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William M. Gershan, MD, M.D.

Division Chief, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-3599 PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton
3773 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT 84065
(801) 213-3599 Primary Children's Hospital
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Bio

Dr. William Gershan received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, completed his Pediatric residency at the University of Michigan, a clinical fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at McGill University/Montreal Children’s Hospital in Canada, and a research fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He was most recently a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and was the Director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Function Laboratory there since 1990. Dr. Gershan accepted the position of Division Chief of Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at the University of Utah in September 2010.

He is currently practicing pediatric pulmonology at Primary Children’s Medical Center and at the Pediatric Pulmonary Clinic at Primary Children’s Outpatient Services at Riverton. He oversees a wide spectrum of pulmonary problems in children, with particular interests in asthma, cystic fibrosis, apparent life-threatening events (ALTEs), neuromuscular diseases, and pulmonary function testing in children.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Pulmonology

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Pulmonology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-7418 Williams Building
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. William Gershan received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, completed his Pediatric residency at the University of Michigan, a clinical fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at McGill University/Montreal Children’s Hospital in Canada, and a research fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He was most recently a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and was the Director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Function Laboratory there since 1990. He initiated a pulmonary fellowship program at the Medical College and was the Pulmonary Fellowship Director at that institution since 1994 and assisted in the training of 14 fellows during that time. Dr. Gershan was also the Cystic Fibrosis Center Director at the Medical College of Wisconsin from 2003 – 2008. Dr. Gershan accepted the position of Division Chief of Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at the University of Utah in September 2010. His current goal is to help build a world-class pulmonary division in Utah with expertise in clinical care, education, and research. He has published more than 80 research abstracts and manuscripts during his career. He is currently practicing pediatric pulmonology at Primary Children’s Medical Center and at the Pediatric Pulmonary Clinic at Riverton Hospital and sees a wide spectrum of pulmonary problems in children, with particular interests in asthma, cystic fibrosis, apparent life-threatening events (ALTEs), neuromuscular diseases, and pulmonary function testing in children.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Washington University School of Medicine
Pediatric Pulmonary Research Fellowship
Fellow
Fellowship McGill University
Pediatric Pulmonary
Fellow
Internship/Residency University of Michigan Medical Center
Pediatrics
Intern/Resident
Professional Medical Medical College of Wisconsin
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Wisconsin, Target M.D. Program
3-year Premedical Program
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Tluczek A, Becker T, Laxova A, Grieve A, Racine Gilles CN, Rock MJ, Gershan WM, Green CG, Farrell P(2011)Relationships among health-related quality of life, pulmonary health, and newborn screening for cystic fibrosis.  Chest, 140(1),170-7
  2. Rosenfield M, Emerson J, McNamara S, Joubran K, Retsch-Bogart G, Graff GR, Gutierrez HH, Kanga JF, Lahiri T, Noyes B, Ramsey B, Ren CL, Schechter M, Morgan W, Gibson, EPIC Study Group (including Gershan W)(2010)Baseline characteristics and factors associated with nutritional and pulmonary status at enrollment in the cystic fibrosis EPIC observational cohort.  Pediatric Pulmonology, 45934-44
  3. Farrell PM, Collins J, Broderick LS, Rock MJ, Li Z, Kosorok MR, Laxova A, Gershan WM, Brody A(2009)Association between mucoid Pseudomonas infection and bronchiectasis in children with cystic fibrosis.  Radiology, 252(2),534-43
  4. Kloosterboer M, Hoffman G, Rock M, Gershan W, Laxova A, Li Z, Farrell P(2009)Clarification of laboratory and clinical variables that influence cystic fibrosis newborn screening with initial analysis of immunoreactive trypsinogen  Pediatrics Electronic Pages, 123e338-e346
  5. Treggiari MM, Rosenfeld M, Mayer-Hamblett N, Retsch-Bogart G, Gibson RL, Williams J, Emerson J, Kronmal RA, Ramsey B(2009)EPIC Study Group (including Gershan W). Early anti-pseudomonal acquisition in young patients with cystic fibrosis: rationale and design of the EPIC clinical trial and observational study.  Contemporary Clinical Trials, 30256-68
  6. Drewek R, Garber E, Stanclik S, Simpson P, Nugent M, Gershan W(2009)The FEF25-75 and its decline as a predictor of methacholine responsiveness in children  Journal of Asthma (New York), 46375-381
  7. Lai HJ, Shoff SM, Farrell P(2009)Wisconsin Cystic Fibrosis Neonatal Screening Group including Gershan W). Recovery of birth weight z score within 2 years of diagnosis is positively associated with pulmonary status at 6 years of age in children with cystic fibrosis  Pediatrics, 123714-22
  8. Vellody K, Freeto JP, Gage SL, Collins N, Gershan W(2008)Clues that aid in the diagnosis of nonaccidental trauma presenting as an apparent life-threatening event.  Clinical Pediatrics, 47(9),912-8
  9. Garber E, Desai M, Zhou J, Alba L, Angst D, Cabana M, Saiman L, and the CF Infection Control Study Consortium (including Gershan WM(2008)Barriers to adherence to cystic fibrosis infection control guidelines  Pediatric Pulmonology, 43900-907
  10. Quintero DR, Gershan (2007)Diagnosis and treatment of infants with bronchiolitis.  Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management, 14205-210

Case Report

  1. Amos L, Quintero D, Veith R, Trapane P, Beste D, Gershan (2011)A Rare Presentation of Neonatal Stridor.  Clinical Pediatrics,
  2. Cameron C, Lodes MW, Gershan W(2007)Facial nerve palsy associated with a low serum vitamin A level in an infant with cystic fibrosis.  Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 6(3),241-3

Abstract

  1. Baughn J*, Gershan W, Jacobson R, Rao (2010)Diaphragmatic paralysis and stridor in an infant. Presented at the annual American Thoracic Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (*indicates pulmonary fellow)  , 181A6205
  2. Tluczek A, Becker T, Laxova A, Grieve A, Rock MJ, Gershan WM, Farrell P(2010)Health-related quality of life in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis: concordance with parent reports and objective measures of pulmonary health.  , Suppl 33382-3
  3. Brody A, Rock MJ, Gershan W, Farrell P(2009)Serial chest radiographs provide useful information in studies of the development of bronchiectasis in cystic fibrosis. Presented at the annual Radiological Society of North America meeting, Chicago, IL.  ,

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