Cori Daines, MD
Division Chief
Project Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Center


PO Box 245073 Tucson, AZ 85724
Admin Office: 
(520) 626-7780


Cori Daines is a Professor of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona and division chief of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine. Dr. Daines received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and her medical degree from St. Louis University. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at St. Louis University/Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and her fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at the University of North Carolina. She was faculty at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital prior to coming to Tucson in 2007. She serves on several national committees for the American Thoracic Society and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Dr. Daines has broad-ranging interests in Pediatric Pulmonology, serving in Tucson as the CF Center Director, Director of the Pediatric Flexible Bronchoscopy Program, Director of the Home Tracheostomy and Ventilator Program, Director of the Pulmonary Neuromuscular Program, Director of our Children with Special Needs Program, Director of Pediatric Respiratory Care for the University of Arizona Hospital, and the pulmonary member of the Pediatric Aerodigestive Program. She also has been involved in Banner’s Advanced Leadership for Physician’s Program and serves on the Operations Committee for Banner University Medical Group.

Dr. Daines’ research interests have focused on clinical and translational research in cystic fibrosis as well as quality improvement research with cystic fibrosis. She currently directs the Tucson Therapeutics Development Center of the CFF to lead clinical research, directs Tucson’s participation in the CFF Success with Therapies Research Consortium, sits on the CFF North American Conference Planning Committee and serves as a Coach for the CFF TDN’s eQUIP-CR quality improvement in CF clinical research program. She also serves on the board of the Southern Arizona’s Chapter for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Pulmonology/Allergy and Immunology


Medical School: 
St. Louis University School of Medicine, 1993
St. Louis University Hospitals/Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, 1996
University of North Carolina (Pediatric Pulmonary and Allergy), 2002


Board Certification: 
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatric Pulmonology


Research Interests: 

Pulmonary manifestations of gastrointestinal diseases, such as eosinophilic esophagitis and gastroesophageal reflux, and the impact of pulmonary aspiration on chronic lung disease



Faro, A., R. E. Wood, M. S. Schechter, A. B. Leong, E. Wittkugel, K. Abode, J. F. Chmiel, C. Daines, S. Davis, E. Eber, et al., "Official American Thoracic Society technical standards: flexible airway endoscopy in children.", Am J Respir Crit Care Med, vol. 191, issue 9, pp. 1066-80, 2015 May 01. PMID: 25932763
Powers, S. W., L. J. Stark, L. A. Chamberlin, S. S. Filigno, S. M. Sullivan, K. L. Lemanek, J. L. Butcher, K. A. Driscoll, C. L. Daines, A. S. Brody, et al., "Behavioral and nutritional treatment for preschool-aged children with cystic fibrosis: a randomized clinical trial.", JAMA Pediatr, vol. 169, issue 5, pp. e150636, 2015 May. PMID: 25938655
Schechter, M. S., D. Trueman, R. Farquharson, K. Higuchi, and C. L. Daines, "Inhaled aztreonam lysine versus inhaled tobramycin in cystic fibrosis. An economic evaluation.", Ann Am Thorac Soc, vol. 12, issue 7, pp. 1030-8, 2015 Jul. PMID: 26053185


Daines, C., D. VanDeVanter, U. Khan, J. Emerson, S. Heltshe, S. McNamara, M. Anstead, M. Langkamp, G. Doring, F. Ratjen, et al., "Serology as a diagnostic tool for predicting initialPseudomonas aeruginosa acquisition in children with cystic fibrosis.", J Cyst Fibros, vol. 13, issue 5, pp. 542-9, 2014 Sep. PMID: 25027419
Nevin, M. A., C. L. Daines, G. J. Redding, C. L. Ren, F. A. Ratjen, A. V. Shah, A. Hiranrattana, S. Alexiou, M. Bansal, M. E. Pizarro-Gamboa, et al., "ATS core curriculum 2014: part IV. Pediatric pulmonary medicine.", Ann Am Thorac Soc, vol. 11, issue 10, pp. 1633-9, 2014 Dec. PMID: 25549029


Wheatley, C. M., W. J. Morgan, N. A. Cassuto, W. T. Foxx-Lupo, C. L. Daines, M. A. Morgan, H. Phan, and E. M. Snyder, "Exhaled breath condensate detects baseline reductions in chloride and increases in response to albuterol in cystic fibrosis patients.", Clin Med Insights Circ Respir Pulm Med, vol. 7, pp. 79-90, 2013. PMCID: PMC3869628  PMID: 24367235


Wheatley, C. M., W. T. Foxx-Lupo, N. A. Cassuto, E. C. Wong, C. L. Daines, W. J. Morgan, and E. M. Snyder, "Impaired lung diffusing capacity for nitric oxide and alveolar-capillary membrane conductance results in oxygen desaturation during exercise in patients with cystic fibrosis.", J Cyst Fibros, vol. 10, issue 1, pp. 45-53, 2011 Jan. PMID: 21050829
Traylor, B. R., C. M. Wheatley, T. T. Skrentny, W. T. Foxx-Lupo, H. Phan, A. E. Patanwala, W. J. Morgan, C. L. Daines, R. Sprissler, and E. M. Snyder, "Influence of genetic variation of the β2-adrenergic receptor on lung diffusion in patients with cystic fibrosis.", Pulm Pharmacol Ther, vol. 24, issue 5, pp. 610-6, 2011 Oct. PMID: 21703359
Daines, C., and W. Morgan, "The importance of imaging in cystic fibrosis.", Am J Respir Crit Care Med, vol. 184, issue 7, pp. 751-2, 2011 Oct 01. PMID: 21965011


Daines, C. L., R. E. Wood, and P. R Boesch, "Foreign body aspiration: an important etiology of respiratory symptoms in children.", J Allergy Clin Immunol, vol. 121, issue 5, pp. 1297-8, 2008 May. PMID: 18466789


Daines, M. O., W. Chen, Y. Tabata, B. A. Walker, A. M. Gibson, A. J Masino, M. R. Warrier, C. L. Daines, S. E. Wenzel, and G. K. Khurana Hershey, "Allergen-dependent solubilization of IL-13 receptor alpha2 reveals a novel mechanism to regulate allergy.", J Allergy Clin Immunol, vol. 119, issue 2, pp. 375-83, 2007 Feb. PMCID: PMC5472628  PMID: 17140645


Powers, S. W., C. Piazza-Waggoner, J. S. Jones, K. S. Ferguson, C. Daines, and J. D. Acton, "Examining clinical trial results with single-subject analysis: an example involving behavioral and nutrition treatment for young children with cystic fibrosis.", J Pediatr Psychol, vol. 31, issue 6, pp. 574-81, 2006 Jul. PMID: 16014819
Boesch, R. P., C. Daines, J. P. Willging, A. Kaul, A. P. Cohen, R. E. Wood, and R. S. Amin, "Advances in the diagnosis and management of chronic pulmonary aspiration in children.", Eur Respir J, vol. 28, issue 4, pp. 847-61, 2006 Oct. PMID: 17012631
Gibson, R. L., G. Z. Retsch-Bogart, C. Oermann, C. Milla, J. Pilewski, C. Daines, R. Ahrens, K. Leon, M. Cohen, S. McNamara, et al., "Microbiology, safety, and pharmacokinetics of aztreonam lysinate for inhalation in patients with cystic fibrosis.", Pediatr Pulmonol, vol. 41, issue 7, pp. 656-65, 2006 Jul. PMID: 16703579
Piazza-Waggoner, C., K. S. Ferguson, C. Daines, J. D. Acton, and S. W. Powers, "Case study: providing evidence-based behavioral and nutrition treatment to a toddler with cystic fibrosis and multiple food allergies via telehealth.", Pediatr Pulmonol, vol. 41, issue 10, pp. 1001-4, 2006 Oct. PMID: 16871593


White, D. R., B. K. Giambra, R. J. Hopkin, C. L. Daines, and M. J. Rutter, "Aspiration in children with CHARGE syndrome.", Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, vol. 69, issue 9, pp. 1205-9, 2005 Sep. PMID: 15890414
Moss, R. B., N. Mayer-Hamblett, J. Wagener, C. Daines, K. Hale, R. Ahrens, R. L. Gibson, P. Anderson, G. Retsch-Bogart, S. Z. Nasr, et al., "Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-escalating study of aerosolized interferon gamma-1b in patients with mild to moderate cystic fibrosis lung disease.", Pediatr Pulmonol, vol. 39, issue 3, pp. 209-18, 2005 Mar. PMID: 15573395
Deterding, R., G. Retsch-Bogart, L. Milgram, R. Gibson, C. Daines, P. L. Zeitlin, C. Milla, B. Marshall, L. Lavange, J. Engels, et al., "Safety and tolerability of denufosol tetrasodium inhalation solution, a novel P2Y2 receptor agonist: results of a phase 1/phase 2 multicenter study in mild to moderate cystic fibrosis.", Pediatr Pulmonol, vol. 39, issue 4, pp. 339-48, 2005 Apr. PMID: 15704203
Powers, S. W., J. S. Jones, K. S. Ferguson, C. Piazza-Waggoner, C. Daines, and J. D. Acton, "Randomized clinical trial of behavioral and nutrition treatment to improve energy intake and growth in toddlers and preschoolers with cystic fibrosis.", Pediatrics, vol. 116, issue 6, pp. 1442-50, 2005 Dec. PMID: 16322169


Ordoñez, C. L., N. R. Henig, N. Mayer-Hamblett, F. J. Accurso, J. L. Burns, J. F. Chmiel, C. L. Daines, R. L. Gibson, S. McNamara, G. Z. Retsch-Bogart, et al., "Inflammatory and microbiologic markers in induced sputum after intravenous antibiotics in cystic fibrosis.", Am J Respir Crit Care Med, vol. 168, issue 12, pp. 1471-5, 2003 Dec 15. PMID: 12969869