Paul Critser, M.D., Ph.D., has received the Pulmonary Hypertension Association Pediatric PH Research Award.

Dr. Critser is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati. His project, “Pulmonary Vascular Development in BPHD Associated PH,” examines new a non-invasive MRI-based imaging tool. The project could lead to earlier diagnosis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia associated-PH.

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia affects preterm infants with underdeveloped lungs. Children with the condition are at risk for developing PH in late childhood and early adulthood. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia and BPD-associated PH can increase the incidence of childhood morbidity and death.

Dr. Critser received a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Purdue University and his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He was chief pediatrics resident at Boston Children’s Hospital and completed fellowships at Boston Children’s and Cincinnati Children’s hospitals. He was chief fellow in pediatric cardiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.