Dr. Christopher Neil Fortner MD, PHD
Pulmonologist (Pediatric) | Pediatric Pulmonology750 E Adams St Syracuse NY, 13210
Dr. Christopher Fortner practices Pediatric Pulmonology in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Fortner treats children who have breathing problems, or a problem with his or her lungs. Pediatric pulmonologists often treat children with chronic cough, difficulty breathing, recurring pneumonia, asthma, cystic fibrosis, apnea, chronic lung disease in premature infants, noisy breathing, and conditions that require special equipment to monitor and/or help with breathing at home.
Education and Training
University of Cincinnati / Main Campus 1998
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 2002
Family MedicineAmerican Board of Family MedicineABFM
- Ablation of the SERCA3 gene alters epithelium-dependent relaxation in mouse tracheal smooth muscle.
- Chloride channel function is linked to epithelium-dependent airway relaxation.
- EP2 receptors mediate airway relaxation to substance P, ATP, and PGE2.
- ROCK1 phosphorylates and activates zipper-interacting protein kinase.
- Birth Defects
- Hay Fever (allergic Rhinitis)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (copd)
- Cystic Fibrosis (cf)
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- Cough Medicine for Cystic Fibrosis
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