Michael W. Konstan, MD is the Vice Dean for Translational Research at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Vice Chair for Clinical Research for the Department of Pediatrics. He received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from CWRU. After completing his internship and residency in pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, he returned to CWRU and Rainbow for fellowship training in Pediatric Pulmonology. He is currently a professor of pediatrics at CWRU, where he also serves as the co-director of CWRU’s Cystic Fibrosis Research Center.
Dr. Konstan’s academic career has focused on developing new therapies for the lung disease of cystic fibrosis (CF), with a special interest in anti-inflammatory therapies and clinical trial design. His research has been supported by grants from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the Food and Drug Administration. He has led numerous national and international clinical trials of potentially new therapies for CF, including trials of pancreatic enzyme products, and is regarded as an international expert in this disease. Dr. Konstan has published extensively, serves on many advisory boards and committees related to advancing the treatment of CF, and continues to care for a devoted cadre of patients with CF.
Dr. Konstan has received several national awards for his accomplishments, including the Richard C. Talamo Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the “All Stars Among Us” award for community service from Major League Baseball and People Magazine.