Division of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology

Stanley Szefler, MD Division Head

Stanley Szefler, MD
Division Head

What do we do? Our focus is clinical pharmacology, or the effects of medications, as it relates to the treatment of respiratory disorders, particularly asthma. Our Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Consult service provides a clinical consultation in medications used to treat respiratory disease, especially corticosteroids, as well as expertise in clinical research. Our Immunopharmacology laboratory conducts assays related to corticosteroid pharmacokinetics and also lymphocyte sensitivity to corticosteroids, a pharmacodynamic assay.

Why National Jewish Health?  We actively participate and lead research programs at National Jewish Health on the pharmacotherapy of asthma. We are particularly interested in severe asthma, assessment of steroid response, and early intervention in childhood asthma. Two of our current research programs are sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.


The ACGME-accredited University of Colorado Program A in Allergy & Immunology is based at National Jewish Health. Our division helps with training and our focus is to provide a core clinical experience in designing and conducting clinical research in childhood asthma. Learn more about the Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Fellowship.


We actively participate and lead research programs at National Jewish Health on the pharmacotherapy of asthma. Learn about our research.

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