Michael Konstan M.D.

Michael W. Konstan, MD is the Gertrude Lee Chandler Tucker Professor and Vice Dean for Translational Research at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine, and Vice Chair for Clinical Research for the Department of Pediatrics at UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and CWRU in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Konstan received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from CWRU, completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Buffalo, and Fellowship training in Pediatric Pulmonology at CWRU and Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. Shortly after joining the faculty at CWRU in 1988, Dr. Konstan became the first recipient of the CF Foundation's Harry Shwachman Clinical Investigator Award. Dr. Konstan's academic career has focused on developing new therapies for the lung disease of cystic fibrosis, 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. Dr. Konstan has led numerous national and international clinical trials of potentially new therapies for cystic fibrosis, and is regarded as a national and international expert in CF. He was awarded the Richard C. Talamo Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and currently serves on the CF Foundation's Clinical Research Executive Committee.