Chandar Ramanathan, MD, completed his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Texas at Austin. He completed his medical education at St. George's University School of Medicine, his pediatric residency at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD and his pediatric pulmonology fellowship at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. During his fellowship, Dr. Ramanathan worked on research with evaluating mucus regulators and mucus dehydration in the pediatric cystic fibrosis (CF) airway using flexible bronchoscopy. Since joining the division of Pulmonary Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital, he has been involved in improving patient education of pulmonary topics through the Helping Hands program. He has helped with the formation CF Transition program at Nationwide Children's to help improve life skills and self-care in CF patients. Dr. Ramanathan is involved in several multidisciplinary clinics. He is the pulmonologist helping in the care of children with complex airways, tracheostomies and ventilator dependence in the Combined Airway Disorders Clinic with Otolaryngology, Speech Therapy, and Nutrition. He is also involved in improving pulmonary care of children with a history of prematurity and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), in the BPD-Pulmonary Clinic. His interest in quality improvement led him to complete the Quality Improvement (QI) Essentials program at Nationwide Children's, and he has helped to spearhead the Cystic Fibrosis Audiology QI program to help in the prevention and monitoring of ototoxicity (hearing loss related to medication therapies) in children and adults with CF in addition to other quality improvement programs in the Pulmonary Division and at a hospital level. With a commitment to research, Dr. Ramanathan is currently working on several research studies looking at ototoxicity and dental health in the CF population. He is also active in participation in research trials related to improving care in CF through the CF TDN (Therapeutic Development Network).