Ofer Yanay, MD

Ofer Yanay, MD

Critical Care, PICU

On staff since February 2007

Children's Title: Medical Director, ICU Respiratory Therapy

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

Ofer Yanay, MD, is attending physician at Seattle Childrens Hospital and Harborview Medical Center and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is also the Medical Director of ICU Respiratory Therapy. He completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric critical care. He has published chapters and peer-reviewed articles with emphasis on gene therapy. His laboratory-based research centers on lentivirus-based vectors and on gene therapybased treatment for diabetes.


Board Certification(s)

General Pediatrics (Non-ABMS)
Critical Care Pediatrics (Non-ABMS)

Medical/Professional School

The Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem


Pediatrics, Carmel Medical Center, Technion-Technical Institution of Israel, Haifa


Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle


  • Whalen LD, Di Gennaro JL, Irby GA, Yanay O, Zimmerman JJ
    Long-term dexmedetomidine use and safety profile among critically ill children and neonates.
    Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2014 Oct. : 15(8)706-14
  • Ofer Yanay, MD
    Two pediatric cases of variant neurogenic stress cardiomyopathy after intracranial hemorrhage.
    Pediatrics , 2014 10 : 134(4)e1211-1217
  • Yanay O, Dale DC, Osborne WR
    Repeated lentivirus-mediated granulocyte colony-stimulating factor administration to treat canine cyclic neutropenia.
    Human gene therapy , 2012 Nov. : 23(11)1136-43
  • Brzezinski M, Yanay O, Waldron L, Barry SC, Osborne WR
    G-CSF-lentivirus administration in rats provided sustained elevated neutrophil counts and subsequent EPO-lentivirus administration increased hematocrits.
    The journal of gene medicine , 2007 July : 571-8
  • Yanay O, Lerman-Sagie T, Gilad E, Nissenkorn A, Jaferi J, Watemberg N, Houri S
    Infant botulism in Israel: knowledge enables prompt diagnosis.
    The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ , 2004 Apr, : 249-50