Gwynne Church, MD

Title(s)Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th. Street, #4764
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI1999Medical School
    Children's Hospital Oakland, Oakland, CA2002Pediatric Residency
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA2005Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA2006Sleep Medicine Fellowship
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    2003Cardiovascular Institute Fellowship Award University of California, San Francisco
    2014The Caring Tree Award
    2015Lead Reviewer Google Search Editorial Health committee
    2015Faculty Enrichment Fund
    2017Great Save Award (for reducing cost and increasing efficiency)
    2018Exceptional Women in Medicine-Castle Connolly
    2021Top Doctors List-Marin 2015-2021

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    Dr. Gwynne Church is a specialist in both respiratory conditions and sleep disorders in pediatric patients. She cares for children with pulmonary disorders such as asthma, exercise intolerance, restrictive lung disease and cystic fibrosis. As medical director of the Pediatric Sleep Laboratory, she oversees the evaluation of children with sleep disorders, including breathing difficulties during sleep, insomnia, sleep movement disorders and narcolepsy.

    Dr. Church collaborates with the doctors and care teams of other UCSF specialty clinics to address sleeping disorders common to children with abnormalities of the face or head, neuromuscular weakness or upper airway obstruction. She is an integral faculty member of the pediatric pulmonary and sleep medicine fellowship training programs.

    Dr. Church earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed a residency in pediatrics at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at UCSF, and a fellowship in sleep medicine at Stanford Medicine.

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    1. 1057 A Tale of Two Languages: Evaluating Caregiver Satisfaction with Telemedicine in a Pediatric Sleep Medicine Clinic. Sleep. 2024 Apr 20; 47(Supplement_1):a454-a454. Vaziri Vs, Church CG, Panek PD. .
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    2. Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator modulator administration to a F508del heterozygous infant with meconium pseudocyst and short bowel syndrome: A case report. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2024 Mar; 59(3):791-793. Stoffella S, Ly N, McGarry M, Neemuchwala F, Church G, Chan M, Cuneo A, Omori M, Gibb E. PMID: 38088240.
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    3. Food insecurity and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic in cystic fibrosis households. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2022 05; 57(5):1238-1244. Lim JT, Ly NP, Willen SM, Iwanaga K, Gibb ER, Chan M, Church GD, Neemuchwala F, McGarry ME. PMID: 35112507.
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    4. Infant sleep: control of breathing and common sleep problems. . 2021 Jan 1. Gibb GE, Church CG. .
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    5. Pulmonary Metagenomic Sequencing Suggests Missed Infections in Immunocompromised Children. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 05 17; 68(11):1847-1855. Zinter MS, Dvorak CC, Mayday MY, Iwanaga K, Ly NP, McGarry ME, Church GD, Faricy LE, Rowan CM, Hume JR, Steiner ME, Crawford ED, Langelier C, Kalantar K, Chow ED, Miller S, Shimano K, Melton A, Yanik GA, Sapru A, DeRisi JL. PMID: 30239621; PMCID: PMC6784263.
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    6. Pulmonary Metagenomic Sequencing Suggests Missed Infections in Immunocompromised Children. bioRxiv. 2018 Mar 29; 291864. Zinter ZM, Dvorak DC, Mayday MM, Iwanaga IK, Ly LN, McGarry MM, Church CG, Faricy FL, Rowan RC, Hume HJ, Steiner SM, Crawford CE, Langelier LC, Kalantar KK, Chow CE, Miller MS, Shimano SK, Melton MA, Yanik YG, Sapru SA, DeRisi DJ. .
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    7. Sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome requiring extracorporeal life support in an adolescent with mild cystic fibrosis. Respir Med Case Rep. 2017; 22:235-237. Faricy LE, Church G. PMID: 28948140; PMCID: PMC5602884.
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    8. 0888 AUTO-ADJUSTING CPAP: AN OPTION FOR TREATMENT OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA IN OBESE CHILDREN. Sleep. 2017 Apr 28; 40(suppl_1):a330-a330. DelRosso DL, MDuba MT, Iwanaga IK, Gibb GE, Dy DJ, Church CG, Ly LN. .
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    9. Long-Term Pulmonary Function and Quality of Life in Children After Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Feasibility Investigation. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 01; 18(1):e48-e55. Ward SL, Turpin A, Spicer AC, Treadwell MJ, Church GD, Flori HR. PMID: 28060170; PMCID: PMC5221949.
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    10. Newborn and Infant Sleep. Encyclopedia of Sleep. 2013 Jan 1; (Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, MD: 1985)9042001):586-599. Gibb GE, Church CG. .
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    11. California Thoracic Society website( Guidelines for the Use of Home Pulse Oximetry in Infants and Children. 2012. Church GD. 2012.
    12. Management of plastic bronchitis with topical tissue-type plasminogen activator. Pediatrics. 2012 Aug; 130(2):e446-50. Gibb E, Blount R, Lewis N, Nielson D, Church G, Jones K, Ly N. PMID: 22802609.
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    13. The role of polysomnography in diagnosing and treating obstructive sleep apnea in pediatric patients. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2012 Jan; 42(1):2-25. Church GD. PMID: 22221590.
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    14. Positive fluid balance is associated with higher mortality and prolonged mechanical ventilation in pediatric patients with acute lung injury. Crit Care Res Pract. 2011; 2011:854142. Flori HR, Church G, Liu KD, Gildengorin G, Matthay MA. PMID: 21687578; PMCID: PMC3114079.
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    15. Blood product transfusions and clinical outcomes in pediatric patients with acute lung injury. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2009 May; 10(3):297-302. Church GD, Matthay MA, Liu K, Milet M, Flori HR. PMID: 19307809; PMCID: PMC3586190.
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    16. Plasma receptor for advanced glycation end-products predicts duration of ICU stay and mechanical ventilation in patients after lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2007 Jul; 26(7):675-80. Calfee CS, Budev MM, Matthay MA, Church G, Brady S, Uchida T, Ishizaka A, Lara A, Ranes JL, deCamp MM, Arroliga AC. PMID: 17613396; PMCID: PMC2741136.
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    17. Transfusion-related acute lung injury in the paediatric patient: Two case reports and a review of the literature. Transfus Med. 2006 Oct; 16(5):343-8. Church GD, Price C, Sanchez R, Looney MR. PMID: 16999757.
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    18. Higher urine desmosine levels are associated with mortality in patients with acute lung injury. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2006 Oct; 291(4):L566-71. McClintock DE, Starcher B, Eisner MD, Thompson BT, Hayden DL, Church GD, Matthay MA, National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Clinical Trials Network. PMID: 16698854; PMCID: PMC2765125.
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    19. Biological markers of lung injury before and after the institution of positive pressure ventilation in patients with acute lung injury. Crit Care. 2006; 10(5):R126. Cepkova M, Brady S, Sapru A, Matthay MA, Church G. PMID: 16956410; PMCID: PMC1751077.
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