Ana Cairns DO, FAAP, FACP is a Tufts University Professor of Pediatrics, an Attending Physician in Pediatric Pulmonology at Maine Medical Partners Pediatric Specialty Care, and a member of the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital Scholarship Academy steering committee. Dr. Cairns came to MMC in 1995, after residency and fellowship and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, to found the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology. Dr. Cairns served as the Division Director of Pediatric Pulmonology until 2012. She continues to serve as the MMC Cystic Fibrosis Center Director and oversees the Affiliate Cystic Fibrosis Center at Northern Light in Bangor, Maine.
In collaboration with Dr. Jonathan Zuckerman, Dr. Cairns has qualified for grant funding from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Development Network (TDN) since 1987. Through the TDN she has been principal investigator on over 35 cystic fibrosis trials including the recent trial for Trikafta which has changed the face of care for people with CF. She has received multiple awards for projects in cystic fibrosis quality improvement and 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