Josh Blatter, MD, MPH

Pediatric Lung Transplant
Graduated From: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Current Position: 
Associate Director, Washington University Pediatric Lung Transplantation Center (St. Louis, MO)
Current Projects: 
My primary research focus is to understand the relationship between the microbiome and clinical outcomes in pediatric lung transplant.
What made you decide to work in transplantation?: 
I was initially inspired by my mentors. I have subsequently been driven by the overwhelming sense that we can achieve better outcomes for our patients. 
What do you find to be the most valuable aspect of your work?: 
As pediatricians, we serve patients and their families. I am grateful that patients and families allow us to take this journey through transplant together. Every experience of transplant is unique: each family has different goals. I value learning about what a family wants to achieve, and trying to get them there.
Fun Facts: 

Before I was a doctor, I worked in book publishing.