Vice Dean for Translational Research, School of Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics
Michael W. Konstan, MD is the Vice Dean for Translational Research in the School of Medicine and the Vice Chair for Clinical Research in the Department of Pediatrics. He received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from CWRU. After completing his internship and residency in pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, he returned to CWRU and Rainbow for fellowship training in Pediatric Pulmonology. He is currently a professor of pediatrics at CWRU, where he also serves as the director of CWRU’s Cystic Fibrosis Translational Therapeutics Development Center and Research Development Program. Dr. Konstan is also the director of The LeRoy W. Matthews Cystic Fibrosis Center at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Konstan’s academic career has focused on developing new therapies for the lung disease of cystic fibrosis (CF), with a special interest in anti-inflammatory therapies and clinical trial design. His research has been supported by grants from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the Food and Drug Administration. He has led numerous national and international clinical trials of potentially new therapies for CF, and is regarded as a national and international expert in this disease. Dr. Konstan has published extensively, serves on many advisory boards and committees related to advancing the treatment of CF, and continues to care for a devoted cadre of patients with CF.
Dr. Konstan has received several national awards for his accomplishments, including the Richard C. Talamo Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the “All Stars Among Us” award for community service from Major League Baseball and People Magazine.