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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A CFTR potentiator in patients with cystic fibrosis and the G551D mutation.
Ramsey BW, Davies J, McElvaney NG, Tullis E, Bell SC, Dřevínek P, Griese M, McKone EF, Wainwright CE, Konstan MW, Moss R, Ratjen F, Sermet-Gaudelus I, Rowe SM, Dong Q, Rodriguez S, Yen K, Ordoñez C, Elborn JS, VX08-770-102 Study Group
N Engl J Med. 2011 Nov 3; 365(18)1663-72. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1105185.

PMID:
    22047557
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in pediatric lung transplantation.
Puri V, Epstein D, Raithel SC, Gandhi SK, Sweet SC, Faro A, Huddleston CB
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Aug; 140(2)427-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2010.04.012.

PMID:
    20538306
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Lung transplantation in infants and toddlers from 1990 to 2004 at St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Elizur A, Faro A, Huddleston CB, Gandhi SK, White D, Kuklinski CA, Sweet SC
Am J Transplant. 2009 Apr; 9(4)719-26. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2009.02552.x.

PMID:
    19344463
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Lower incidence of bronchiolitis obliterans in pediatric liver-lung transplant recipients with cystic fibrosis.
Faro A, Shepherd R, Huddleston CB, Lowell J, Gandhi S, Nadler M, Sweet SC
Transplantation. 2007 Jun 15; 83(11)1435-9.

PMID:
    17565316
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pre-transplant mechanical ventilation increases short-term morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis.
Elizur A, Sweet SC, Huddleston CB, Gandhi SK, Boslaugh SE, Kuklinski CA, Faro A
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2007 Feb; 26(2)127-31.

PMID:
    17258145
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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American Society of Transplantation executive summary on pediatric lung transplantation.
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
Am J Transplant. 2007 Feb; 7(2)285-92.

PMID:
    17109726
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Special considerations in pediatric lung transplantation.
Wells A, Faro A
Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2006 Oct; 27(5)552-60.

PMID:
    17072803
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Variability in standard care for cytomegalovirus prevention and detection in pediatric lung transplantation: survey of eight pediatric lung transplant programs.
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
Pediatr Transplant. 2003 Dec; 7(6)469-73.

PMID:
    14870896
    [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.