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J. Michael Collaco, MD, PHD, MBA

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. J. Michael Collaco is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His clinical specialty is pediatric pulmonary medicine, including chronic lung disease of premature infants, lung disease in medically complex patients including ventilators and tracheostomies, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, aerodigestive disorders, and general pediatric pulmonary conditions. He sees patients inpatient and outpatient at Johns Hopkins (East Baltimore campus), inpatient and outpatient at Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, and inpatient at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Dr. Collaco attended Yale University for undergraduate studies and received his M.D. and M.S. (Anatomy) from Case Western University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his pediatric residency, pediatric pulmonary fellowship, M.B.A., M.P.H., and Ph.D. (Clinical Epidemiology) at the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Collaco joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2008.

His primary research interest in the epidemiology of pediatric respiratory diseases, with a focus on environmental risk factors for cystic fibrosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia as well as a special interest in the effects of secondhand smoke and electronic cigarette emissions. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Collaco is a member of the Cystic Fibrosis Research Development Center and the Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Center. He has been recognized by Johns Hopkins with the John C. Hume Scholarship, the Francis F. Schwentker Research Award, and the Robert Dyar Award. Dr. Collaco is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


  • Aerodigestive Disorders
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology of Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity
  • Environmental Modifiers of Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity
  • Gene Environment Interactions in Cystic Fibrosis

Board Certification

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
Contact Information
Phone: 410-955-2795
Fax: 410-955-1030
Appointments: 443-997-KIDS (5437)
Publications: Visit PubMed
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