Oscar H. Mayer, MD

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
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Residency

Pediatrics - James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Methodist-Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN

Fellowship

Pediatric Pulmonology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Pulmonology
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Pulmonologist

Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2017

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.

Abstracts

2017

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).

Books

2013

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