Josh Blatter, MD, MPH
Pediatric Lung Transplant
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Director, Washington University Pediatric Lung Transplantation Center (St. Louis, MO)
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.
Before I was a doctor, I worked in book publishing.