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 Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Harron Lung Center. He has worked in the field of lung transplantation for the past 29 years and has extensive clinical experience in the evaluation of transplant candidates and in the care of transplant recipients. In addition to his involvement 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 and has edited or co-edited six books and monographs. 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, most recently, Senior Deputy Editor for AnnalsATS. 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. In 2019, he returned to Penn, and currently serves as Director of the Harron Lung Center.

Selected Publications

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

Brotman JJ and Kotloff RM: Providing Outpatient Telehealth in the United States: Before and During COVID-19 CHEST Online ahead of print, 2020.

Kotloff RM, Dickey BF, Vander Els N: Respiratory tract diseases that may be mistaken for infection. Principles and Practice of Transplant Infectious Diseases. Safdar A (eds.). Springer, 2019.

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. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 196(10): 1337-1348, Nov 2017.

Kotloff Robert M: "Busy Being Born": My Path in Medical Education. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 14(4): 493-494, Apr 2017.

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

Kotloff RM, Kapoor A, Peters SG: Critical care of the hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipient. Textbook of Critical Care, 7th edition. Vincent JL, Abraham E, Moore FA, Kochanek P, Fink MP (eds.). Elsevier, New York, 9(141), 2017.

McCormack Francis X, Gupta Nishant, Finlay Geraldine R, Young Lisa R, Taveira-DaSilva Angelo M, Glasgow Connie G, Steagall Wendy K, Johnson Simon R, Sahn Steven A, Ryu Jay H, Strange Charlie, Seyama Kuniaki, Sullivan Eugene J, Kotloff Robert M, Downey Gregory P, Chapman Jeffrey T, Han MeiLan K, D'Armiento Jeanine M, Inoue Yoshikazu, Henske Elizabeth P, Bissler John J, Colby Thomas V, Kinder Brent W, Wikenheiser-Brokamp Kathryn A, Brown Kevin K, Cordier Jean F, Meyer Cristopher, Cottin Vincent, Brozek Jan L, Smith Karen, Wilson Kevin C, Moss Joel: Official American Thoracic Society/Japanese Respiratory Society Clinical Practice Guidelines: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Diagnosis and Management. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 194(6): 748-61, Sep 2016.

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