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The Woodlands

Pulmonary Medicine
Phone: 936-267-7744 (Pulmonology) | 936-321-0808 (SOAR Program)


The Woodlands Health Center, MAC 1 - SOAR Program
17198 St. Luke’s Way
Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX 77384

Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands
17580 I-45 South
6th Floor, Green Pod
The Woodlands, TX 77384

Jack K. Sharp, MD, CM

Pulmonary Service Lead - Woodlands Campus, Medical Director - Respiratory Care

Associate Professor of Pediatric Pulmonology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Wisconsin Children’s Hospital, Madison, WI Fellowship Pediatric Pulmonology 1996
Pennsylvania State University Children’s Hospital, Hershey, PA Residency Pediatrics 1992, (Chief Resident 1993)
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH Internship Pediatrics 1990
McGill University Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1989
University of Maryland, College Park University Zoology 1985


I believe in providing family centered care, working with patients and their families to diagnose and provide care which includes the family’s concerns and needs in the process of addressing their child’s illnesses involving the respiratory system.

Clinical  Interests:
Asthma, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia/Chronic Respiratory Disease of Infancy, Cystic Fibrosis, respiratory disorders associated with Sickle Cell Disease, Rheumatologic Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders

Research Interests:
Cystic Fibrosis/newborn screening, lung function testing, exercise physiology, respiratory disorders of the newborn


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
American Thoracic Society, Section on Pediatrics, Section on Respiratory Structure and Function Fellow
Texas Medical Society Member

Selected Publications

Pryhuber GS, Maitre NM, Ballard RM, Cifelli D, Davis SD, Ellenberg JH, Greenberg JM, Kemp J, Mariani TJ, Panitch H, Ren C, Shaw P, Taussig LM, Hamvas A, and The Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program Investigators. Prematurity and respiratory outcomes program (PROP): study protocol of a prospective multicenter study of respiratory outcomes of preterm infants in the United States.  BMC Pediatrics 2015 15:37 (JK Sharp, Co-investigator). 

Maitre NL, Ballard RA, Ellenberg JH, Davis SD, Greenberg JM, Hamvas A, Pryhuber GS, for The Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program. Respiratory consequences of prematurity: evolution of a diagnosis and development of a comprehensive approach. Journal of Perinatology 2015 35:313-321.  (JK Sharp, Co-investigator).

Kay D, Langfelder-Schwind E, DeCelie-Germana J, Sharp J, Maloney B, Tavakoli N, Saavedra C, Krein L, Caggana M, Kier C. Utility of a very high IRT/No mutation referral category in cystic fibrosis newborn screening.  Pediatric Pulmonology 2015 Aug;50(8):771-80
Bansal M, Sharp J, Reynolds AM, Kang C, Wang H, Ryan RM, Pryhuber G, Ren CL.  Relationship between feeding desaturation, respiratory function and one year respiratory outcome in preterm infants. Submitted to: The Journal of Pediatrics

Poindexter BB, Feng R, Schmidt B, Aschner JL, Ballard RA, Hamvas A, Reynolds AM, Shaw PA, Jobe AH; Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program..  Comparisons and Limitations of Current Definitions of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia for the Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program.  Annals of the American Thoracic Society 2015 Sep 23. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID:  26397992   (JK Sharp, Co-investigator,).

Sharp, JK, Pryhuber, G, Reynolds, AM, Ryan, RM, Ren, CL; Analytic Methods For Assessing Oxyhemoglobin Desaturation While Feeding In Preterm Infants.  Poster Presentation 2012 American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Francisco, CA.

C.L. Ren, R. Feng, S. Davis, E. Eichenwald, H.B. Panitch, J.K. Sharp, J.S. Kemp.  Airway Reactivity in Preterm Infants Is Associated with Increased Respiratory Morbidity in The First Year of Life.  Poster, 2016 American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Francisco, CA

Patient and Family Comments

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