Benjamin T. Kopp M.D., FAAP

Assistant Professor, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Benjamin T. Kopp, MD, is a member of the Section of Pulmonary Medicine and a Principal Investigator in the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He is also a member of the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Team, Pulmonary/Sickle Cell clinic and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics for The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Kopp received his undergraduate degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and went to medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Kopp completed post-doctoral research training in the laboratory of Dr. Amal Amer and currently works with Dr. Larry Schlesinger on macrophage biology. Dr. Kopp's research interests involve studying macrophage-mediated clearance of multi-drug resistant bacteria in CF such as Burkholderia cenocepacia, which involves dysfunctional autophagy and oxidative killing. He is also interested in the epidemiology of early lung disease in CF. Dr. Kopp serves on the editorial board for the Air and Water Borne Diseases Journal.