Dr Michael Light

Dr Light is a distinguished pediatric pulmonologist and brings a wealth of experience and clinical acumen to the position.

Dr Light began his pediatric Pulmonology training at Brompton Chest Hospital. Dr Light has been trained and practiced as a pediatric pulmonologist, an intensivist and a neonatologist. Dr light has served in several clinical and leadership capacities including Chair of Pediatric Pulmonology at following programs, University of Hawaii, University of California, San Diego, University of Miami and University of Florida. Dr Light has attained the status of Professor of Pediatrics and has trained numerous Pediatric Pulmonary fellows. Dr Light is an experienced educator, researcher and clinician.

Undergraduate: Eastbourne College Sussex, England Medical School: Guy’s Hospital Medical School, London, England Internship: Internship (House Officer) in Surgery, Guy’s Hospital, London England Internship (House Officer) in Pediatrics Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Devon, Exeter, England Pediatric Residency: Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital, University of Hawaii School of Medicine,
Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship: Brompton Chest Hospital and Cardiothoracic Institute, London, England

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics/ Neonatology



Light, M.J . Clinician’s Guide to Pediatric Chronic Illness .

Hazelden / McGraw-Hill, New York. 450 pages. April 2001.

Handbook of Pediatric Pulmonology . Eds. Light MJ, Blaisdell CJ, Homnick DN, Schechter MS and Weinberger MM. American Academy of Pediatrics. pp 1181, June 2011.


Harwood I.R. and Light M.J.: Cystic Fibrosis. In “Manual of Clinical Problems Pulmonary Medicine.” Edited by Bordow R.A. and Moser K.M. Third Edition. Pages 328-331; Little, Brown and Company, 1991.

Light M.J.: Cystic Fibrosis. In Manual of Clinical Problems in Pulmonary Medicine. Edited by Bordon R.A. and Moser K.M. Fourth Edition. Little Brown and Company, 1995.

Light M.J. Respiratory Manifestations. In Munchausen Sydrome by Proxy. Clinical and Treatment. Edited by Levin and Sheridan M.S. First Edition , 103-121, 1995.

Light M.J., Moss R.B and Davidson T.D. Sinus Disease in Cystic Fibrosis. In Diseases of the Sinuses. Edited by Gershwin M.E. and Incaudo G. Humana Press. 357-366, 1996.

Light, M. J. Contributor. Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 – 4th Edition Edited by Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, and Robert E. Hannemann, MD, FAAP . By the American Academy of Pediatrics, 2004.

Light M.J. Global Variability of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Seasonality and Mortality. InTech Press. eVersion. 2012.


Bland R.D., Kim M.H., Light M.J., and Woodson J.L.: High Frequency Mechanical Ventilation in Severe Hyaline Membrane Disease. An Alternative Treatment. Crit. Care Med. 8:275-280, 1980.

Ash K., Boychuk R.B., Light M.J., and Easa D.: Clinical Concepts in the Management of Respiratory Distress Syndrome in the Neonate. Hawaii Med. Jnl., 39:163-169, 1980

Easa D., Ash K., Boychuk R.B., Light M.J. and LaBarre M.A.: Comparison of Inborn Versus Transferred Neonates Admitted to a Special Care Unit. Hawaii Med. Jnl. 40:175-177, 1981.

Crowell D.H., Hodgman J.E., Light M.J., Boychuk R.B., and Kapuniai L.E. Neonatal Neurophysiology and Metabolic Derangement. Final Report NICHD Grant No. HDO9981 Sept. 76 1976 – Dec. 1980.

Crowell D.H., Kapuniai L.E., Boychuk R.B., Light M.J., and Hodgman J.E.: Daytime Sleep Stage Organization in Three-Month-Old Infants. Electroencephalography and Clin. Neurophysiol. 53:36-47, 1982.

Paperny D.M., Ng K.P.K., and Light M.J.: An Effective Neonatal Endotracheal Lavage-Suctioning Technique. Clinc. Ped. 2l:231, 1982.

Nakayama R.T., Light M.J., Chun B.H.H., Uemura H.S., Hale R.W., and Kosasa T.S.: Comparison of Methods to Estimate Fetal Lung Maturity. Hawaii Med. Jnl. 42:8-14, 1983.

Light M.J. and Sheridan M.S.: The Home Monitoring Program for Newborns: The First 300 Patients. Hawaii Med. Jnl. 44:419-424, 1985.

Light M.J. and Sheridan M.S.: The Psychosocial Impact of Emergency Apnea. Am. Jnl. of Dis. Child. 141:668-671, 1987.

Light M.J. and Sheridan M.S.: Home Monitoring in Hawaii: The First 1,000 Patients. Hawaii Medical Jnl 48:304-327, 1989.

Light M.J. and Sheridan M.S.: Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy and Apnea (MBPA). Clinical Pediatrics. 29:162-168, 1990.

Light M.J. and Sheridan M.S.: The Clinical Utility of Event Recording. Caring. 9:4-7, 1990.

Light, M.J. and Harwood I.R.: Cystic Fibrosis. Hospital Medicine. April 1991, Pages 37-50.

Light M.J. rhDNase and Cystic Fibrosis – The Penultimate Step. Respiratory Therapy 7:45-48, 1994. Ramsey et al. Consensus Conference: Practical Applications of Pulmozyme. Pediatric Pulmonology 17:404:408, 1994.

Reddy MM, Light MJ, Quinton PM. Activation of the epithelial Na+ channel (ENaC) requires CFTR Cl- channel function. Nature 1999 Nov 18;402(6759):301-4.

Campbell PW 3rd, Saiman L. Use of aerosolized antibiotics in patients with cystic fibrosis. Chest 1999 Sep;116(3):775-88.

Shah PI, Bush A, Canny GJ, Colin AA, Fuchs HJ, Geddes DM, Johnson CA, Light MC, Scott SF, Tullis DE, et al. Recombinant human DNase I in cystic fibrosis patients with severe pulmonary disease: a short-term, double-blind study followed by six months open-label treatment. Eur Respir J. 1995 Jun;8(6):954-8.

Davidson TM, Murphy C, Mitchell M, Smith C, Light M. Management of chronic sinusitis in cystic fibrosis. Laryngoscope. 1995 Apr;105(4 Pt 1):354-8.

Haas RH, Light M, Rice M, Barshop BA. Oxidative metabolism in Rett syndrome: 1. Clinical studies. Neuropediatrics. 1995 Apr;26(2):90-4.

Stark LJ, Mulvihill MM, Powers SW, Jelalian E, Keating K, Creveling S, Byrnes-Collins B, Harwood I, Passero MA, Light M, Miller DL, Hovell MF. Behavioral intervention to improve calorie intake of children with cystic fibrosis: treatment versus wait list control. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1996 Apr;22(3):240-53.

Creveling S, Light M, Gardner P, Greene L. Cystic fibrosis, nutrition, and the health care team. J Am Diet Assoc. 1997 Oct;97(10 Suppl 2):S186-91.

Stark LJ, Mulvihill MM, Jelalian E, Bowen AM, Powers SW, Tao S, Creveling S, Passero MA, Harwood I, Light M, Lapey A, Hovell MF. Descriptive analysis of eating behavior in school-age children with cystic fibrosis and healthy control children. Pediatrics. 1997 May;99(5):665-71.

Morgan WJ, Butler SM, Johnson CA, Colin AA, FitzSimmons SC, Geller DE, Konstan MW, Light MJ, Rabin HR, Regelmann WE, Schidlow DV, Stokes DC, Wohl ME, Kaplowitz H, Wyatt MM, Stryker S. Epidemiologic study of cystic fibrosis: design and implementation of a prospective, multicenter, observational study of patients with cystic fibrosis in the U.S. and Canada. Pediatr Pulmonol. 1999 Oct;28(4):231-41.

Geller DE, Kaplowitz H, Light MJ, Colin AA. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in cystic fibrosis: reported prevalence, regional distribution, and patient characteristics. Scientific Advisory Group, Investigators, and Coordinators of the Epidemiologic Study of Cystic Fibrosis. Chest. 1999 Sep;116(3):639-46.

Shreve MR, Butler S, Kaplowitz HJ, Rabin HR, Stokes D, Light M, Regelmann WE. Impact of microbiology practice on cumulative prevalence of respiratory tract bacteria in patients with cystic fibrosis. J Clin Microbiol. 1999 Mar;37(3):753-7.

Stark LJ, Jelalian E, Powers SW, Mulvihill MM, Opipari LC, Bowen A, Harwood I, Passero MA, Lapey A, Light M, Hovell MF. Parent and child mealtime behavior in families of children with cystic fibrosis. J Pediatr. 2000 Feb;136(2):195-200.

Stevens DA, Moss RB, Kurup VP, Knutsen AP, Greenberger P, Judson MA, Denning DW, Crameri R, Brody AS, Light M, Skov M, Maish W, Mastella G; Participants in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Consensus Conference. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in cystic fibrosis–state of the art: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Consensus Conference. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Oct 1;37 Suppl 3:S225-64.

Light, M. Member of American Academy of Pediatrics Subcommittee on Diagnosis and Management of Bronchiolitis. Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of bronchiolitis. Pediatrics. 2006 Oct;118(4):1774-93.

Light, M. Respiratory syncytial virus seasonality in southeast Florida: results from three area hospitals caring for children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2007 Nov;26(11 Suppl):S55-9.

Feldman MD, Light MJ, Lasher LJ, Sheridan MS. Beyond Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Letter to the editor. Pediatrics. 2007 Nov;120(5):1217-8; author reply 1218.

Light M, Bauman J, Mavunda K, Malinoski F, Eggleston M. Correlation between respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) test data and hospitalization of children for RSV lower respiratory tract illness in Florida. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Jun;27(6):512-8

Supporting cystic fibrosis disease management during adolescence: the role of family and friends.Barker DH, Driscoll KA, Modi AC, Light MJ, Quittner AL. Child Care Health Dev. 2012 Jul;38(4):497-504.

Updated guidance for palivizumab prophylaxis among infants and young children at increased risk of hospitalization for respiratory syncytial virus infection. American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases; American Academy of Pediatrics Bronchiolitis Guidelines Committee. Pediatrics. 2014 Aug;134(2):e620-38

Clinical practice guideline: the diagnosis, management, and prevention of bronchiolitis.Ralston SL, Lieberthal AS, Meissner HC, Alverson BK, Baley JE, Gadomski AM, Johnson DW, Light MJ, Maraqa NF, Mendonca EA, Phelan KJ, Zorc JJ, Stanko-Lopp D, Brown MA, Nathanson I, Rosenblum E, Sayles S 3rd, Hernandez-Cancio S; American Academy of Pediatrics.

Pediatrics. 2014 Nov;134(5):e1474-502.

Hospital Affiliations

Professional Memberships
Member, American Thoracic Society Member, American Academy of Pediatrics