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Steven A. Webber, MBChB, MRCP

James C. Overall Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Pediatrician-in-Chief, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Dr. Steven A. WebberDr. Steven Webber is the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the James C. Overall Professor of Pediatrics. He also serves as Pediatrician-in-Chief of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. He came from the University of Pittsburgh and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh where he served as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Co-Director of the Heart Institute, and Medical Director of the Thoracic Transplantation Program. There he also held the positions of Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical and Translational Science, and was the founding holder of the Peter and Ada Rossin Chair in Pediatric Cardiology.

Dr. Webber is a native of the United Kingdom. He graduated from the University of Bristol Medical School, UK in 1983. He trained in internal medicine, pediatrics, and pediatric cardiology in Great Britain, Canada ,and the U.S. He joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh in 1994.

Dr. Webber's major clinical interests involve the care of infants and children with end-stage heart failure, including those undergoing mechanical support and thoracic transplantation. His research interests include post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders, understanding the genetic contributions to graft and patient outcomes, and the role of alloantibodies in determining graft outcomes after pediatric thoracic transplantation.

Dr. Webber has been the Principal Investigator / Program Director of a National Institutes of Health (NHLBI) SCCOR (Specialized Center in Clinically Oriented Research) Program in Pediatric Heart Development and Disease entitled “Optimizing Outcome after Pediatric Heart Transplantation,” and is currently PI of a NIH / NIAID Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation in Children (CTOT-C) research consortium.

He has published widely, and is the author of over 160 peer-reviewed publications. He is the Editor Elect and Co-Editor of the journal Pediatric Transplantation, and is Co-Editor of three textbooks: Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders and Solid Organ Transplantation.

Dr. Webber has served as President of both the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study (an international research consortium of over 30 pediatric transplant programs) and the International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA). He currently serves as Chair of the Thoracic Committee of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). He also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Transplantation, and previously served on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Q&A with Dr. Webber

Last Edited: June 14, 2016
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