Edward Cantu

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Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Hospital
Active Surgeon, Pennsylvania Hospital
Active Surgeon, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Attending Surgeon, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director of Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion Center, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
​Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Surgery

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Surgery
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
3400 Spruce Street
6 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Office: 215-615-6582
Fax: 215-349-5798
Education:
BA
Harvard University, 1994.
MD
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2000.
MS (Clinical Epidemiology )
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania , 2015.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Lung donor risk predicion
Donor optimization
Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion
Prediction of lung PGD
Mechanisms of PGD
Therapeutics for PGD

Selected Publications

de la Fuente SG, Safford SD, Cantu E, Ludwig KA: Spinal abscess presenting as the initial symptom of Crohn's disease. International Journal of Colorectal Diseases 24(5): 601-2, May 2009.

Cantu E, Milano CA, Smith PK: Critical care for the adult cardiac patient. Sabiston & Spencer: Surgery of the Chest. 7th Edition. Sellke FW, Del Nido PJ, Swanson SJ, Sabiston DC, Spencer FC (eds.). Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier Saunders, Page: 933-56, 2009.

Hartwig MG, Snyder LD, Appel JZ, 3rd, Cantu E, 3rd, Lin SS, Palmer SM, Davis RD: Rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin induction therapy does not prolong survival after lung transplantation. Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 27(5): 547-53, May 2008.

Balsara KR, Cantu E, Bush EL, Appel JZ, Hartwig MG, Lin SS, Davis RD: Early fundoplication reduces the incidence of chronic allograft dysfunction in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, San Francisco, CA 2008.

Cantu, E. Balsara, K R. Li, B. Lau, C. Gibson, S. Wyse, A. Baig, K. Gaca, J. Gonzalez-Stawinski, G V. Nichols, T. Parker, W. Davis, R D.: Prolonged function of macrophage, von Willebrand factor-deficient porcine pulmonary xenografts. American Journal of Transplantation 7(1): 66-75, Jan 2007.

Bush EL, Balsara KR, Hartwig M, Pbillips-Bute BG, Shaw A, Cantu E, Appel JZ, Davis RD, Welsby IJ, Lin SS: Perioperative predictors of renal failure following off-pump primary double lung transplantation. International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, San Francisco, CA 2007.

Bush EL, Appel JZ, Li B, Balsara KR, Hartwig M, Cantu E, Parker W, Davis RD, Lin SS: Chronic aspiration in lung allotransplantation induces a donor-specific hyperimmune state. International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, San Francisco, CA 2007.

Cantu E, D’Amico TA: Thoracoscopic pulmonary resection. Atlas of Laparoscopic Surgery, 3rd Edition. Pappas TN, Pryor AD, Harnisch MP (eds.). Philadelphia: Current Medicine, Page: 215-25, 2007.

Appel JZ, 3rd, Lee SM, Hartwig MG, Li B, Hsieh CC, Cantu E, 3rd, Yoon Y, Lin SS, Parker W, Davis RD: Characterization of the innate immune response to chronic aspiration in a novel rodent model. Respiratory Research 8: 87, 2007.

Bush EL, Balsara KR, Hartwig MG, Appel JZ, Cantu E, Simsir SA, Parker WR, Palmer SM, Lin SS, Davis RD: Effectiveness of non-primary single lung transplants for patients with COPD and bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) following initial lung transplant. American Transplant Conference, San Francisco, CA 2007.

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