The 2nd Congress of

Abstract Submissions

International Society of Pediatric Respiratory Diseases

The Only Global Congress Focused on Pediatric Respiratory Diseases


Dr.-CastroRodriguez PUC

Jose A. Castro-Rodriguez

I was born in Peru and graduated in Medicine from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Lima) where also completed my residency in Pediatrics. I trained as a Fellow in Pediatric Pulmonary at the Universidad de Chile (Santiago). I took a position as a Research Fellow at the University of Arizona (Tucson, US).

One of my major contributions was the creation of the Asthma Predictive Index (PMID: 11029352) with more than 1,800 citations and incorporated in several asthma guidelines. I was designed an “ATS Fellow” (2020) and “Master of Latin American Pediatric Pulmonology” from the Latin American Pediatric Pulmonology Society (2018). I was awarded the “Worldwide Scientific Prize” from the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (2002), the “Pediatric Year in Review Paper” at ATS (2001) with more than 1,300 citations (PMID: 10954761), and the “Peruvian Scientific Prize” from CONCYTEC (1993).

Currently, I am Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of Research at the Department of Pediatric Pulmonology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago). My main areas of interest are acute bronchiolitis, recurrent wheezing, and asthma (phenotypes, treatment, epigenetic, and fetal programming). I am frequently invited to give keynote presentations at international meetings in more than 30 countries.  My research and vision are well detailed in more than 200 papers. My H-Index is 57.