Anil Vachani

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Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Attending Physician, Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center
Director of Clinical Research, Section of Interventional Pulmonology and Thoracic Oncology, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director of Bronchoscopy, Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center
Co-Director Lung Cancer Screening Program, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennslvania
Co-Director, Lung Cancer Screening Program, Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Suite 216, Stemmler Hall
3450 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215.573.7931
B.A. (Economics)
University of California, Berkeley, 1992.
B.S. (Genetics)
University of California, Berkeley, 1992.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of California, San Francisco, 1996.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, 2013.
Post-Graduate Training
Categorical Internal Medicine Residency Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Medicine , 1996-1999.
Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Medicine, 2000-2004.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Vachani is interested in the molecular epidemiology of lung cancer and in discovery and validation of early detection biomarkers for thoracic malignancies. His research ranges from animal models to human translational studies and includes observational and correlative studies in early and late phase clinical trials.

Selected Publications

Barta JA, Erkmen CP, Shusted CS, Myers RE, Saia C, Cohen S, Wainwright J, Zeigler-Johnson C, Dako F, Wender R, Kane GC, Vachani A, Rendle KA: The Philadelphia Lung Cancer Learning Community: A Multi-Health-System, Citywide Approach to Lung Cancer Screening. JNCI Cancer Spectrum Page: online ahead of print, Sept 2023.

Ginzberg SP, Edmonds CE, Dako F, Donnell T, Washington AL, Elmore LC, Lee DJ, Vachani A, Mincarelli D, Zeballos Torrez C, McCormick TM, Rodriguez V, Nguyen V, Oliva C, Atherholt B, Gaiser R, Congiu L, Grant B, Gungor M, Englander BS, Guerra CE, Nunes LW.: Together We Go Farther: Improving Access to Cancer Screening Through a Multidisciplinary, One-Stop-Shop Approach. Acad Radiol Page: online ahead of print, Sept 2023.

Schapira MM, Hubbard RA, Whittle J, Vachani A, Kaminstein D, Chhatre S, Rodriguez KL, Bastian LA, Kravetz JD, Asan O, Prigge JM, Meline J, Schrand S, Ibarra JV, Dye DA, Rieder JB, Frempong JO, Fraenkel L : Lung Cancer Screening Decision Aid Designed for a Primary Care Setting: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open Page: e2330452, Aug 2023.

Carroll NM, Eisenstein J, Burnett-Hartman AN, Greenlee RT, Honda SA, Neslund-Dudas CM, Rendle KA, Vachani A, Ritzwoller DP: Uptake of novel systemic therapy: Real world patterns among adults with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Cancer Treat Res Commun 14:36:100730, Jun 2023 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.ctarc.2023.100730.

Zhu AY, McWilliams TL, McKeon TP, Vachani A, Penning TM, Hwang WT: Association of multi-criteria derived air toxics hazard score with lung cancer incidence in a major metropolitan area. Front Public Health 11:1002597, Jun 2023 Notes: doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1002597. eCollection 2023.

Steiner JS, Blum-Barnett E, Rolland B, Kraus CR, Wainwright JV, Bedoy R, Martinez YT, Alleman ER, Eibergen R, Pieper LE, Carroll NM, Hixon B, Sterrett A, Rendle KA, Saia C, Vachani A, Ritzwoller DP, Burnett-Hartman A.: Application of team science best practices to the project management of a large, multi-site lung cancer screening research consortium. J Clin Transl Sci 7(1):e145, Jun 2023 Notes: doi: 10.1017/cts.2023.566 eCollection 2023.

Kim RY, Oke JL, Dotson TL, Bellinger CR, Vachani A: Effect of an artificial intelligence tool on management decisions for indeterminate pulmonary nodules. Respirology 28(6): 582-584, Jun 2023.

Vachani A, Maldonado F, Laxmanan B, Zhou M, Kaleskar I, Szapary P, Dooley L, Murgu S.: The Effect of Definitions and Cancer Prevalence on Diagnostic Yield Estimates of Bronchoscopy: A Simulation-Based Analysis. Ann Am Thorac Soc Jun 2023 Notes: doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202302-182OC. Online ahead of print.

Carroll NM, Burnett-Hartman AN, Rendle KA, Neslund-Dudas CM, Greenlee RT, Honda SA, Vachani A, Ritzwoller DP: Smoking status and the association between patient-level factors and survival among lung cancer patients. J Natl Cancer Inst May 2023.

Leal AIC, Mathios D, Jakubowski D, Johansen JS, Lau A, Wu T, Cristiano S, Medina JE, Phallen J, Bruhm DC, Carey J, Dracopoli NC, Bojesen SE, Scharpf RB, Velculescu VE, Vachani A, Bach PB.: Cell-Free DNA Fragmentomes in the Diagnostic Evaluation of Patients With Symptoms Suggestive of Lung Cancer. Chest Apr 2023.

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Last updated: 09/25/2023
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