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Marianne Muhlebach, MD


Curriculum Vitae

Department of Pediatrics
    Division of Pulmonology

Pediatrics, Pulmonology

Cystic fibrosis focusing on infection and airway inflammation; chronic inflammatory lung disorders; structural airway abnormalities; flexible bronchoscopy; and care of Hispanic population.
Clinical Appointment Phone:  919-966-1401

Marianne Muhlebach, MD

Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine - Board Certified  (2000, 2007)
Pediatrics - Board Certified  (2000, 2005)

Education and Training
Medical School: MD, , Vienna, Austria, 1989
  MD, United States Licensing Medical Exam, 1996
Residency: Aarau, Switzerland, 1991 - 1992
Area: Pediatrics
  University Hospital Basle, Switzerland, 1992 - 1994
Area: Pediatrics
Fellowship: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1996 - 2000
Area: Pediatric Pulmonology

Professional Positions
  1. Attending, University Children's Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland, 1994-1995

  2. Instructor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2000-2001

  3. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2001-2007

  4. Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2007-present

  1. Junior Faculty Development Award, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007

  2. AFMR Henry Christian Award, 2005

  3. Fellowship Award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1999-2000

  4. Fellowship Award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1998-1999

  1. Association between mannan-binding lectin and impaired lung function in cystic fibrosis may be age dependent
    Authors: Muhlebach MS, MacDonald SL, Button B, Hubbard JJ, Turner ML, Boucher RC, Kilpatrick DC
    Clin Exp Immunol. 2006;145:302-307., 2006

  2. Are lower airway or throat cultures predictive of sinus bacteriology in cystic fibrosis?
    Authors: Muhlebach, MS, Miller MB, Moore C, Wedd JP, Drake AF, Leigh MW
    Ped. Pulm. 2006;41;445-451., 2006

  3. Attenuation of host defense function of lung phagocytes in young cystic fibrosis patients
    Authors: Alexis NE, Muhlebach MS, Peden DB, Noah TL
    J Cystic Fibrosis 2006; 5:17-25., 2006

  4. Detection of anaerobic bacteria in high numbers in sputum from patients with Cystic Fibrosis
    Authors: Tunney MM, Field,TR, Moriarty TF, Patrick S, Doering G, Muhlebach MS, Wolfgang M, Boucher RC, Gilpin DF, McDowell A, Elborn JS
    Am J Respir Dis Crit Care Med. 2008;177:995-1001., 2008

  5. Different expression ratio of s100A8/A9 and s100A12 in acute and chronic lung diseases
    Authors: Lorenz E. Muhlebach MS, Tessier PA, Alexis NE, Hite RD, Seeds MC, Peden DP
    Respiratory Medicine 2008;102:567-573., 2008

Physician Referral:
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