Pamela L. Zeitlin, MD, MPhil, PhD

Pamela L. Zeitlin
Silverstein Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics
Best Doctors in America® 2017-2018 — Best Doctors, Inc.
Pamela L. Zeitlin, MD, is a pediatric pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Zeitlin serves as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics.

Special Interests

My main area of expertise is in translational research in cystic fibrosis with a focus on chloride channels, protein chaperones, F508del pathophysiology and protein rescue in CF. I also have a role in pediatric asthma research. I have conducted investigator- initiated trials of 4-phenylbutyrate as a corrector in CF, anti-inflammatories in CF, Adeno-associated Viral gene therapy in CF, and many others. I held the IND for 4-phenylbutyrate for CF and hold the INDs for digitoxin and glycerolphenylbutyrate in CF. I also am a basic science investigator working in the area of chloride channels, proteomics, and protein trafficking. My laboratory is a translational environment where graduate students, clinical fellows, postdoctoral fellows and faculty can work collaboratively to advance our fundamental knowledge about CF airways disease.     

Education

Education
Yale, MD
Yale, PhD
Yale, MPhil in Cell Biology
Stanford University, BS in Biology
Internships
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Pediatrics
Residency
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Pediatrics
Fellowship
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Pediatric Pulmonology

Awards & Recognition

2015-2016: Best Doctor's in America - Best Doctor's Inc.
2012: Elizabeth Rich Award, American Thoracic Society
2007: George Will Comstock Award, Maryland Thoracic Society
2006: Maryland Innovator of the Year
1988: Young Investigators' Certificate of Merit, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1983: Outstanding M.D./Ph.D. Student Award, Yale University
1972: Presidential Scholar for State of Hawaii

Board Certification

2006: Recertification, Diplomate Pediatric Pulmonary, 2007-2017
1992: Diplomate of Pediatric Pulmonology, American Board of Pediatrics, recertified 1998 until 2006
1988: American Board of Pediatrics, Permanent Certificate

Professional Memberships

National Societies:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Thoracic Society (Associate) Chair, Pediatric Assembly (5/2007-5/2009)
American College of Chest Physicians (Fellow)
American Physiological Society

Local Societies:
Maryland Lung Association

National Scientific Committees:
Question Writing Committee, General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (2013-present)
Member, Lung Cellular and Molecular Immunology study section (2008-2012)
Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program review committee (2011)
Member, CRRC, NCRR, GCRC study section (2003-2007)
Chair-Elect, Subboard of Pediatric Pulmonology, American Board of Pediatrics
Chair, Pediatric Program Subcommittee of the American Thoracic Society
Subboard of Pediatric Pulmonology, American Board of Pediatrics (1999 - 2005)
National Institutes of Health Medical Biochemistry Study Section (1996- 2000)
National Institutes of Health, Special Emphasis Panels, Program Project Reviews (1994-96)

International Scientific Committees:
American Thoracic Society Pediatric Planning Committee (2010-present)
American Thoracic Society Pediatric Program Committee Chair Elect (2007)
American Thoracic Society Program Review Committee (2004-05)
Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Scientific Review Committee (2000-2003)
American Thoracic Society Program Planning Committee (2002)

Local Scientific Committees:
Maryland Lung Association, Executive Committee (1998-2000)
Maryland Lung Association, awards and grant committee (1991-95)

Publications

Henry KR, Lee S, Walker D, Zeitlin PL. Direct interactions between ENaC gamma subunit and ClCN2 in cystic fibrosis epithelial cells. Physiol Rep. 2015 Jan 27;3(1). pii: e12264. doi: 10.14814/phy2.12264. Print 2015 Jan 1.

Mayer-Hamblett N, Rosenfeld M, Treggiari MM, Konstan MW, Retsch-Bogart G, Morgan W, Wagener J, Gibson RL, Khan U, Emerson J, Thompson V, Elkin EP, Ramsey BW; EPIC; ESCF Investigators (Zeitlin PL). Standard care versus protocol based therapy for new onset Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2013 Oct;48(10):943-53.

Kerem E, Konstan MW, De Boeck K, Accurso FJ, Sermet-Gaudelus I, Wilschanski M, Elborn JS, Melotti P, Bronsveld I, Fajac I, Malfroot A, Rosenbluth DB, Walker PA, McColley SA, Knoop C, Quattrucci S, Rietschel E, Zeitlin PL, Barth J, Elfring GL, Welch EM, Branstrom A, Spiegel RJ, Peltz SW, Ajayi T, Rowe SM; for the Cystic Fibrosis Ataluren Study Group. Ataluren for the treatment of nonsense-mutation cystic fibrosis: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 trial. Lancet Respir Med. 2014 May 15. pii: S2213-2600(14)70100-6. In press.

Lee S, Henderson MJ, Schiffhauer E, Despanie J, Henry K, Kang PW, Walker D, McClure ML, Wilson L, Sorscher EJ, Zeitlin PL. Interference with ubiquitination in CFTR modifies stability of core glycosylated and cell surface pools. Mol Cell Biol. 2014 Apr 28. [Epub ahead of print] PMCID: PMC4097669.

Schiffhauer, E, Vij N, Kovbasnjuk, O, Kang PW, Walker D, Lee S, Zeitlin, PL. Dual activation of CFTR and CLCN2 by lubiprostone in murine nasal epithelial. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2013 Mar 1;304(5):L324-31.

Teaching & Professional Positions

2001-2016: Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1994-2001: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1989-1994: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1988-1989: Instructor in Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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