Richard M. Kravitz, MD



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Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Department / Division:
Pediatrics / Pediatrics-Pulmonary and Sleep Med
Division of Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
DUMC 102360
315 Trent Drive
Room 356 Hanes House
Durham, NC 27710
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  • MD, Temple University School of Medicine (Pennsylvania), 1984
  • Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1984-1987
  • Pediatric Pulmonology, Children's Hospital of Michigan, 1987-1989
  • Pediatric Pulmonology, Children's Hospital Medical Center (Ohio), 1989-1990
Clinical Interests:
Pediatric sleep disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, polysomnography, pulmonary disease secondary to muscular dystrophies and neuromuscular weakness, technology- dependent children, asthma, complicated pneumonias, recurrent pneumonia, congenital lung malformations, reflux-related lung disease, pediatric lung disease
Research Interests:
Pediatric sleep disorders
Obstructive sleep apnea
Pulmonary complications of neuromuscular weakness
Non-invasive ventilation
Pediatric asthma
Management of complicated pneumonias
Cystic fibrosis
Representative Publications:
  • Birnkrant, DJ; Bushby, KM; Amin, RS; Bach, JR; Benditt, JO; Eagle, M; Finder, JD; Kalra, MS; Kissel, JT; Koumbourlis, AC; Kravitz, RM. The respiratory management of patients with duchenne muscular dystrophy: a DMD care considerations working group specialty article. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2010;45:739-748.  Abstract
  • Kravitz, RM. Airway clearance in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Pediatrics. 2009;123 Suppl 4:S231-S235.  Abstract
  • Wooldridge, JL; Heubi, JE; Amaro-Galvez, R; Boas, SR; Blake, KV; Nasr, SZ; Chatfield, B; McColley, SA; Woo, MS; Hardy, KA; Kravitz, RM; Straforini, C; Anelli, M; Lee, C. EUR-1008 pancreatic enzyme replacement is safe and effective in patients with cystic fibrosis and pancreatic insufficiency. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. 2009;8:405-417.  Abstract
  • Ansong, AK; Li, JS; Nozik-Grayck, E; Ing, R; Kravitz, RM; Idriss, SF; Kanter, RJ; Rice, H; Chen, YT; Kishnani, PS. Electrocardiographic response to enzyme replacement therapy for Pompe disease. Genetics in Medicine. 2006;8:297-301.  Abstract
  • Cook, AL; Kishnani, PS; Carboni, MP; Kanter, RJ; Chen, YT; Ansong, AK; Kravitz, RM; Rice, H; Li, JS. Ambulatory electrocardiogram analysis in infants treated with recombinant human acid alpha-glucosidase enzyme replacement therapy for Pompe disease. Genetics in Medicine. 2006;8:313-317.  Abstract
  • Kishnani, PS; Steiner, RD; Bali, D; Berger, K; Byrne, BJ; Case, LE; Crowley, JF; Downs, S; Howell, RR; Kravitz, RM; Mackey, J; Marsden, D; Martins, AM; Millington, DS; Nicolino, M; O'Grady, G; Patterson, MC; Rapoport, DM; Slonim, A; Spencer, CT; Tifft, CJ; Watson, MS. Pompe disease diagnosis and management guideline. Genetics in Medicine. 2006;8:267-288.  Abstract
  • Finder, JD; Birnkrant, D; Carl, J; Farber, HJ; Gozal, D; Iannaccone, ST; Kovesi, T; Kravitz, RM; Panitch, H; Schramm, C; Schroth, M; Sharma, G; Sievers, L; Silvestri, JM; Sterni, L; American Thoracic Society. Respiratory care of the patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: ATS consensus statement. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2004;170:456-465.  Abstract
  • Evans, ED; Kramer, SS; Kravitz, RM. Pediatric diseases of the lower airways. Seminars in Roentgenology. 1998;33:136-150.  Abstract
  • Amirav, I; Goren, A; Kravitz, RM; Pawlowski, NA. Physician-targeted program on inhaled therapy for childhood asthma. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 1995;95:818-823.  Abstract
  • Coleman, LT; Kramer, SS; Markowitz, RI; Kravitz, RM. Bronchiectasis in children. Journal of Thoracic Imaging. 1995;10:268-279.  Abstract
  • Kravitz, RM. Congenital malformations of the lung. Pediatric Clinics of North America. 1994;41:453-472.  Abstract
  • Ramsey, BW; Dorkin, HL; Eisenberg, JD; Gibson, RL; Harwood, IR; Kravitz, RM; Schidlow, DV; Wilmott, RW; Astley, SJ; McBurnie, MA. Efficacy of aerosolized tobramycin in patients with cystic fibrosis. New England Journal of Medicine. 1993;328:1740-1746.  Abstract
  • Kravitz, RM; Wilmott, RW. Munchausen syndrome by proxy presenting as factitious apnea. Clinical Pediatrics. 1990;29:587-592.  Abstract
  • Kravitz, RM; Kocoshis, SA; Orenstein, SR; Proujansky, R; Orenstein, DM. Gross hematuria following sclerotherapy of esophageal varices in patients with cystic fibrosis. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 1989;84:75-78.  Abstract