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Professor of Pediatrics Director of Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Training Program Director of Pediatric Pulmonology Clinical Operations

Dr. Esther is a physician scientist specializing in the field of Pediatric Pulmonology. He is also the Director of the Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Training Program.

Education and Training

BS, Carnegie Mellon University
MD, Emory University
PhD, Emory University
Residency in Pediatrics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Dr. Esther’s research interests center on chronic lung diseases. In particular, he focuses on understanding how lung disease alters metabolic pathways and uses this knowledge to develop improved biomarkers and to identify therapeutic targets.

Charles R. Esther Jr., MD, PhD
  • Address

    450 MacNider Hall

    CB # 7217

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7217