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Kent A. Willis, MD

Kent A. Willis, MD

Neonatology

Office Locations

Assistant Professor

Education

  • Residency: Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, Baton Rouge, Louisianna
  • Fellowship: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics: Pediatrics (1970)

Honors and Awards

The Marshall Klaus Perinatal Research Award (AAP, 2018 The Fellow's Basic Science Reward (SPR, 2019) Excellence in Research Award (Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Biology YIF, 2018) Clinical Science Young Investigator Award (SSPR, 2019) Additional Information: AAP Helping Babies Breathe. Master Trainer Certification

Interests

Research Interests: My translational research program seeks to understand how commensal fungi, the mycobiome, influence newborn physiology and disease, principally via exploring the gut-lung axis in bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

Professional Organizations

The American Academy of Pediatrics The American Thoracic Society The Southern Society for Pediatric Research The Society for Mucosal Immunology American Physiological Society