Dr. Kemp is a Professor of Pediatrics and a member of the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine. He has been a practicing academic pulmonologist in St. Louis since 1988. Dr. Kemp attended undergraduate and medical school at Creighton University. He completed his pediatric training at St. Louis University and Baylor College of Medicine, where he was also a fellow in Pulmonary Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kemp has been board-certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology and in Sleep Medicine. In addition to being a general pulmonologist, Dr. Kemp is co-director of the Sleep Laboratory at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Medical Director of the Sleep Disorders Clinic. Before returning to Houston for subspecialty training in 1985, Dr. Kemp was a pediatrician for 6 years in rural South Dakota, in Pine Ridge and Mitchell. Dr. Kemp’s early research, in conjunction with Dr. Bradley Thach, focused on mechanisms of sudden infant death related to sleep position. Currently, in addition to several clinical research projects on sleep and control of ventilation in children, his research includes participation as a co-investigator on the NHLBI-funded Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Project. Dr. Kemp's role is to develop novel phenotypic descriptions of chronic lung disease that can be linked to novel pathogenetic mechanisms.