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Gustavo Rodolfo Nino Barrera, MD

The Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease

Pulmonary Medicine
Sleep Medicine

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Pulmonology
American Board of Pediatrics/Sleep Medicine
National Provider Identifier1639362114

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Gustavo Nino, MD, is a physician-scientist ABP board-certified in Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center and is part of the multi-disciplinary airway biology research group at Children’s Research Institute and Research Center for Genetic Medicine. He has a broad research background in airway biology and the phenotypical characterization of asthma and obstructive sleep apnea in children. He has published several peer-review articles and has received young investigator distinctions from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), and the International Congress of Pediatric Pulmonology (CIPP). Recently, Dr. Nino was awarded a NIH-K12 Lung and Genomics Career Development Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to investigate novel mechanisms of airway genetic reprogramming mediated by microRNAs. Dr. Nino is passionate about medical education and in 2010 received a faculty teaching award in recognition for his mentorship/training of students, residents and fellows at Penn State University. He is a native of Colombia, South America, speaks Spanish and loves Latin-American culture.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Medical School Universidad Nacional de Columbia Bogota, ColumbiaDoctor of Medicine 1994 -1999
National & International Recognitions
Young Investigator Award, Honorable MentionAmerican Academy of Sleep Medicine 2012
Best Abstract Poster Presentation Award 9th International Congress on Pediatric Pulmonology, Vienna, Austria2010
American College of Chest Physicians and CHEST foundation Young Investigator Award ACCP Meeting, Philadelphia, PA2008

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberPennsylvania Sleep Society2010
MemberAmerican Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)2009
MemberAmerican Thoracic Society (ATS)2009
MemberAmerican College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)2008
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
InvestigatorInvestigating the transcriptomic and microRNomic signatures in ASM, PI GenMed/Airway Biology Children's Research Institute2012 - 2013
Principal InvestigatorThe effects of asthma in children with OSAPenn State Hershey Sleep Research and Treatment Center2011 - 2013
Principal InvestigatorDetection of pediatric sleep apnea with respiratory signal analysisPenn State Hershey Sleep Research and Treatment Center2010 - 2013
Journal Article, Josephson MB, Jiao J, Xu S, Hu A, Paranjape C, Grunstein JS, Grumbach Y, Nino G, Kreiger PA, McDonough JM, Grunstein MM (2012), IL-13-induced changes in endogenous glucocorticoid metabolism in the lung regulate the pro-asthmatic response, American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.

Journal Article, Nino G, Hu Aihua, Grunstein JS, McDonough J, Kreiger P, Josephson M, John K. Choi JK, Grunstein MM (2012), G protein ß?- subunit signaling mediates airway hyperresponsiveness and inflammation in allergic asthma, PLoS One, 7, 2.

Journal Article, Nino G, Baloglu O, Gutierrez M, Schwartz MS (2011), Scientific rationale for the use of alpha-adrenergic agonists and glucocorticosteroids in the therapy of pediatric stridor, International Journal of Otolaryngology.

Book Chapter, Nino, G and Tapia I E (2011), Concerns about the Assessment of Pediatricians' knowledge of Sleep Issues, In Nino, G and Tapia I E, Pediatrics (Online).

Book Chapter, Nino, G and Panitch, HB (2011), Wheezing and Bronchiolitis, In Florin and Ludwig, Netter’s Pediatrics , Saunders-Elsevier.

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