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Albert Faro, MD

Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine
7 East Unit Based Joint Practice Team Physician Leader
Co-Director Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Center
Associate Medical Director, Respiratory Care Services, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Pulmonary Disease
Pediatric Asthma
Pediatric Lung Transplant
Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis

Board Certifications

Pediatric Pulmonology

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Cystic fibrosis, lung transplant, pulmonary disease in children

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Maps & Directions

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

Flexible Airway Endoscopy in Children.
Hayden L, Boyer D, Hysinger EB, Moore PE, Faro A, Wilson KC, Thomson CC
Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Dec; 12(12)1873-5. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201509-612CME.

PMID:
    26653192
    [PubMed - in process]
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ATS Core Curriculum 2015: Part III. Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine.
Boyer D, Nevin M, Thomson CC, Sanders DB, Alexiou S, Goldfarb SB, Nicholas JL, Thacker PG, Coverstone AM, Faro A, Cheng G, Majid A, Moore PE
Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Nov; 12(11)1688-96. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201506-322CME.

PMID:
    26540419
    [PubMed - in process]
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Mining literatures to discover novel multiple biological associations in a disease context.
Faro A, Giordano D, Maiorana F
Int J Data Min Bioinform. 2015; 12(2)224-56.

PMID:
    26510304
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Flexible Airway Endoscopy in Children.
Hayden L, Boyer D, Hysinger EB, Moore PE, Faro A, Wilson KC, Thomson CC
Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Sep 29;

PMID:
    26418315
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Identification and characterization of a heat-inducible Hsp70 gene from Sorghum bicolor which confers tolerance to thermal stress.
Mulaudzi-Masuku T, Mutepe RD, Mukhoro OC, Faro A, Ndimba B
Cell Stress Chaperones. 2015 Sep; 20(5)793-804. doi: 10.1007/s12192-015-0591-2.

PMID:
    26072391
    [PubMed - in process]
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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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RFC-1 80G>A polymorphism in case-mother/control-mother dyads is associated with risk of nephroblastoma and neuroblastoma.
Montalvão-de-Azevedo R, Vasconcelos GM, Vargas FR, Thuler LC, Pombo-de-Oliveira MS, de Camargo B, Brazilian Embryonic Tumor Group
Genet Test Mol Biomarkers. 2015 Feb; 19(2)75-81. doi: 10.1089/gtmb.2014.0177.

PMID:
    25536437
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome is not specific for bronchiolitis obliterans in pediatric lung transplant.
Towe C, Chester Ogborn A, Ferkol T, Sweet S, Huddleston C, White F, Faro A
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Apr; 34(4)516-21. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.10.004.

PMID:
    25499141
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Long-term safety and efficacy of ivacaftor in patients with cystic fibrosis who have the Gly551Asp-CFTR mutation: a phase 3, open-label extension study (PERSIST).
McKone EF, Borowitz D, Drevinek P, Griese M, Konstan MW, Wainwright C, Ratjen F, Sermet-Gaudelus I, Plant B, Munck A, Jiang Y, Gilmartin G, Davies JC, VX08-770-105 (PERSIST) Study Group
Lancet Respir Med. 2014 Nov; 2(11)902-10. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(14)70218-8.

PMID:
    25311995
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Efficacy and safety of ivacaftor in patients with cystic fibrosis and a non-G551D gating mutation.
De Boeck K, Munck A, Walker S, Faro A, Hiatt P, Gilmartin G, Higgins M
J Cyst Fibros. 2014 Dec; 13(6)674-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jcf.2014.09.005.

PMID:
    25266159
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Tcf7l2 is required for left-right asymmetric differentiation of habenular neurons.
Hüsken U, Stickney HL, Gestri G, Bianco IH, Faro A, Young RM, Roussigne M, Hawkins TA, Beretta CA, Brinkmann I, Paolini A, Jacinto R, Albadri S, Dreosti E, Tsalavouta M, Schwarz Q, Cavodeassi F, Barth AK, Wen L, Zhang B, Blader P, Yaksi E, Poggi L, Zigman M, Lin S, Wilson SW, Carl M
Curr Biol. 2014 Oct 6; 24(19)2217-27. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.08.006.

PMID:
    25201686
    [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
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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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Notes


Areas of Research Interest

Dr. Faro is passionate about finding new therapies that will improve the lives of children and adults with cystic fibrosis and is excited to be a part of the research that is occurring today in CF. He is the co-director of the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Network (CF-TDN) site at Washington University and is involved in multicenter studies that will hopefully one day lead to therapies that will control, if not cure, this disease.  Recently recognized by the national CF-TDN for his leadership in research Dr. Faro was one of only 5 CF clinical researchers to be invited to coach another research site and assist them in improving their ability to perform clinical trials. The Washington University CF-Therapeutic Development Center was chosen to serve as the site for a benchmarking visit to assist other CF clinical research centers to maximize their potential.

Through the International Pediatric Lung Transplant Collaborative (IPLTC), which he co-founded and served as its first President, Dr. Faro has been involved in multiple lung transplant research projects including: the effects of prophylaxis against Cytomegalovirus post-transplant; the impact of fungal infections after lung transplant; and the impact of lung transplant on the quality of life after lung transplantation in children with cystic fibrosis.