You can’t change the past or the present, but you can change the future.

Robin Deterding, MD


Asthma Breathing and Lung

Related Departments

Breathing Institute


Department - Chair, Children's Interstitial Lung Disease Research Network
Department - Director of Breathing Institute at The Children's Hospital


Denver's Top Doctors
Awarding Body: 5280 Magazine
Date: 2011
Description: Denver's Top Doctors 5280:1997-98, 2000-01, 2005-09, 2011

Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians-selected speaker
Awarding Body: Colorado
Date: 2009

Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women - competitively selected
Awarding Body: ELAM
Date: 2009

Presidents Faculty Excellence Award
Awarding Body: University of Colorado
Date: 2009
Description: Award for advanced teaching and learning through technology

Arricale Family Visiting Professorship Interstitial Lung Disease
Awarding Body: chILD
Date: 2009

Best Doctor's in America
Awarding Body: Peers
Date: 2009
Description: 5% of doctors selected nation wide by peers1998-2009

Expert Consultation in Pediatric Pulmonary at the American Thoracic Society Intl Mtg
Awarding Body: ATS
Date: 2006

First Annual Dean's Curriculum Innovation Award
Awarding Body: SOM
Date: 2005

Presidents Learning Academy Award
Awarding Body: University of Colorado
Date: 2005

Chancellors Teaching Recognition award
Awarding Body: School of Medicine
Date: 2004

Emerging Leader Program Award
Awarding Body: University of Colorado
Date: 2003
Description: Nominated by the Dean School of Medicine

Ray A. Kroc Visiting Professorship
Awarding Body: Southern Illinois
Date: 2003
Description: 1993-2003

Best Paper
Awarding Body: MHPE
Date: 2002

Annual Multi media presentation award
Awarding Body: WGEA
Date: 2001

Clinical Teacher of the year
Awarding Body: SOM
Date: 2000

Bridge to the Future Innovation Education award
Awarding Body: UCHSC Faculty members
Date: 2000
Description: 1998-2000

WGEA Annual Poster Award
Awarding Body: WGEA
Date: 1998

Parker B. Francis Fellowhip Grant
Awarding Body: Francis Fellowship
Date: 1996

Gary Way Award
Awarding Body: Pediatric Residents
Date: 1993
Description: 1992-1993

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Fellowship
Awarding Body: CF Foundation
Date: 1991

SIU Internal Medicine Resident of the Year
Awarding Body: SIU
Date: 1990
Description: Outstanding Teachin and clinical skills 1988, 1990

SIU AMSPDC Frontiers in Science Recipient
Awarding Body: SIU
Date: 1989

Alpha Omega
Awarding Body: Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA)
Date: 1986

Intercollegiate Atletic Hall of Fame
Awarding Body: SIU-C
Date: 1982

Outstanding Student Service Award
Awarding Body: Student Service
Date: 1980

Phi Beta Kappa
Awarding Body: Liberal Arts and Science Honor Society
Date: 1980

Biography & Interests

Clinical Interests

Dr. Deterding is a tenured Professor of Pulmonary Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Children's Hospital. She completed her medical training and residency in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at Southern Illinois University and completed Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship training at the University of Colorado. She was recently selected and completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program.She is currently the Medical Director of the Pediatric Breathing Institute at the Children's Hospital, an innovative Institute designed to expand interdisciplinary programs and improve outcomes, clinical care and new treatments for children with breathing problems. She is recognized as an international expert in the care of children with rare interstitial and diffuse lung disease, with research interests in biomarkers, proteomics, and defining clinical phenotypes. As the Director of The Children's Interstitial Lung Disease Research Network (ChILDRN), she is leading efforts to develop an international diffuse lung disease database and collaborative community of patient families and investigators. Other leadership efforts have included the development of multiple educational initiatives. She led the successful creation of the new undergraduate medical student curriculum at the University of Colorado School of Medicine as the Associate Dean of Clinical Curriculum, directed the Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship Training Program in Colorado and has been the President of the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP), a national organization of pediatric educators. She is current a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Pediatric Leadership Alliance (PLA), dedicated to improving leadership training in pediatrics. Dr. Deterding has over 60 publications and has had grant funding in medical education, clinical trials, and clinical science. She has received numerous teaching awards and has consistently been recognized as one of Denver's 5280 Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America.

Education & Training

Medical Schools

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine  - Medicine (1986)


Southern Illinois University School of Medicine  - Pediatrics (1987)

Residency Program

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine  - Pediatrics (1990)


University of Colorado School of Medicine  - Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine (1993)

Undergraduate Schools

Southern Illinois University  - Biology (1980)


American Thoracic Society (ATS) - Member
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) - Member
Society For Pediatric Research (SPR) - Member
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - Member
Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) - Member

Research & Grants

Novel Use of Shape Memory Polymers in Airway Management
Sponsor: state of Colorado and University of Colorado - Technology Transfer Office (TTO) Bioscienc Discovery Evaluation Grant Program
Amount: $150,000
Begins: 2010

"A Phase 3, Internationa, Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-group, Efficacy and Safety Study of Denufosol Tetrasodium (INS37217) Inhalation Solution in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease and FEV1>75% but <1P
Sponsor: Inspire Pharmaceuticals
Amount: $Dependent on patient enrollment 2008-2010
Begins: 2008

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