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Gregory J. Redding, MD

Gregory J. Redding, MD

Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

On staff since July 1980

Children's Title: Division Chief, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine; Interim Clinical Director, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine; Interim Clinic Chief, Asthma

Academic Title: Professor

Research Center: Center for Developmental Therapeutics

"After I presented a research proposal to a small Eskimo village in Alaska many years ago, the Council Elder told me, "We will trust you with our children." I feel privileged to receive that trust from every parent of every child that I treat. I believe families deserve not only the best care but also our utmost efforts to improve that care through research and training."

Gregory J. Redding, MD, is chief of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Seattle Childrens Hospital. He is professor in the Department of Pediatrics and director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Training Center grant at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He earned his MD from Stanford University. He completed a pediatrics residency at Harbor General/UCLA and a pediatric pulmonary fellowship at the University of Colorado.

Redding is committed to improvement in childrens health and health care through research, training, advocacy, clinical excellence and improvement in systems of health care. Redding is an internationally recognized expert and leader in pediatric pulmonary medicine. His current interests include children with chest wall and spine deformities, bronchiectasis and asthma. Redding's research interests include the pathogenesis of chronic lung disease in developing countries, disorders of the spine and thorax and disorders of the diaphragm. His training philosophy is to ensure critical thinking and creative application of physiologic principles to clinical problems. He is a consultant to the Maternal-Child Health Bureau on national leadership training in the health-care professions.

Recommendations

  • Thomas Lynnwood, WA 07.04.14

    Dr. Redding treated my son's asthma in the '80s/'90s. As far as I'm concerned, he's Ichiban!

  • Stephanie Olympia, Washington 02.11.14

    Dr. Redding is such an amazing doctor, he shows real compassion for his patients and their family and is very knowledgable in pulmonary care. He has made such a huge difference in my daughters life and he always puts my mind at ease when nothing else will. Thank you Dr. Redding for the amazing care you give to the children of our community!

  • Kinder Arlington, WA 10.30.11

    Dr. Gregory Redding is THE most compassionate physician I know. His heart for humanity reaches into the lives of his patients. His knowledge and desire to serve not only the patient, but the entire family, revolutionized our lives. He (and his pulmonary team), without question, give outstanding care. Dr. Redding, you are the best. Thank you!

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatrics
Pediatric Pulmonology

Medical/Professional School

Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford

Research Description

Clinical and physiologic epidemiology of pediatric lung diseases, currently including bronchiectasis in indigenous populations and chest wall disorders in infants.

Current research themes include:
1) bronchiectasis in developing countries and indigenous populations and
2) respiratory consequences of spine and chest wall deformities and their treatments
3) diaphragm disorders and evaluation of surgical interventions

Research Focus Area

Pulmonary, Chronic Conditions / Special Health Care Needs, Therapeutic Trials

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Magazine 2014
Top Doctors Hall of Fame Seattle Magazine 2012
David B. Thorud Leadership Award, Nominee University of Washington School of Medicine 2012
Seattle Super Doctors 2011
Top Pediatrician in Seattle International Association of Pediatricians 2010
"Guide to America's Top Pediatricians" Consumer's Research Council of America 2009
Top Doctors, Golden Stethoscope Award Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2008
Top Doctors Seattle Magazine 2002 - 2013
America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly Medical, Inc. 2001 - 2013

Publications

  • Khorsand D, Song KM, Swanson J, Alessio A, Redding G, Waldhausen J
    Iatrogenic radiation exposure to patients with early onset spine and chest wall deformities.
    Spine , 2013 Aug. 1 : 38(17)E1108-14
  • Redding GJ, Kuo W, Swanson JO, Phillips GS, Emerson J, Yung D, Swanson JW, Sawin RS, Avansino JR
    Upper thoracic shape in children with pectus excavatum: impact on lung function.
    Pediatric pulmonology , 2013 Aug. : 48(8)817-23
  • Kurland G, Deterding RR, Hagood JS, Young LR, Brody AS, Castile RG, Dell S, Fan LL, Hamvas A, Hilman BC, Langston C, Nogee LM, Redding GJ, American Thoracic Society Committee on Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease (chILD) and the chILD Research Network
    An official American Thoracic Society clinical practice guideline: classification, evaluation, and management of childhood interstitial lung disease in infancy.
    American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine , 2013 Aug. 1 : 188(3)376-94
  • Singleton RJ, Valery PC, Morris P, Byrnes CA, Grimwood K, Redding G, Torzillo PJ, McCallum G, Chikoyak L, Mobberly C, Holman RC, Chang AB
    Indigenous children from three countries with non-cystic fibrosis chronic suppurative lung disease/bronchiectasis.
    Pediatric pulmonology , 2013 Feb. 8
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    American Thoracic Society clinical practice guideline: classification, evaluation, and management of childhood interstitial lung disease in infancy
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med , 2013 : 188(3)376-394
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) Phase Three: a global synthesis
    J Aller , 2013 : 41(2)73-85
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Longitudinal nasopharyngeal carriage and antiobiotic resistance of respiratory bacteria in Indigenous Australian and Alaska Native children with bronchiectasis
    PLoS one , 2013 : 5(8)e70478
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Obstructive lung disease is common in patients with syndromic and congenital scoliosis: A Preliminary Study
    J Pediatr Ortho , 2013 : 33781-785
  • Debley JS, Cochrane ES, Redding GJ, Carter ER
    Lung function and biomarkers of airway inflammation during and after hospitalization for acute exacerbations of childhood asthma associated with viral respiratory symptoms.
    Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology , 2012 Aug. : 109(2)114-20
  • Bulkow LR, Singleton RJ, DeByle C, Miernyk K, Redding G, Hummel KB, Chikoyak L, Hennessy TW
    Risk factors for hospitalization with lower respiratory tract infections in children in rural Alaska.
    Pediatrics , 2012 May : 129(5)e1220-7
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Bronchiectasis
    Kendig and Chernicks Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children (8th Edition) , 2012 : 473-488
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Chest Wall and Respiratory Muscle Disorders
    Kendig and Chernicks Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children (8th Edition) , 2012 : 631-646
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Pulmonary Measurements
    AOSpine Measurements in Spine Care , 2012
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    The challenges of replicating the methodology between Phases I and III of the ISAAC programme
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis , 2012 : 16(5)687-693
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Correlating Haller index and cardiopulmonary disease in pectus excavatum
    Am J Surg , 2012 : 203(5)660-664
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Changes over time in the relationship between symptoms of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema. A global perspective from the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC)
    Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) , 2012 : 40(5)267-274
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Satellite-based estimates of ambient air pollution and global variations in childhood asthma
    Environ Health Perspect , 2012 : 120(9)1333-1339
  • Redding GJ
    Update on treatment of childhood bronchiectasis unrelated to cystic-fibrosis.
    Paediatric respiratory reviews , 2011 June : 12(2)119-23
  • Akbarnia BA, Campbell RM, Dimeglio A, Flynn JM, Redding GJ, Sponseller PD, Vitale MG, Yazici M
    Fusionless procedures for the management of early-onset spine deformities in 2011: what do we know?
    Journal of children's orthopaedics , 2011 June : 5(3)159-72
  • Redding GJ, Mayer OH
    Structure-respiration function relationships before and after surgical treatment of early-onset scoliosis.
    Clinical orthopaedics and related research , 2011 May : 469(5)1330-4
  • Sanders DB, Bittner RC, Rosenfeld M, Redding GJ, Goss CH
    Pulmonary exacerbations are associated with subsequent FEV1 decline in both adults and children with cystic fibrosis.
    Pediatric pulmonology , 2011 Apr, : 46(4)393-400
  • Striegl AM, Redding GJ, Diblasi R, Crotwell D, Salyer J, Carter ER
    Use of a lung model to assess mechanical in-exsufflator therapy in infants with tracheostomy.
    Pediatric pulmonology , 2011 Mar. : 46(3)211-7
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Structure-respiration function relationships before and after surgical treatment of early-onset scoliosis
    Clin Ortho Relat Res , 2011 : 469(4)1330-1334
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome
    The Growing Spine. Management of Spinal Disorders in Young Children , 2011
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Pulmonary function testing in children with restrictive chest wall disorders
    Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology , 2011 : 24(2)89-94
  • Sanders DB, Bittner RC, Rosenfeld M, Hoffman LR, Redding GJ, Goss CH
    Failure to recover to baseline pulmonary function after cystic fibrosis pulmonary exacerbation.
    American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine , 2010 Sept. 1 : 182(5)627-32
  • Debley JS, Stamey DC, Cochrane ES, Gama KL, Redding GJ
    Exhaled nitric oxide, lung function, and exacerbations in wheezy infants and toddlers.
    The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology , 2010 June : 125(6)1228-1234.e13
  • Striegl A, Chen ML, Kifle Y, Song K, Redding G
    Sleep-disordered breathing in children with thoracic insufficiency syndrome.
    Pediatric pulmonology , 2010 May : 45(5)469-74
  • Carter E, Waldhausen J, Zhang W, Hoffman L, Redding G
    Management of children with empyema: Pleural drainage is not always necessary.
    Pediatric pulmonology , 2010 May : 45(5)475-80
  • Sanders DB, Hoffman LR, Emerson J, Gibson RL, Rosenfeld M, Redding GJ, Goss CH
    Return of FEV1 after pulmonary exacerbation in children with cystic fibrosis.
    Pediatric pulmonology , 2010 Feb. : 45(2)127-34
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Thoracic Insufficiency: Pulmonary Pathophysiology
    Growing Spine: Management of Spinal Disorders in the Young Child , 2010
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    New therapies for chest wall and spine disorders in children
    Paediatric Respiratory Reviews , 2010 : 11(1)S15-16
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Childhood bronchiectasis around the world
    Paediatric Respiratory Reviews , 2010 : 11(1)S73
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Congenital Lung Malformations
    ACCP/APP Pediatric Pulmonary Board Review: 1st Edition , 2010 : 1169-174
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Disorders of the Chest Wall, Diaphragm, and Pleural and Mediastinal Spaces
    ACCP/APP Pediatric Pulmonary Board Review: 1st Edition , 2010 : 1127-134
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Ambient particulate pollution and the world-wide prevalence of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema in children: Phase One of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC)
    Occup Environ , 2010 : 67(5)293-300
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Which population level environmental factors are associated with asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema? Review of the cological analyses of ISAAC Phase One
    Respir Res , 2010 : 11(8)
  • Redding GJ
    Is pediatric pulmonary research training in dire straits.
    Pediatric pulmonology , 2010 Jan. : 45(1)34-5
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    The impact of the method of consent on response rates in the ISAAC time trends study
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis , 2010 : 14(8)938
  • Redding GJ, Byrnes CA
    Chronic respiratory symptoms and diseases among indigenous children.
    Pediatric clinics of North America , 2009 Dec. : 56(6)1323-42
  • Redding GJ
    Bronchiectasis in children.
    Pediatric clinics of North America , 2009 Feb. : 56(1)157-71
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Evaluation of Chronic Therapy for Bronchiectais due to Cystic Fibrosis and Diseases unrelated to Cystic Fibrosis
    Pediatric Clinics of North America , 2009
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Plan for Pediatric Respiratory Diseases Research: an NHLBI Working Group
    Pediatri Pulmonol , 2009 : 44(1)2-13
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Respiratory Disorders
    Oxford American Handbook of Pediatrics , 2009
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Translation of questions: the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) experience
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis , 2009 : 13(9)1174-1182
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Burden of bronchiectasis in Indigenous peoples How can it be improved?
    Current Pediatric Reviews , 2009 : 5198-206
  • Mayer OH, Redding G
    Early changes in pulmonary function after vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib insertion in children with thoracic insufficiency syndrome.
    Journal of pediatric orthopedics , 2009 Jan. : 29(1)35-8
  • Gregory J. Redding, MD
    Abstracts available upon request.

Presentations

Presentations Title Event Location Date
What Every Surgeon Should Know about Pulmonary Issues Related to Early Onset Scoliosis International Conference of Early Onset Scoliosis (ICEOS) San Diego, CA Nov. 20, 2013
Update on Pediatric Asthma Pediatric Grand Rounds, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital Bethel, AK Oct. 2013
Update on Management of Pediatric Asthma Annual Family Practice Symposium, University of Washington Seattle, WA Sept. 2013
The Benefits and Bluster of Biomechanical Restoration of the Thoracic Cage on the Cardiorespiratory Function in Idiopathic Scoliosis Fiftieth Anniversary International Phillip Zorab Symposium London, UK June 2013
Disorders of the Respiratory Pump in Childhood Pacific Northwest Pediatric Pulmonary Society Seattle, WA May 2013
Disorders of the Respiratory Pump in Children American Thoracic Society International Annual Conference Philadelphia, PA May 2013
One Construct Does Not Fit All: A Collaborative Medical and Surgical Approach to Early Onset Scoliosis and Chest Wall Dysfunction American Thoracic Society International Annual Conference Philadelphia, PA May 2013
Frequencies of Pneumonitis due to Acute Viral Lower Respiratory Tract Infections among Alaskan Native Children International Conference on Indigenous Health Portland, OR April 2013
The Role of Acetaminophen in the Pathogenesis of Asthma University of Washington Allergy Journal Club Seattle, WA March 2013
Update on Treatment Strategies for Childhood Asthma Washington State Association of Respiratory Care Conference Seattle, WA March 2013
Update on Asthma and Asthma Care for Children: 2011 Pediatric Seminar Series, Group Health Cooperative Seattle, WA Nov. 2012
Assessment of Pulmonary Problems in Early Onset Scoliosis: Management of Severe Respiratory Disease: BIPAP and Tracheostomy Care in EOS International Conference on Early Onset Scoliosis Dublin, Ireland Nov. 2012
Effects of Congenital Heart Disease on Pulmonary Function in Children and Suppurative Lung Disease in Children: State of the Art Review Arab Pediatric Pulmonary Association Annual Conference, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Nov. 2012
Update on Asthma Issues and Care for Children Respiratory Care Conference, Central Washington Hospital Wenatchee, WA Oct. 2012
Pulmonary Function Testing in Children Pediatric Grand Rounds, Alaska Native Medical Center Anchorage, AK Sept. 2012
Review of Leadership Capstones and Training Metrics at MC0H MCH Pediatric Pulmonary Training Center National Meeting Madison, WI April 2012
Protracted Bacterial Bronchitis in Children and Treatment Pediatric Grand Rounds, Alaska Native Medical Center Anchorage, AK Feb. 2012
Innovations in Leadership, Research, and Advocacy Training - Panel Discussant. MCH Training Program National Meeting Washington, DC Feb. 2012
Respiratory Consequences of Early Onset Scoliosis and Respiratory Outcomes of Current Growing Constructs for Early Onset Scoliosis Japanese Scoliosis Society Tokyo, Japan Jan. 2012
Transition Issues for Children with Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome Chest Wall and Spine Deformities Research Study Group Naples, FL Jan. 2012
Postnatal Lung Development: Influence of Early Onset Scoliosis International Conference on Early Onset Scoliosis Orlando, FL Nov. 2011
Small Airway Disease in Asthma: Therapeutic Implications and Chest Wall Disorders in Children Update on Pediatric Respiratory Disease, Georgia Association of Respiratory Care Atlanta, GA Oct. 2011
Chest Wall Disorders of Childhood and Update on Early Onset Spine and Chest Wall Disorders in Children Pediatric Grand Rounds, University of California, San Diego San Diego, CA Sept. 2011
Strategies to Reduce Restrictive Chest Wall Disease in Spinal Muscular Atrophy Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Scoliosis Task Force, Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA Sept. 2011
Asthma and GERD in Children WWAMI Visiting Professor, St. Josephs Hospital Bellingham, WA Aug. 2011
Current Medical Issues Related to Spine and Chest Wall Disorders of Childhood and Post-Viral Chronic Cough in Children British Paediatric Respiratory Society Annual Meeting Nottingham, United Kingdom June 2011
Respiratory Muscle Strength, Fatigue, and Assessment American Thoracic Society International Annual Meeting Denver, CO May 2011
pdate on Asthma Issues and Care Strategies for Children, 2012 9. Sacred Heart Practical Pediatrics Conference, Keynote Speaker Spokane, WA May 2011
Bronchitis and Bronchiectasis in Indigenous Children: Treatment Considerations Fourth Annual Conference on International Indigenous Health of Children Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada March 2011
Early Onset Scoliosis: An Ounce of Prevention and Pound of Cure Tenth Phillip Zorab Conference on Spine Disorders in Children, Royal College of Surgeons London, United Kingdom March 2011
Chest Wall Disorders in Childhood, and Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome of Childhood Pediatric Grand Rounds, Erasmus University, Rotterdam The Netherlands March 2011
ediatric Asthma and Gastro-esophageal Reflux Pediatric Grand Rounds, Central Washington Hospital Wenatchee, WA Feb. 2011
Bronchitis and Bronchiectasis in Children and Asthma and GERD in Childhood and Update on Thoracic Insufficiency George Polgar Lectureship, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA Feb. 2011
Pediatric Asthma Update: Concepts and Treatments Pediatric Grand Rounds, Pediatric Associates Bellevue, WA Jan. 2011
Pulmonary Research Update on Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome Chest Wall and Spine Deformity Research Study Group Naples, FL Jan. 2011
Pulmonary Issues for Spine Surgeons to Consider Stryker Symposium on Scoliosis Treatments Las Vegas, NV Nov. 2010
Pulmonary Outcomes after VEPTR intervention in EOS and Growth of the Lungs: Impact of EOS and Treatments International Conference on Early Onset Scoliosis Toronto, Canada Nov. 2010
Small Airway Disease in Asthma: Treatment Implications, and Bronchitis and Asthma: Considerations of Productive Cough Northwest Asthma and Allergy Forum Woodinville, WA Oct. 2010
Pulmonary Assessment of Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome and VEPTR Treatment for EOS: Are We Making Kids Better? Synthes Spine Forum Salt Lake City, UT Oct. 2010
Gastro-esophageal Reflux and Asthma: Current Treatment Issues Pediatric Grand Rounds, Alaska Native Medical Center Anchorage, AK Sept. 2010
Disorders of the Chest Wall and Diaphragm and Congenital Pulmonary Malformations: Compression, Infection, and Cancer American College of Chest Physicians: Pediatric Pulmonary Board Review Orlando, FL Aug. 2010
Gastro-esophageal Reflux and Asthma: Update and Predicaments and Respiratory Muscle Function in Asthma Thirteenth Annual Intermountain Western Allergy Association Park City, UT July 2010
New Therapies for Chest Wall and Spine Disorders in Children, and Childhood Bronchiectasis around the World Congress of International Pediatric Pulmonology Vienna, Austria June 2010
Unloading Respiratory Muscles: Fatigue, Endurance, and Adaptation American Thoracic Society International Annual Conference, Post Graduate Course New Orleans, LA May 2010
Spine and Chest Wall Deformity Foundation Study Group Naples, FL Jan. 2010
Stereophotometric Analysis of Chest Wall and Abdominal Breathing in Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome, and Pulmonary Research Update: 2010 Chest Wall and Spine Deformity Research Study Group Annual Meeting Naples, FL Jan. 2010
Pulmonary Consequences of Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome, and Pulmonary Consequences of Spine Surgery in Young Children International Conference on Early Onset Scoliosis Istanbul, Turkey Nov. 2009
Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome in Children American College of Chest Physicians San Diego, CA Oct. 2009
Asthma Control in Children Kadlec Hospital Richland, WA July 2009
Chest Wall Disorders American Thoracic Society International Annual Conference, Pediatric Year in Review San Diego, CA May 2009
Chest Wall Disorders in Children Pediatric Grand Rounds, Central Washington Hospital Wenatchee, WA April 2009
Heterogeneity of Asthma in Children Tacoma, WA March 2009
Changes in Regional Lung Function Following VEPTR Surgery for Early Onset Scoliosis, and Breathing Abnormalities During Sleep in Children with Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome Spine and Chest Wall Deformity Foundation Study Group Phoenix, AZ Jan. 2009

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
PEDIATRIC PULMONARY TRAINING GRANT, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH BUREAU, HRSA July 1, 2005