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Paul N. Lanken, MD

Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
8.43 W. Gates Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (2115) 614-0913
Fax: (215) 614-0914
Education:
A.B. (Chemistry and Physics)
Harvard College, 1966.
M.D. (Medicine)
Harvard University, 1970.
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.
Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM #52290), 1975.
Pulmonary Diseases Subspecialty Board (ABIM #52290), 1978.
Critical Care Medicine (ABIM #52290) , 1997.
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Description of Research Expertise

Expert witness in intensive care medicine, pulmonary diseases, and in occupational lung disease, particularly asbestos-related disorders.

Consultant, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Medical Malpractice Program, 1986-present.

Selected Publications

Bates DW, Yu DT, Black ER, Sands KE, Schwartz JS, Hibberd PL, Graman PS, Lanken PN, Kahn KL, Snydman DR, Parsonnet J, Moore R, Platt R for the AMCC Sepsis Project Working Group: Resource utilization in patients with sepsis syndrome. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 24: 62-70, 2003.

Yu DT, Black ER, Sands KE, Schwartz JS, Hibberd PL, Graman PS, Lanken PN, Kahn KL, Snydman DR, Parsonnet J, Moore R, Platt R and Bates DW for the AMCC Sepsis Project Working Group: Severe sepsis: variation in resource use among academic centers. Critical Care 7: R24-R34, 2003.

Christie JD, Gaughan C, Gallop R, Landis JR, Lanken PN. : Clinical Risk Factors for Development of ARDS in a Cohort Study of Patients with Major Trauma. May 2003 Notes: Presented at the International Meeting of the American Thoracic Society, Seattle, Washington.

The ARDS Clinical Trials Network : A randomized placebo controlled trial of lisofylline for early treatment of acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Crit Care Med 30(1): 1-6, 2002 Notes: PN Lanken, Principal Investigator at University of Pennsylvania.

Arcasoy SM, Lanken PN: Images in clinical medicine. Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. New Engl J Med 347(26): 2133, 2002.

Kalhan R, Christie JD, Gaughan C, MS, Lanken PN, Fuchs BF: Frequency of using protective ventilation in patients with acute lung injury. Nov 2002 Notes: Presented at CHEST 2002, the International Meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, San Diego, California.

Christie JD, Lanken PN. : Patient 63. A 73-year-old man who fears suffocating yet requests withdrawal of life-supportive care. Palliative and End-of-Life Pearls. Heffner JE, Byock I (eds.). Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, Page: 198-201, 2002.

Christie JD, Lanken PN. : Patient 63. A 73-year-old man who fears suffocating yet requests withdrawal of life-supportive care. Palliative and End-of-Life Pearls. Heffner JE, Byock I (eds.). Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, Page: 198-201, 2002.

Lanken PN: Approach to Acute Respiratory Failure. The Intensive Care Unit Manual. Lanken, PN, Hanson CW III, Manaker S. (eds.). Philadelphia, WB Saunders, Page: 1-12, 2001.

Lanken PN: Mechanical Ventilation. The Intensive Care Unit Manual. Lanken, PN, Hanson CW III, Manaker S. (eds.). Philadelphia, WB Saunders, Page: 13-30, 2001.

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