Michael Cabana, M.D., M.A., M.P.H.
Member, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Michael Cabana, M.D., M.A., M.P.H., is a professor of pediatrics, epidemiology, and biostatistics and a member of the core faculty at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is also chief of the UCSF Division of General Pediatrics.
Dr. Cabana’s research focuses on understanding and improving the diagnosis, prevention, and management of common childhood conditions, particularly pediatric asthma. Dr. Cabana is the principal investigator for the Trial of Infant Probiotic Supplementation (TIPS) to Prevent Early Markers of Asthma, as well as for clinical trials focused on infant growth and colic. In addition, Dr. Cabana is the principal investigator for the Implementing Measures Network for Child Health, which is developing and testing new quality measures for childhood chronic conditions. He has experience in practice-based research and has collaborated with more than 120 pediatric practices in several national randomized, controlled trials focused on primary care management of asthma. Dr. Cabana has served on study sections for the National Institutes of Health and on advisory groups for the National Committee for Quality Assurance. His work has been funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (formerly the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine), the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 2006, Dr. Cabana received the Nemours Child Health Services Research Award.
Dr. Cabana works as a clinical pediatrician at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, and the UCSF Pediatrics at Mount Zion clinic, all in San Francisco. He has taught residents and medical students in pediatrics for the past 19 years.
Dr. Cabana earned his B.A. in government at Cornell University. He earned his M.D. and M.A. in a combined degree program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School of Business. He completed his residency at the Harriet Lane Service at Johns Hopkins Hospital, as well as a fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. He earned his M.P.H. at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Dr. Cabana joined the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in January 2019.
Internet Citation: Biography. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. August 2019.