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University of Washington
Department of Pediatrics
Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Seattle Children's Hospital

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Seattle Children’s Hospital
Lucas Hoffman, MD, PhD

Dr. Hoffman

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine

Pediatric Pulmonologist, Pulmonary Division, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Dr. Hoffman graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in chemistry. He then attended medical and graduate school at the University of California in San Francisco, where he received both an M.D. degree and a Ph.D. in biochemistry. He did his pediatric internship and residency at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital and then stayed at the University of Washington to complete training in pediatric pulmonology. After finishing his training he was recruited to remain in the Pulmonary Division as both a clinician and a research scientist.

Dr. Hoffman's current research interests are centered on chronic lung infections. He is funded by both the NIH and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to investigate the bacteria associated with lung infections in patients with cystic fibrosis. While the past century has seen remarkable advances in fighting acute and devastating infections due to the advent of antibiotics, chronic infections have proven to be extremely difficult to treat due to their poor response to these antibiotics. Dr. Hoffman’s research will lead to a better understanding of how these infectious organisms evade killing by these powerful medications. He will use this information to design new and better medical regimens to combat chronic infections.

Dr Hoffman is also dedicated to the care of patients and to teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. His areas of clinical expertise include asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, restrictive lung diseases, and the pulmonary complications of neuromuscular disease.