Yemiserach Kifle, MD, ACP

Director, Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Faculty, Pediatric Pulmonary Center
Pulmonary Department, mailstop G0038
Seattle Children's Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105


Professional Credentials, Licensure, and Certification

1998-2005 Pediatric Pulmonology
1991-2005 Pediatrics
2004-2010 Sleep Medicine

Offices and Memberships in Professional Associations, Advisory Councils, and Boards

2003-Present: Participant, University of Washington Minority Affairs Mentorship Program
2001-Present: American Academy of Sleep Medicine
1993-Present: American Thoracic Society

Major Research/Professional Interest

Neurocognitive function in children with sleep disordered breathing; Prevalence of periodic limb movement disorder in children with uremia; Functional MRI of the brain in children during sleep.

Selected Recent Publications:

P. Davenport and Y. Kifle. Inspiratory Resistive Load Detection in Children with Life-Threatening Asthma. Pediatric Pulmonology 32: 44-48 (2001)

Davenport, P.W., M.Cruz, A. Stecenko, and Y. Kifle. Respiratory Related Evoked Potential in Children with Life- Threatening Asthma. Am. J. Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine. 161(6): 1830-5, 2000 Jun

Y. Kifle, V. Seng, and P. Davenport. Magnitude estimation of inspiratory resistive loads in children with life-threatening asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 1997.

Y. Kifle, J. Monnier, S.E., Chesrown, M.K. Raizada, and H.S. Nick. Coordinated regulation of the manganese super oxide dismutase and inducible nitric oxide synthase gene in rat neuronal and glial cells. J. Neuro Chem, 1996; 66 (5): 2128- 2135.

H. Gaeta, Y. Kifle, and P. Davenport. Scalp distribution of the respiratory related evoked potential in asthmatic children. Am J. Respir Crit Care Med 1996; 153(4): A569.

Y. Kifle, H. Gaeta, C. Smith-Hammond, D. Danziel, and P. Davenport, The effect of externally added graded inspiratory loads on the Nf peak of the respiratory related evoked potential (RREP). Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1996: 153(4): A569

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