• Harold J. Farber, MD

    Farber Harold

    Department or Service

    Department of Pediatric Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine


    Pulmonary Medicine

    Primary Location

    Texas Children's Hospital Main Campus

    Also sees patients at

    Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, Texas Children’s Health Center at Clear Lake

    Contact Information

    6701 Fannin St.
    9th Floor
    Houston, TX 77030
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    Phone: 832-822-3300

    Pediatric Pulmonologist - Texas Children's Hospital
    Associate Medical Director, Texas Children's Health Plan
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

    Medical School

    State University of New York-Stony Brook, Doctor of Medicine, 1987


    Los Angeles County-Univ of Southern Cal, Pediatrics, 1988


    Los Angeles County-Univ of Southern Cal, Pediatrics, 1990


    University of Arizona College of Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonary, 1991
    Tulane University School of Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonary, 1997

    From Dr. Farber

    Dr. Farber’s diverse clinical interests include asthma, respiratory care of children with muscular dystrophy, respiratory care of technology dependent children, the chronic care of children with complex respiratory diseases, and the treatment of tobacco dependence.

    Dr. Farber’s research interests focus on clinical, epidemiologic, and health care delivery/quality improvement studies of childhood asthma and the impact of second hand tobacco smoke on childhood asthma.  Dr. Farber is the lead investigator for the Houston site of the multi-center National Heart Lung and Blood Institute-funded Gene-Environments and Admixture in Latino Asthmatics (GALA-2) study.    Dr. Farber serves as a Co-Investigator for the Baylor site of the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Center (ALA-ACRC) network.  Dr. Farber is leading asthma care quality improvement efforts for the Texas Children’s Health Plan.

    Professional Organizations

    • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Fellow
      Executive Committee, AAP Section on Tobacco Control
    • American Thoracic Society (ATS)
      Member, ATS Tobacco Action Committee
    • American College of Chest Physicians

    Selected Publications

    Farber, Harold J.  Control Your Child's Asthma; A Breakthrough Program for the Treatment and Management of Childhood Asthma (Henry Holt, 2001).

    Farber HJ.  Optimizing maintenance therapy in pediatric asthma.  Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine 16:25-30, 2010.

    Finder JD, Birnkrant D, Carl J, Farber HJ, Gozal D, Iannaccone S, Kovesi T, Kravitz RM, Panitch H,  Schramm C, Schroth M, Sharma G, Sievers L, Silvestri JM, Sterni L. Respiratory care of the patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: An Official ATS Consensus Statement.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2004; 170.:456-465.

    Farber HJ, Sockrider M and Sachs DPL. Treating Tobacco Dependence. In: Light MJ, Homnick DN, Schechter MS, Blaisdell CJ, Weinberger MM. eds. Pediatric Pulmonology Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2011.

    Pbert L, Farber H, Horn K, Lando HA, Muramoto M, O'Loughlin J, Tanski S, Wellman RJ, Winickoff JP, Klein JD; American Academy of Pediatrics, Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence Tobacco Consortium. State-of-the-Art Office-Based Interventions to Eliminate Youth Tobacco Use: The Past Decade. Pediatrics 2015 Apr;135(4):734-47.

    * Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.

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