Marc G Schecter

Marc G Schecter, MD

Division Director – Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

Department: MD-PEDS-PULMONARY
Business Phone: (352) 273-8380
Business Email: mschecter@ufl.edu

About Marc G Schecter

Marc Schecter, MD, a board-certified pediatric pulmonologist, joined the faculty of the University of Florida in June 2021. Dr. Schecter attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and pursued his pediatric residency and pediatric pulmonary medicine fellowship at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.

Following his training, Dr. Schechter joined the faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine where he served as the director of the pediatric pulmonary fellowship program and the medical director of the lung transplant program at Texas Children’s Hospital. After eight years in Houston, Dr. Schecter was recruited to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where he founded its lung transplant program.

As a nationally and internationally recognized pediatric pulmonologist, Dr. Schecter is a tremendous asset to our program and will serve as the director of pediatric lung transplantation at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, a destination for children with pulmonary disorders.

His clinical interests include pediatric interstitial lung disease, pediatric lung transplantation, pediatric pulmonary hypertension and high-risk bronchoscopies. He is a member of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing Thoracic Organ Transplant Committee.

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Pulmonology
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Pediatrics
Subspecialties
  • Pediatric Pulmonary
Areas of Interest
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung surgery
  • Lung transplant
  • Pulmonary hypertension

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-6047-9939

Publications

2021
CTOTC‐08: A multicenter randomized controlled trial of rituximab induction to reduce antibody development and improve outcomes in pediatric lung transplant recipients
American Journal of Transplantation. [DOI] 10.1111/ajt.16862.
2021
Developing an adolescent and adult Fontan Management Programme.
Cardiology in the young. 1-6 [DOI] 10.1017/S104795112100175X. [PMID] 33966676.
2021
Heart-Lung Transplant via an Eighth-Time Sternotomy.
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 12(1):136-138 [DOI] 10.1177/2150135118815876. [PMID] 31018757.
2021
Remote intervention engagement and outcomes in the Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation in Children consortium multisite trial.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 21(9):3112-3122 [DOI] 10.1111/ajt.16567. [PMID] 33752251.
2020
Epidemiology and persistence of rhinovirus in pediatric lung transplantation
Transplant Infectious Disease. 22(6) [DOI] 10.1111/tid.13422. [PMID] 32686323.
2020
Evaluation of a change in cytomegalovirus prevention strategy following pediatric solid organ transplantation.
Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society. 22(2) [DOI] 10.1111/tid.13232. [PMID] 31840369.
2020
Pediatric heart-lung transplantation: A contemporary analysis of outcomes.
Pediatric transplantation. 24(3) [DOI] 10.1111/petr.13682. [PMID] 32067330.
2020
Pediatric trichodysplasia spinulosa: A report of 2 cases and review of the literature.
Pediatric dermatology. 37(6):1023-1029 [DOI] 10.1111/pde.14323. [PMID] 32785992.
2019
Absence of evidence that respiratory viral infections influence pediatric lung transplantation outcomes: Results of the CTOTC-03 study.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 19(12):3284-3298 [DOI] 10.1111/ajt.15505. [PMID] 31216376.
2019
Sequence of refusals for donor quality, organ utilization, and survival after lung transplantation
The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 38(1):35-42 [DOI] 10.1016/j.healun.2018.08.009. [PMID] 30241885.
2018
Anellovirus loads are associated with outcomes in pediatric lung transplantation.
Pediatric transplantation. 22(1) [DOI] 10.1111/petr.13069. [PMID] 29082660.
2017
Epstein-Barr viral loads do not predict post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder in pediatric lung transplant recipients: A multicenter prospective cohort study.
Pediatric transplantation. 21(6) [DOI] 10.1111/petr.13011. [PMID] 28639398.
2017
Lung Transplantation for FLNA-Associated Progressive Lung Disease.
The Journal of pediatrics. 186:118-123.e6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.03.045. [PMID] 28457522.
2017
Pediatric lung transplantation.
Seminars in pediatric surgery. 26(4):213-216 [DOI] 10.1053/j.sempedsurg.2017.07.005. [PMID] 28964476.
2017
Risk and outcomes of pulmonary fungal infection after pediatric lung transplantation.
Clinical transplantation. 31(11) [DOI] 10.1111/ctr.13100. [PMID] 28871606.
2016
Bronchial artery revascularization and en bloc lung transplant in children.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 35(1):122-129 [DOI] 10.1016/j.healun.2015.08.010. [PMID] 26508727.
2016
Changing demographics and outcomes of lung transplantation recipients with cystic fibrosis.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 35(10):1237-1244 [DOI] 10.1016/j.healun.2016.06.002. [PMID] 27373821.
2015
Survival in pediatric lung transplantation: The effect of center volume and expertise.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 34(8):1073-81 [DOI] 10.1016/j.healun.2015.03.008. [PMID] 26023035.
2013
Changes in body composition after lung transplantation in children.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 32(8):800-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.healun.2013.06.002. [PMID] 23856217.
2013
Is lung transplantation survival better in infants? Analysis of over 80 infants.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 32(1):44-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.healun.2012.09.027. [PMID] 23164533.
2013
Lung transplantation for childhood diffuse lung disease.
Pediatric pulmonology. 48(5):490-6 [DOI] 10.1002/ppul.22634. [PMID] 22949409.
2013
Lung transplantation in children following bone marrow transplantation: a multi-center experience.
Pediatric transplantation. 17(3):231-6 [DOI] 10.1111/petr.12023. [PMID] 23217003.
2012
Decline in 25% to 75% forced expiratory flow as an early predictor of chronic airway rejection in pediatric lung transplant recipients.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 31(12):1288-92 [DOI] 10.1016/j.healun.2012.09.010. [PMID] 23102913.
2012
Does donor arterial partial pressure of oxygen affect outcomes after lung transplantation? A review of more than 12,000 lung transplants.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 143(4):919-25 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.01.044. [PMID] 22341426.
2012
Rapid and progressive pulmonary fibrosis in 2 families with DNA repair deficiencies of undetermined etiology.
The Journal of pediatrics. 160(4):700-702.e3 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.12.001. [PMID] 22240110.
2011
Bilateral lung transplantation for pediatric idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension: a multi-center experience.
Pediatric pulmonology. 46(11):1121-7 [DOI] 10.1002/ppul.21484. [PMID] 21634032.
2011
Lung retransplantation in children: appropriate when selectively applied.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 91(2):574-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.09.011. [PMID] 21256317.
2011
Two decades of pediatric lung transplant in the United States: have we improved?
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 141(3):828-32, 832.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2010.06.067. [PMID] 21255797.
2010
Clostridium difficile colitis in children following lung transplantation.
Pediatric transplantation. 14(5):651-6 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2010.01314.x. [PMID] 20561346.
2010
Long-term impact of respiratory viral infection after pediatric lung transplantation.
Pediatric transplantation. 14(3):431-6 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2010.01296.x. [PMID] 20214745.
2010
Serum KL-6 level and the development of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome in lung transplant recipients.
Pediatric transplantation. 14(7):903-8 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2010.01373.x. [PMID] 20667031.
2009
Cerebral aspergillosis caused by Aspergillus granulosus.
Journal of clinical microbiology. 47(10):3386-90 [DOI] 10.1128/JCM.00588-09. [PMID] 19710280.
2009
Fungal infections in pediatric lung transplant recipients: colonization and invasive disease.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 28(11):1226-30 [DOI] 10.1016/j.healun.2009.06.006. [PMID] 19782585.
2009
Hypogammaglobulinemia: Incidence, risk factors, and outcomes following pediatric lung transplantation.
Pediatric transplantation. 13(6):754-9 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2008.01067.x. [PMID] 19067916.
2009
Management of the pediatric organ donor to optimize lung donation.
Pediatric pulmonology. 44(6):536-46 [DOI] 10.1002/ppul.20997. [PMID] 19418570.
2009
Mycobacterium abscessus in cystic fibrosis lung transplant recipients: report of 2 cases and risk for recurrence.
Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society. 11(3):243-8 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1399-3062.2009.00378.x. [PMID] 19298240.
2009
Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease in pediatric lung transplant recipients: recent advances in monitoring.
Pediatric transplantation. 13(5):606-10 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2008.01085.x. [PMID] 19017289.
2009
Re: Lung transplantation in older patients with cystic fibrosis: analysis of UNOS data.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 28(7):751-2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.healun.2009.04.002. [PMID] 19560710.
2008
Lung transplantation in a patient with a thrombophilic disorder.
Pediatric transplantation. 12(3):368-71 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2007.00815.x. [PMID] 18346036.
2008
Pediatric lung transplantation: a therapy in its adolescence.
Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Pediatric cardiac surgery annual. 74-9 [DOI] 10.1053/j.pcsu.2007.12.008. [PMID] 18396229.
2007
BK virus-associated hemorrhagic cystitis in a pediatric lung transplant recipient.
Pediatric transplantation. 11(7):807-10 [PMID] 17910663.
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2007
Treatment of adenovirus pneumonia with cidofovir in pediatric lung transplant recipients.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 26(9):883-9 [PMID] 17845926.
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Education

Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology
2006 · University of Texas Health Science Center
Residency in Pediatrics
2003 · University of Texas Health Science Center
Medical Degree
2000 · University of Texas Medical Branch

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-8380
Emails:
Business:
mschecter@ufl.edu