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Howard B. Panitch, MD
Howard B. Panitch
Director, Clinical Programs

Dr. Panitch has long had an interest in the care of children with complex respiratory problems and those requiring technology assistance. His research has focused on airway smooth muscle, dynamic airway collapsibility, RSV bronchiolitis pathogenesis and prevention, and barriers to transitioning technology dependent children to adult care.



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Education and Training

BA, University of Pennsylvania (Biology, English minor), 1978

MD, University of Pittsburgh, 1982

Titles and Academic Titles

Director, Clinical Programs

Director, Technology Dependence Center

Attending Physician

Professor of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

American Thoracic Society, 1985-

American Physiological Society, 1991-

American College of Chest Physicians, 2000-

Professional Awards

Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2002

Master Clinician Award, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2008

Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2009

Blockley-Osler Award, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, 2015