Preston E. Bratcher, PhD Ask a Question Refer Patient Preston E. Bratcher, PhD, is a researcher at National Jewish Health. Dr. Bratcher is in the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine. Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Department of Pediatrics 5280 Top Doctors 2022 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Overview Contact Info & Locations Research Areas Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Host-pathogen interactions in the lung Inflammation Special Interests My research is focused on pulmonary inflammation and the innate immune system of the lung, and how these are altering during chronic and acute disease states. Education Education 2010 University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL), PhD 2006 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL), BS Publications Bratcher PE, Gaggar A. Factors influencing the measurement of plasma/serum surfactant protein d levels by ELISA. PLoS One. 2014 Nov 3 Bratcher PE, Gaggar A. Characterization and prevention of the adsorption of surfactant protein D to polypropylene. PLoS One. 2013 Sep 11 Bratcher PE, Weathington NM, Nick HJ, Jackson PL, Snelgrove RJ, Gaggar A. MMP-9 cleaves SP-D and abrogates its innate immune functions in vitro. PLoS One. 2012 Gaggar A, Hector A, Bratcher PE, Mall MA, Griese M, Hartl D. The role of matrix metalloproteinases in cystic fibrosis lung disease. Eur Respir J. 2011 Sep Bratcher PE, Park IH, Oliver MB, Hortal M, Camilli R, Hollingshead SK, Camou T, Nahm MH. Evolution of the capsular gene locus of Streptococcus pneumonia serogroup 6. Microbiology. 2011 Jan Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Phone: 877.225.5654 Email: BratcherP @NJHealth.org Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. Comments Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.