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Robert M. Kotloff, MD

Emeritus Professor CE of Medicine
Department: Medicine

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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
838 West Gates Bldg.
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Office: (215) 349-5488
Fax: (215) 614-0869
Brown University, 1979.
Yale University School of Medicine, 1983.
Post-Graduate Training
Internship, Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital, 1983-1984.
Residency, Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital, 1984-1986.
Chief Residency, Department of Medicine, Temple University Hospital, 1986-1987.
Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1987-1990.
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1986.
Subspecialty Boards in Pulmonary Diseases, 1990.
Subspecialty Boards in Critical Care Medicine, 1991.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Kotloff is Chief of the Section of Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplantation. He has worked in the field of lung transplantation for over 20 years and has extensive clinical experience in the evaluation of patients with complex pulmonary disorders and in the care of transplant recipients. Under his leadership, the Penn Lung Transplant Program has performed nearly 800 transplants, a milestone achieved by only a handful of centers nationwide. In addition to his involvement in lung transplantation, Dr. Kotloff maintains an active practice in general pulmonary medicine and directs the Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) Clinic at Penn.

Description of Other Expertise

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Kotloff has made medical education and scholarship a focus of his career. He has directed the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Training Program at Penn since 1991. He is immediate past Chair of the Pulmonary Disease Test Writing Committee of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has also served as Chair of the Transplant Network of the American College of Chest Physicians and as President of the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He is the 2011 recipient of the American College of Chest Physicians College Medalist Award recognizing “meritorious service in furthering work in chest medicine.” He is also the 2013 recipient of the American Thoracic Society Assembly on Clinical Problems Educator Award given "in recognition of outstanding clinical and educator expertise and significant contribution to clinical education in pulmonary and critical care."

Selected Publications

Kotloff RM: Risk stratification of lung transplant candidates: Implications for organ allocation. Ann Intern Med 158: 699-700, 2013.

Kotloff RM (editor): Lung Transplantation. Clinics in Chest Medicine. Elsevier, 32(2), 2011.

Kotloff RM, Thabut G: Lung transplantation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 184: 159-171, 2011.

Yusen RD, Shearon T, Qian Y, Kotloff RM, Barr, M, Sweet S, Dyke DB, Murray S: Lung transplantation in the United States, 1999-2008. Am J Transplant 10: 1047-1068, 2010.

Kotloff RM: Lung transplantation. Textbook of Respiratory Medicine, 5th edition. Murray, Nadel, Mason, Broaddus, Martin, King, Schraufnagel (eds.). Elsevier, 2010.

Diamond J, Kotloff RM: Lung transplantation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: special considerations. Semin Respir Crit Care Med 31: 115-122, 2010.

Kreider ME, Kotloff RM: Selection of candidates for lung transplantation. Proc Am Thorac Soc 6: 20-27, 2009.

Kotloff RM: Does lung transplantation confer a survival advantage? Curr Opin Organ Transplant 14: 499-503, 2009.

Estenne M and Kotloff RM: Update in transplantation 2005. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 173: 593-598, 2006.

Christie JD, Kotloff RM, Ahya VN, Tino G, Pochettino A, Gaughan C, DeMissie E, Kimmel SE : The effect of primary graft dysfunction on survival following lung transplantation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 171: 1312-1316, 2005.

Bloom RD, Goldberg LR, Wang AY, Faust TW, Kotloff RM: An overview of solid organ transplantation. Clin Chest Med 26(4): 529-543, 2005.

Kotloff RM: Noninfectious pulmonary complications of liver, heart, and kidney transplantation. Clin Chest Med 26(4): 623-629, 2005.

Kotloff RM, Ahya VN, Crawford SW: Pulmonary complications of solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation Am J Respir Crit Care Med 170: 22-48, 2004.

Arcasoy SM, Christie JD, Ferrari VA, Sutton MS, Zisman DA, Blumenthal NP, Pochettino A, Kotloff RM: Echocardiographic assessment of pulmonary hypertension in patients with advanced lung disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 167: 735-40, 2003.

Arcasoy SM, Kotloff RM: Lung transplantation. N Engl J Med 340: 1081-91, 1999.

Christie JD, Bavaria JE, Palevsky HI, Litzky L, Blumenthal NP, Kaiser LR, Kotloff RM: Primary graft failure following lung transplantation. Chest 114: 51-60, 1998.

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