Lucas R. Hoffman, MD, PhD, is attending physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital and assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Hoffman’s research focuses on chronic lung infections, particularly in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Chronic infections have proven to be particularly difficult to treat with standard antibiotic therapies. For example, the lung infections in children with CF are not improved by antibiotics to the degree we would expect.
Hoffman is working to understand why chronic lung infections are so difficult to treat and how to improve current treatments. Hoffman is also dedicated to the care of patients and to teaching medical students, residents and fellows. His areas of clinical expertise include asthma, CF, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, restrictive lung diseases and the pulmonary complications of neuromuscular disease. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Thoracic Society, and the American Society for Microbiology.