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Paul N. Lanken, MD

Emeritus Professor CE of Medicine
Director, Program to Enhance Provider Communication, UPHS
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

Smith SD, Dunham L, Dekhtyar M, Dinh A, Lanken PN, Moynahan KF, Stuber ML, Skochelak SE: Medical student perceptions of the learning environment: learning communities are associated with a more positive learning environment in a multi-institutional medical school study. Academic Medicine 91(9): 1263-9, Sept 2016.

Shashaty MG, Reilly JP, Sims CA, Holena DN, Qing D, Forker CM, Hotz MJ, Meyer NJ, Lanken PN, Feldman HI, Christie JD, Mangalmurti NS: Plasma levels of receptor interacting protein kinase-3 (rip3), an essential mediator of necroptosis, are associated with acute kidney injury in critically ill trauma patients. Shock 46(2): 139-43, Aug 2016.

Kayser JB, Mooney-Doyle K, and Lanken PN: Chapter 1: Definitions and Policy. Palliative Care in Respiratory Disease (ERS Monograph) Bausewein C, Currow D, and Johnson M (eds.). European Respiratory Society, Sheffield, UK, Page: 1-20, Mar 2016.

Mikkelsen M, Christie JD, Lanken PN: Acute Lung Injury and The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Principles and Practice of Critical Care, 4th ed. Hall J, Schmidt G, Kress J (eds.). New York, McGraw-Hill Professional, June 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, March 2015.

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.

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.

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