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Dr. Mayer's research interests center on chronic respiratory failure, the pulmonary manifestations of neuromuscular disease, and assessing and managing patients with complex chest wall and spine disease.
Dr. Mayer is an attending pulmonologist within the Division of Pulmonology, where he is the medical director of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pulmonary Function Testing Laboratory. For the last 17 years, he has been the pulmonologist in the Neuromuscular Center as well as in the Center for Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome since its inception 10 years ago where he directs much of the outpatient and inpatient management of these patients.
He has broad clinical and research interests, including managing patients with chronic respiratory failure, the pulmonary manifestations of neuromuscular disease, and assessing and managing patients with complex chest wall and spine disease. He has been an active member on the Asthma Clinical Science and Research Group at CHOP, which established standard of care for asthma within the hospital.
Dr. Mayer is on a number of national committees and study groups involved in pediatric pulmonary function testing, the assessment and management of children with complex thoracospinal disorders and neuromuscular disorders, on which he has lectured and has published a variety of journal articles and book chapters.
Education and Training
BA, Middlebury College (Biology), 1990
MD, University of Pittsburgh, 1995
Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Pediatric Pulmonology), 2001
Titles and Academic Titles
Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
American Thoracic Society, 1998-
World Muscle Society, 2016-
Clinical Research Fellowship, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1998