Heather Hoch De Keyser, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center (2010)
Graduate School :
  • MD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2010)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Washington University in Saint Louis (MO) (2006)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2010)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Pulmonology (2013)
Department: Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor

Research Interests

My research interests primarily focus on medication adherence and health behavior change in children and adolescents with asthma. Additionally, I have studied how to use clinical data to predict and prevent asthma exacerbations.

Publications

  • Anderson WC 3rd, Gondalia R, Hoch HE, Kaye L, Barrett M, Szefler SJ, Stempel DA. Assessing asthma control: comparison of electronic-recorded short-acting beta-agonist rescue use and self-reported use utilizing the asthma control test. J Asthma. 2021 Feb;58(2):271-275. PubMed PMID: 31668103
  • De Keyser HH, Szefler S. Asthma attacks in children are always preceded by poor asthma control: myth or maxim?. Breathe (Sheff). 2020 Sep;16(3):200169. PubMed PMID: 33447278
  • Anderson WC 3rd, Gondalia R, De Keyser HE, Kaye L, Szefler SJ, Stempel DA. Digital assessment of medication utilization by age and diagnosis of asthma or COPD. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2020 Nov 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33212238
  • De Keyser HEH, Kaye L, Anderson WC, Gondalia R, Theye B, Szefler SJ, Stempel DA. Electronic medication monitors help determine adherence subgroups in asthma. Respir Med. 2020 Apr;164:105914. PubMed PMID: 32094102
  • De Keyser HH, Ramsey R, Federico MJ. They just don't take their medicines: Reframing medication adherence in asthma from frustration to opportunity. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020 Mar;55(3):818-825. PubMed PMID: 31944593
  • Navanandan N, Moran E, Smith H, Hoch H, Mistry RD. Primary care provider preferences for glucocorticoid management of acute asthma exacerbations in children. J Asthma. 2020 Jan 14;:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31877252
  • Hoch H, Kattan M, Szefler SJ. Challenges in managing difficult-to-treat asthma in children: Stop, look, and listen. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020 Mar;55(3):791-794. PubMed PMID: 31710161
  • 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
  • Hoch HE, Houin PR, Stillwell PC. Asthma in Children: A Brief Review for Primary Care Providers. Pediatr Ann. 2019 Mar 1;48(3):e103-e109. PubMed PMID: 30874817
  • Anderson WC 3rd, Gondalia R, Hoch HE, Kaye L, Szefler SJ, Stempel DA. Screening for inhalation technique errors with electronic medication monitors. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2019 Jul - Aug;7(6):2065-2067. PubMed PMID: 30776523
  • Szefler SJ, Hoch HE, Tuffli M, Gondalia R, Barrett MA, Van Sickle D, Stempel DA. Quantifying beta-agonist utilization: Occasions or puffs?. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2019 Mar;7(3):1088-1090. PubMed PMID: 30218718
  • Press VG, Hoch H. The Search for Culturally Tailored Inhaled Corticosteroid Adherence Interventions Continues: A Dearth of Effective Strategies for African Americans with Asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2019 Apr;7(4):1194-1196. PubMed PMID: 30961840
  • Tyler A, Cotter JM, Moss A, Topoz I, Dempsey A, Reese J, Szefler S, Hoch H. Outcomes for Pediatric Asthmatic Inpatients After Implementation of an Emergency Department Dexamethasone Treatment Protocol. Hosp Pediatr. 2019 Feb;9(2):92-99. PubMed PMID: 30670462
  • Hoch H, Kempe A, Brinton J, Szefler S. Feasibility of medication monitoring sensors in high risk asthmatic children. J Asthma. 2019 Mar;56(3):270-272. PubMed PMID: 29641374
  • Hoch H, Kempe A, Brinton J, Szefler S. Feasibility of medication monitoring sensors in high risk asthmatic children. J Asthma. 2018 Apr 11;:1-3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29641374
  • Hoch H, Sontag MK, Scarbro S, Juarez-Colunga E, McLean C, Kempe A, Sagel SD. Clinical outcomes in U.S. infants with cystic fibrosis from 2001 to 2012. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 Sep 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30259702
  • Szefler SJ, Hoch H, Tuffli M, Gondalia R, Barrett MA, Van Sickle D, Stempel DA. Quantifying beta agonist utilization: occasions or puffs?. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2018 Sep 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30218718
  • Hoch HE, Collaco JM. Recurrent Wheezing in Childhood and Palivizumab. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Jul 1;196(1):1-2. PubMed PMID: 28665205
  • Hoch HE, Calatroni A, West JB, Liu AH, Gergen PJ, Gruchalla RS, Khurana Hershey GK, Kercsmar CM, Kim H, Lamm CI, Makhija MM, Mitchell HE, Teach SJ, Wildfire JJ, Busse WW, Szefler SJ. Can we predict fall asthma exacerbations? Validation of the seasonal asthma exacerbation index. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Oct;140(4):1130-1137.e5. PubMed PMID: 28238748
  • Hoch H, Mallory GB Jr, Taussig L. Retrospectoscope: Are the peripheral airways in infants and young children disproportionately small, putting them at risk for severe respiratory illnesses?. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2017 Nov;52(11):1405-1407. PubMed PMID: 28869363
  • Szefler S et al. Personalizing Asthma Management for the Clinician: 1st Edition. 2017
  • Hoch HE, Collaco JM. Recurrent Wheezing in Childhood and Palivizumab. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Jul 1;196(1):1-2. PubMed PMID: 28665205
  • Hoch H, Mallory GB Jr, Taussig L. Retrospectoscope: Are the peripheral airways in infants and young children disproportionately small, putting them at risk for severe respiratory illnesses?. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2017 Nov;52(11):1405-1407. PubMed PMID: 28869363
  • Hoch HE, Szefler SJ. Intermittent steroid inhalation for the treatment of childhood asthma. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2016;12(2):183-94. PubMed PMID: 26561351
  • Federico MJ, Hoch HE, Anderson WC 3rd, Spahn JD, Szefler SJ. Asthma Management for Children: Risk Identification and Prevention. Adv Pediatr. 2016 Aug;63(1):103-26. PubMed PMID: 27426897
  • Hoch HE, Szefler SJ. Intermittent steroid inhalation for the treatment of childhood asthma. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2016;12(2):183-94. PubMed PMID: 26561351
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
  • American Thoracic Society, Fellow
  • American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow

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
  • Pediatric Pulmonology, Board Certification (2016)
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2010)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Lungs and Breathing
  • Lungs and Breathing - Asthma
Clinical Interests
My primary clinical interest is in the area of asthma, including severe asthma, difficult to treat asthma, and early asthma. Additionally, I study health behavior change and medication adherence in children and adolescents. My goal is to not only provide children and families with the most up to date and evidence-based therapies to treat their disease, but to also provide them with the tools that they need to implement these therapies in their daily lives. Medicines only work if we can find a way to help you to take them!

Care Philosophy
I work to provide the best possible care for my patients. I believe strongly that parents are the best advocates for their children, and I strive to actively listen to concerns and develop care plans in conjunction with families to meet their needs. I believe that the best outcomes for children happen when everyone works together, including providers and families! I am especially interested in the care of children with asthma, but I see children with many different lung diseases!

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center (2010)
Graduate Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2010)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Washington University in Saint Louis (MO) (2006)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2010)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Pulmonology (2013)
Department: Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine
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