David Birnkrant, MD, Pediatric Pulmonology, Cleveland, OH

DavidJBirnkrantMD

Pediatric Pulmonology Cleveland, OH

Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Professor, Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve Univ Sch of Med

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Summary

  • Experienced clinician and division director, with board certification in pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine. Former pediatric clerkship director with extensive experience in student and resident medical education. Leadership roles in major multi-stakeholder academic projects, including the 2018 update of the CDC-sponsored Care Considerations for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, published in The Lancet Neurology. Academic focus on respiratory complications of neuromuscular diseases, including standards of care, and clinical research on cardiopulmonary phenotypic variability in muscular dystrophy. Editorial board member of the journal Pediatric Pulmonology. Medical device development with ABM Respiratory Care of my Combination Devices and related software, that integrate assisted coughing with lung ventilation, with the goal of improving outcomes, autonomy and quality of life for people with neuromuscular weakness, under an exclusive intellectual property licensing agreement between ABM and the MetroHealth System.

Education & Training

  • Case Western Reserve University - University HospitalsFellowship, Pediatric Pulmonology, 1988 - 1991
  • Yale New Haven Children's CenterResidency, Pediatrics, 1985 - 1988
  • Yale University School of MedicineClass of 1985

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 1988 - 2023
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Pulmonology
  • American Board of Pediatrics Sleep Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • "World expert" listing for Duchenne muscular dystrophy Expertscape http://expertscape.com/ex/muscular+dystrophy%2C+duchenne, 2020
  • Best Doctors 2017-2020
  • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2018-2019
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Lectures

  • AAP webinars on the multi-disciplinary care of Duchenne muscular dystrophy 
    Council on Children with Disabilities web site--scroll to Educational Opportunities - 7/15/2019

Press Mentions

  • UH Ventures Is Exploring Biomimicry in Health Care Innovation
    UH Ventures Is Exploring Biomimicry in Health Care InnovationAugust 15th, 2019
  • MetroHealth Invention Could Help Neurological Patients Breathe, Cough Easier
    MetroHealth Invention Could Help Neurological Patients Breathe, Cough EasierJanuary 23rd, 2019
  • MetroHealth Partners with Medical-Device-Startup ABM to Improve the Lives of Patients with Neuromuscular Diseases
    MetroHealth Partners with Medical-Device-Startup ABM to Improve the Lives of Patients with Neuromuscular DiseasesNovember 29th, 2018
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Professional Memberships

Industry Relationships

  • Clinical Advisor, ABM Respiratory CareClinical advisor for development of my Combination Respiratory Devices, based on patents assigned to the MetroHealth System (MHS Care-Innovation, LLC) and licensed to Advanced Bio Machines PTE LTD (ABM Respiratory Care)2018 - Present