Robert M. Kotloff, MD

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Craig and Elaine Dobbin/Nancy P. Blumenthal Professor of Advanced Lung Disease
Department: Medicine

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Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
3600 Spruce Street, 8028 Maloney Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-614-0845
Brown University, 1979.
Yale University School of Medicine, 1983.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Kotloff is the Craig and Elaine Dobbin/Nancy P. Blumenthal Professor of Medicine. He was a founding member of the Penn Lung Transplant Program and has worked in the field of lung transplantation for over 30 years. In addition to his extensive experience in lung transplantation, Dr. Kotloff has special expertise in the evaluation and management of patients with interstitial lung disease, lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), and other cystic lung diseases. He also maintains an active interest in general pulmonary medicine and, in particular, in evaluating patients with complex pulmonary disorders.

Description of Other Expertise

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Kotloff has made medical education and scholarship a focus of his career. He has authored over 130 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, editorials, and book chapters. He has edited or co-edited seven books and monographs, most notably serving as co-editor on the 5th and 6th editions of Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders. He previously directed the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Training Program at the University of Pennsylvania for 24 years. He has served as Chair of the Pulmonary Disease Test Writing Committee of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Chair of the Transplant Network of the American College of Chest Physicians, and as President of the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors. Previous editorial board positions include Associate Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Section Editor for CHEST, Associate Editor of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society (AnnalsATS) and Senior Deputy Editor for AnnalsATS. He is currently a Section Editor for UptoDate. Dr. Kotloff is the 2011 recipient of the American College of Chest Physicians College Medalist Award recognizing meritorious service in furthering work in chest medicine. He is also the 2016 recipient of the American Thoracic Society Outstanding Educator Award, which recognizes lifetime contributions in education and mentoring in the fields of pulmonary, critical care or sleep medicine.

Dr. Kotloff has held a number of major administrative roles in his career. He served for many years at Chief of the Section of Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplantation at Penn. From 2014-19, he was Chair of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. After returning to Penn in 2019, he served as Director of the Harron Lung Center for three years.

Selected Publications

Grippi MA, Antin-Ozerkis DE, Dela Cruz CS, Kotloff RM, Kotton CN, Pack AI (editors): Fishman’s Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders, 6th Edition. Textbook. McGraw Hill, 2023.

Kotloff RM: Acute respiratory failure in the surgical patient. In:Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders, 6th edition. Grippi MA, Antin-Ozerkis DE, Dela Cruz CS, Kotloff RM, Kotton CN, Pack AI (eds.). McGraw Hill, 2023.

Yadav H, Peters SG, and Kotloff RM: Non-infectious pulmonary complications of hematopoietic stem cell and solid organ transplantation. In:Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders, 6th edition. Grippi MA, Antin-Ozerkis DE, Dela Cruz CS, Kotloff RM, Kotton CN, Pack AI (eds.). McGraw Hill, 2023.

Kotloff RM, Peters SG: Critical care of the hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipient. Textbook of Critical Care, 8th edition. Vincent JL, Bellomo R, Marini J, and Moore F (eds.). Elsevier, 2023.

Leard LE, Holm AM, Valapour M, Glanville AR, Attawar S, Aversa M, Campos SV, Christon LM, Cypel M, Dellgren G, Hartwig MG, Kapnadak SG, Kolaitis NA, Kotloff RM, Patterson CM, Shlobin OA, Smith PJ, Solé A, Solomon M, Weill D, Wijsenbeek MS, Willemse BWM, Arcasoy SM, Ramos KJ.: Consensus document for the selection of lung transplant candidates: An update from the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 40(6): 397-404, Feb 2021.

Kotloff RM and Keshavjee S: Lung Transplantation. Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine, 7th edition. Broaddus VC (eds.). 2021.

Schmidt LS, Kotloff RM: Birt Hogg Dube Syndrome. Diffuse Cystic Lung Diseases. Gupta N, McCormack FX, Wikenheiser-Brokamp KA (eds.). Springer, 2021.

Ajani S, Kotloff RM: Pretransplant considerations in patients with obstructive lung disease: COPD, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, cystic fibrosis, and non-CF bronchiectasis Lung Transplantation. Raghu G, Carbone RG (eds.). Springer, New York, Page: 41-56, 2018.

Gadre Shruti, Kotloff Robert M: Noninfectious Pulmonary Complications of Liver, Heart, and Kidney Transplantation: An Update. Clinics in Chest Medicine 38(4): 741-749, Dec 2017.

Gupta Nishant, Finlay Geraldine A, Kotloff Robert M, Strange Charlie, Wilson Kevin C, Young Lisa R, Taveira-DaSilva Angelo M, Johnson Simon R, Cottin Vincent, Sahn Steven A, Ryu Jay H, Seyama Kuniaki, Inoue Yoshikazu, Downey Gregory P, Han MeiLan K, Colby Thomas V, Wikenheiser-Brokamp Kathryn A, Meyer Cristopher A, Smith Karen, Moss Joel, McCormack Francis X: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Diagnosis and Management: High-Resolution Chest Computed Tomography, Transbronchial Lung Biopsy, and Pleural Disease Management. An Official American Thoracic Society/Japanese Respiratory Society Clinical Practice Guideline. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 196(10): 1337-1348, Nov 2017.

Kotloff Robert M: "Busy Being Born": My Path in Medical Education. Ann Am Thorac Soc 14(4): 493-494, Apr 2017 Notes:

Kumar A, Kotloff RM: Diagnostic approach to the adult with cystic lung disease. UpToDate. Post TW (eds.). UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2017.

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