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Gustavo Nino Barrera, MD

Pulmonologist, Sleep Medicine Specialist
4.2 out of 5 (Likelihood to recommend)
59 Patient/Family Ratings
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Awards and Recognition:
    Top Doctors
    No. Va. Magazine
    (2017, 2018)


  • Main Hospital Washington, District of Columbia 20010 1-888-884-BEAR (2327)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pulmonology
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Sleep Medicine

National Provider ID: 1639362114



Gustavo Nino, MD, is a physician-scientist ABP board-certified in Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at Children’s National Health System and is part of the multi-disciplinary airway biology research group at Children’s Research Institute and Research Center for Genetic Medicine. He has a broad research background in airway biology and the phenotypical characterization of asthma and obstructive sleep apnea in children. He has published several peer-review articles and has received young investigator distinctions from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), and the International Congress of Pediatric Pulmonology (CIPP). Recently, Dr. Nino was awarded a NIH-K12 Lung and Genomics Career Development Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to investigate novel mechanisms of airway genetic reprogramming mediated by microRNAs.Dr. Nino is passionate about medical education and in 2010 received a faculty teaching award in recognition for his mentorship/training of students, residents and fellows at Penn State University. He is a native of Colombia, South America, speaks Spanish and loves Latin-American culture.
Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Pulmonology, 2009
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2006
    Maimonides Medical Center
  • MD, 1999
    Universidad Nacional de Columbia
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Gustavo Nino Barrera

Baby Mila in her stoller with a Happy New Year hat.

Mila's Story

As soon as Mila was born at 35.5 gestational weeks, it was clear something was terribly wrong. Mila’s breathing didn’t sound right. Her mother waited to hear her newborn cry. Following diagnostic imaging and genetic testing, her newborn daughter's health concerns were revealed. 



Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Concerns about the Assessment of Pediatricians knowledge of Sleep Issues

(2011) Pediatrics (Online)

G protein ß subunit signaling mediates airway hyperresponsiveness and inflammation in allergic asthma

(2012) PLoS One

IL13induced changes in endogenous glucocorticoid metabolism in the lung regulate the proasthmatic response

(2012) American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Scientific rationale for the use of alphaadrenergic agonists and glucocorticosteroids in the therapy of pediatric stridor

(2011) International Journal of Otolaryngology

Wheezing and Bronchiolitis

(2011) Netter’s Pediatrics

View publications on PubMed

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