Donna L. Bratton
Catherine Kramer Foundation Scientist
Department of Pediatrics
  • 5280 Top Doctors 2016
  • Recognized as 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® 2015 — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • Special Interests

    Dr. Bratton’s clinical and research interests span the areas of cellular and molecular mechanisms in allergy, asthma, innate immunity, and inflammation. Her laboratory investigates endogenous signals for the resolution of inflammation, including lipid mediators and signals generated by dying inflammatory cells, with the goal of exploiting such signals therapeutically in inflammatory conditions.

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    Vanderbilt University Medical School (Nashville, TN), MD
    Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN), Intern and Resident: Pediatric
    National Jewish Health for Immunology, Allergy/Immunology
    Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN), Neonatology

    Board Certification

    National Board Certification
    Pediatric Board Certification - Written exam
    Colorado Medical License
    Pediatric Board Certification - Oral exam
    Academy of Allergy/Immunology Board


    Fernandez-Boyanapalli R, Goleva E, Kolakowski C, Min E, Day B, Riches DWH, BrattonDL*, Sutherland ER*. Obesity impairs apoptotic cell clearance in asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. Accepted 2012.

    Frasch SC, Bratton DL. Emerging roles for lysophosphatidylserine in resolution of inflammation. Prog Lipid Res. 2012 Jul;51(3):199-207. Epub 2012 Mar 29. PMID: 22465125 [PubMed - in process] PMCID: PMC3365616 [Available on 2013/7/1]

    Bratton DL, Henson PM. Neutrophil clearance: When the party’s over, cleanup begins. Trends Immunol. 32(8):350-7. Epub. Doi: 10,1016/ 2011.

    Frasch SC, Fernandez-Boyanapalli RF, Berry KZ, Leslie CC, Bonventre JV, Murphy RC, Henson PM, Bratton DL. Signaling via macrophage G2A enhances efferocytosis of dying neutrophils by augmentation of Rac activity. J Biol Chem. 286(14):12108-22, 2011. Epub 2011 Feb 4. PMID: 21297111

    Fernandez-Boyanapalli R, Frasch SC, Riches DWH, Vandivier RW, Henson PM, Bratton DL. PPAR{gamma} activation normalizes resolution of acute sterile inflammation in murine chronic granulomatous disease. Blood. Nov 25;116(22):4512-22, 2010 PMID: 20693431

    Hospital Affiliations

    • Children's Hospital Colorado

    Academic Affiliations

    Professor, University of Colorado Denver

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      1400 Jackson St.
      Denver, CO 80206

    • National Jewish Health Highlands Ranch
      8671 S Quebec St, Suite 120 Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

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