Andrew M Courtwright, MD, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department: Medicine

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3400 Spruce Street
Gates 940
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-4142
Fax: 215-349-8235
BA (Biology)
Rice University, 2001.
BA (Philosophy)
Rice University, 2001.
MA (Philosophy)
University of North Carolina, 2006.
PhD (Philosophy)
University of North Carolina, 2007.
MD (Medicine)
University of North Carolina, 2009.
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Description of Research Expertise

Andrew Courtwright, MD, PhD is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. His research focus is divided between issues in clinical ethics consultation and resource allocation in lung transplantation.

Dr. Courtwright is currently focused on three projects: 1) capturing institutional variations in ethics consultation for conflict over life-sustaining treatment, including procedural mechanisms for conflict resolution; 2) understanding the impact of frailty on lung transplantation outcomes and targeted interventions to prevent or reverse frailty trajectories; 3) the appropriate method of detection of circulating anti-HLA antibodies pre- and post-transplant and the impact of different screening approaches on access to lung transplantation among women and racial and ethnic minorities. In addition, he continues collaborative work in HLA sensitization and lung transplantation with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and ethics consultation research with the Massachusetts General Hospital ethics committee.

Selected Publications

Courtwright AM, El-Chemaly S, Dellaripa PF, Goldberg HJ: Survival and outcomes after lung transplantation for non-scleroderma connective tissue-related interstitial lung disease. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation Page: doi: 10.1016/.healun.2016.12.013, 2016.

Courtwright AM, Fried S, Villalba JA, Moniodis A, Guleria I, Wood I, Milford E, Mallidi HH, Hunninghake GM, Raby BA, Agarwal S, Camp PC, Rosas IO, Goldberg HJ, El-Chemaly S: Association of donor and recipient telomere length with clinical outcomes following lung transplantation. PloS One 11(9): e0162409, 2016.

Courtwright AM, Salomon S, Lehmann LS, Brettler T, Divo M, Camp P, Goldberg HJ, Wolfe DJ: The association between mood, anxiety and adjustment disorders and hospitalization following lung transplantation. General Hospital Psychiatry 41: 1-5, Aug 2016.

Courtwright AM, Goldberg HJ, Henske EP, El-Chemaly S: The effect of mTOR inhibitors on respiratory infections in lymphangioleiomyomatosis. European Respiratory Review 26(143): 362-368, 2017.

Courtwright AM, Salomon S, Fuhlbrigge A, Divo M, Rosas IO, Camp PC, Mallidi HH, Burkett P, El-Chemaly S, Wolfe DJ, Goldberg HJ: Predictors and outcomes of unplanned early rehospitalization in the first year following lung transplantation. Clinical Transplantation 30(9): 1053-8, Sep 2016.

Courtwright AM, Robinson EM, Feins K, Carr-Loveland J, Donahue V, Roy N, McCannon J: Ethics Committee Consultation and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 13(9): 1553-1558, Sep 2016.

Robinson EM, Cadge W, Zollfrank AA, Cremens MC, Courtwright AM: After the DNR: Surrogates who persist in requesting cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The Hastings Center Report 47(1): 10-19, 2017.

Courtwright AM, Brackett S, Cadge W, Krakauer EL, Robinson EM: Experience with a hospital policy on not offering cardiopulmonary resuscitation when believed more harmful than beneficial. Journal of Critical Care 30(1): 173-7, Feb 2015.

Courtwright AM, Romain F, Robinsom EM, Krakauer EL: Ethics committee consultation due to conflict over life-sustaining treatment: A socio-demographic investigation. American Journal of Bioethics Primary Research Page: doi: 10.1080/23294515.2015.1111956. 2016.

Courtwright, AM: Stigmatization and public health ethics. Bioethics 27(2): 74-80, Feb 2011.

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