Program Directors

Noah Lechtzin, MD, MHA

Noah Lechtzin, MD, MHA

Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Lechtzin graduated first in his medical school class at Temple University, then did his internship and residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins. He completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins and also received an M.H.A. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

His research interests include the impact of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and metabolic complications in CF, including vitamin D deficiency, osteoporosis and testosterone deficiency.

Dr. Noah Lechtzin is an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds a joint appointment in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His areas of clinical expertise include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cystic fibrosis, adult pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. Dr. Lechtzin serves as director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program.


Peter J. Mogayzel, Jr., MD, PhD, MBA

Peter J. Mogayzel, Jr., MD, PhD, MBA

Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Peter Mogayzel has been the Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center since 2002 and Medical Director of the Pediatric Lung Transplantation Program since 1998. An Associate Professor of Pediatrics, he attended Brown University and received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Boston University. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Washington, and pediatric pulmonary and pediatric critical care fellowships at Johns Hopkins in 1998 before joining the faculty. The thrust of his research is on the regulatory properties of the CFTR gene. He is also a lung transplant specialist whose work in that field was showcased on ABC’s documentary Hopkins 24/7.


Donna Peeler, RN

Donna Peeler, RN

Clinical Nurse 
Pediatric Clinic Coordinator 
Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center 
Baltimore, MD

Donna W. Peeler received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland. Donna began her nursing career in the NICU at Johns Hopkins in 1979. She was the Nursing Supervisor and Co-Owner of a Pediatric Nursing Agency company in Baltimore, MD. She has been a part of the Johns Hopkins CF Center Department since 1988 working with CF and pulmonary patients in the outpatient setting.