Education and Training

Medical School

MD - The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Internship

Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Residency

Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Fellowship

Immunology/Allergy, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Pediatric Pulmonology, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree

MBA, Medical Management - The University of Rochester, Simon School of Business Degree, Rochester, NY

Titles and Academic Titles

Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

Original Research Articles

2021

Bauer SE, Wesson M, Oles SK, Ren CL†. Outcomes of Repeat Sweat Testing in Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screen Positive Infants. Pediatr Pulmonol 2021.

Sanders DB, Slaven JE, Maguiness K, Chmiel JF, Ren CL. Early Life Height Attainment in Cystic Fibrosis Is Associated with Pulmonary Function at Age 6 Years. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2021.

2020

Nichols DP, Odem-Davis K, Cogen JD, Goss CH, Ren CL, Skalland M, Somayaji R, Heltshe SL. Pulmonary Outcomes Associated with Long-Term Azithromycin Therapy in Cystic Fibrosis. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 2020; 201: 430-437.

Holland KJ, Slaven JE, Ren CL, Sanders DB, Bennett WE, Jr. A Retrospective Cohort Study of Growth in the First 2 Years of Life in Preterm Infants With Cystic Fibrosis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020;70(1):115-20.

Voynow JA, Fisher K, Sunday ME, Cotten CM, Hamvas A, Hendricks-Munoz KD, Poindexter BB, Pryhuber GS, Ren CL, Ryan RM, Sharp JK, Young SP, Zhang H, Greenberg RG, Herring AH, Davis SD. Urine gastrin-releasing peptide in the first week correlates with bronchopulmonary dysplasia and post-prematurity respiratory disease. Pediatric pulmonology 2020; 55: 899-908.

Dylag AM, Kopin HG, O'Reilly MA, Wang H, Davis SD, Ren CL, Pryhuber GS. Early Neonatal Oxygen Exposure Predicts Pulmonary Morbidity and Functional Deficits at 1 Year. The Journal of pediatrics 2020; 223: 20-28 e22.

Tumin D, Crowley EM, Li SS, Wooten W, Ren CL, Hayes D. Patterns of Health Insurance Coverage and Lung Disease Progression in Adolescents and Young Adults with Cystic Fibrosis. Ann Amer Thor Soc 2020: Online ahead of print.

McColley SA, Elbert A, Wu R, Ren CL, Sontag MK, LeGrys VA. Quantity not sufficient rates and delays in sweat testing in US infants with cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Pulmonol 2020; Online ahead of print.

Abstracts

2020

BJ Carroll, N Antos, A Fink, CL Ren†. LONG-TERM CHILDHOOD OUTCOMES OF CFTR-RELATED METABOLIC SYNDROME. Pediatr Pulmonol 2020; 55: S94.

CL Ren, MK Sontag, R Wu, A Elbert, N Fisher, SA McColley. VARIATION BY STATE AND ALGORITHM IN CRMS PREVALENCE IN THE US CF REGISTRY. Pediatr Pulmonol 2020; 55: S101.

MS Schechter J Ostrenga, CL Ren, A Fink, DB Sanders, WJ Morgan. IMPACT OF TREATING SMALL AND LARGE DECLINES IN LUNG FUNCTION IN CYSTIC FIBROSIS. Pediatr Pulmonol 2020; 55: S98.

SA McColley, A Elbert, PM Farrell, N Fisher, CL Ren, MK Sontag, R Wu, SL Martiniano. EARLIER CONTACT WITH A CF CENTER IS ASSOCIATED WITH BETTER NUTRITIONAL OUTCOMES IN INFANTS WITH CF. Pediatr Pulmonol 2020; 55: S102.

DB Sanders, R Wu, A Elbert, KM Petren, CL Ren. CHARACTERISTICS OF PATIENTS SEEN IN PERSON DURING COVID-19. Pediatr Pulmonol 2020; 55: S103.

JL Saunders JE Slaven, CL Ren, DB Sanders. MECONIUM ILEUS IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH WORSE OUTCOMES IN THE US. Pediatr Pulmonol 2020; 55: S104.

N Fisher, L Balmert, A Elbert, PM Farrell, SL Martiniano, CL Ren, K Rychlik, MK Sontag, R Wu, SA McColley. BLACK RACE IS INDEPENDENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH LATER AGE AT INITIAL CF CENTER EVALUATION AND DECREASED 1-YEAR WEIGHT FOR AGE Z-SCORE. Pediatr Pulmonol 2020; 55: S111.

SL Martiniano, A Elbert, PM Farrell, N Fisher, CL Ren, MK Sontag, R Wu, SA McColley. IMPROVEMENT IN CF OUTCOMES SINCE NEWBORN SCREENING IMPLEMENTATION IN THE UNITED STATES. Pediatr Pulmonol 2020; 55: S112.

Bauer SE, Lai, H.J.; Slaven, J.E.; Ren, C.L. † ZINC STATUS AND GROWTH IN CYSTIC FIBROSIS IN THE FIRST COHORT. Pediatr Pulmonol 2020; 55: S125.

Madde AO, Okeniewski, W.; Sanders, D.B.; Ren, C.L.; Weiner, D.; Forno, E. NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND LUNG FUNCTION IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH PANCREATICSUFFICIENT CYSTIC FIBROSIS. Pediatr Pulmonol 2020; 55: S134.

Jones KM, Maguiness, K.; O’Callaghan, M.; Ren, C.L. † USE OF HOME SCALES TO TRACK NUTRITIONAL OUTCOMES IN INFANTS WITH CF DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. Pediatr Pulmonol 2020; 55: S136.

Newbill ER, Ren, C.L. IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON TELEHEALTH VISITS AT A LARGE CF CENTER. Pediatr Pulmonol 2020; 55: S229.

McAtee KS, Sanders, D.B.; Ren, C.L.; Pettit, R.S. PEDIATRIC CYSTIC FIBROSIS OUTPATIENT ANTIBIOTICS AND ANTIBIOTIC SUSCEPTIBILITY. Pediatr Pulmonol 2020; 55: S247.

Brown CD, Ren, C.L.; Vollmar, A.; Stewart, C.; Loeffler, D.; Sabadosa, K.; Fink, A. CF LEARNING NETWORK REAL-WORLD RESEARCH: A PILOT POINT-OF-CARE STUDY. Pediatr Pulmonol 2020; 55: S284.

Farrell PM; Lai, H.J.; Bach, T.; Sander, D.; Ren, C.L.; Nagle, S.; Brody, A. EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING INFLUENCES CHEST CT SCORES AND LUNG CLEARANCE INDEX AT 5-6 YEARS OF AGE: PRELIMINARY FINDINGS FROM THE FIRST COHORT. Pediatr Pulmonol 2020; 55: S294.

Prucka SN, Neidlinger, T.; Thompson, M.D.; Satterly, R; Lah, M.; Ren, C.L. A MULTIPRONGED APPROACH TO IMPROVING GENETIC COUNSELING IN INFANTS WITH A POSITIVE CF NEWBORN SCREEN. Pediatr Pulmonol 2020; 55: S307.

Books

Book chapters

2017

CL Ren and K Southern.  2017.  Managing infants with an unclear diagnosis after newborn screening.  In K DeBoeck and K Southern, eds.  Cystic Fibrosis: The Early Years.

2016

Rosenfeld, M., M. K. Sontag and C. L. Ren (2016). "Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis and Newborn Screening." Pediatr Clin North Am 63(4): 599-615.

I Cristea, CL Ren, and SD Davis.  2016.  Diagnostic Modalities: Pulmonary Function Testing and Imaging.  In Sequale of Prematurity.  M Muhlebach and AM Hibbs, editors. London UK. Springer

A Bandyopadhyay and CL Ren†.  2016.  Lung Development.  In A Bush, ed.  Rudoph’s Pediatrics.