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Yemiserach Kifle, MD

Yemiserach Kifle, MD

Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Craniofacial

On staff since April 2001

Children's Title: Associate Director, Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center

Academic Title: Clinical Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research


Board Certification(s)
Pediatric Pulmonology
Sleep Medicine
Medical/Professional School
Addis Ababa University Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa
Pediatrics, Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn
Pediatric Pulmonology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville
Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014
Nomination of the 2012 Family Choice AwardSeattle Childrens Hospital 2012
Crystal Apple Teaching AwardPulmonary Division, University of Florida 1996
Clinical Fellowship Training AwardAmerican Lung Association 1992 - 1995


Quantitative Computed Tomographic Scan and Polysomnographic Analysis of Patients with Syndromic Midface Hypoplasia, before and after LeFort III Distraction Advancement
Plastic Reconstr Surg , 2011: 127(4)1612-9
Sleep-disordered breathing in children with thoracic insufficiency syndrome.
Pediatric pulmonology , 2010 May: 469-74
Sleep outcomes in children with hemifacial microsomia and controls: a follow-up study.
Pediatrics , 2009 Aug: e313-21
Sleep-related breathing disorder in children with vagal nerve stimulators.
Pediatric neurology , 2008 Feb: 99-103
Sleep disturbances in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome: a case with obstructive and central sleep apnea.
The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association , 2007 May: 340-6
Response to nonprescription epinephrine inhaler during nocturnal asthma.
Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology , 2005 Dec: 530-4
Response to nonprescription epinephrine inhaler during nocturnal asthma.
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol , 2005: 95530-4
Inspiratory Resistive Load Detection in Children with Life-threatening Asthma
Pediatr Pulmonol , 2001: 3244-48
Respiratory related evoked potential in children with life-threatening asthma
Am J Respir Crit Care Med , 2000: 161(6)1830-5
Magnitude estimation of inspiratory resistive loads in children with life-threatening asthma.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med , 1997: 156(5)1530-5
Regulation of the manganese superoxide dismutase and inducible nitric oxide synthase gene in rat neuronal and glial cells
J Neurochem , 1996: 662128-35


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Behavioral Insomnia of ChildhoodKindering Jan. 22, 2014
Restless leg Syndrome (Willis Ebkom Disease)July 23, 2013
Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea University of Washington Sleep Disorders CenterNov. 2012
The Importance of Getting more ZZZZ's: Sleep Disorders in TeensAdolescent Health Care Conference Seattle, WAMay 15, 2010

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Foramen Magnum Stenosis in Achondroplasia: The Value of Screening by Polysomnography

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
OC.7.720 - Pulmonary
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center
1500 - 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Seattle Children's at Overlake
1135 116th Ave NE Suite 400
Bellevue , WA 98004

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