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Albert Faro, MD

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

Board Certifications

Pediatrics
Pediatric Pulmonology

Areas of Clinical Interest

Cystic fibrosis, lung transplant, pulmonary disease in children

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Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: Suite C
Floor: 2nd Floor
Office Phone: 314-454-2694
Additional Phone: 888-503-2237
Fax: 314-454-2515
Email: faro_a@wustl.edu

Education

Education

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

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Lumacaftor-Ivacaftor in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Homozygous for Phe508del CFTR.
Wainwright CE, Elborn JS, Ramsey BW, Marigowda G, Huang X, Cipolli M, Colombo C, Davies JC, De Boeck K, Flume PA, Konstan MW, McColley SA, McCoy K, McKone EF, Munck A, Ratjen F, Rowe SM, Waltz D, Boyle MP, TRAFFIC Study Group, TRANSPORT Study Group
N Engl J Med. 2015 Jul 16; 373(3)220-31. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1409547.

PMID:
    25981758
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Recursive splicing in long vertebrate genes.
Sibley CR, Emmett W, Blazquez L, Faro A, Haberman N, Briese M, Trabzuni D, Ryten M, Weale ME, Hardy J, Modic M, Curk T, Wilson SW, Plagnol V, Ule J
Nature. 2015 May 21; 521(7552)371-5. doi: 10.1038/nature14466.

PMID:
    25970246
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Official American Thoracic Society technical standards: flexible airway endoscopy in children.
Faro A, Wood RE, Schechter MS, Leong AB, Wittkugel E, Abode K, Chmiel JF, Daines C, Davis S, Eber E, Huddleston C, Kilbaugh T, Kurland G, Midulla F, Molter D, Montgomery GS, Retsch-Bogart G, Rutter MJ, Visner G, Walczak SA, Ferkol TW, Michelson PH, American Thoracic Society Ad Hoc Committee on Flexible Airway Endoscopy in Children
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 May 1; 191(9)1066-80. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201503-0474ST.

PMID:
    25932763
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Scales on Quality of Life in patients with spinal cord injury: integrative review.
Aquarone RL, Faro AC
Einstein (Sao Paulo). 2014 Apr; 12(2)245-50.

PMID:
    25003935
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Serum cadmium levels in a sample of blood donors in the Western Amazon, Brazil, 2010-2011.
Faro AR, Pinto Wde J, Ferreira AP, Barbosa Jr F, Souza VC, Fujimoto DE, Koifman RJ, Koifman S
Cad Saude Publica. 2014 Feb; 30(2)403-14. doi: 10.1590/0102-311X00087113.

PMID:
    24627067
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Suicide attempts in a emergency hospital.
Alves Vde M, Silva AM, Magalhães AP, Andrade TG, Faro AC, Nardi AE
Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2014 Feb; 72(2)123-8. doi: 10.1590/0004-282X20130212.

PMID:
    24604366
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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ARID5B polymorphism confers an increased risk to acquire specific MLL rearrangements in early childhood leukemia.
Emerenciano M, Barbosa TC, Lopes BA, Blunck CB, Faro A, Andrade C, Meyer C, Marschalek R, Pombo-de-Oliveira MS, Brazilian Collaborative Study Group of Infant Acute Leukemia
BMC Cancer. 2014 Feb 25; 14127. doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-14-127.

PMID:
    24564228
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Fetal growth and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: findings from the childhood leukemia international consortium.
Milne E, Greenop KR, Metayer C, Schüz J, Petridou E, Pombo-de-Oliveira MS, Infante-Rivard C, Roman E, Dockerty JD, Spector LG, Koifman S, Orsi L, Rudant J, Dessypris N, Simpson J, Lightfoot T, Kaatsch P, Baka M, Faro A, Armstrong BK, Clavel J, Buffler PA
Int J Cancer. 2013 Dec 15; 133(12)2968-79. doi: 10.1002/ijc.28314.

PMID:
    23754574
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Phase II studies of nebulised Arikace in CF patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection.
Clancy JP, Dupont L, Konstan MW, Billings J, Fustik S, Goss CH, Lymp J, Minic P, Quittner AL, Rubenstein RC, Young KR, Saiman L, Burns JL, Govan JR, Ramsey B, Gupta R, Arikace Study Group
Thorax. 2013 Sep; 68(9)818-25. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2012-202230.

PMID:
    23749840
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Lung transplant is a viable treatment option for patients with congenital and acquired pulmonary vein stenosis.
Bharat A, Epstein DJ, Grady M, Faro A, Michelson P, Sweet SC, Huddleston CB
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2013 Jun; 32(6)621-5. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2013.03.002.

PMID:
    23701851
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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[Inclusive education in nursing: analysis of students' needs].
Faro AC, Gusmai Lde F
Rev Esc Enferm USP. 2013 Feb; 47(1)229-34.

PMID:
    23515825
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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[Nursing allocation and adverse events/incidents in intensive care units].
Gonçalves LA, Andolhe R, Oliveira EM, Barbosa RL, Faro AC, Gallotti RM, Padilha KG
Rev Esc Enferm USP. 2012 Oct; 46 Spec No71-7.

PMID:
    23250261
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The distribution of MLL breakpoints correlates with outcome in infant acute leukaemia.
Emerenciano M, Meyer C, Mansur MB, Marschalek R, Pombo-de-Oliveira MS, Brazilian Collaborative Study Group of Infant Acute Leukaemia
Br J Haematol. 2013 Apr; 161(2)224-36. doi: 10.1111/bjh.12250.

PMID:
    23432364
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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[Gorham-Stout syndrome--a pediatric clinical case].
Faro A, Estanqueiro P, Moreira Â, Salgado M
Acta Reumatol Port. 2012 Apr-Jun; 37(2)195-7.

PMID:
    23149645
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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NQO1 rs1800566 (C609T), PON1 rs662 (Q192R), and PON1 rs854560 (L55M) polymorphisms segregate the risk of childhood acute leukemias according to age range distribution.
de Aguiar Gonçalves BA, Vasconcelos GM, Thuler LC, Andrade C, Faro A, Pombo-de-Oliveira MS, Brazilian Collaborative Study Group of Infant Acute Leukemia, Emerenciano M, de Camargo B, Bernstain L, Neves CC, Agareno JM, de Carvalho LM, Araújo FN, de Brito NP, Magalhães IQ, Cordoba JC, Pimenta F, Gadelha A, Cartaxo E, Basegio RM, Mnayarji A, Souza MS, Arencibia A, Melaragno R, Cóser VM, Lafayete TC, Koifman S
Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Nov; 23(11)1811-9. doi: 10.1007/s10552-012-0060-5.

PMID:
    22976839
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Lung transplantation for childhood diffuse lung disease.
Rama JA, Fan LL, Faro A, Elidemir O, Morales DL, Heinle JS, Smith EO, Hazen ML, Moonnumakal SP, Mallory GB, Schecter MG
Pediatr Pulmonol. 2013 May; 48(5)490-6. doi: 10.1002/ppul.22634.

PMID:
    22949409
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Inhaled hypertonic saline in infants and children younger than 6 years with cystic fibrosis: the ISIS randomized controlled trial.
Rosenfeld M, Ratjen F, Brumback L, Daniel S, Rowbotham R, McNamara S, Johnson R, Kronmal R, Davis SD, ISIS Study Group
JAMA. 2012 Jun 6; 307(21)2269-77. doi: 10.1001/jama.2012.5214.

PMID:
    22610452
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Chest computed tomography scores are predictive of survival in patients with cystic fibrosis awaiting lung transplantation.
Loeve M, Hop WC, de Bruijne M, van Hal PT, Robinson P, Aitken ML, Dodd JD, Tiddens HA, Computed Tomography Cystic Fibrosis Survival Study Group
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 May 15; 185(10)1096-103. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201111-2065OC.

PMID:
    22403801
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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New developments in treatment after lung transplantation.
Benden C, Danziger-Isakov L, Faro A
Curr Pharm Des. 2012; 18(5)737-46.

PMID:
    22283768
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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[Continuous propofol perfusion in critically ill children].
Agudelo SC, Mencía S, Faro A, Escudero V, Sanavia E, López-Herce J
Med Intensiva. 2012 Aug-Sep; 36(6)410-5.

PMID:
    22244214
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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.