Eric Hamberger M.D.

Fellow in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis embodies a broader theme in pulmonary medicine: a disease entity which combines multiple physiologic and psycho-social processes with systemic significance. My goal in CF research is to continue developing novel concepts to improve existing practices and individualize patient care. My residency and fellowship training have deepened my understanding of the complex issues encountered by adolescents and young adults with CF. After completion of fellowship, I hope to further develop these skills through my career in academic research with a focus on Transitional Medicine. Ideally, I would like to become a professor of Pediatrics with a significant proportion of protected time dedicated to this field. My fellowship training at Stanford and this project provide me with a rare opportunity to accomplish this. As the sub-field of transitional care continues to emerge, I hope my work will have a lasting impact on how transitional care is practiced, not only in Cystic Fibrosis, but in all chronic disease.