Thomas Connors, MD

Treats Children
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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatric Critical Care Specialist

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


  • Male

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School
  • Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Honors & Awards

2012 - Blue Ribbon Award; Mt Sinai School of Medicine Institute for Medical Education Research Day

2015 - Pediatric Academic Societies Travel Award for Young Investigators

2016 - Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., Scholar


Selected Publications

Connors TJ, Baird JS, Yopes MC, Zens KD, Pethe K, Ravindranath TM, Ho SH, Farber DL. Developmental Regulation of Effector and Resident Memory T Cell Generation during Pediatric Viral Respiratory Tract Infection. J Immunol. 2018 Jul 15;201(2):432-439. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1800396. Epub 2018 May 30. PubMed PMID: 29848753; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6039242.

Ravindranath TM, Gomez A, Harwayne-Gidansky I, Connors TJ, Neill N, Levin B, Howell JD, Saiman L, Baird JS. Pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome associated with human metapneumovirus and respiratory syncytial virus. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 Jul;53(7):929-935. doi: 10.1002/ppul.24044. Epub 2018 May 7. PubMed PMID: 29737017.

Kumar BV, Connors TJ, Farber DL. Human T Cell Development, Localization, and Function throughout Life. Immunity. 2018 Feb 20;48(2):202-213. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2018.01.007. Review. PubMed PMID: 29466753; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5826622.

Carpenter DJ, Granot T, Matsuoka N, Senda T, Kumar BV, Thome JJC, Gordon CL, Miron M, Weiner J, Connors T, Lerner H, Friedman A, Kato T, Griesemer AD, Farber DL. Human immunology studies using organ donors: Impact of clinical variations on immune parameters in tissues and circulation. Am J Transplant. 2018 Jan;18(1):74-88. doi: 10.1111/ajt.14434. Epub 2017 Sep 8. PubMed PMID: 28719147; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5740015.

Zens KD, Connors T, Farber DL. Tissue compartmentalization of T cell responses during early life. Semin Immunopathol. 2017 Nov;39(6):593-604. doi: 10.1007/s00281-017-0648-7. Epub 2017 Sep 11. Review. PubMed PMID: 28894935; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5743209.

Granot T, Senda T, Carpenter DJ, Matsuoka N, Weiner J, Gordon CL, Miron M, Kumar BV, Griesemer A, Ho SH, Lerner H, Thome JJC, Connors T, Reizis B, Farber DL. Dendritic Cells Display Subset and Tissue-Specific Maturation Dynamics over Human Life.Immunity. 2017 Mar 21;46(3):504-515. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2017.02.019. PubMed PMID: 28329707; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5415308.

Connors TJ, Ravindranath TM, Bickham KL, Gordon CL, Zhang F, Levin B, Baird JS, Farber DL. Airway CD8(+) T Cells Are Associated with Lung Injury during Infant Viral Respiratory Tract Infection. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2016 Jun;54(6):822-30. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2015-0297OC. PubMed PMID: 26618559; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4942220.

Connors T, Baird J, Farber DL. Viral Bronchiolitis in Children. N Engl J Med. 2016 May 5;374(18):1791-2. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1601509. PubMed PMID: 27144866.