Craig D. Lapin M.D.

Center Director, Central Connecticut CF Center

Dr. Lapin received his MD from the University of Kansas in 1984. He did his residency and fellowship (pediatric pulmonology) at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas, and spent a year at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada in neonatology. Dr. Lapin joined the Pediatric Pulmonary Division at the University of Connecticut in 1992 where is he currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Lapin has been the Director of the Central Connecticut Cystic Fibrosis Center (CCCFC) associated with Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford Hospital, and UCONN since 2000. Dr. Lapin served as a member of the North American Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's (CFF) Center Directors Committee from 2001 - 2007, and as the Pediatric Representative to Committee from 2010 - 2014. He is currently a member of the CFF Data Safety Monitoring Board. He is a member of the CFF Connecticut Chapter Board of Directors. Dr. Lapin is a committed advocate of the Quality Improvement (QI) process. The Central Connecticut CF Center was part of LLC-II and LLC-VI. Dr. Lapin is part of the CF Patient Family Advisory Board and the Connecticut Children's Medical Center's QI team. Dr. Lapin also has a long-standing interest in airway clearance techniques, presenting airway clearance courses nationally and internationally. He is interested in EMR and electronic media in CF. Dr. Lapin and the Central Connecticut CF Center (CCCFC) have been involved in multiple clinical research projects. CCCFC was accepted as a site into the expanded TDN in 2007.