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West Campus
Specialty Care

Pulmonary Medicine
Phone: 832-822-3300 (Main) | 832-227-1111 (West) | 281-282-1900 (Clear Lake)
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Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street
9th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094

Texas Children's Specialty Care Clear Lake
940 Clear Lake City Blvd
Webster, TX 77598

Harold J. Farber, MD

Pediatric Pulmonologist

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


School Education Degree Year
Tulane University School of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Pulmonary 1997
University of Arizona College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Pulmonary 1991
Los Angeles County-Univ of Southern Cal Residency Pediatrics 1990
Los Angeles County-Univ of Southern Cal Internship Pediatrics 1988
State University of New York-Stony Brook Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1987


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. Dr. Farber serves as a Co-Investigator for the Baylor College of Medicine 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.

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Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow; Member, Section on Tobacco Control
American College of Chest Physicians Fellow
American Thoracic Society Fellow, Member Pediatric Advocacy Committee

Selected Publications

Farber HJ, Phillips WA, Kocab KL, Hanson DS, Heydemann JA, Dahl BT, Spoede ET, Jefferson LS.  Impact of scoliosis surgery on pulmonary function in patients with muscular dystrophies and spinal muscular atrophy.  Pediatr Pulmonol 2020 Apr;55(4):1037-1042. doi: 10.1002/ppul.24664. Epub 2020 Feb 3.

Farber HJ, Silveira EA, Vicere DR, Kothari VD, Giardino AP.  Oral Corticosteroid Prescribing for Children With Asthma in a Medicaid Managed Care Program.  Pediatrics 2017 May;139(5). pii: e20164146.

Farber HJ, Pakhale S, Neptune ER; American Thoracic Society Tobacco Action Committee.  Tobacco 21: An Important Public Policy to Protect Our Youth. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2016 Dec;13(12):2115-2118.

Farber HJ, Buckwold FJ, Lachman B, Simpson JS, Buck E, Arun M, Valadez AM, Ruiz T, Alonzo J, Henry A, Cos-Okpalla N, Nguyen K, Brendel W, Small J, Glomb WB.  Observed Effectiveness of Palivizumab for 29-36-Week Gestation Infants.  Pediatrics 2016 Aug;138(2). pii: e20160627.

Farber HJ, Batsell RR, Silveira EA, Calhoun RT, Giardino AP. The Impact of Tobacco Smoke Exposure on Childhood Asthma in a Medicaid Managed Care Plan. Chest 2016 Mar;149(3):721-8.

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

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