Oren Kupfer, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, Albany Medical College (2007)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (2000)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2008)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2010)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Pulmonology (2013)
Languages: English, Hebrew
Department: Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Inpatient Medical Director, Breathing Institute, Children's Hospital Colorado

Recognition & Awards

  • 5280 Magazine Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2017)
  • Parent Magazine Top Doctor, Parent Magazine (2017)
  • Century Award, Children's Hospital Colorado (2016)

Publications

  • Pigatto AV, Kao TJ, Mueller JL, Baker CD, DeBoer EM, Kupfer O. Electrical impedance tomography detects changes in ventilation after airway clearance in spinal muscular atrophy type I. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2021 Dec;294:103773. PubMed PMID: 34400355
  • Taylor JB, Oermann CM, Deterding RR, Redding G, Davis SD, Piccione J, Moore PE, Kupfer O, Santiago MT, Rosenfeld M, Ingram DG, Ross K, DeBoer EM. Innovating and adapting in pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic: ATS pediatric assembly web committee consensus statement for initial COVID-19 virtual response. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2021 Feb;56(2):539-550. PubMed PMID: 33300286
  • Stratton AT, Roberts Iii RO, Kupfer O, Carry T, Parsons J, Apkon S. Pediatric neuromuscular disorders: Care considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2020;13(3):405-414. PubMed PMID: 33185615
  • Cotter JM, Tyler A, Reese J, Ziniel S, Federico MJ, Anderson Iii WC, Kupfer O, Szefler SJ, Kerby G, Hoch HE. Steroid variability in pediatric inpatient asthmatics: survey on provider preferences of dexamethasone versus prednisone. J Asthma. 2020 Sep;57(9):942-948. PubMed PMID: 31113252
  • Cotter JM, Tyler A, Reese J, Ziniel S, Federico MJ, Anderson Iii WC, Kupfer O, Szefler SJ, Kerby G, Hoch HE. Steroid variability in pediatric inpatient asthmatics: survey on provider preferences of dexamethasone versus prednisone. J Asthma. 2019 Jun 12;:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31113252
  • McGraw MD, Robison K, Kupfer O, Brinton JT, Stillwell PC. The use of light's criteria in hospitalized children with a pleural effusion of unknown etiology. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 Aug;53(8):1101-1106. PubMed PMID: 29806196
  • Messinger AI, Kupfer O, Hurst A, Parker S. Management of Pediatric Community-acquired Bacterial Pneumonia. Pediatr Rev. 2017 Sep;38(9):394-409. PubMed PMID: 28864731
  • Messinger AI, Kupfer O, Hurst A, Parker S. Management of Pediatric Community-acquired Bacterial Pneumonia. Pediatr Rev. 2017 Sep;38(9):394-409. PubMed PMID: 28864731
  • Olson D, Watkins LK, Demirjian A, Lin X, Robinson CC, Pretty K, Benitez AJ, Winchell JM, Diaz MH, Miller LA, Foo TA, Mason MD, Lauper UL, Kupfer O, Kennedy J, Glodé MP, Kutty PK, Dominguez SR. Outbreak of Mycoplasma pneumoniae-Associated Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Pediatrics. 2015 Aug;136(2):e386-94. PubMed PMID: 26216320
  • Kupfer O, Ridall LA, Hoffman LM, Dishop MK, Soep JB, Wagener JS, Fan LL. Pulmonary capillaritis in monozygotic twin boys. Pediatrics. 2013 Nov;132(5):e1445-8. PubMed PMID: 24127476
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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

Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus
1811 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-478-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2010)
  • Pediatric Pulmonology, Board Certification (2014)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System - Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Lungs and Breathing - Chronic Mechanical Ventilation
  • Lungs and Breathing
  • Lungs and Breathing - Tracheostomy Dependence
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Scoliosis
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Brain and Nervous System - Spine Diseases and Conditions
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include treatment of children and young adults with neuromuscular disorders like Duchenne muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, congenital muscular dystrophies, and congenital myopathies. I am also interested in designing medical guidelines, education, and communication tools that allow children with complex respiratory needs to receive high quality individualized treatment wherever they go.

Care Philosophy
I am devoted to providing the highest quality, most effective, and most ethical care to all patients in a warm and trusting environment. I believe in treating each child as an individual and addressing their needs as part of their overall health. At Children's Hospital Colorado, our multidisciplinary team is made up of many pediatric experts, including nurses, respiratory therapists, child life specialists, social workers, dieticians, and various medical specialists. Our team approach makes the child's and family's goals the guiding force of our work and each team member works tirelessly to achieve those goals.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Albany Medical College (2007)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (2000)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2008)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2010)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Pulmonology (2013)
Languages: English, Hebrew
Department: Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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