Emily DeBoer, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, Emory University School of Medicine (2006)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) (2002)
Internship:
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program (2007)
Residency:
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program, Pediatrics (2009)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Pulmonology (2012)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor

Recognition & Awards

  • Award for Innovations in Fellowship Education, American Thoracic Society (2016)

Research Interests

My research is focused on lung and airway imaging. I work with engineers at CU Anschutz Medical Campus and radiologists to study pediatric chest CT scans to learn about growth of the airway and development of respiratory disease.

Publications

  • Pertile J, Mellenthin M, Wagner J, DeBoer EM, Fink D, Smith B. The Effects of Laryngoscope Shape and Needle Position on Distal Airway Pressure in Jet Ventilation. Laryngoscope. 2020 Jul 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32717125
  • Ruiz AG, Bhatt JM, DeBoer EM, Friedlander J, Janosy N, Peterson MB, Wine T, Deterding R, Prager JD. Demonstrating the benefits of a multidisciplinary aerodigestive program. Laryngoscope. 2020 Feb;130(2):521-525. PubMed PMID: 30919460
  • Koumbourlis AC, Belessis Y, Cataletto M, Cutrera R, DeBoer E, Kazachkov M, Laberge S, Popler J, Porcaro F, Kovesi T. Care recommendations for the respiratory complications of esophageal atresia-tracheoesophageal fistula. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020 Jul 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32716120
  • Jackson A, Maybee J, Wolter-Warmerdam K, DeBoer E, Hickey F. Associations between age, respiratory comorbidities, and dysphagia in infants with down syndrome. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2019 Nov;54(11):1853-1859. PubMed PMID: 31402588
  • Deterding RR, DeBoer EM, Cidon MJ, Robinson TE, Warburton D, Deutsch GH, Young LR. Approaching Clinical Trials in Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease and Pediatric Pulmonary Fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Nov 15;200(10):1219-1227. PubMed PMID: 31322415
  • Dewberry L, Wine T, Prager J, Masaracchia M, Janosy N, Polaner D, DeBoer E, Somme S. Thoracoscopic Posterior Tracheopexy Is a Feasible and Effective Treatment for Tracheomalacia. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2019 Oct;29(10):1228-1231. PubMed PMID: 31219396
  • Ruiz AG, Bhatt JM, DeBoer EM, Friedlander J, Janosy N, Peterson MB, Wine T, Deterding R, Prager JD. Demonstrating the benefits of a multidisciplinary aerodigestive program. Laryngoscope. 2019 Mar 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30919460
  • Nguyen N, Lavery WJ, Capocelli KE, Smith C, DeBoer EM, Deterding R, Prager JD, Leinwand K, Kobak GE, Kramer RE, Menard-Katcher C, Furuta GT, Atkins D, Fleischer D, Greenhawt M, Friedlander JA. Transnasal Endoscopy in Unsedated Children With Eosinophilic Esophagitis Using Virtual Reality Video Goggles. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Nov;17(12):2455-2462. PubMed PMID: 30708107
  • DeBoer EM, Wagner BD, Popler J, Harris JK, Zemanick ET, Accurso FJ, Sagel SD, Deterding RR. Novel Application of Aptamer Proteomic Analysis in Cystic Fibrosis Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid. Proteomics Clin Appl. 2019 May;13(3):e1800085. PubMed PMID: 30431231
  • Deterding RR, Wagner BD, Harris JK, DeBoer EM. Pulmonary Aptamer Signatures in Children's Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Diseases. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31409098
  • Deterding RR, Wagner BD, Harris JK, DeBoer EM. Pulmonary Aptamer Signatures in Children's Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Dec 15;200(12):1496-1504. PubMed PMID: 31409098
  • Deterding RR, DeBoer EM, Cidon MJ, Robinson TE, Warburton D, Deutsch GH, Young LR. Approaching Clinical Trials in Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease and Pediatric Pulmonary Fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Nov 15;200(10):1219-1227. PubMed PMID: 31322415
  • Nguyen N, Lavery WJ, Capocelli KE, Smith C, DeBoer EM, Deterding R, Prager JD, Leinwand K, Kobak GE, Kramer RE, Menard-Katcher C, Furuta GT, Atkins D, Fleischer D, Greenhawt M, Friedlander JA. Transnasal Endoscopy in Unsedated Children With Eosinophilic Esophagitis Using Virtual Reality Video Goggles. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Nov;17(12):2455-2462. PubMed PMID: 30708107
  • DeBoer EM, Wagner BD, Popler J, Harris JK, Zemanick ET, Accurso FJ, Sagel SD, Deterding RR. Novel Application of Aptamer Proteomic Analysis in Cystic Fibrosis Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid. Proteomics Clin Appl. 2019 May;13(3):e1800085. PubMed PMID: 30431231
  • Jackson A, Maybee J, Wolter-Warmerdam K, DeBoer E, Hickey F. Associations between age, respiratory comorbidities, and dysphagia in infants with down syndrome. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2019 Nov;54(11):1853-1859. PubMed PMID: 31402588
  • Dewberry L, Wine T, Prager J, Masaracchia M, Janosy N, Polaner D, DeBoer E, Somme S. Thoracoscopic Posterior Tracheopexy Is a Feasible and Effective Treatment for Tracheomalacia. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2019 Oct;29(10):1228-1231. PubMed PMID: 31219396
  • Hall CHT, Nguyen N, Furuta GT, Prager J, Deboer E, Deterding R, Menard-Katcher C, Capocelli KE, Kramer RE, Friedlander JA. Unsedated In-office Transgastrostomy Esophagoscopy to Monitor Therapy in Pediatric Esophageal Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 Jan;66(1):33-36. PubMed PMID: 28505050
  • DeBoer EM, Wagner J, Kroehl ME, Albietz J, Shandas R, Deterding RR, Rustici MJ. Three-Dimensional Printed Pediatric Airway Model Improves Novice Learners' Flexible Bronchoscopy Skills With Minimal Direct Teaching From Faculty. Simul Healthc. 2018 Aug;13(4):284-288. PubMed PMID: 29381588
  • Liptzin DR, DeBoer EM, Giller RH, Kroehl ME, Weinman JP. Evaluating for Bronchiolitis Obliterans with Low-Attenuation Computed Tomography Three-Dimensional Reconstructions. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Mar 15;197(6):814-815. PubMed PMID: 29406777
  • Boesch RP, Balakrishnan K, Acra S, Benscoter DT, Cofer SA, Collaco JM, Dahl JP, Daines CL, DeAlarcon A, DeBoer EM, Deterding RR, Friedlander JA, Gold BD, Grothe RM, Hart CK, Kazachkov M, Lefton-Greif MA, Miller CK, Moore PE, Pentiuk S, Peterson-Carmichael S, Piccione J, Prager JD, Putnam PE, Rosen R, Rutter MJ, Ryan MJ, Skinner ML, Torres-Silva C, Wootten CT, Zur KB, Cotton RT, Wood RE. Structure and Functions of Pediatric Aerodigestive Programs: A Consensus Statement. Pediatrics. 2018 Mar;141(3). PubMed PMID: 29437862
  • Mueller JL, Muller P, Mellenthin M, Murthy R, Capps M, Alsaker M, Deterding R, Sagel SD, DeBoer E. Estimating regions of air trapping from electrical impedance tomography data. Physiol Meas. 2018 May 31;39(5):05NT01. PubMed PMID: 29726838
  • Mastej EJ, DeBoer EM, Humphries SM, Cook MC, Hunter KS, Liptzin DR, Weinman JP, Deterding RR. Lung and airway shape in neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy. Pediatr Radiol. 2018 Nov;48(12):1745-1754. PubMed PMID: 29955904
  • Masaracchia MM, Polaner DM, Prager JD, DeBoer EM, Dewberry LC, Somme S, Wine T, Janosy NR. Pediatric tracheomalacia and the perioperative anesthetic management of thoracoscopic posterior tracheopexy. Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 Sep;28(9):768-773. PubMed PMID: 29962064
  • DeBoer EM, Kinder S, Duggar A, Prager JD, Soden J, Deterding RR, Ruiz AG, Jensen EL, Weinman J, Wine T, Fortunato JE, Friedlander JA. Evaluating the yield of gastrointestinal testing in pediatric patients in aerodigestive clinic. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 Nov;53(11):1517-1524. PubMed PMID: 30288952
  • DeBoer EM, Kroehl ME, Wagner BD, Accurso FJ, Harris JK, Lynch DA, Sagel SD, Deterding RR. Proteomic profiling identifies novel circulating markers associated with bronchiectasis in cystic fibrosis. Proteomics Clin Appl. 2017 Sep;11(9-10). PubMed PMID: 28452194
  • DeBoer EM, Spielberg DR, Brody AS. Clinical potential for imaging in patients with asthma and other lung disorders. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Jan;139(1):21-28. PubMed PMID: 27871877
  • Hall CHT, Nguyen N, Furuta GT, Prager J, Deboer E, Deterding R, Menard-Katcher C, Capocelli KE, Kramer RE, Friedlander JA. Unsedated in Office Transgastrostomy Esophagoscopy (TGE) to Monitor Therapy in Pediatric Esophageal Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 May 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28505050
  • Humphries SM, Hunter KS, Shandas R, Deterding RR, DeBoer EM. Analysis of pediatric airway morphology using statistical shape modeling. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2016 Jun;54(6):899-911. PubMed PMID: 26718559
  • DeBoer EM, Prager JD, Ruiz AG, Jensen EL, Deterding RR, Friedlander JA, Soden J. Multidisciplinary care of children with repaired esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2016 Jun;51(6):576-81. PubMed PMID: 26422584
  • DeBoer EM, Prager JD, Kerby GS, Stillwell PC. Measuring Pediatric Bronchoscopy Outcomes Using an Electronic Medical Record. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 May;13(5):678-83. PubMed PMID: 26816220
  • Friedlander JA, DeBoer EM, Soden JS, Furuta GT, Menard-Katcher CD, Atkins D, Fleischer DM, Kramer RE, Deterding RR, Capocelli KE, Prager JD. Unsedated transnasal esophagoscopy for monitoring therapy in pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Feb;83(2):299-306.e1. PubMed PMID: 26142551
  • DeBoer EM, Prager JD, Kerby GS, Stillwell PC. Measuring Pediatric Bronchoscopy Outcomes Using an Electronic Medical Record. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 May;13(5):678-83. PubMed PMID: 26816220
  • Humphries SM, Hunter KS, Shandas R, Deterding RR, DeBoer EM. Erratum to: Analysis of pediatric airway morphology using statistical shape modeling. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2016 Jun;54(6):913. PubMed PMID: 26815534
  • Humphries SM, Hunter KS, Shandas R, Deterding RR, DeBoer EM. Analysis of pediatric airway morphology using statistical shape modeling. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2016 Jun;54(6):899-911. PubMed PMID: 26718559
  • DeBoer EM, Prager JD, Ruiz AG, Jensen EL, Deterding RR, Friedlander JA, Soden J. Multidisciplinary care of children with repaired esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2016 Jun;51(6):576-81. PubMed PMID: 26422584
  • Friedlander JA, DeBoer EM, Soden JS, Furuta GT, Menard-Katcher CD, Atkins D, Fleischer DM, Kramer RE, Deterding RR, Capocelli KE, Prager JD. Unsedated transnasal esophagoscopy for monitoring therapy in pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Feb;83(2):299-306.e1. PubMed PMID: 26142551
  • Chiang T, McConnell B, Ruiz AG, DeBoer EM, Prager JD. Surgical management of type I and II laryngeal cleft in the pediatric population. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Oct 25;78(12):2244-2249. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25465448
  • DeBoer EM, Swiercz W, Heltshe SL, Anthony MM, Szefler P, Klein R, Strain J, Brody AS, Sagel SD. Automated CT scan scores of bronchiectasis and air trapping in cystic fibrosis. Chest. 2014 Mar 1;145(3):593-603. PubMed PMID: 24114359
  • Deboer EM, Swiercz W, Heltshe SL, Anthony MM, Szefler P, Klein R, Strain J, Brody AS, Sagel SD. Automated Computed Tomography Scores of Bronchiectasis and Air Trapping in Cystic Fibrosis. Chest. 2013 Oct 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24114359
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Professional Memberships

  • American Thoracic Society (ATS), Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2009)
  • Pediatric Pulmonology (2012)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Lungs and Breathing
  • Lungs and Breathing - Cystic Fibrosis
  • Lungs and Breathing - Lung Disease
  • Lungs and Breathing - Pulmonary Disorders
  • Lungs and Breathing - Tracheostomy Dependence
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include general pulmonary, complex airway problems and pulmonary complications of Down Syndrome. I am a part of the multidisciplinary aerodigestive clinic.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Emory University School of Medicine (2006)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) (2002)
Internships:
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program (2007)
Residency Programs:
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program, Pediatrics (2009)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Pulmonology (2012)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine
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