Distinguished Researcher Award 2012

During the ISA/ISPID Joint Conference in Baltimore, MD, USA, the ISPID Distinguished Researcher Award 2012 was extended to Henry Krous and Brad Thatch.

Brad Thatch

Bradley T. Thach, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Washington University

School of Medicine

St. Louis, MO, USA


  • Princeton University, New Jersey, BA, 1964 Biology
  • Washington University, St. Louis, MO, MD, 1968 Medicine


  • Apnea of prematurity
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Infant feeding mechanisms
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (rebreathing asphyxia, head positioning reflexes, safe sleep environment)


  • Anaheim Award for Sleep and Breathing Research in Infancy-2000
  • Alumni Faculty Award Washington University, 2003
  • Board member First Candle/SIDS Alliance-2003
  • Barry Fisher Memorial Lecturer, AASPP - 2009

Professional Experience

  • 1968-70: Pediatric Residency, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • 1970-73: Clinical Associate, Oral and Pharyngeal Development N.I.D.R., NIH
  • 1973-74: M.R.C. Canada, Postdoctoral Fellow; Neonatology Research Fellow, McGill University
  • 1974-75: NIH/NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow, Neonatology Research Fellow, Harvard University
  • 1975-76: Instructor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • 1976-present: Neonatologist, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School
  • 1985-present: Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO