Matt Zinter, MD
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Dr. Zinter was born in Rochester NY and completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at Washington University in St. Louis.  He then moved west and completed pediatrics residency and pediatric critical care fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.  During fellowship, he joined the laboratory of Joseph DeRisi, PhD to study novel laboratory approaches to understanding critical illness in immunocompromised children.  Dr. Zinter joined the faculty at UCSF as an Assistant Professor in 2018.  Dr. Zinter’s primary research focuses on evaluating and interpreting the pulmonary microbiome in pediatric oncology and hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) patients, and using this information to improve the detection of occult pulmonary pathogens as a significant contributor to pulmonary complications in this population.  Dr. Zinter also investigates the role of dysregulated pulmonary inflammation as a pathobiologic precipitant of lung injury and hopes to use the insights gained from these investigations to improve diagnostic and therapeutic options for the sickest patients.  Dr. Zinter receives funding from the NIH NICHD K12 Pediatric Scientist Development Program, the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium, and the National Marrow Donor Program Amy Strelzer Manasevit Grant.