Deborah Liptzin, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatrics

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2009)
Graduate School :
  • MS, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2005)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Yale University (CT) (2001)
Internship:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (2010)
Residency:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatrics (2012)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Pulmonology (2015)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Research Interests

My research interests focus on improving our understanding and treatment of chILD (children's interstitial and diffuse lung disease), rare pediatric lung disease. I also participate in improving our understand of high altitude pulmonary edema.

Publications

  • Khan EK, Lockspeiser TM, Liptzin DR, Meier M, Baker CD. "When in Doubt, Change It out": A Case-Based Simulation for Pediatric Residents Caring for Hospitalized Tracheostomy-Dependent Children. MedEdPORTAL. 2020 Oct 1;16:10994. PubMed PMID: 33015360
  • Wolfe KR, Liptzin DR, Brigham D, Kelly SL, Rafferty C, Albertz M, Younoszai AK, Di Maria MV. Relationships between Physiologic and Neuropsychologic Functioning after Fontan. J Pediatr. 2020 Jul 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32687915
  • Barrett CD, Moore HB, Moore EE, McIntyre RC, Moore PK, Burke J, Hua F, Apgar J, Talmor DS, Sauaia A, Liptzin DR, Veress LA, Yaffe MB. Fibrinolytic therapy for refractory COVID-19 acute respiratory distress syndrome: Scientific rationale and review. Res Pract Thromb Haemost. 2020 May;4(4):524-531. PubMed PMID: 32542213
  • Casey AM, Deterding RR, Young LR, Fishman MP, Fiorino EK, Liptzin DR. Overview of the ChILD Research Network: A roadmap for progress and success in defining rare diseases. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020 Jul;55(7):1819-1827. PubMed PMID: 32533913
  • Liptzin DR, Pickett K, Brinton JT, Agarwal A, Fishman MP, Casey A, Towe CT, Taylor JB, Kurland G, Hagood JS, Wambach J, Srivastava R, Al-Saleh H, Dell SD, Young LR, Deterding RR. Neuroendocrine Cell Hyperplasia of Infancy. Clinical Score and Comorbidities. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2020 Jun;17(6):724-728. PubMed PMID: 32109152
  • Saper VE, Chen G, Deutsch GH, Guillerman RP, Birgmeier J, Jagadeesh K, Canna S, Schulert G, Deterding R, Xu J, Leung AN, Bouzoubaa L, Abulaban K, Baszis K, Behrens EM, Birmingham J, Casey A, Cidon M, Cron RQ, De A, De Benedetti F, Ferguson I, Fishman MP, Goodman SI, Graham TB, Grom AA, Haines K, Hazen M, Henderson LA, Ho A, Ibarra M, Inman CJ, Jerath R, Khawaja K, Kingsbury DJ, Klein-Gitelman M, Lai K, Lapidus S, Lin C, Lin J, Liptzin DR, Milojevic D, Mombourquette J, Onel K, Ozen S, Perez M, Phillippi K, Prahalad S, Radhakrishna S, Reinhardt A, Riskalla M, Rosenwasser N, Roth J, Schneider R, Schonenberg-Meinema D, Shenoi S, Smith JA, Sönmez HE, Stoll ML, Towe C, Vargas SO, Vehe RK, Young LR, Yang J, Desai T, Balise R, Lu Y, Tian L, Bejerano G, Davis MM, Khatri P, Mellins ED. Emergent high fatality lung disease in systemic juvenile arthritis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2019 Dec;78(12):1722-1731. PubMed PMID: 31562126
  • Giesenhagen AM, Ivy DD, Brinton JT, Meier MR, Weinman JP, Liptzin DR. High Altitude Pulmonary Edema in Children: A Single Referral Center Evaluation. J Pediatr. 2019 Jul;210:106-111. PubMed PMID: 31005280
  • LeMoine BD, Browne LP, Liptzin DR, Deterding RR, Galambos C, Weinman JP. High-resolution computed tomography findings of thyroid transcription factor 1 deficiency (NKX2-1 mutations). Pediatr Radiol. 2019 Jun;49(7):869-875. PubMed PMID: 30927038
  • Bush D, Sremba L, Lomax K, Lipsett J, Ketteridge D, Bratkovic D, Enchautegui-Colon Y, Weisfeld-Adams J, Galambos C, Lummus S, Wartchow E, Weinman J, Liptzin DR, Baker P 2nd. Neonatal Onset Interstitial Lung Disease as a Primary Presenting Manifestation of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I. JIMD Rep. 2019;43:71-77. PubMed PMID: 29654546
  • Di Maria MV, Barrett C, Rafferty C, Wolfe K, Kelly SL, Liptzin DR, Brigham D, Younoszai A. Initiating a Fontan multidisciplinary clinic: Decreasing care variability, improving surveillance, and subsequent treatment of Fontan survivors. Congenit Heart Dis. 2019 Jul;14(4):590-599. PubMed PMID: 30957968
  • Wolfe KR, Brinton J, Di Maria MV, Meier M, Liptzin DR. Oxygen saturations and neurodevelopmental outcomes in single ventricle heart disease. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2019 Jun;54(6):922-927. PubMed PMID: 30919581
  • Bush D, Sremba L, Lomax K, Lipsett J, Ketteridge D, Bratkovic D, Enchautegui-Colon Y, Weisfeld-Adams J, Galambos C, Lummus S, Wartchow E, Weinman J, Liptzin DR, Baker P 2nd. Neonatal Onset Interstitial Lung Disease as a Primary Presenting Manifestation of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I. JIMD Rep. 2019;43:71-77. PubMed PMID: 29654546
  • Faulk KE, Sopfe JM, Campbell K, Liptzin DR, Liu AK, Franklin ARK, Cost CR. Pulmonary toxicity in paediatric patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma receiving brentuximab vedotin. Br J Haematol. 2018 Oct;183(2):251-256. PubMed PMID: 30198571
  • Liptzin DR, Baker CD, Darst JR, Weinman JP, Dishop MK, Galambos C, Brinton JT, Deterding RR. Pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis: Diagnostic evaluation and clinical course. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 Dec;53(12):1651-1658. PubMed PMID: 30019520
  • Mastej EJ, DeBoer EM, Humphries SM, Cook MC, Hunter KS, Liptzin DR, Weinman JP, Deterding RR. Lung and airway shape in neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy. Pediatr Radiol. 2018 Nov;48(12):1745-1754. PubMed PMID: 29955904
  • Liptzin DR, Hawkins SMM, Wagner BD, Deterding RR. Sleeping chILD: Neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy and polysomnography. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 Jul;53(7):917-920. PubMed PMID: 29766677
  • Liptzin DR, Di Maria MV, Younoszai A, Narkewicz MR, Kelly SL, Wolfe KR, Veress LA. Pulmonary Screening in Subjects after the Fontan Procedure. J Pediatr. 2018 Aug;199:140-143. PubMed PMID: 29747936
  • Weinman JP, White CJ, Liptzin DR, Deterding RR, Galambos C, Browne LP. High-resolution CT findings of pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis. Pediatr Radiol. 2018 Aug;48(8):1066-1072. PubMed PMID: 29687227
  • Liptzin DR, Abman SH, Giesenhagen A, Ivy DD. An Approach to Children with Pulmonary Edema at High Altitude. High Alt Med Biol. 2018 Mar;19(1):91-98. PubMed PMID: 29470103
  • Liptzin DR, DeBoer EM, Giller RH, Kroehl ME, Weinman JP. Evaluating for Bronchiolitis Obliterans with Low-Attenuation Computed Tomography Three-Dimensional Reconstructions. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Mar 15;197(6):814-815. PubMed PMID: 29406777
  • Weinman JP, Manning DA, Liptzin DR, Krausert AJ, Browne LP. HRCT findings of childhood follicular bronchiolitis. Pediatr Radiol. 2017 Aug 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28844075
  • Boyer D, Thomson CC, Cohen R, Rao D, Dell S, Rayment J, Wang R, Dy FJ, Wambach J, Tam-Williams J, Simon D, Price E, Oermann CM, Singh A, Rettig JS, Duncan ED, Baker CD, Liptzin DR, Moore PE. ATS Core Curriculum 2016: Part III. Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Jun;13(6):955-66. PubMed PMID: 27295156
  • Liptzin DR, Gleason MC, Cicutto LC, Cleveland CL, Shocks DJ, White MK, Faino AV, Szefler SJ. Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating a School-Centered Asthma Program: Step-Up Asthma Program. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Sep-Oct;4(5):972-979.e1. PubMed PMID: 27283054
  • Liptzin DR, Connell EA, Marable J, Marks J, Thrasher J, Baker CD. Weaning nocturnal ventilation and decannulation in a pediatric ventilator care program. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2016 Aug;51(8):825-9. PubMed PMID: 27111393
  • Liptzin DR, Sturgill M, Kim J, Abman SH, Darst JR, Ibrahim J, Browne L. An Unusual Etiology of Infantile Hemoptysis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Apr 1;193(7):e14-5. PubMed PMID: 26757056
  • Liptzin DR, Szefler SJ. Evolution of Asthma Self-Management Programs in Adolescents: From the Crisis Plan to Facebook. J Pediatr. 2016 Oct 10. PubMed PMID: 27745749
  • Liptzin DR, Szefler SJ. Evolution of Asthma Self-Management Programs in Adolescents: From the Crisis Plan to Facebook. J Pediatr. 2016 Dec;179:19-23. PubMed PMID: 27745749
  • Boyer D, Thomson CC, Cohen R, Rao D, Dell S, Rayment J, Wang R, Dy FJ, Wambach J, Tam-Williams J, Simon D, Price E, Oermann CM, Singh A, Rettig JS, Duncan ED, Baker CD, Liptzin DR, Moore PE. ATS Core Curriculum 2016: Part III. Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Jun;13(6):955-66. PubMed PMID: 27295156
  • Liptzin DR, Gleason MC, Cicutto LC, Cleveland CL, Shocks DJ, White MK, Faino AV, Szefler SJ. Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating a School-Centered Asthma Program: Step-Up Asthma Program. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Sep-Oct;4(5):972-979.e1. PubMed PMID: 27283054
  • Liptzin DR, Connell EA, Marable J, Marks J, Thrasher J, Baker CD. Weaning nocturnal ventilation and decannulation in a pediatric ventilator care program. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2016 Aug;51(8):825-9. PubMed PMID: 27111393
  • Liptzin DR, Sturgill M, Kim J, Abman SH, Darst JR, Ibrahim J, Browne L. An Unusual Etiology of Infantile Hemoptysis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Apr 1;193(7):e14-5. PubMed PMID: 26757056
  • Fan LL, Dishop MK, Galambos C, Askin FB, White FV, Langston C, Liptzin DR, Kroehl ME, Deutsch GH, Young LR, Kurland G, Hagood J, Dell S, Trapnell BC, Deterding RR. Diffuse Lung Disease in Biopsied Children 2 to 18 Years of Age. Application of the chILD Classification Scheme. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Oct;12(10):1498-505. PubMed PMID: 26291470
  • Liptzin DR, Patel T, Deterding RR. Chronic ventilation in infants with surfactant protein C mutations: an alternative to lung transplantation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jun 1;191(11):1338-40. PubMed PMID: 26029841
  • Liptzin DR, Landau LI, Taussig LM. Sex and the lung: Observations, hypotheses, and future directions. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2015 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25906765
  • Liptzin DR, Watson AM, Murphy E, Kroehl ME, Dishop MK, Galambos C, Evans CM, Schwarz MI, Deterding RR, Schwartz DA. MUC5B expression and location in surfactant protein C mutations in children. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2015 Apr 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25858779
  • Evans CM, Raclawska DS, Ttofali F, Liptzin DR, Fletcher AA, Harper DN, McGing MA, McElwee MM, Williams OW, Sanchez E, Roy MG, Kindrachuk KN, Wynn TA, Eltzschig HK, Blackburn MR, Tuvim MJ, Janssen WJ, Schwartz DA, Dickey BF. The polymeric mucin Muc5ac is required for allergic airway hyperreactivity. Nat Commun. 2015 Feb 17;6:6281. PubMed PMID: 25687754
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Professional Memberships

  • American Thoracic Society, member
  • Wilderness Medicine Society, member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2012)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Lungs and Breathing
Clinical Interests
I take care of children with common and rare lung disease. I take care of children with chILD (children's interstitial and diffuse lung disease). I also have experience taking care of children with high altitude pulmonary edema and lung disease in patients with heart disease.

Care Philosophy
I am passionate about supporting kids so that they can reach their potential. I believe in treating the whole family: my treatment plan needs to be good for the patient and to be feasible for the family unit.

Personal Interests
I am passionate about outdoor activities like running, skiing (nordic and telemark), hiking, backpacking, and cycling. I ride the Courage Classic to support Children's Hospital Colorado every year.

Volunteer Activities
I volunteer at Roundup River Ranch camp (http://www.roundupriverranch.org/), a SeriousFun camp for kids with chronic illnesses. It is a privilege to work with such an amazing group of volunteers, staff, and children.

Public Speaking
Yes
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General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2009)
Graduate Schools:
  • MS, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2005)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Yale University (CT) (2001)
Internships:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (2010)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatrics (2012)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Pulmonology (2015)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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