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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Pulmonology, 2009
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Residency, Pediatrics, 2006
    Maimonides Medical Center-GME
  • MD, 1999
    Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Sleep Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pulmonology
  • American Board of Pediatrics

National Provider ID: 1639362114


Gustavo Nino, M.D., MSHS, D'ABSM, is a physician-scientist, ABP board-certified in Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine and principal investigator in the Center for Genetic Medicine of the Children's National Research Institute. He is also an Associate Professor with tenure in Pediatrics and Genomics and Precision Medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Nino currently occupies several leadership roles in clinical, education, and research activities including director of Sleep Medicine, director of Airway Biology Research, and Pediatric Sleep Fellowship program director at Children's National Hospital.

Dr. Nino has authored or co-authored >100 publications and book chapters and is internationally recognized for his work in early-life airway immunity against viruses, respiratory disorders of prematurity, and the pathogenesis of severe obstructive sleep apnea in children. He has received several investigator distinctions from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the International Congress of Pediatric Pulmonology (CIPP). In addition, he was a recipient of the 2019 "Robert Mellins" Outstanding Achievement Award, the most important mid-career distinction from the Pediatric Assembly of the American Thoracic Society (ATS). His research laboratory has received "K" and "R" level grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) including the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. He has also been recognized as "Top Doctor" by Northern Virginia Magazine in 2017 and 2018.

Dr. Nino is passionate about medical education. He has received faculty teaching awards in recognition for his mentorship/training of students, residents and fellows (>25 mentees to date). He is a native of Colombia, South America, speaks Spanish and loves Latin-American culture.

Research & Publications

Nino G, Hu A, Grunstein JS, et al. G protein ß subunit signaling mediates airway hyperresponsiveness and inflammation in allergic asthma. PLoS One. 2012;7(2):e32078.

Josephson MB, Jiao J, Xu S, et al. IL13induced changes in endogenous glucocorticoid metabolism in the lung regulate the proasthmatic response. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2012;303(5):L382-390.

Barrera GN. Concerns about the assessment of pediatricians knowledge of sleep issuesPediatrics (Online). 2011.

Barrera GN, Baloglu O, Gutierrez MJ, Schwartz M. Scientific rationale for the use of alpha-adrenergic agonists and glucocorticosteroids in the therapy of pediatric stridorInt J Otolaryngol. 2011;575018.

Barrera GN. Wheezing and bronchiolitis. In: Todd Florin & Stephen Ludwig, ed. Netter's Pediatrics. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Publishing; 2011:Chapter 37.

4.5 / 5 4.5 out of 5 stars (based on 52 Patient/Family Ratings)

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