Bonnie W. Ramsey, M.D. Endowed Chair in Cystic Fibrosis
The Bonnie W. Ramsey, M.D. Endowed Chair in Cystic Fibrosis was established by the Gantz Family Foundation in 2002 to recruit and retain faculty members expert in cystic fibrosis. The chair is named after a leading clinical investigator in the field of cystic fibrosis research, Bonnie W. Ramsey, M.D.
Dr. Ramsey received an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Boston, and at Seattle Children’s. Dr. Ramsey has been part of the Seattle Children’s team for more than 30 years.
Widely acknowledged as one of the leading clinical investigators in the field of cystic fibrosis research, Dr. Ramsey is a pioneer in developing new treatments to meet the needs of the cystic fibrosis community. She and her mentor, Dr. Arnie Smith, developed TOBI®, an inhaled form of the antibiotic tobramycin that has improved the lives of cystic fibrosis patients.
Dr. Ramsey is professor and vice chair for research in UW Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics. She also is the director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the co-principal investigator of the UW Institute for Translational Health Sciences, which provides extensive clinical research infrastructure at Seattle Children’s.
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