Learn More About Jeffrey Whitsett MD: A ‘Giant in Medicine’
Research By: Jeffrey Whitsett, MD
Post Date: February 16, 2023 | Publish Date:
Jeffrey Whitsett, MD, pioneering surfactant researcher and long-time leader of neonatology and pulmonary biology care at Cincinnati Children’s was honored Feb. 15, 2023, as a “Giant in Medicine” by The Journal of Clinical Investigation.
A detailed interview explores how Whitsett rose from rural childhood roots to become an outstanding science student, a dedicated physician and a passionate researcher.
Read more about the early years of neonatal intensive care and how discoveries about the value of artificial surfactant as a life-saving treatment for a generation of preterm infants came about.
Also on YouTube: A 30-minute video version of the interview
Jeffrey Whitsett’s laboratory makes extensive use of conditional gene targeting in transgenic mice, bioinformatics, physiology and biochemistry in the study of lung formation and function.