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Robert Jeffrey Freishtat, MD, MPH

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Emergency Medicine and Trauma Services

Children’s Research Institute (CRI)
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Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine
National Provider Identifier1376543694

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Robert J. Freishtat, MD, MPH, joined the Children's National Medical Center Pediatric Emergency Medicine faculty in 2003, where he serves as a part-time clinician when he is not in his laboratory directing an active research program exploring gene-environment interactions in asthma. Dr. Freishtat has authored more than 22 articles and book chapters in the fields of asthma, sepsis, and emergency medicine. Additionally, he spearheaded the formation of a novel research curriculum for the Children's National Medical Center Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship and currently serves as its director of Fellowship Research. In this role he has the opportunity to mentor fellows, residents, medical students, and undergraduates through their research experiences. In his spare time, he is an avid fan of Penn State athletics.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Pennsylvania State University University Park, PABachelor of Science 1989 -1993
Medical School University of Maryland School of Medicine Baltimore, MDDoctor of Medicine 1993 -1997
Post Graduate Education George Washington University Washington, DCMasters of Public Health 2003
National & International Recognitions
Faculty Award for Basic and Translational Research8th Annual Children’s National Medical Center Research Day2008
National Finalist3rd Annual Respiratory Disease Young Investigators’ Forum 2006
Best Presentation AwardMid-Atlantic Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Research Meeting 2005
National Award Winner2nd Annual Respiratory Disease Young Investigators’ Forum2005
Henry Christian Young Investigator AwardAmerican Federation for Medical Research2005

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
Chair-ElectAmerican Federation for Medical ResearchEastern Region 2008 - 2009
ChairSociety for Academic Emergency MedicineResearch Database Task Force2007 - 2008
MemberSociety for Academic Emergency MedicineNational Research Committee 2006 - 2008
MemberSociety for Academic Emergency MedicineMid-Atlantic Regional Meeting Program Committee 2006 - 2007
MemberSociety for Pediatric Research2007
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
Principal InvestigatorInner City Asthma Consortium National Institutes of Health2005 - 2013
Principal InvestigatorGene and Environmental Tobacco Smoke Interactions in AsthmaAllergy and Asthma Foundation of America 2009 - 2011
Principal InvestigatorNational Institutes of HealthAberrant Platelet Mechanisms in Inherited Platelet Function Disorders 2007 - 2011
Principal InvestigatorAnalysis of Immunity and Thrombosis in Acute Lung InjuryNational Institutes of Health2005 - 2010
Principal InvestigatorAsthMaP (Asthma Severity Modifying Polymorphisms)Children's National Medical Center2007 - 2010
Read more about the research interests of Robert Jeffrey Freishtat
Journal Article, Freishtat RJ, Natale J, Benton AS, Cohen J, Sharron M, Wiles AA, Ngor WM, Mojgani B, Bradbury M, Degnan A, Sachdeva R, Debiase LM, Ghimbovschi S, Chow M, Bunag C, Kristosturyan E, and Hoffman EP. (2009), Sepsis alters the megakaryocyte-platelet transcriptional axis resulting in granzyme b-mediated lymphotoxicity. , Am J Respir Crit Care Med , 179, 467-473.

Journal Article, Wong HR, Cvijanovich N, Allen GL, Lin R, Anas N, Meyer K, Freishtat RJ, Monaco M, Odoms K, Sakthivel B, and Shanley TP. (2009), Genomic expression profiling across the pediatric systemic inflammatory response syndrome, sepsis, and septic shock spectrum., Crit Care Med , 37, 1558-1566.

Journal Article, Cvijanovich N, Shanley TP, Lin R, Allen GL, Thomas NJ, Checchia P, Anas N, Freishtat RJ, Monaco M, Odoms K, Sakthivel B, and Wong HR. (2008), Validating the genomic signature of pediatric septic shock. , Physiol Genomics , 34, 127-134.

Journal Article, Freishtat RJ, Mojgani B, Mathison DJ, and Chamberlain JM. (2007), Toward early identification of acute lung injury in the emergency department. , Journal of Investigative Medicine , 55, 423-429.

Journal Article, Freishtat RJ, Mojgani B, Nazemzadeh M, Nagaraju K, and Hoffman EP. (2007), NKG2A inhibits th2 cell effector function in vitro. , BMC Pulm Med , 7, 14.

Journal Article, Freishtat RJ, and Teach SJ. (2006), Understanding genomics: implications for the emergency medicine physician and the treatment of asthma. , Pediatr Emerg Care, 22, 71-75.

Journal Article, Freishtat RJ, Chamberlain JM, Johns CM, Teach SJ, Ronzio C, Murphy-Smith MM, and Gor N. (2005), A cross-sectional ED survey of infantile subclinical methemoglobinemia. , Am J Emerg Med , 23, 574-576.

Journal Article, Freishtat RJ, Mitchell LW, Ghimbovschi SD, Meyers SB, and Hoffman EP. (2005), NKG2A and CD56 are coexpressed on activated th2 but not th1 lymphocytes. , Hum Immunol , 66, 1223-1234.

Journal Article, Freishtat RJ, Klein BL, Teach SJ, Johns CM, Arapian LS, Perraut ME, and Chamberlain JM (2004), Admission predictor modeling in pediatric interhospital transport. , Pediatr Emerg Care , 20, 443-447.

Journal Article, Freishtat RJ, and Goepp JG. (2002), Episodic stridor with latex nipple use in a 2-month-old infant. , Ann Emerg Med , 39, 441-443.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Robert Freishtat, MD, MPH view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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