Derek A. Uchida, MD

Professor, Pediatric Pulmonology
Department of Pediatrics
University of Utah School of Medicine

Primary Children's Hospital
100 N. Mario Capecchi Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Dr. Uchida graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed his Pediatric and Pediatric Pulmonology training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

He joined the faculty at Denver Children’s Hospital and the University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics in 1988 and joined the faculty at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado in 1989. There, he pursued research on the role of eosinophils in asthma pathogenesis. He then joined the University of South Alabama to become the Division Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology. Dr. Uchida has been a faculty member of the University of Utah School of Medicine since 1995.

Dr. Uchida's primary interests are the pathogenesis, epidemiology, and treatment of childhood asthma. He is the medical director for the Children’s Asthma Specialty Clinic at Primary Children's Hospital, the regional referral clinic for difficult-to-control asthmatics. He provides consultative services to several local and regional committees on asthma management.

Selected Bibliography:

Fassl BA, Nkoy FL, Stone BL, Srivastava R, Simon TD, Uchida DA, Koopmeiners K, Greene T, Cook LJ, Maloney CG.
The Joint Commission Children's Asthma Care quality measures and asthma readmissions.
Pediatrics. 2012;130(3):482-91. PubMed abstract

Stockmann C, Fassl B, Gaedigk R, Nkoy F, Uchida DA, Monson S, Reilly CA, Leeder JS, Yost GS, Ward RM.
Fluticasone propionate pharmacogenetics: CYP3A4*22 polymorphism and pediatric asthma control.
J Pediatr. 2013;162(6):1222-7, 1227.e1-2. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Uchida DA, Cowley CG, Feola GP, Williams RV.
Persistent left superior vena cava in a child presenting with mild hypoxemia.
Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012;51(2):191-2. PubMed abstract

Uchida DA.
Late presentation of double aortic arch in school-age children presumed to have asthma: the benefits of spirometry and examination of the flow-volume curve.
Respir Care. 2009;54(10):1402-4. PubMed abstract