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Vivek N. Ahya, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Medicine Clinical Leadership team, HUP/CEQI
Medical Director, Harron Lung Center, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Vice-chief, Clinical Affairs, Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Division, Penn Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
9035 West Gates
3600 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 662-4202
Fax: (215) 614-0869
BA (6-yr BA/MD program)
Boston University, 1994.
MD (Medicine)
Boston University School of Medicine, 1994.
MBA (Medical Services Management)
Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business, 2015.
Post-Graduate Training
Internship/Residency Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1994-1997.
Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1998-2001.
Internal Medicine, 1998.
Pulmonary Disease, 2010.
Critical Care Medicine, 2011.
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Description of Research Expertise

Transplant Immunology

Description of Clinical Expertise

1. Medical Management of Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Recipients
2. Pulmonary Complications of Solid Organ and Bone Marrow Transplanation
3. Management of the brain-dead solid organ donor

Selected Publications

Floreth T., Bhorade S., Ahya VN.: Conventional and Novel Approaches to Immunosuppression. Clinics in Chest Medicine: Lung Transplantation. Guest Editor: Robert Kotloff, MD (eds.). Saunders, 32(2), June 2011

Diamond JM, Kawut SM, Lederer DJ, Ahya VN, Kohl B, Sonett J, Palmer SM, Crespo M, Wille KM, Lama V, Shah PD, Orens J, Bhorade S, Weinacker A, Demissie E, Bellamy S, Christie JD, and Ware LB for the Lung Transplant Outcomes Group: Elevated Plasma Clara Cell Secretory Protein Concentration is Associated with High-Grade Primary Graft Dysfunction. American Journal of Transplantation. (eds.). 11(2): 561-567, March 2011

Fang A, Studer S, Kawut SM, Ahya VN, Lee J, Wille K, Lama V, Ware LB, Orens J, Weinacker A, Palmer SM, Crespo M, Lederer DJ, Deutschman CS, Kohl BA, Bellamy S, Demissie E, Christie JD: Elevated Pulmonary Artery Pressure is a Risk Factor for Primary Graft Dysfunction Following Lung Transplantation for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Chest 10: 1378, September 23 2010 Notes: 092806 published ahead of print

Bajaj N, Watt C, Hadjiliadis D, Gillespie C, Haas AR, Pochettino A, Mendez J, Sterman DH, Schuchter LM, Christie JD, Lee JC, Ahya VN.: Donor Transmission of Malignant Melanoma in a Lung Transplant Recipient 32-years After Curative Resection. Transplant International 23(7): e26-31, July 2010

Lingaraju R., Blumenthal NP., Mendez J., Hadjiliadis O., Lee JC., Ahya VN., Christie JD., Kotloff RM., Pochettino A., Hadjiliadis D.: Venous Thromboembolic Disease after Lung Transplantation: Special Focus on Sirolimus. The Open Transplantation Journal 4: 1-4, 2010

Ahya VN, McShane PJ, Baz MA, Valentine VG, Arcasoy SM, Love RB, Seethamraju H, Garrity E, Alex CG, Bag R, Deoliveira NC, Vigneswaran WT, Charbeneau J, Krishnan JA, Durazo-Arvizu R, Norwick L, Bhorade S.: Increased risk of venous thromboembolism with a sirolimus-based immunosuppression regimen in lung transplantation. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation Oct 12 2010 Notes: [epub ahead of print]

Bhorade S, Ahya VN, Baz MA, Valentine VG, Arcasoy SM, Love RB, Seethamraju H, Alex CG, Bag R, Deoliveira NC, Husain A, Vigneswaran WT, Charbeneau J, Krishnan JA, Durazo-Arvizu R, Norwick L, Garrity E: Comparison of Sirolimus to Azathioprine in a Tacrolimus Based Immunosuppressive Regimen in Lung Transplantation. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 10: 1164, Sep 2010 Notes: rccm.201005-0775OC

James C. Lee, MD, Vivek N. Ahya, MD : Lung Transplantation in Autoimmune Diseases. Clinics in Chest Medicine: Pulmonary Manifestation of Rheumatic Disease. Guest Editor: Kristen B. Highland, MD, MSC (eds.). Elsevier, September 2010.

Roberts Kari E, Kawut Steven M, Krowka Michael J, Brown Robert S, Trotter James F, Shah Vijay, Peter Inga, Tighiouart Hocine, Mitra Nandita, Handorf Elizabeth, Knowles James A, Zacks Steven, Fallon Michael B, : Genetic risk factors for hepatopulmonary syndrome in patients with advanced liver disease. Gastroenterology 139(1): 130-9.e24, Jul 2010.

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