Program, and the Health Equity Thread Leader for the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Sheares earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of New York –Presbyterian (Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons) where she served as Chief Resident in Pediatrics. Following residency training, she worked for 3 years as a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Harlem Hospital Center in New York City. She returned to Columbia to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric pulmonary medicine and joined the faculty at Columbia. Dr. Sheares earned a Masters degree in biostatistics in patient-oriented research at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. She served as the Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship Director for several years and mentored many medical students, residents, and fellows. 

    After a long career at Columbia, Dr. Sheares joined the faculty at Yale in 2018. In her capacity as Health Equity Thread Leader, Dr. Sheares develops health equity content for the medical school curriculum, partners with faculty to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusive content in existing courses, and creates opportunities for faculty and student development in health equity. Her research interest is in improving health outcomes for children with asthma and behavioral sleep problems and in closing the health outcomes disparities gap in children with respiratory problems.  In addition to clinical care, research, and her health equity work, Dr. Sheares serves as a career and research mentor for medical students, residents, and junior faculty members. She is the recipient of numerous teaching and mentorship awards. 

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics; Director, Integrative Medicine Progam

    Gary Soffer, MD specializes in Pediatric Allergy/Immunology and Integrative Medicine. He completed a degree in Human Development at Cornell University and received his medical degree at Tel Aviv University in Israel. Following this he completely training in pediatrics, allergy and immunology at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed a second fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.

    He has interests in food allergies, mind-body medicine, eczema, asthma, and environmental allergies. He currently sees patients for pediatric allergy/immunology in Norwalk and Greenwich and integrative oncology at the Smilow Cancer Center. 

    He has had the privilege of practicing medicine from the Bronx to the Himalayas. In his free time he  loves spending time with his wife and two rambunctious little boys. 

  • 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
    • Child
    • Curriculum
    • Education
    • Education, Medical, Graduate
    • Education, Professional
    • Educational Measurement
    • Respiratory Physiological Phenomena
    • Teaching

    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 past president/chair of the Pediatric Pulmonary Training Directors Association and 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. She is involved in a number of national studies in fellowship education, including assessment using entrustable professional activities (EPAs) and financial resources.