Faculty Profile

Umakanth A. Khatwa, MD

Umakanth Khatwa, MD
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Physician, Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston
Affiliate Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Administrative Title(s)

Co-Director, Center for Aero-digestive Disorders

See publications

Inter-office Mail Address

Hunnewell #2

Phone 617-355-7018

Society Memberships

American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Throacic Society

Research Unit(s)

Dr. Gerard Laboratory, Pulmonary Division, Children's Hospital Boston
 - Division of Sleep Medicine

Research Interests

Role of sleep disorder breathing in airway inflammation and respiratory exacerbation. I am also looking into role of newer imaging techniques for evaluation of airway patency and also for assessment of aspiration.


Kiran Maski, MD (2009-2010)
Ali-Dinar Tarig, MD (2009-2010)
Jonathan Gaffin, MD (2007-2010)
Alicia Casey, MD (2008- present)
Allan Dias, MD (2008-present)
Michael McCown, MD (2008-present)


Meera Subramaniam, MD
Sanjeev Kothare, MD
Eliot Katz, MD


Course Co-Director: What’s New in Pediatric Aero-Digestive Disorders, November 2009 (Harvard CME)

Course Co-Director: Update in Pediatric Sleep Disorders, September 2010 (Harvard CME)

Selected Publications

Khatwa UA, Kleibrink BE, Shapiro SD, Subramaniam M. MMP-8 promotes
polymorphonuclear cell migration through collagen barriers in obliterative
J Leukoc Biol. 2010 Jan;87(1):69-77. Epub 2009 Oct 2. [PMID: 19801498]

Lee EY, Sun Y, Zurakowski D, Hatabu H, Khatwa U, Albert MS. Hyperpolarized 3He
MR imaging of the lung: normal range of ventilation defects and PFT correlation
in young adults.
J Thorac Imaging. 2009 May;24(2):110-4. [PMID: 19465833]

Khatwa UA, Rajegowda B, Rosenberg HK, Lieber E. McKusick-Kaufman Syndrome (MK
catalogue #236700) presenting prenatally as fetal abdominal mass.
J Perinatol.
2005 Feb;25(2):146-9. [PMID: 15660106]

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