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Rebecca F. Hough, MD, PhD

Board Certifications: 
Pediatrics
Expertise in: 
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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Treats Children
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Clinical Expertise

  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Pediatric Critical Care Specialist
  • Intensive Care

Education & Training

  • MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin Medical School
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian

Honors & Awards

2002 - 2010 Wisconsin Distinguished Rath Graduate Fellowship, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

About Rebecca Hough

Dr. Rebecca Hough is an Instructor in Pediatrics at CUMC. She specializes in critical care medicine for children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), including those recovering from surgery for neurosurgical and orthopedic conditions, as well as infants and children who need organ transplants, suffer trauma, or have respiratory and/or cardiovascular failure. Dr. Hough is a physician scientist, and her research interests are in the origins of pulmonary edema in the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). 

Dr. Hough studied Chemistry at Boston University. She then went on to obtain her Ph.D. degree in Biophysics in 2008, and her M.D. in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, as part of their distinguished Medical Scientist Training Program. She completed her Pediatrics residency and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center in 2017. During her fellowship, Dr. Hough obtained a training grant (T32) from the NIH to pursue her interests in ARDS. She began her work under the mentorship of the renowned lung biologist, Dr. Jahar Bhattacharya, learning highly specialized techniques in in situ imaging of mouse lungs. Dr. Hough was hired as faculty in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine after graduating from fellowship. 

Dr. Hough's research, which continues under the mentorship of Dr. Bhattacharya, is focused on the early events of Acute Lung Injury, which leads to ARDS. ARDS is deadly to both children and adults, with mortality rates of 10-15% in children. Using gene knockdown and transgenic mouse lines, she has identified a novel role for lung capillary mitochondria in mediating the pulmonary edema that is essential for the development of Acute Lung Injury. She has presented her work at multiple national meetings, including the pretigious American Thoracic Society Grover Conference on lung vascular biology in 2017. It is Dr. Hough's hope that her work on elucidating the molecular mechanisms of ARDS will lead to targeted therapies to alleviate morbidity and mortality. 

Academic Titles

  • Instructor in Pediatrics at CUMC

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

American Thoracic Society

American Heart Association

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care-Hudson Health Plan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

TRICARE

  • TRICARE

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Research

Selected Publications

  1. Hough RF, Bhattacharya S, Bhattacharya J. Crosstalk signaling between alveoli and capillaries (2017 Grover Conference series). Pulm Circ. 2018 Jul-Sept;8(3):1-8.
  2. Hough RF. Recent advances in Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (PARDS). Curr Pediatr Rep. 2017 Dec;5(4):228-236.
  3. Turcotte RF, Brozovich A, Corda R, Demmer RT, Biagas KV, Mangino D, Covington L, Ferris A, Thumm B, Bacha E, Smerling A, Saiman L. Health care-associated infections in children after cardiac surgery. Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 Dec;35(8):1448-55.
  4. Murray MT, Corda R, Turcotte R, Bacha E, Saiman L, Krishnamurthy G. Implementing a standardized perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis protocol for neonates undergoing cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Sep;98(3):927-33.
  5. Murray MT, Krishnamurthy G, Corda R, Turcotte RF, Jia H, Bacha E, Saiman L. Surgical site infections and bloodstream infections in infants after cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jul;148(1):259-65. 
  6. Turcotte RF, Lavis LD, Raines RT. Onconase cytotoxicity relies on the distribution of its positive charge. FEBS J. 2009 Jul;276(14):3846-57.
  7. Turcotte RF, Raines RT. Interaction of onconase with the human ribonuclease inhibitor protein. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008 Dec 12;377(2):512-4.
  8. Turcotte RF, Raines RT. Design and characterization of an HIV-specific ribonuclease zymogen. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2008 Nov;24(11):1357-63.