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Gaston Ofman, MD

Gaston Ofman, MD

Assistant Professor

1200 North Everett Drive; ETNP 7504
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104


Dr. Ofman research focuses on a translational approach to bring perinatal bedside findings on organ and cellular oxidative stress and mitochondrial function to laboratory explanations of disease mechanisms. He studies the effects of early life environmental, nutritional and clinical exposures to long term human diseases. 

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

MyNCBI Publications

Academic Section(s):

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


Medical School: Universidad Favaloro, Buenos Aires, Agrentina
Residency: The Univeristy of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas
Fellowship: Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

Board Certification(s):

American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical/Research Interests:

The Ofman laboratory works focuses on very early determinants of long-term preterm outcomes. Research is targeted at understanding bedside and laboratory environmental exposures that modulate the developing cardiopulmonary system offering a window of opportunity to improve the undesirable consequences of premature birth.
Dr. Ofman is specifically researching phenotype-specific disease determinants, from molecular alterations in mitochondrial function to genetic mutations or gene-by-environment interactions that leads to cardiopulmonary outcomes in newborns. He is also interested in finding specific physiologic predictors of bronchopulmonary, a form of preterm pulmonary disease, and aligning those with laboratory findings. The laboratory hopes to develop combine molecular mechanism with physiologic and bedside biomarkers hoping to identifying early disease mechanisms and potential modifiable risk factors and therapeutic targets.

Select Honors & Accomplishments:

2021- Society for Pediatric Research Lung Biology Cohort member, Society for Pediatric Research
November 2021- Selected for the Society for Pediatric Research K-Grant writing course
2019- Selected for the Annual NICHD Young Investigator Conference on Maternal-Fetal-Neonatal-Reproductive Medicine
2018- Basic Science Research Award, Research Scholar Day, Lurie Children's
2013- Internantional Elective Award, American Academy of Pediatrics
2009- Honor Diploma for Academic Excellence, Favaloro University School of Medicine

Select Publications:

  • Ofman, G., Tipple, T. E. (2019). Antioxidants & bronchopulmonary dysplasia: Beating the system or beating a dead horse? Free radical biology & medicine, 142, 138-145. DOI: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2019.01.038

  • Ofman G, Tipple TE. Thiol-Redox Regulation in Lung Development and Vascular Remodeling. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2019 Oct 20;31(12):858-873. doi: 10.1089/ars.2018.7712. PMID: 30648397; PMCID: PMC6751390

  • Larcade, R., DeShea, L., Lang, G. A., Caballero, M. T., Ferretti, A., Beasley, W. H., Tipple, T. E., Vain, N., Prudent, L., Lang, M., Polack, F., Ofman, G. (2021). Maternal-fetal immunologic response to SARS-CoV-2 infection in a symptomatic vulnerable population: A prospective cohort. The Journal of infectious diseases. PMID: 34865064. DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiab591