Dr. Seifu Demissie

Dr. Seifu Demissie received his medical degree from Freie Universitaet Berlin in Germany. He completed his pediatric residency at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY where he was awarded Resident of the Year. He fulfilled his sub-specialty training in Pediatric Pulmonology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD where he received extensive training in diagnosis and management of a wide-range of pediatric pulmonary disorders. He also participated in both independent and multi-center clinical trials as a principal and Co-Investigator including research in Asthma and Cystic fibrosis.

As part of the team for Pediatric Pulmonary Program at All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins medicine, Dr. Demissie led the Asthma Collaborative Practice Committee. He also led the Tampa Bay Pediatric Asthma Center of Excellence, a clinic dedicated to providing high quality and most comprehensive service for children with difficult-to-treat and severe asthma.

MD: Freie Universitaet Berlin in Germany (2001)
Residency: Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY (2008)
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatrics (2011)

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatric Pulmonology
American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics

Awards & Recognition
Resident of the Year 2008, Winthrop University Hospital (2008)
American Thoracic Society Travel Award Recipient (2011)

Demissie S.M., Okelo S.O., Riekert K.A., Eakin M., Rand C.S., and Diette G.B. How Do Perceptions of Asthma Control and Severity Relate to Indicators of Asthma Status and Treatment Recommendations by Pediatricians? March 2012, Vol. 25, No. 1: 17-23
Demissie S.M., Okelo S.O., Yamazaki M., Riekert K.A., Bilderback A., Rand C.S., and Diette G.B. Geographic variation in treatment recommendations for asthma among pediatricians. Am. J Respir Crit Care Med; 179:A4797, 2009.
Demissie S.M., Okelo S.O., Riekert K.A., Eakin M., Rand C.S., and Diette G.B. Effects of patients clinical factors on physician ratings of asthma control, asthma severity and treatment recommendations. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med.; 181: A5788, 2010.

Hospital Affiliations
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
St. Joseph Hospital – Tampa
Tampa General Hospital
Brandon regional Hospital

Professional Memberships
Member, American Thoracic Society
Member, American College of Chest Physicians

Asthma, chronic cough, recurrent pneumonia, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, bronchoscopy, pulmonary function test, cystic fibrosis, exercise associated dyspnea, pediatric sleep apnea, chronic lung disease related to neuromuscular disorders, childhood Interstitial lung disease, vocal cord dysfunction, children dependent on mechanical ventilation, aspiration syndromes