Laboratory of Rare Lung Diseases

Frank T. Leone, M.D., MS

Frank T Leone, MD, MSAssociate Professor of Medicine 
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center 
Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Division
Presbyterian Medical Center - 1 PHI
51 N. 39th Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 662-8766
 (215) 243-3265

M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 
Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Leone directs Penn's Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Program, a clinical program of the Penn Lung Center. The new program provides state-of-the-art and individualized treatment to smokers, including those with comorbidities. Dr. Leone's scholarship focuses on investigating treatment strategies for tobacco use disorder and the effects of smoke on airway biology. Dr. Leone is a member of several professional and scientific societies, including the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, and has served as President of the Board of Directors of the American Lung Association of Pennsylvania. He has served the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a legislative appointee to the Governor's Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Advisory Committee since 2001. 

Selected publications

  1. Douglas IS, Albertson TE, Folan P, Hanania NA, Tashkin DP, Upson DJ, Leone FT. Implications of Marijuana Decriminalization on the Practice of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. A Report of the American Thoracic Society Marijuana Workgroup. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Nov;12 (11):1700-10.
  2. Leone FT, Evers-Casey S, Mulholland MA, Sachs DP. Integrating Tobacco Use Treatment into Practice: Billing and Documentation. Chest. 2015 Oct 1. doi: 10.1378/chest.15-0441. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Ockene JK, Hayes RB, Churchill LC, Crawford SL, Jolicoeur DG, Murray DM, Shoben AB, David SP, Ferguson KJ, Huggett KN, Adams M, Okuliar CA, Gross RL, Bass PF 3rd, Greenberg RB, Leone FT, Okuyemi KS, Rudy DW, Waugh JB, Geller AC. Teaching Medical Students to Help Patients Quit Smoking: Outcomes of a 10-School Randomized Controlled Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Kaufmann A, Hitsman B, Goelz PM, Veluz-Wilkins A, Blazekovic S, Powers L, Leone FT, Gariti P, Tyndale RF, Schnoll RA. Rate of Nicotine Metabolism and Smoking Cessation Outcomes in a Community-based Sample of Treatment-Seeking Smokers. Addict Behav. 2015 Jul 26;51:93-99. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Leone FT, Carlsen KH, Folan P, Latzka K, Munzer A, Neptune E, Pakhale S, Sachs DP, Samet J, Upson D, White A; ATS Tobacco Action Committee. An Official American Thoracic Society Research Statement: Current Understanding and Future Research Needs in Tobacco Control and Treatment. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Aug 1;192(3):e22-41.
  6. Leone FT, Ferkol TW. Such Are the Impositions of Quackery: E-Cigarettes. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Jun; 12(6):787-8.
  7. Baldassarri SR, Toll BA, Leone FT. A Comprehensive Approach to Tobacco Dependence Interventions. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2015 May 13. pii: S2213-2198(15)00181-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Leone FT, Evers-Casey S, Graden S, Schnoll R, Mallya G. Academic Detailing Interventions Improve Tobacco Use Treatment among Physicians Working in Under-served Communities. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Apr 13. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Schnoll RA, Goelz PM, Veluz-Wilkins A, Blazekovic S, Powers L, Leone FT, Gariti P, Wileyto EP, Hitsman B. Long-term Nicotine Replacement Therapy: A Randomized Clinical Trial.  2015 Feb 23. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Leone FT, Evers-Casey S, Graden S, Schnoll R. Behavioral Economic Insights into Physician Tobacco Treatment Decision Making. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Feb 9. [Epub ahead of print]