Oscar H. Mayer, MD Oscar H. Mayer, MD, is an attending pulmonologist and Director of the Pulmonary Function Laboratory at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Locations: Main Campus Patient Ratings: ★★★★★ ★★★★★ | Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA ResidencyPediatrics - James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Methodist-Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN FellowshipPediatric Pulmonology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Board CertificationPediatric PulmonologyPediatrics Titles and Academic Titles Attending PulmonologistDirector, Pulmonary Function LaboratoryAssociate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Departments and Services Technology Dependence Center Neuromuscular Program Cystic Fibrosis Center Asthma ProgramDivision of Pulmonary MedicineCenter for Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome22q and You Center Publications Papers2017 Meier T, C Rummey, M Leinonen, P Spagnolo, OH Mayer and GM Buyse for the DELOS Study Group “Characterization of pulmonary function in 10-18 year old patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Apr 10. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000986. [Epub ahead of print] Pascoe JE, H Sawnani, OH Mayer, K McConnell, JM McDonough, C White, AM Rutkowski, RS Amin, AC Modi. Adherence and Barriers to Hyperinsufflation in Children with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2016 Nov 22. doi: 10.1002/ppul.23645. [Epub ahead of print] Nossov SB, Curatolo E, Campbell RM, Mayer OH, Garg S, Cahill PJ. Children's Spine Study Group. VEPTR: Are we reducing respiratory assistance requirements? [Published online ahead of print April 10, 2017] J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Buyse GM, Voit T, Schara U, Staathof CSM, D’Angelo MG, Bernert G, Cuisset J-M, Fi Treatment effect of idebenone on inspiratory function in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy nkel RS, Goemans N, Rummey C, Leinonen M, Mayer OH, Spagnolo P, Meier T, McDonald C, and the DELOS Study Group. Treatment effect of idebenone on inspiratory function in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Apr;10(2):S1-S11. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201301-017ST. 2015 Mayer OH, Finkel RS, Rummey C, Benton MJ, Glanzman AM, Flickinger J, Lindström B-M, Meier T. Characterization of Pulmonary Function in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2015 May;50(5):487-94. 2014 Finkel RS, Weiner DW, Mayer OH, McDonough JM, Panitch HB. Respiratory Muscle Function in Infants with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2014 Dec;49(12):1234-42. Abstracts2017 Nossov SB, K Wiesman, JP Gaughan, RM Campbell, JT Smith, S Garg, MP Glotzbecker, JM Pahys, AF Samdani, JM Flynn, O Mayer, PJ Cahill. “Worsening Assisted Ventilator Rating (AVR) Correlates with Decreased Scores on Early Onset Scoliosis Quality of Life (EOSQ) in Patients Treated with Rib Based Growing Systems (RBGS): A Prospective Cohort Study.” 2017 (Scoliosis Research Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA). Campbell RM, O Mayer, HB Pantich, JL Allen, PJ Cahill, JM Flynn, K Baldwin, ML Nance, YE Katlowitz, S Ho, N Lakomkin, DM Hartman. “Limiting Pre-Incision Instrument Uncovered Time through Quality Practice Intervention Decreases Prosthetic Rib Surgery Surgical Site Infection.” 2017 (Scoliosis Research Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA). Cahill PJ, DM Hartman, N Lakomkin, JM Flynn, ML Nance, O Mayer, HB Pantich, AC Capraro, JA Taylor, K Baldwin, RM Campbell. “Wound Complication Risk Stratification in Prosthetic Rib Surgery.” 2017 (Scoliosis Research Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA). Campbell RM, JM Flynn, DA Speigel, O Mayer, HB Pantich, JL Allen, DM Biko, YE Katlowitz, S Ho, JA Taylor, DM Hartman, PJ Cahill. “Prosthetic Rib Rescue is a Safe Procedure for Progressive Scoliosis in Medically Frail Skeletally Mature Patients.” 2017 (Scoliosis Research Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA). Cahill, PJ, ML Nance, JM Flynn, O Mayer, HB Pantich, JL Allen, DM Biko, S Ho, YE Katlowitz, DM Hartman, RM Campbell. “Treatment of Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome associated with Rib Absence by Prosthetic Rib.” 2017 (Scoliosis Research Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA). Mayer OH, E Henrickson, M Leinonen, C McDonald, J Karafilidis, G Buyse. “Correlation between Volume- and Flow-related Pulmonary Function Outcomes in patients with DMD.” 2017. (American Thoracic Society Meeting, Washington, DC). Mayer OH, C McDonald, T Meier, M Leinonen, G Buyse. “Effect of Idebenone on Bronchopulmonary Adverse Events and Hospitalizations in Patients with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).” 2017. (American Thoracic Society Meeting, Washington, DC). Sawnani H, OH Mayer, AM Rutkowski, JM McDonough, K McConnell, RS Amin. “Impact of regular hyperinsufflation treatment on longitudinal lung function in Congenital Muscular Dystrophy.” 2017. (American Thoracic Society Meeting, Washington, DC). 2016 Nossov S, P Cahill, RM Campbell, J Smith, S Garg, OH Mayer, and T St. Hilaire. “The Impact of VEPTR Treatment on Respiratory Assistance.” 2016 (International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, Washington, DC). Pascoe JE, C White, J Field, AM Rutkowski, OH Mayer, H Sawnani, RS Amin, and AC Modl. “A Multimodal Assessment of Adherence and Barriers to Hyperinsufflation in Children with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy.” 2016 (American Thoracic Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA). Campbell RM, J Udupa, J Flynn, OH Mayer, M Nance, HB Panitch, MD; W-H Wang, Y Tong, I Wu, K Baldwin, JM McDonough, A Mong. “The etiology of thoracic insufficiency syndrome in neuromuscular scoliosis based on quantitative dynamic lung MRI (QdMRI)”. 2014 (Presented at the International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis, Warsaw, Poland). Books2013 Adams K, Campbell, Jr. RM, Mayer OH. Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consultant. 7th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2013. 2012 Healy F, Campbell, Jr. RM, Mayer OH. Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consultant. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2012. 2011 Mayer OH, Allen JL. Chest Wall Disorders. In: M Light, editor. Blue Book of Pediatric Pulmonology. 1st ed. American Academy of Pediatrics; 2011. 2010 Mayer OH, Allen JL. Pulmonary Function Testing in the School Age Child. In: Rubenstein R, Panitch HB, Allen JL, editors. Cystic Fibrosis. Series: Lung Biology in Health and Disease. Marcel Dekker, Inc.; 2010. 2008 Mayer OH, Gripp KW, Allen JL, Wohl MEB. Neuromuscular and Chest Wall Disorders. In: Taussig LM, Landau LL, editors. Pediatric Respiratory Medicine. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier. 2008. pp. 955-977. 2007 Ullrich, CK, OH Mayer. Assessment and management of fatigue and dyspnea in pediatric palliative care. In: Klick J, Munson D, Kang T, editors. Series: Pediatric Clinics of North America. 54(5):735-56, 2007. 2006 Mayer OH, Gripp K, Allen J. Chest Wall Disorders. In: Laurent G, editor. Encyclopedia of Respiratory Medicine. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2006. 2005 Mayer OH. Noisy Breathing in Infants and Children. In: Panitch HB, editor; Bell L, series editor. Pediatric Pulmonology-The Requisites. Elsevier, Philadelphia; 2005. pp. 12-55. Mayer OH. Wheezing. In: Schwartz MW. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consultant. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2005. Awards and Honors 1998-2001, Clinical Research Fellowship, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation via The Institute for Human Gene Therapy, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 1992, 1993, Sarah and David Weis Cardiovascular Research Fellowship Editorial and Academic Positions Editorial Positions 2002-present, Reviewer, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care 2003-present, Reviewer, Pediatric Pulmonology 2003-present, Reviewer, European Respiratory Journal 2006-present, Reviewer, Pediatric Emergency Care 2007-present, Reviewer, Physiatry 2012-present, Reviewer, Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 2013-present, Reviewer, Respiratory Care Academic and Institutional Committees 2010-present, Faculty mentor and member, Clinical Competency Committee, Pediatric Residency Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 2010-present, Asthma Clinical Science and Research Group, Department of Pediatrics 2008-present, Member, Advisory Committee, Pediatric Research Consortium, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 2008-present, Member, Intern Selection Committee, Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 2008-present, Member, Committee for Protection of Human Subjects, Institutional Review Board, Committee C, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Leadership and Memberships Memberships in Professional Organizations International 2016-present, World Muscle Society 2005-present, Chest Wall and Spinal Disorders Study Group 1998-present, American Thoracic Society - 2004-present, Working Group on Infant and Preschool Lung Function Testing Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. 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