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Matthew D. McGraw, M.D.

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Administrative: (585) 275-2464

Fax: (585) 275-8706

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Clinical Interests: Childhood Interstitial Lung Diseases (chILD); Bronchiolitis Obliterans (BO); Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity; Asthma; Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. McGraw's primary goal as a pediatric pulmonologist is the prevention of the early lung function decline in children. His primary area of interest is in the diagnosis and management of rare lung diseases, including childhood interstitial lung disease (chILD) and bronchiolitis obliterans (BO).


Dr. McGraw's research involves understanding the mechanisms of aberrant airway epithelial repair after inhalation injuries. The primary pediatric lung disease studied is bronchiolitis obliterans (BO), a devastating and often progressive fibrotic lung disease characterized by progressive luminal narrowing and obliteration of the small airways, or bronchioles. Despite BO's high morbidity and mortality, very little is known about its pathogenesis, and even less is available in terms of prevention, intervention and treatment.

Inhalation agents used to study the mechanisms of aberrant airway epithelial repair include sulfur mustard (SM), a chemical warfare inhalation agent, and diacetyl, a volatile chemical in many flavorings. Both of these inhalation agents can cause bronchiolitis obliterans in children.

Basic science techniques include: small animal model development; primary airway epithelial cell isolation; flow sorting; 3D cell culture; single cell RNA sequencing.



  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Pulmonology - American Board of Pediatrics


BS | Bucknell University

MD | SUNY Upstate Medical University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2015 - 06/30/2018
Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at University of Colorado Hospital- GME

07/01/2013 - 06/30/2015
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Virginia Children's Hospital

07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Virginia Children's Hospital

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Society of Toxicology's Donald E. Gardner Inhalation Toxicology Education Award 2017

2016 - 2018
NIH T32 Training Grant, University of Colorado SOM, 2016 –2018

Mulholland Resident and Fellow Teaching Award, Honorable Mention, 2015

2014 - 2015
American Academy of Pediatrics, Resident CATCH Implementation Grant, 2014 – 2015

2014 - 2015
University of Virginia Pediatrics Resident Teaching Award, 2014 & 2015

2011 - 2012
Gold Humanism Honor Society

Bucknell University Department of Biomedical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude

2007 - 2008
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

2005 - 2008
Bucknell University Dean's List

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Journal Articles

McGraw MD, Houser GH, Galambos C, Wartchow EP, Stillwell PC, Weinman JP. "Marijuana medusa: The many pulmonary faces of marijuana inhalation in adolescent males." Pediatric pulmonology.. 2018 Dec 0; 53(12):1619-1626. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

McGraw MD, Sherlock LG, Bailey KL, Abman SH. "Developmental Origins of Chronic Lung Diseases. Mechanical Stretch, Micro-RNAs, and Hydrogels." American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology.. 2018 Aug 0; 59(2):267-270.

McGraw MD, Robison K, Kupfer O, Brinton JT, Stillwell PC. "The use of light's criteria in hospitalized children with a pleural effusion of unknown etiology." Pediatric pulmonology.. 2018 Aug 0; 53(8):1101-1106. Epub 2018 May 27.