mike quasney, md, phd

Fredrick Huetwell Professor, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Division Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine



Dr. Quasney is Professor and Division Director for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases at the University of Michigan.  He received his PhD from the University of Michigan in Cellular and Molecular Biology and his MD from the University of Illinois in Chicago. After his residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Memorial Hospital associated with Northwestern University and Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center associated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, he completed his fellowship training in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Quasney’s research interests focus on the influence of genetic variation on the severity of lung disease in children with pneumonia and other critical illnesses.  While this work has focused on using candidate genes and pathway analysis, he has also used transcription arrays to identify novel gene products and pathways not previously thought to be involved in lung pathobiology. His current funding includes an R01 from the National Institute of Health examining serum biomarkers and genetic variations as markers of more severe disease in critically ill children.