Thomas G. Keens

An expert on respiratory and pulmonary disorders in children, including sudden infant death syndrome

Professor of Pediatrics, Physiology and Biophysics, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Program director, Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Vice chair, Childrens Hospital Institute of Medical Education

Chair, Committee on Clinical Investigations, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles


  • sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
  • neurologic control of breathing in infants and children
  • congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS, Ondine’s curse)
  • home mechanical ventilation
  • diaphragm pacing
  • pulmonary disorders in children
  • respiratory physiology in infants and children
  • pediatric pulmonology

Additional Information

  • Chair, California Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Advisory Council
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Chest Physicians
  • Subspecialist representative member, Board of Directors, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Listed in The Best Doctors in America, and America’s Top Doctors

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