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Steve Rowe, M.D.

Cystic fibrosis • Effects of cigarettes and vaping • COPD

Media contact: Adam Pope, 

Steve Rowe ExpertsSteve Rowe, M.D.

Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine


Areas of expertise: 

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Effects of cigarettes and vaping
  • COPD



Rowe specializes in developing new treatments for cystic fibrosis, the most common autosomal recessive genetic disease, and the cause of severe pulmonary disease affecting children and young adults. He founded the CF Transition Clinic for adolescents and young adults with the disease. He maintains expertise in the design and conduct of clinical trials targeting the basic CF defect.

Rowe also has an interest in biomarkers of CF and other related airway diseases including measures of ion transport and the relation between mucus stasis and inflammation. He currently directs a clinical research program that examines the relationship between CF and the chronic bronchitis of COPD. 



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