Stephen Ray Reeves, MD, PhD

Stephen Ray Reeves, MD, PhD

Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

On staff since September 2014

Academic Title: Acting Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies

"I strive to understand the underlying causes for respiratory diseases so that we can develop innovative approaches to treat them. I hope to someday put myself out of work."

  • Stephen R. Reeves, MD, PhD is an attending physician in the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital. He is a native of Kentucky and completed his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Louisville as part of the combined MD/PhD physician scientist training program. Following completion of his degrees, Steve moved to Southern California to complete his residency in General Pediatric Medicine at the University of California, San Diego Department of Pediatrics, affiliated with Rady Childrens Hospital. Steve then completed his Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine fellowship at Seattle Childrens Hospital and the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is excited to stay on as faculty at Seattle Childrens and to continue helping to provide care for the children of the WWAMI Region with chronic respiratory disease.

    In addition to his clinical duties, Steve is also junior faculty at the Seattle Childrens Research Institute: Center for Immunity and Immunotherapeutics where he works with Jason Debley, MD, MPH characterizing the cellular biology of airway remodeling in asthmatic children. His current projects are aimed at understanding cell-cell interactions underlying airway remodeling and inflammation.

    • Reeves SR, Kolstad T, Lien TY, Elliott M, Ziegler SF, Wight TN, Debley JS
      Asthmatic airway epithelial cells differentially regulate fibroblast expression of extracellular matrix components.
      24875618 The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology , 2014 Sept. : 134(3)663-670.e1 PMCID: PMC4149938
    • Reeves SR, Gozal D
      Respiratory and metabolic responses to early postnatal chronic intermittent hypoxia and sustained hypoxia in the developing rat.
      17065578 Pediatric research , 2006 Dec. : 60(6)680-6
    • Reeves SR, Gozal D
      Developmental plasticity of respiratory control following intermittent hypoxia.
      16203218 Respiratory physiology & neurobiology , 2005 Nov. 15 : 149(1-3)301-11
    • Reeves SR, Gozal E, Guo SZ, Sachleben LR Jr, Brittian KR, Lipton AJ, Gozal D
      Effect of long-term intermittent and sustained hypoxia on hypoxic ventilatory and metabolic responses in the adult rat.
      14555663 Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) , 2003 Nov. : 95(5)1767-74
  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Asthmatic Airway Epithelium in Airway Remodeling and Pacific Northwest Epithelial Biology Group Portland, OR 2014
    The NTS and Hypoxic Ventilatory Control; From Signaling to (Patho) Physiology Experimental Biology Conference New Orleans, LA 2009


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Pulmonology

Medical/Professional School

University of Louisville, Louisville
University of Louisville, Louisville


Pediatrics, University of California - San Diego, San Diego


Pediatric Pulmonology, University of Washington, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Asthma, transient wheezing of infancy, chronic cough, recurrent lung infections, respiratory viruses, chronic respiratory failure

Research Description

Asthma, airway biology, respiratory viruses and wheezing