Vivek N. Ahya, MD

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Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania (CPUP)
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
MD (Medicine)
Boston University School of Medicine, 1994.
BA (6-yr BA/MD program)
Boston University, 1994.
MBA (Medical Services Management)
Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business, 2015.
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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
4. Advanced Pulmonary Consultation

Description of Other Expertise

Dr.Ahya is the Chief Medical Officer for the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania. In this role, he has led the Ambulatory Taskforce to reduce Workplace Violence. Additionally, he has championed efforts to increase availability of COVID-therapeutics in the ambulatory setting and is leading efforts to enhance the Quality and Safety infrastructure in our ambulatory practices by piloting Practice Based Leadership Teams. Dr.Ahya is also co-leading High Reliability Organization Training across CPUP.

Selected Publications

Vivek N. Ahya MD, Steven M. Kawut, MD: Noninfectious complications following lung transplantation. UpToDate. Ramsey Hachem, MD (eds.). October 2022.

Ahya Vivek N, Diamond Joshua M: Lung Transplantation. The Medical clinics of North America 103(3): 425-433, May 2019.

Hachem Ramsey R, Kamoun Malek, Budev Marie M, Askar Medhat, Ahya Vivek N, Lee James C, Levine Deborah J, Pollack Marilyn S, Dhillon Gundeep S, Weill David, Schechtman Kenneth B, Leard Lorriana E, Golden Jeffrey A, Baxter-Lowe LeeAnn, Mohanakumar Thalachallour, Tyan Dolly B, Yusen Roger D: Human leukocyte antigens antibodies after lung transplantation: Primary results of the HALT study. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 18(9): 2285-2294, September 2018.

O'Malley, MB MSN, RN, ACNS-BC; Trotta, RL. PhD, RN; Rohrbach, J MSN; Ahya, VN MD, MBA; Bradway, C PhD, RN, GNP-BC: Project SITUP: An Interdisciplinary Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Aspiration Pneumonia. Journal of Nursing Care Quality 33(2): 116-122, April/June 2018.

Tsai Donald E, Bagley Stephen, Reshef Ran, Shaked Abraham, Bloom Roy D, Ahya Vivek, Goldberg Lee, Chung Albert, Debonera Fotini, Schuster Stephen J, Huntington Scott F: The changing face of adult posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder: Changes in histology between 1999 and 2013. American journal of hematology 93(7): 874-881, Jul 2018.

Courtwright Andrew M, Zaleski Derek, Gardo Lisa, Ahya Vivek N, Christie Jason D, Crespo Maria, Hadjiliadis Denis, Lee James, Molina Maria, Patel Namrata, Porteous Mary, Cantu Edward E, Bermudez Christian, Diamond Joshua M: Causes, Preventability, and Cost of Unplanned Rehospitalizations Within 30 Days of Discharge Following Lung Transplantation. Transplantation Jan 2018.

Ahya Vivek N: Noninfectious Acute Lung Injury Syndromes Early After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Clinics in chest medicine 38(4): 595-606, Dec 2017.

Ahya Vivek N, Diamond Joshua M: Pulmonary Considerations in Solid Organ and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Clinics in chest medicine 38(4): xv-xvi, Dec 2017.

Ahya Vivek N: Counterpoint: Should United States Centers Transplant Solid Organs Into International Recipients? No. Chest Feb 2017.

Kapila Atul, Baz Maher A, Valentine Vincent G, Bhorade Sangeeta M; AIRSAC investigators: Reliability of diagnostic criteria for bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after lung transplantation: a survey. The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation 34(1): 65-74, Jan 2015.

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