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Oscar H. Mayer, DO
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Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory

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.

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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

Attending Physician

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

American Thoracic Society, 1998-

World Muscle Society, 2016-

Professional Awards

Clinical Research Fellowship, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1998

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