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Prof Stan Szefler

Professor Of Paediatrics
University Of Colorado School Of Medicine

Prof Szefler’s contributions are directed toward the appropriate use of long-term control therapy in asthma, including the recognition of variability in response to asthma therapy. He is Director of the Pediatric Asthma Research Program in the Breathing Institute of the Pediatric Pulmonary Section at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He is also a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

Prof Szefler is a former member of the Expert Panel for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s National Asthma Education and Prevention Program on “Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma” (2000-2017) and a former member of the Global Initiative for Asthma Science Committee (2013-2017). Since 1997, he has served as a Deputy Editor for the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Currently, Prof Szefler serves as the Principal Investigator for the Denver site of the NHLBI AsthmaNet-Pediatrics Section and Co-Principal Investigator for the Denver site of the NHLBI PrecISE asthma network. For the past twelve years, he has directed a school-centered asthma program for the Denver Public School system funded by the Colorado Cancer, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease Program, and previously funded by the Caring for Colorado Foundation, and the McCormick Foundation. This program defines the prevalence and severity of asthma, identifies those most significantly affected, and directs those children to state of the art asthma care. This program is now being developed as a mentorship program that was supported by Glaxo Smith Kline in order to set a national standard for school-centered asthma management.

Most recently, he published a book with Michael Wechsler and Fernando Holguin entitled Personalized Asthma Management for Clinicians, 2018, Elsevier.