Paul McCray Jr. M.D.


Paul B. McCray, Jr., MD Dr. McCray received a B.A. in Biology from St. Olaf College and an M.D. from the University of Iowa. He completed residency training in pediatrics and a pediatric pulmonary fellowship at the University of Iowa. He is Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology, and Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa. He is the Executive Vice Chair in the Department of Pediatrics, Associate Director of the Center for Gene Therapy of Cystic Fibrosis, and holds the Roy J. Carver Chair in Pulmonary Research. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Pediatric Society, the Association of American Physicians, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Microbiology. As a pediatric pulmonologist, Dr. McCray has long-standing interests in cystic fibrosis, airway epithelial biology, pulmonary innate immune responses, and the applications of gene transfer for lung diseases. A focus of his laboratory program has been to better understand the pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis as a path to new treatments. Dr. McCray's work is supported by NIH and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.