Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX


Pediatrics - New York Medical College/ Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY


Pediatric Pulmonology - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Board Certification

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles


Departments and Services




Zaeh S*, Lu MA*, Blake KV, Ruvalcaba E, Ayensu-Asiedu C, Wise RA, Holbrook JT, Eakin MN. “It is kind of like a responsibility thing:” Transitional challenges in asthma medication adherence among young adults and adolescents, Journal of Asthma. 2021; 1-11. *Co-first authors


Lu MA, Jabre NA, Mogayzel PJ. Vaping-related lung injury in an adolescent. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2020; 201:4.


Lu MA, Rajanala S, Mikkilineni SV, Cahill CM, Brown R, Berry JD, Rogers JT. The 5’-Untranslated Region of the C9orf72 mRNA Exhibits a Phylogenetic Alignment to the Cis-Aconitase Iron-Responsive Element; Novel Therapies for Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Neuroscience & Medicine. 2016; 7:15-26.

Posters and Presentations


Lu MA, Higdon MM, Prosperi C, Knoll MD, Mahomed N, McCollum ED, The PERCH Study Group. Association between number of ribs on chest radiographs with viral etiology among children with severe and very severe pneumonia. American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. November 2021.

Lu MA, Eckmann T, Ruvalcaba E, McQuaid EL, Rand CS, Riekert KA, Eakin MN. Impact of a Home and School-Based Intervention on Family Self-Management of Asthma Among Inner City Preschool Children. American Thoracic Society Conference. May 2021.


Krishnan SS, Lu MA, McInerney A, Trinh VY, Huang W, Bakshi CS, Dozor AJ, Parton LA. Urinary Biomarkers of Inflammation And Remodeling In Children With Asthma And Resistant Airflow Obstruction. American Thoracic Society Conference. May 2020.

Dunn EA, Bokhari D, Facciola J, Lu MA, Aoyama B, Sadreameli SC, Tekes A. Imaging of lung disease associated with e-cigarette use in children and young adults: a pictorial review. Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting. Miami, FL. May 2020.

Awards and Honors

2021, Abstract Scholarship, American Thoracic Society Conference
2011-2016, Annual Alumni Merit Scholarship, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
2014, First Place for Medical Student Research Poster Day, Texas Academy of Family Physicians
2011, Bryan Williams Scholarship Foundation, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
2008, Perspectives on Science Research Fellowship, Yale University
2007, Barry Goldwater Scholarship, Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2020-present, American Thoracic Society