Ana Cairns DO, FAAP, FACP is a Tufts University Professor of Pediatrics and Attending Physician in Pediatric Pulmonology at Maine Medical Partners Pediatric Specialty Care. Dr. Cairns came to MMC in 1995 after residency and fellowship and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, to found the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology serving as the Division Director until 2012. She continues to serve as the Statewide Cystic Fibrosis Center. She has qualified for grant funding from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Development Network (TDN) since 1987 with Jonathan Zuckerman, MD. Through the TDN she has been principal investigator on over 35 CF trials including the recent trial for Trikafta which has changed the face of CF care. She has received multiple awards for projects in cystic fibrosis Quality Improvement.  She serves on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Center Committee overseeing the accreditation of cystic fibrosis programs across the country.

Scholarship areas of interest: Participating in multi-center cystic fibrosis therapeutic studies, Quality Improvement initiatives to bring our Cystic Fibrosis Center to one of the top ten in the country