Hartmut Grasemann graduated from the University of Essen Medical School in Germany in 1992 earning his M.D. degree, followed by a Ph.D. degree in 1995. After his initial training in pediatrics and postdoctoral training in biochemistry, he came to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Harvard Medical School, for a research fellowship in respiratory medicine. He returned to Germany in 2000 to complete his pediatric training at the Children’s Hospital in Essen, where he was appointed Assistant Professor in 2002. He joined the Division of Respiratory Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in 2005. He is currently appointed as an Associate Professor in pediatrics at the University of Toronto and an Associate Scientist with the SickKids Research Institute. Dr. Grasemann’s achievements include the European Respiratory Society Annual Award for Paediatric Respiratory Research in Europe (2003), the Adolf Windorfer German CF Foundation Award (2007), and the Zellers Senior Scientist Award from the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2009. His research interests include airway nitric oxide and its role in the pathophysiology of pediatric respiratory diseases, the role of constitutive NO synthases in asthma and cystic fibrosis, genetic modifiers of disease manifestations in cystic fibrosis, and lung manifestation in sickle cell disease.
Biography Updated on 7 October 2009