Gwynne Church, MD

Pediatric pulmonologist
Sleep disorders specialist

Dr. Gwynne Church is a specialist in both respiratory conditions and sleep disorders in pediatric patients. She cares for children with pulmonary disorders such as asthma, exercise intolerance, restrictive lung disease and cystic fibrosis. As medical director of the Pediatric Sleep Laboratory, she oversees the evaluation of children with sleep disorders, including breathing difficulties during sleep, insomnia, sleep movement disorders and narcolepsy.

Church collaborates with the doctors and care teams of other UCSF specialty clinics to address sleeping disorders common to children with abnormalities of the face or head, neuromuscular weakness or upper airway obstruction.

Church earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed a residency in pediatrics at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at UCSF, and a fellowship in sleep medicine at Stanford Medicine.

Clinics

Asthma Program
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Appointments: (415) 353-7337
Fax: (415) 476-9278

Cystic Fibrosis Center
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Appointments: (415) 353-7337
Fax: (415) 476-9278

Pediatric Muscular Dystrophy
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7596
Fax: (415) 353-2400

Pulmonary Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Appointments: (415) 353-7337
Fax: (415) 476-9278

Pulmonary Function Laboratory
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-3774
Fax: (415) 353-8675

Sleep Disorders Center
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Appointments: (415) 353-7337
Fax: (415) 476-9278

Sleep Laboratory
1600 Divisadero St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-1957
Fax: (415) 476-9278

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

French
Italian

Education

Medical College of Wisconsin 1999

Residencies

UCSF, Pediatrics 2000

Fellowships

UCSF, Pediatric Pulmonology 2005
Stanford Medicine, Sleep Medicine 2006

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Faricy LE, Church G. Sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome requiring extracorporeal life support in an adolescent with mild cystic fibrosis. Respir Med Case Rep. 2017; 22:235-237.
  2. Ward SL, Turpin A, Spicer AC, Treadwell MJ, Church GD, Flori HR. Long-Term Pulmonary Function and Quality of Life in Children After Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Feasibility Investigation. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 Jan; 18(1):e48-e55.
  3. Church GD. . 2012. California Thoracic Society website( http://www.calthoracic.org/content/cts-pediatric-committee). Guidelines for the Use of Home Pulse Oximetry in Infants and Children. 2012.
  4. Gibb E, Blount R, Lewis N, Nielson D, Church G, Jones K, Ly N. Management of plastic bronchitis with topical tissue-type plasminogen activator. Pediatrics. 2012 Aug; 130(2):e446-50.
  5. Church GD. The role of polysomnography in diagnosing and treating obstructive sleep apnea in pediatric patients. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2012 Jan; 42(1):2-25.
  6. Flori HR, Church G, Liu KD, Gildengorin G, Matthay MA. Positive fluid balance is associated with higher mortality and prolonged mechanical ventilation in pediatric patients with acute lung injury. Crit Care Res Pract. 2011; 2011:854142.
  7. Church GD, Matthay MA, Liu K, Milet M, Flori HR. Blood product transfusions and clinical outcomes in pediatric patients with acute lung injury. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2009 May; 10(3):297-302.
  8. Calfee CS, Budev MM, Matthay MA, Church G, Brady S, Uchida T, Ishizaka A, Lara A, Ranes JL, deCamp MM, Arroliga AC. Plasma receptor for advanced glycation end-products predicts duration of ICU stay and mechanical ventilation in patients after lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2007 Jul; 26(7):675-80.
  9. McClintock DE, Starcher B, Eisner MD, Thompson BT, Hayden DL, Church GD, Matthay MA. Higher urine desmosine levels are associated with mortality in patients with acute lung injury. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2006 Oct; 291(4):L566-71.
  10. Cepkova M, Brady S, Sapru A, Matthay MA, Church G. Biological markers of lung injury before and after the institution of positive pressure ventilation in patients with acute lung injury. Crit Care. 2006; 10(5):R126.

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