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Paul N. Lanken, MD

Emeritus Professor CE of Medicine
Associate Dean for Professionalism and Humanism, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
5048A Gates Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-3247
Fax: 215-662-2856
A.B. (Chemistry and Physics)
Harvard College, 1966.
M.D. (Medicine)
Harvard University, 1970.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2015.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, UCLA-Los Angeles County Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, CA, 1970-1971.
Resident in Medicine, UCLA-Los Angeles County Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, CA, 1973-1975.
Pulmonary Disease, Cardiovascular-Pulmonary Division, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1975-1977.
UPHS NRSA Research Fellowship (in the laboratories of G.G. Pietra, M.D. and AP Fishman, M.D.) Cardiovascular-Pulmonary Division Department of Medicine , University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1977-1979.
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM #52290), 1975.
Pulmonary Diseases Subspecialty Board (ABIM #52290), 1978.
Critical Care Medicine (ABIM #52290) , 2003.
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Description of Research Expertise

Assessing interventions in medical education, including communication skills.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Critical care medicine and pulmonary diseases (no longer seeing outpatients)

Selected Publications

Schell-Chaple Hildy M, Puntillo Kathleen A, Matthay Michael A, Liu Kathleen D: Body temperature and mortality in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 24(1): 15-23, Jan 2015.

Lanken PN Novack D Daetwyler C Gallop R Landis JR Lapin J Subramanian G Schindler BA: Efficacy of an internet-based learning module and small group debriefing on trainees’ attitudes and communication skills toward patients with substance use disorders: results of a cluster randomized controlled trial. Academic Medicine 90(3): 345-354, Month 2015.

Shashaty Michael G S, Kalkan Esra, Bellamy Scarlett L, Reilly John P, Holena Daniel N, Cummins Kathleen, Lanken Paul N, Feldman Harold I, Reilly Muredach P, Udupa Jayaram K, Christie Jason D: Computed tomography-defined abdominal adiposity is associated with acute kidney injury in critically ill trauma patients*. Critical care medicine 42(7): 1619-28, Jul 2014.

Reilly John P, Bellamy Scarlett, Shashaty Michael G S, Gallop Robert, Meyer Nuala J, Lanken Paul N, Kaplan Sandra, Holena Daniel N, May Addison K, Ware Lorraine B, Christie Jason D: Heterogeneous phenotypes of acute respiratory distress syndrome after major trauma. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 11(5): 728-36, Jun 2014.

Mikkelsen Mark E, Anderson Brian, Christie Jason D, Hopkins Ramona O, Lanken Paul N: Can we optimize long-term outcomes in acute respiratory distress syndrome by targeting normoxemia? Annals of the American Thoracic Society 11(4): 613-8, May 2014.

Reilly John P, Meyer Nuala J, Shashaty Michael G S, Feng Rui, Lanken Paul N, Gallop Robert, Kaplan Sandra, Herlim Maximilian, Oz Nathaniel L, Hiciano Isabel, Campbell Ana, Holena Daniel N, Reilly Muredach P, Christie Jason D: ABO blood type A is associated with increased risk of ARDS in whites following both major trauma and severe sepsis. Chest 145(4): 753-61, Apr 2014.

Meyer Nuala J, Feng Rui, Li Mingyao, Zhao Yang, Sheu Chau-Chyun, Tejera Paula, Gallop Robert, Bellamy Scarlett, Rushefski Melanie, Lanken Paul N, Aplenc Richard, O'Keefe Grant E, Wurfel Mark M, Christiani David C, Christie Jason D: IL1RN coding variant is associated with lower risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome and increased plasma IL-1 receptor antagonist. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 187(9): 950-9, May 2013.

Tejera Paula, Meyer Nuala J, Chen Feng, Feng Rui, Zhao Yang, O'Mahony D Shane, Li Lin, Sheu Chau-Chyun, Zhai Rihong, Wang Zhaoxi, Su Li, Bajwa Ed, Ahasic Amy M, Clardy Peter F, Gong Michelle N, Frank Angela J, Lanken Paul N, Thompson B Taylor, Christie Jason D, Wurfel Mark M, O'Keefe Grant E, Christiani David C: Distinct and replicable genetic risk factors for acute respiratory distress syndrome of pulmonary or extrapulmonary origin. Journal of medical genetics 49(11): 671-80, Nov 2012.

Holena Daniel N, Netzer Giora, Localio Russell, Gallop Robert J, Bellamy Scarlett L, Meyer Nuala J, Shashaty Michael G S, Lanken Paul N, Kaplan Sandra, Reilly Patrick M, Christie Jason D: The association of early transfusion with acute lung injury in patients with severe injury. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery 73(4): 825-31, Oct 2012.

Shashaty Michael G S, Meyer Nuala J, Localio A Russell, Gallop Robert, Bellamy Scarlett L, Holena Daniel N, Lanken Paul N, Kaplan Sandra, Yarar Dilek, Kawut Steven M, Feldman Harold I, Christie Jason D: African American race, obesity, and blood product transfusion are risk factors for acute kidney injury in critically ill trauma patients. Journal of critical care 27(5): 496-504, Oct 2012.

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