Deborah Liptzin, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2009)
Graduate School :
  • MS, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2005)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Yale University (CT) (2001)
Internship:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (2010)
Residency:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatrics (2012)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Pulmonology (2015)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Research interests for Patients:
My research interests focus on improving our understanding and treatment of chILD (children's interstitial and diffuse lung disease), rare pediatric lung disease. I also participate in improving our understand of high altitude pulmonary edema.

Publications

  • Bush D, Sremba L, Lomax K, Lipsett J, Ketteridge D, Bratkovic D, Enchautegui-Colon Y, Weisfeld-Adams J, Galambos C, Lummus S, Wartchow E, Weinman J, Liptzin DR, Baker P 2nd. Neonatal Onset Interstitial Lung Disease as a Primary Presenting Manifestation of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I. JIMD Rep. 2018 Apr 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29654546
  • Faulk KE, Sopfe JM, Campbell K, Liptzin DR, Liu AK, Franklin ARK, Cost CR. Pulmonary toxicity in paediatric patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma receiving brentuximab vedotin. Br J Haematol. 2018 Sep 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30198571
  • Liptzin DR, Baker CD, Darst JR, Weinman JP, Dishop MK, Galambos C, Brinton JT, Deterding RR. Pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis: Diagnostic evaluation and clinical course. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 Jul 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30019520
  • 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
  • Liptzin DR, Hawkins SMM, Wagner BD, Deterding RR. Sleeping chILD: Neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy and polysomnography. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 Jul;53(7):917-920. PubMed PMID: 29766677
  • Liptzin DR, Di Maria MV, Younoszai A, Narkewicz MR, Kelly SL, Wolfe KR, Veress LA. Pulmonary Screening in Subjects after the Fontan Procedure. J Pediatr. 2018 Aug;199:140-143. PubMed PMID: 29747936
  • Weinman JP, White CJ, Liptzin DR, Deterding RR, Galambos C, Browne LP. High-resolution CT findings of pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis. Pediatr Radiol. 2018 Aug;48(8):1066-1072. PubMed PMID: 29687227
  • Liptzin DR, Abman SH, Giesenhagen A, Ivy DD. An Approach to Children with Pulmonary Edema at High Altitude. High Alt Med Biol. 2018 Mar;19(1):91-98. PubMed PMID: 29470103
  • 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
  • Weinman JP, Manning DA, Liptzin DR, Krausert AJ, Browne LP. HRCT findings of childhood follicular bronchiolitis. Pediatr Radiol. 2017 Aug 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28844075
  • Boyer D, Thomson CC, Cohen R, Rao D, Dell S, Rayment J, Wang R, Dy FJ, Wambach J, Tam-Williams J, Simon D, Price E, Oermann CM, Singh A, Rettig JS, Duncan ED, Baker CD, Liptzin DR, Moore PE. ATS Core Curriculum 2016: Part III. Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Jun;13(6):955-66. PubMed PMID: 27295156
  • Liptzin DR, Gleason MC, Cicutto LC, Cleveland CL, Shocks DJ, White MK, Faino AV, Szefler SJ. Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating a School-Centered Asthma Program: Step-Up Asthma Program. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Sep-Oct;4(5):972-979.e1. PubMed PMID: 27283054
  • Liptzin DR, Connell EA, Marable J, Marks J, Thrasher J, Baker CD. Weaning nocturnal ventilation and decannulation in a pediatric ventilator care program. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2016 Aug;51(8):825-9. PubMed PMID: 27111393
  • Liptzin DR, Sturgill M, Kim J, Abman SH, Darst JR, Ibrahim J, Browne L. An Unusual Etiology of Infantile Hemoptysis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Apr 1;193(7):e14-5. PubMed PMID: 26757056
  • Liptzin DR, Szefler SJ. Evolution of Asthma Self-Management Programs in Adolescents: From the Crisis Plan to Facebook. J Pediatr. 2016 Oct 10. PubMed PMID: 27745749
  • Liptzin DR, Szefler SJ. Evolution of Asthma Self-Management Programs in Adolescents: From the Crisis Plan to Facebook. J Pediatr. 2016 Oct 10. PubMed PMID: 27745749
  • Boyer D, Thomson CC, Cohen R, Rao D, Dell S, Rayment J, Wang R, Dy FJ, Wambach J, Tam-Williams J, Simon D, Price E, Oermann CM, Singh A, Rettig JS, Duncan ED, Baker CD, Liptzin DR, Moore PE. ATS Core Curriculum 2016: Part III. Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Jun;13(6):955-66. PubMed PMID: 27295156
  • Liptzin DR, Gleason MC, Cicutto LC, Cleveland CL, Shocks DJ, White MK, Faino AV, Szefler SJ. Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating a School-Centered Asthma Program: Step-Up Asthma Program. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Sep-Oct;4(5):972-979.e1. PubMed PMID: 27283054
  • Liptzin DR, Connell EA, Marable J, Marks J, Thrasher J, Baker CD. Weaning nocturnal ventilation and decannulation in a pediatric ventilator care program. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2016 Aug;51(8):825-9. PubMed PMID: 27111393
  • Liptzin DR, Sturgill M, Kim J, Abman SH, Darst JR, Ibrahim J, Browne L. An Unusual Etiology of Infantile Hemoptysis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Apr 1;193(7):e14-5. PubMed PMID: 26757056
  • Fan LL, Dishop MK, Galambos C, Askin FB, White FV, Langston C, Liptzin DR, Kroehl ME, Deutsch GH, Young LR, Kurland G, Hagood J, Dell S, Trapnell BC, Deterding RR. Diffuse Lung Disease in Biopsied Children 2 to 18 Years of Age. Application of the chILD Classification Scheme. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Oct;12(10):1498-505. PubMed PMID: 26291470
  • Liptzin DR, Patel T, Deterding RR. Chronic ventilation in infants with surfactant protein C mutations: an alternative to lung transplantation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jun 1;191(11):1338-40. PubMed PMID: 26029841
  • Liptzin DR, Landau LI, Taussig LM. Sex and the lung: Observations, hypotheses, and future directions. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2015 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25906765
  • Liptzin DR, Watson AM, Murphy E, Kroehl ME, Dishop MK, Galambos C, Evans CM, Schwarz MI, Deterding RR, Schwartz DA. MUC5B expression and location in surfactant protein C mutations in children. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2015 Apr 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25858779
  • Evans CM, Raclawska DS, Ttofali F, Liptzin DR, Fletcher AA, Harper DN, McGing MA, McElwee MM, Williams OW, Sanchez E, Roy MG, Kindrachuk KN, Wynn TA, Eltzschig HK, Blackburn MR, Tuvim MJ, Janssen WJ, Schwartz DA, Dickey BF. The polymeric mucin Muc5ac is required for allergic airway hyperreactivity. Nat Commun. 2015 Feb 17;6:6281. PubMed PMID: 25687754
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Professional Memberships

  • American Thoracic Society, member
  • American College of Chest Physicians, member
  • Wilderness Medicine Society, member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado
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

Children's Hospital Colorado Outpatient Specialty Care
4125 Briargate Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
719-305-9000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2012)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Lungs and Breathing
Clinical Interest for Patients
I take care of children with general breathing issues, like asthma. I also take care of children with rare lung disease (chILD) and with high altitude pulmonary edema.

Volunteer Activities
I volunteer at Roundup River Ranch camp (http://www.roundupriverranch.org/), a SeriousFun camp for kids with chronic illnesses. It is a privilege to work with such an amazing group of volunteers, staff, and children.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2009)
Graduate Schools:
  • MS, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2005)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Yale University (CT) (2001)
Internships:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (2010)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatrics (2012)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Pulmonology (2015)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine
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