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Albert Faro, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine
Associate Medical Director, Pediatric Lung Transplant Program
Patient Oriented Research
Cystic Fibrosis Center


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Pulmonary Disease
Pediatric Asthma
Pediatric Lung Transplant
Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis

Patients Seen At
St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, Suite C, 2nd Floor
St. Louis , MO  63110
314-454-2694
888-503-2237
Fax:   314-454-2515
Email:   faro_a@wustl.edu
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Campus Box 8116, 660 South Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Cystic fibrosis, lung transplant, pulmonary disease in children

Areas of Research Interest
Early diagnosis of post-transplant bronchiolitis obliterans, the effects of prophylaxis against Cytomegalovirus post-transplant; the impact of fungal infections after lung transplant; the impact of lung transplant on the quality of life after lung transplantation in children with cystic fibrosis; and the establishment of an international pediatric lung transplant database. He is also presently collecting data on the effect abnormal pH probe results have on the outcomes of pediatric lung transplant recipients.

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified
Pediatric Pulmonology -- Certified

Medical Education
Medical Degree: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1988
Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991
Fellowship: Pulmonary Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1996
Hospital Affiliations
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America 2003-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

First President of the International Pediatric Lung Transplant Collaborative

Executive Committee member of the Pulmonary Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Pediatric Committee of the American Society of Transplantation, Education Committee

Education Committee, American Society of Transplantation

International Pediatric Lung Transplant Collaborative

Editorial Responsibilities
Pres Ad hoc reviewer:American Journal of Transplantation, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Pediatric Transplantation, Thorax, Transplantation

Selected Journal Articles
Bharat A, Epstein DJ, Grady M, Faro A, Michelson P, Sweet SC, Huddleston CB. Lung transplant is a viable treatment option for patients with congenital and acquired pulmonary vein stenosis. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2013 Jun;32(6):621-5.

Benden C, Faro A, Worley S, Arrigain S, Aurora P, Ballmann M, Boyer D, Conrad C, Eichler I, Elidemir O, Goldfarb S, Mallory GB, Mogayzel PJ, Parakininkas D, Solomon M, Visner G, Sweet SC, Danziger-Isakov LA. Minimal acute rejection in pediatric lung transplantation – Does it matter? Pediatr Transplant 2010; 14:534-539.

Puri V, Epstein D, Raithel SC, Gandhi SK, Sweet SC, Faro A, Huddleston CB. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in pediatric lung transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Aug;140(2):427-32.

Liu M, Worley S, Arrigain S, Aurora P, Ballmann M, Boyer D, Conrad C, Eichler I, Elidemir O, Goldfarb S, Mallory GB, Mogayzel PJ, Parakininkas D, Visner G, Sweet S, Faro A, Michaels M, Danziger-Isakov LA. Respiratory viral infections within one year after pediatric lung transplant. Transpl Infect Dis. 2009

Ranganathan K, Worley S, Michaels MG, Arrigan S, Aurora P, Ballmann M, Boyer D, Conrad C, Eichler I, Elidemir O, Goldfarb S, Mallory GB Jr, Mogayzel PJ, Parakininkas D, Solomon M, Visner G, Sweet SC, Faro A, Danziger-Isakov L. Cytomegalovirus immunoglobulin decreases the risk of cytomegalovirus infection but not disease after pediatric lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2009;28:1050-6.

Danzinger-Isakov LA, Worley S, Michaels MG, Arrigain S, Aurora P, Ballmann M, Boyer D, Conrad C, Eichler I, Elidemir O, Goldfarb S, Mallory GB, Mogayzel PJ, Parakininkas D, Solomon M, Visner G, Sweet S, Faro A. The risk, prevention, and outcome of cytomegalovirus after pediatric lung transplantation. Transplantation 2009; 87(10):1541-8.

Elizur A, Faro A, Huddleston CB, Gandhi SK, White D, Kuklinski CA, Sweet SC. Lung transplantation in infants and toddlers from 1990 to 2004 at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Am J Transplant. 2009 Apr;9(4):719-26.

Danziger-Isakov LA, Worley S, Arrigain S, Aurora P, Ballmann M, Boyer D, Conrad C, Eichler I, Elidemir O, Goldfarb S, Mallory GB, Michaels MG, Michelson P, Mogayzel PJ, Parakininkas D, Solomon M, Visner G, Sweet S, Faro A. Increased mortality after pulmonary fungal infection within the first year after pediatric lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 2008;27:655-661.

Benden C, Boehler A, Faro A. Pediatric Lung Transplantion: Literature Review:2006-2007. Pediatric Transplant 2008;12:266-2

Kaplan KA, Beierle EA, Faro A, Eskin TA, Flotte TR: Recurrent pneumonia in children: a case report and approach to diagnosis. Clin Pediatr (Phila) 2006; 45(1):15-22Faro A, Mallory GB, Visner GA, Elidemir O, Mogayzel PJ, Danziger-Isakov L, Michaels M, Sweet SC, Michelson P, Phadke S, Conrad C, Waltz D. American Society of Transplantation Position Paper on Pediatric Lung Transplantation. Am J Transplant 2007;7:285-292.

Elizur A, Sweet SC, Huddleston CB, Gandhi SK, Boslaugh SE, Kulinski CA, Faro A, Pre-transplant mechanical ventilation increases short term morbidity and mortality in pediatric patient with cystic fibrosis. J Heart Lung Transplant 2007;26:127-131..

Faro A, Shepherd R, Huddleston CB, Lowell J, Gandhi S, Nadler M, Sweet SC. Lower incidence of bronchiolitis obliterans in pediatric liver-lung transplant recipients with cystic fibrosis. Transplantation. 2007 Jun 15;83(11):1435-9.

Faro A, Mallory GB, Visner GA, Elidemir O, Mogayzel PJ Jr, Danziger-Isakov L, Michaels M, Sweet S, Michelson P, Paranjape S, Conrad C, Waltz DA; American Society of Transplantation. American Society of Transplantation executive summary on pediatric lung transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2007 Feb;7(2):285-92. Epub 2006 Nov 15.

Wells A, Faro A. Special considerations in pediatric lung transplantation. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2006 Oct;27(5):552-60. Review.

Danziger-Isakov LA, Faro A, Sweet S, Michaels MG, Aurora P, Mogayzel PJ Jr, Mallory GB Jr, Boyer DM, Rice TB, DelaMorena M, DeBaun MR; International Pediatric Lung Transplant Collaborative Group. Variability in standard care for cytomegalovirus prevention and detection in pediatric lung transplantation: survey of eight pediatric lung transplant programs. Pediatr Transplant. 2003 Dec;7(6):469-73.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Albert Faro.


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