Steve Abman, MD
Professor, Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine (1979)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Carleton College (MN) (1975)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (1980)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Pediatrics (1983)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Pediatric Pulmonology (1986)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine
  • Co-Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program
  • Director, Ventilator Care Program
  • Director, Pediatric Heart Lung Center

Publications

  • Maron BA, Abman SH. Focusing on Developmental Origins and Disease Inception for the Prevention of Pulmonary Hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27854133
  • Gien J, Tseng N, Seedorf GJ, Kuhn K, Abman SH. Endothelin-1 - Rho-kinase Interactions Impair Lung Structure and Cause Pulmonary Hypertension After Bleomycin Exposure in Neonatal Rat Pups. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2016 Oct 19;:ajplung.00066.2016. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27760762
  • Abman SH, Ivy DD, Archer SL, Wilson K. Executive Summary of the American Heart Association and American Thoracic Society Joint Guidelines for Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Oct 1;194(7):898-906. PubMed PMID: 27689707
  • Lynch AM, Wagner BD, Mandava N, Palestine AG, Mourani PM, McCourt EA, Oliver SC, Abman SH. The Relationship of Novel Plasma Proteins in the Early Neonatal Period With Retinopathy of Prematurity. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Sep 1;57(11):5076-5082. PubMed PMID: 27679852
  • Bush D, Abman SH, Galambos C. Prominent Intrapulmonary Bronchopulmonary Anastomoses and Abnormal Lung Development in Infants and Children with Down Syndrome. J Pediatr. 2016 Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27666181
  • Abman SH. New guidelines for managing pulmonary hypertension: what the pediatrician needs to know. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2016 Oct;28(5):597-606. PubMed PMID: 27583409
  • Galambos C, Minic AD, Bush D, Nguyen D, Dodson B, Seedorf G, Abman SH. Increased Lung Expression of Anti-Angiogenic Factors in Down Syndrome: Potential Role in Abnormal Lung Vascular Growth and the Risk for Pulmonary Hypertension. PLoS One. 2016 Aug 3;11(8):e0159005. PubMed PMID: 27487163
  • Libby AM, Cornfield DN, Abman SH. There Is No "I" in Team: New Challenges for Career Development in the Era of Team Science. J Pediatr. 2016 Oct;177:4-5. PubMed PMID: 27473883
  • Schäfer M, Ivy DD, Barker AJ, Kheyfets V, Shandas R, Abman SH, Hunter KS, Truong U. Characterization of CMR-derived haemodynamic data in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Jul 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27444679
  • Gien J, Kinsella J, Thrasher J, Grenolds A, Abman SH, Baker CD. Retrospective Analysis of an Interdisciplinary Ventilator Care Program Intervention on Survival of Infants with Ventilator-Dependent Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Am J Perinatol. 2016 Jun 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27355979
  • Boyer D, Pittman JE, Dy FJ, Arunachalam A, Dweik RA, Abman SH, Wilson KC, Thomson CC. Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Jun;13(6):967-9. PubMed PMID: 27295157
  • Seedorf G, Metoxen AJ, Rock R, Markham N, Ryan S, Vu T, Abman SH. Hepatocyte growth factor as a downstream mediator of vascular endothelial growth factor-dependent preservation of growth in the developing lung. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2016 Jun 1;310(11):L1098-110. PubMed PMID: 27036872
  • Baker CD, Martin S, Thrasher J, Moore HM, Baker J, Abman SH, Gien J. A Standardized Discharge Process Decreases Length of Stay for Ventilator-Dependent Children. Pediatrics. 2016 Apr;137(4). PubMed PMID: 26966133
  • Galambos C, Sims-Lucas S, Abman SH, Cool CD. Intrapulmonary Bronchopulmonary Anastomoses and Plexiform Lesions in Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Mar 1;193(5):574-6. PubMed PMID: 26930433
  • Hopper RK, Abman SH, Ivy DD. Persistent Challenges in Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension. Chest. 2016 Jul;150(1):226-36. PubMed PMID: 26836930
  • 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
  • Kinsella JP, Steinhorn RH, Krishnan US, Feinstein JA, Adatia I, Austin ED, Rosenzweig EB, Everett AD, Fineman JR, Hanna BD, Hopper RK, Humpl T, Ivy DD, Keller RL, Mullen MP, Raj JU, Wessel DL, Abman SH. Recommendations for the Use of Inhaled Nitric Oxide Therapy in Premature Newborns with Severe Pulmonary Hypertension. J Pediatr. 2015 Dec 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26703869
  • Yun EJ, Lorizio W, Seedorf G, Abman SH, Vu TH. VEGF and endothelium-derived retinoic acid regulate lung vascular and alveolar development. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2016 Feb 15;310(4):L287-98. PubMed PMID: 26566904
  • Acker SN, Seedorf GJ, Abman SH, Nozik-Grayck E, Kuhn K, Partrick DA, Gien J. Altered Pulmonary Artery Endothelial-Smooth Muscle Cell Interactions in Experimental Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Pediatr Res. 2015 Jan 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25580737
  • Ivy DD, Abman SH. Gaining Insights into Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertensive Disorders through Patient Registries. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jan 1;191(1):2-4. PubMed PMID: 25551339
  • Mourani PM, Sontag MK, Younoszai A, Miller JI, Kinsella JP, Baker CD, Poindexter BB, Ingram DA, Abman SH. Early pulmonary vascular disease in preterm infants at risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jan 1;191(1):87-95. PubMed PMID: 25389562
  • Acker SN, Mandell EW, Sims-Lucas S, Gien J, Abman SH, Galambos C. Histologic identification of prominent intrapulmonary anastomotic vessels in severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr. 2015 Jan;166(1):178-83. PubMed PMID: 25306189
  • Galambos C, Sims-Lucas S, Ali N, Gien J, Dishop MK, Abman SH. Intrapulmonary vascular shunt pathways in alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins. Thorax. 2015 Jan;70(1):84-5. PubMed PMID: 25052575
  • Mourani PM, Abman SH. Pulmonary Hypertension and Vascular Abnormalities in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Clin Perinatol. 2015 Dec;42(4):839-55. PubMed PMID: 26593082
  • Abman SH, Hansmann G, Archer SL, Ivy DD, Adatia I, Chung WK, Hanna BD, Rosenzweig EB, Raj JU, Cornfield D, Stenmark KR, Steinhorn R, Thébaud B, Fineman JR, Kuehne T, Feinstein JA, Friedberg MK, Earing M, Barst RJ, Keller RL, Kinsella JP, Mullen M, Deterding R, Kulik T, Mallory G, Humpl T, Wessel DL. Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension: Guidelines From the American Heart Association and American Thoracic Society. Circulation. 2015 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26534956
  • Mandell E, Powers KN, Harral JW, Seedorf GJ, Hunter KS, Abman SH, Dodson RB. Intrauterine Endotoxin-Induced Impairs Pulmonary Vascular Function and Right Ventricular Performance in Infant Rats and Improvement with Early Vitamin D Therapy. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2015 Oct 16;:ajplung.00302.2015. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26475735
  • Ali N, Abman SH, Galambos C. Histologic Evidence of Intrapulmonary Bronchopulmonary Anastomotic Pathways in Neonates with Meconium Aspiration Syndrome. J Pediatr. 2015 Dec;167(6):1445-7. PubMed PMID: 26421487
  • Mandell E, Seedorf GJ, Ryan S, Gien J, Cramer SD, Abman SH. Antenatal endotoxin disrupts lung vitamin D receptor and 25-hydroxyvitamin D 1a-hydroxylase expression in the developing rat. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2015 Nov 1;309(9):L1018-26. PubMed PMID: 26342089
  • Abman SH, Mourani P, Wagner B. Genomic Insights into Respiratory Outcomes after Preterm Birth. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Sep 1;192(5):530-2. PubMed PMID: 26325151
  • Ivy DD, Abman S. Beyond the 6-Minute Walk Test for Assessing Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension: Making Strides Through Combination End Points. Chest. 2015 Sep;148(3):576-7. PubMed PMID: 26324131
  • Delaney C, Wright RH, Tang JR, Woods C, Villegas L, Sherlock L, Savani RC, Abman SH, Nozik-Grayck E. Lack of EC-SOD worsens alveolar and vascular development in a neonatal mouse model of bleomycin-induced bronchopulmonary dysplasia and pulmonary hypertension. Pediatr Res. 2015 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26322414
  • Abman SH, Ivy DD. Hospitalizations of Children With Pulmonary Hypertension: Implications for Improving Care. Pediatrics. 2015 Aug;136(2):392-3. PubMed PMID: 26148953
  • Mourani PM, Sontag MK, Younoszai A, Miller JI, Kinsella JP, Baker CD, Poindexter BB, Ingram DA, Abman SH. Early pulmonary vascular disease in preterm infants at risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jan 1;191(1):87-95. PubMed PMID: 25389562
  • Ivy DD, Abman SH. Gaining Insights into Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertensive Disorders through Patient Registries. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jan 1;191(1):2-4. PubMed PMID: 25551339
  • Acker SN, Seedorf GJ, Abman SH, Nozik-Grayck E, Kuhn K, Partrick DA, Gien J. Altered Pulmonary Artery Endothelial-Smooth Muscle Cell Interactions in Experimental Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Pediatr Res. 2015 Jan 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25580737
  • Jensen KM, Sevick CJ, Seewald L, Halbower AC, Davis MM, McCabe ER, Kempe A, Abman S. Greater Risk of Hospitalization in Children with Down Syndrome and Obstructive Sleep Apnea at Higher Elevation. Chest. 2015 Feb 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25654790
  • Di Maria MV, Younoszai AK, Sontag MK, Miller JI, Poindexter BB, Ingram DA, Abman SH, Mourani PM. Maturational Changes in Diastolic Longitudinal Myocardial Velocity in Preterm Infants. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 Sep;28(9):1045-52. PubMed PMID: 26025727
  • Baker CD, Abman SH. Impaired pulmonary vascular development in bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Neonatology. 2015;107(4):344-51. PubMed PMID: 26044102
  • Galambos C, Sims-Lucas S, Ali N, Gien J, Dishop MK, Abman SH. Intrapulmonary vascular shunt pathways in alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins. Thorax. 2015 Jan;70(1):84-5. PubMed PMID: 25052575
  • Rozance PJ, Anderson M, Martinez M, Fahy A, Macko AR, Kailey J, Seedorf GJ, Abman SH, Hay WW Jr, Limesand SW. Placental Insufficiency Decreases Pancreatic Vascularity and Disrupts Hepatocyte Growth Factor Signaling in the Pancreatic Islet Endothelial Cell in Fetal Sheep. Diabetes. 2014 Sep 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25249573
  • Acker SN, Mandell EW, Sims-Lucas S, Gien J, Abman SH, Galambos C. Histologic identification of prominent intrapulmonary anastomotic vessels in severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr. 2015 Jan;166(1):178-83. PubMed PMID: 25306189
  • Cornfield DN, Lane R, Rosenblum ND, Hostetter M, Jobe A, Albertine K, Aschner J, Abman SH. Patching the pipeline: creation and retention of the next generation of physician-scientists for child health research. J Pediatr. 2014 Nov;165(5):882-4.e1. PubMed PMID: 25441382
  • Dodson RB, Morgan MR, Galambos C, Hunter KS, Abman SH. Chronic intrauterine pulmonary hypertension increases main pulmonary artery stiffness and adventitial remodeling in fetal sheep. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2014 Dec 1;307(11):L822-8. PubMed PMID: 25326575
  • Gien J, Abman SH, Baker CD. Interdisciplinary care for ventilator-dependent infants with chronic lung disease. J Pediatr. 2014 Dec;165(6):1274-5. PubMed PMID: 25258147
  • Rozance PJ, Anderson M, Martinez M, Fahy A, Macko AR, Kailey J, Seedorf GJ, Abman SH, Hay WW Jr, Limesand SW. Placental Insufficiency Decreases Pancreatic Vascularity and Disrupts Hepatocyte Growth Factor Signaling in the Pancreatic Islet Endothelial Cell in Fetal Sheep. Diabetes. 2014 Sep 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25249573
  • Kinsella JP, Cutter GR, Steinhorn RH, Nelin LD, Walsh WF, Finer NN, Abman SH. Noninvasive inhaled nitric oxide does not prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia in premature newborns. J Pediatr. 2014 Dec;165(6):1104-1108.e1. PubMed PMID: 25063725
  • Jiang H, Stabler SP, Allen RH, Abman SH, Maclean KN. Altered hepatic sulfur metabolism in cystathionine ß-synthase-deficient homocystinuria: regulatory role of taurine on competing cysteine oxidation pathways. FASEB J. 2014 Jun 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24891521
  • Acker SN, Kinsella JP, Abman SH, Gien J. Vasopressin improves hemodynamic status in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr. 2014 Jul;165(1):53-58.e1. PubMed PMID: 24840762
  • Austin ED, Kawut SM, Gladwin MT, Abman SH. Pulmonary hypertension: NHLBI Workshop on the Primary Prevention of Chronic Lung Diseases. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Apr;11 Suppl 3:S178-85. PubMed PMID: 24754827
  • McEvoy CT, Jain L, Schmidt B, Abman S, Bancalari E, Aschner JL. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: NHLBI Workshop on the Primary Prevention of Chronic Lung Diseases. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Apr;11 Suppl 3:S146-53. PubMed PMID: 24754823
  • Baker CD, Abman SH, Mourani PM. Pulmonary Hypertension in Preterm Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Pediatr Allergy Immunol Pulmonol. 2014 Mar 1;27(1):8-16. PubMed PMID: 24669351
  • Abman SH, Conway SJ. Developmental determinants and changing patterns of respiratory outcomes after preterm birth. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2014 Mar;100(3):127-33. PubMed PMID: 24659395
  • Mandell E, Seedorf GJ, Gien J, Abman SH. Vitamin D Improves Infant Lung Injury and Structure After Intra-Amniotic Endotoxin Exposure in Rats: Potential Role for Prevention of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2014 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24414254
  • Gadhia MM, Cutter GR, Abman SH, Kinsella JP. Effects of Early Inhaled Nitric Oxide Therapy and Vitamin A Supplementation on the Risk for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Premature Newborns with Respiratory Failure. J Pediatr. 2013 Dec 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24388327
  • Mourani PM, Kinsella JP, Clermont G, Kong L, Perkins AM, Weissfeld L, Cutter G, Linde-Zwirble WT, Abman SH, Angus DC, Watson RS, Prolonged Outcomes after Nitric Oxide (PrONOx) Investigators. Intensive Care Unit Readmission during Childhood after Preterm Birth with Respiratory Failure. J Pediatr. 2013 Dec 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24388320
  • Gien J, Tseng N, Seedorf G, Roe G, Abman SH. Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-?-Rho-kinase interactions contribute to vascular remodeling after chronic intrauterine pulmonary hypertension. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2014 Feb;306(3):L299-308. PubMed PMID: 24375792
  • Wolf D, Tseng N, Seedorf GJ, Roe GB, Abman SH, Gien J. Endothelin-1 decreases Endothelial PPAR gamma Signaling and Impairs Angiogenesis After Chronic Intrauterine Pulmonary Hypertension. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2013 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24337925
  • Galambos C, Sims-Lucas S, Abman SH. Three-dimensional reconstruction identifies misaligned pulmonary veins as intrapulmonary shunt vessels in alveolar capillary dysplasia. J Pediatr. 2014 Jan;164(1):192-5. PubMed PMID: 24079727
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Professional Memberships

  • Society For Pediatric Research (SPR), Member
  • Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (SEBM), Member
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Member
  • Sigma Xi, Honorary Research Society , Member
  • Perinatal Research Society (PRS), Member
  • American Thoracic Society (ATS), Member
  • American Physiologic Society (APS), Member
  • American Pediatric Society (APS), Member
  • American Heart Association (AHA), Member

Practice Locations

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Pulmonology, Board Certification (1985)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Lungs and Breathing - Asthma
  • Lungs and Breathing - Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Lungs and Breathing - Pulmonary Disorders
  • Lungs and Breathing - Lung Disease
  • Lungs and Breathing - Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lungs and Breathing - Granulomatous Lung Disease
  • Lungs and Breathing
  • Child and Teen Health - Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
  • Child and Teen Health
Clinical Interests
I am interested in Pediatric Lung Disease, Newborn Lung Disease, Acute Respiratory Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine (1979)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Carleton College (MN) (1975)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (1980)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Pediatrics (1983)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Pediatric Pulmonology (1986)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine
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