Gregory J. Redding , MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington
Chief, Pulmonary Medicine Division, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Dr. Redding received his medical degree from Stanford University after obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at the University of California in San Diego. He completed his pediatric residency at Harbor General/UCLA and his pediatric pulmonary fellowship at the University of Colorado. In 1980, he developed the Pediatric Pulmonary Sectio. In 1992 he becameChief of the Pulmonary and Sleep Division. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Training Center grant. Dr. Redding is committed to improvement in children’s health and health care through research, training , and clinical excellence.

Dr. Redding is a nationally recognized expert and leader in pediatric pulmonary medicine; he has received the Edwin L. Kendig Award for lifetime achievements in pediatric pulmonary medicine from the American Academy of Pediatrics. His clinical scope is broad, though he is specifically interested in children with thoracic deformities/scoliosis, interstitial lung diseases, and asthma.

Dr. Redding's many research interests, include the pathogenesis of chronic lung disease in developing countries, disorders of the thoracic cage and their treatments, and interstitial lung disease in children. His philosophy on training and education is to assure independent and critical thinking and the application of physiologic principles to clinical problems. He mentors and actively promotes the success of all members and trainees within the Pulmonary Division.

Department of Pediatrics:
MCHB Spotlight, "Edwin L. Kendig Award for lifetime achievements in the field of pediatric pulmonary medicine":

Associate Director

Yemiserach Kifle , MD, ACP

Director, Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington

Yemiserach Kifle, MD, is Associate Medical Director of the Pediatric Sleep Center at Seattle Childrens Hospital and clinical associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is also associate director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Leadership Training Center. Her work focuses on diagnosis, management and follow-up of patients with sleep apnea. Her research interest is in looking at cognitive function of children with sleep apnea before and after treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). Her other area of interest is the prevalence of sleep disturbance in children with autism.

Department of Pediatrics:

Nursing Faculty

Marijo M. Ratcliffe , RN, MN, ARNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Lecturer, Department of Family and Child Nursing, School of Nursing

Interests: providing pulmonary specialty direct care to children with chronic pulmonary conditions and their family from infancy through teen years. Teaching advanced practice students in both the clinical and classroom arena to promote understanding of basic anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of pulmonary conditions & management to plan for and facilitate the child’s development with a chronic condition. Facilitate/provide: family education, specialty provider partnership with Primary Care Provider and school/daycare, research collaboration, Quality Improvement programs, advocacy for legislation, systems and policies to support CSHCN.

Gail Kieckhefer , PhD, ARNP

The Joanne Mongomery Endowed Professor

I currently teach most consistently in the Doctorate in Nursing Practice Program. I have taught advanced health assessment, child behavioral and developmental issues and practicum courses in the pediatric nurse practitioner track.

My research expertise is related to childhood chronic illness; childhood asthma most commonly and sleep in school-age children. I am interested in evidence-based strategies that enable nurses to help families to raise children to be actively participatory in their own health promotion or illness management behavior in developmentally and culturally appropriate ways. As such, my focus is often captured in the term 'shared-management' which is a more life-course appropriate concept than 'self-management' when used in the context of the developing child. I have been principal investigator on several studies examining health outcomes in children with asthma and on a randomized clinical trial examining the effects of a parent education program. In addition, I was co-investigator on two studies that recruited large number of ethnically diverse school-age children with asthma and one testing a model of educating MD residents to work more effectively with parents of children having asthma. Sleep in children has been a recent focus of her work. I and colleagues recently submitted a school-located sleep intervention research application and I am consultant on several child health related interdisciplinary grants.

School of Nursing:

Parent Consultant

Carla Salldin , AA

Parent Consultant

Nutrition Faculty, PPC and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities

Mari Mazon , MS, RDN, CD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD), University of Washington
Clinical Instructor, Department of Health Services, University of Washington

Mari Mazon completed her Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Washington, where she also trained as a LEND nutrition trainee. She currently provides nutrition services at the CHDD Child Development Clinic, PKU Clinic, and Biochemical Genetics Clinic, and at Kindering, an early intervention center serving families in Bellevue and Bothell. As part of the nutrition Training Grant she receives from the Washington State Department of Health, she organizes training and continuing education opportunities for WA state registered dietitian nutritionist who work with children with special health care needs (CSHCN).

School of Public Health:

Social Work Faculty

Wendy Phipps , MSW

Social Worker | Pulmonary Clinic, Seattle Children's Hospital

Wendy received her BA in Psychology and Masters of Social Work from the University of Washington. She has been working as a medical social worker for over 10 years, with primary focus in Oncology and Pulmonary.She has a commitment to education and has served as a practicum instructor for the past 7 years.

Janice Sabin , PhD, MSW

Research Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, at the University of Washington.

Dr. Sabin's area of expertise is racial/ethnic health care disparities with an emphasis on understanding mechanisms and pathways that lead to unequal treatment in health care. Dr. Sabin is one of the earliest investigators in the nation to apply the science of unconscious bias to health care disparities research. She has designed and implemented original research as principal investigator or co-investigator in academic medicine, the Indian Health Service, the Washington State community mental health system, and with national samples. Her research includes examining patient-provider communication in real-world clinic visits in Baltimore, pediatricians’ racial bias/discrimination in treatment decisions for African American and white patients, racial/weight bias among providers in the Indian Health Service, provider bias toward people with mental illnesses, and community based participatory research with African American and American Indian/Alaska Native people to develop culturally appropriate health education materials. She has developed interactive, web-based health disparities education materials for physicians and other providers. Dr. Sabin is affiliated faculty with the University of Washington, School of Medicine (UWSOM), Center for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education:

Kelly Foong , BSHA

Division Administrator, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, University of Washington

Kelly Foong is the Division Administrator for Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics. She has been with the University of Washington since 2000 and on the Pediatric Pulmonary Center (PPC) grant since 2012.

Janice Antonio , BA

Program Coordinator, University of Washington

Janice joined the Pediatric Pulmonary Center grant in 2015. She comes with experience in Pediatric and working at Seattle Children's hospital.

Janine Bufi , BA

Program Coordinator, Pediatric Pulmonary Center

Phone: 206-987-4237 email:

Janine joined the Pediatric Pulmonary Center grant in 2006; she came to the Division with technical writing and project management experience. The mission of the PPC grant to train healthcare leaders to be family-centered, interdisciplinary and culturally competent in their care is important work that she is pleased to help support.


Laurie Eldredge, , MD, PHD


Laurie C. Eldredge, MD, PhD, is an Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and an attending physician at Seattle Children's Hospital. She earned her MD and PhD at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. She completed pediatrics residency training and a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at the University of Washington

Jonathan Cogen , MD, MPH

Jon received his MD and MPH at George Washington University in Washington DC, and completed his pediatrics residency at Northwestern University in Chicago. He is currently a second year pediatric pulmonary fellow whose resaerch interest include antibiotic stewardship in cystic fibrosis and pulmonary function testing interpretation. Jon is an avid San Francisco 49ers (which he finds quite difficult when living in Seattle).

Breanna Kinghorn , MD

Bre is currently a 1st year pediatric pulmonary fellow. She earned her MD and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Washington. Bre was a Seattle Children’s Hospital regional pediatric hospitalist and Urgent Care physician for one year, and then practiced as an inpatient pulmonary hospitalist at Seattle Children’s Hospital for two years prior to her fellowship. Her current research interests include pediatric non-CF bronchiectasis as well as pediatric interstitial lung disease.

Long Term Trainee

Kaiulani Swan , BA

Kaiulani Swan grew up in Spokane, WA and made her way to the rainy side of the state for her undergraduate degree in American Ethnic Studies from the University of Washington. Following a 6 month internship at the ACLU, Kaiulani Realized law school wasn't what she wanted to pursue and spent nearly 7 years working, traveling and studying in Asia.

Kaiulani is entering her second year as a graduate student in Nutrition and Dietetics, with a concentration in Pediatric Nutrition. Her thesis topic will focus on food additives and their effects on children with inflammatory bowel disease. As a trainee at The Pulmonary Pediatric Center, Kaiulani looks forward to the skills and knowledge she will gain during the internship portion of the fellowship as well as the interdisciplinary experience.

Lisa Froling , BSN

Lisa Froling is from Plantation, Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors in the Science of Nursing and a minor in Military science. After graduation she commissioned into the United States Army as a second lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps for 4 years. Lisaʼs experience is in the acute and critical care inpatient setting. However, primary and preventative care is her passion, and she is now is a second year Pediatric Nurse Practitioner student at the University of Washington.

Lisa along with her husband enjoy going on annual humanitarian health care missions. She has provided care in: Haiti, The Dominican Republic, and Nepal. She has a specific interest in the quality of life in patients and families with Cystic Fibrosis and in the development of public and community health initiatives to reduce the number of asthma related hospitalizations. She looks forward to working with an interdisciplinary team and developing the necessary skills to provide the best care possible for the pediatric population.