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Research Faculty—Pediatrics

Program Director/Department Chair: Thomas Welch, MD

  • Ann Botash, MD
    Research Interests:

    Child abuse, education.

  • Joseph Domachowske, MD
    Research Interests:

    Pneumovirus pathogenesis.

  • Roberto Izquierdo, MD
    Research Interests:

    Thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, diabetes mellitus

  • Manoochehr Karjoo, MD
    Research Interests:

    Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease. Bravo pH Analysis. Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. Anti IL5 Reslizumab in the treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis, a National Study in progress. Safety and efficacy of infliximab use in children and adolescents.

  • Gloria Kennedy, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Treatment of pediatric brain tumors.
    Improving feedback to and evaluations of pediatric residents.

  • William Kerr, PhD
    Research Interests:

    Transplant immunology and stem cell biology.

  • Sriram Narsipur, MD, FASN, FACP
    Research Interests:

    Cardiovascular disease in patients with end stage renal and chronic kidney disease

  • James Sexton, MD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Cystic Fibrosis, bronchiectasis, infections of the lung, Critical Care and pulmonary hypertension.

  • Susan Stred, MD
    Clinical Professor
    Research Interests:


  • Leonard Weiner, MD
    Distinguished Service Professor
    Research Interests:

    Clinical Research focusing on Pediatric and Adolescent Vaccine Trials, antiviral therapeutic trials and epidemiologic studies of pediatric respiratory viral infections.

More About Upstate Research and Faculty

Overview of Research
David Amberg, PhD
Vice President for Research
Research Administration Organization
Sponsored Programs
Jennifer A. Rudes, Director, Sponsored Programs Pre-Award
Office of Sponsored Programs
Research Administration
Holly Chanatry, MS
Strategic Research Initiatives

Research Development
Clinical Research Unit
Ruth S. Weinstock, MD, PhD
Division Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Clinical Research Unit
Research Integrity
Robert H. Quinn, DVM, PhD
Interim Associate Vice President for Research Integrity
Research Integrity Office
Quality Assessment and Improvement Program (QAIP)
Robin Cerro
QAIP Coordinator
Research Compliance: IRB, IBC & QAIP
Research Compliance
Marti Benedict
Chief Compliance Officer for Research
Research Compliance: IRB, IBC & QAIP
Center for Research & Evaluation (CRE)
Steven Ziemba
Administrative Director
Center for Research & Evaluation (CRE)
Post-Awards Services
Gina McMahon
Director, Post-Award Services
Technology Transfer
Scott Macfarlane
Director, Office of Technology Transfer
Office of Technology Transfer