Lung Center Medical Team

The faculty pulmonary specialists at Oaks are members of the Temple Lung Center at Temple University Hospital — one of the best pulmonary programs in the region according to U.S. News & World Report. Our staff consists of highly experienced physicians who are fellowship-trained in their respective subspecialties. In addition to their clinical practice, many are nationally known researchers, regularly presenting at medical conferences and publishing research papers in leading academic journals.


Kathleen Brennan, MDKathleen Brennan, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Outpatient Clinic, Temple University Hospital
SPECIALTIES: Airways diseases, phosphodiesterase and cytokine interactions, general pulmonary disorders
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Medical College of Ohio
TRAINING: Internal Medicine residency, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital;
Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Brennan at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

Wissam Chatila, MDWissam Chatila, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Sleep disorders, COPD, general pulmonary disorders and respiratory failure
MEDICAL SCHOOL: American University, Beirut
TRAINING: Internal Medicine residency, Maryland General Hospital; Pulmonary fellowship, Bridgeport Hospital and Yale—New Haven University Hospital; Critical Care fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Sleep Medicine fellowship, Allegheny University Hospitals
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Chatila at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

David E. Coccolella, MDDavid E. Ciccolella, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy, Temple University Hospital
SPECIALTIES: Asthma, COPD, pathogenesis of airflow obstruction, general pulmonary disorders
MEDICAL SCHOOL: State University of New York, Buffalo
TRAINING: Pulmonary fellowship, Boston University School of Medicine
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ciccolella at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

Francis C. Cordova, MDFrancis C. Cordova, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, advanced COPD, respiratory muscle function, advanced lung disease
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Santo Tomas, Manila
TRAINING: Internal Medicine residency, Hurley Medical Center/Michigan State University in Flint, MI; Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Internal Medicine

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Cordova at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

Gerard Criner, MDGerard J. Criner, MD
Professor, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
Director, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Temple University Hospital
SPECIALTIES: Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), respiratory muscle function, mechanical ventilation, advanced lung disease
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Temple University School of Medicine
TRAINING: Pulmonary fellowship, Boston University School of Medicine
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Criner at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

Gilbert D'Alonzo, DOGilbert D'Alonzo, DO
Professor, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
Deputy Director, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Temple University Hospital
SPECIALTIES: Pathogenesis and treatment of airway obstruction, pharmacotherapy of asthma and COPD, all medical aspects of pulmonary vascular disease, pulmonary hypertension
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
TRAINING: Internal Medicine residency, Detroit Osteopathic and Bi-county Community Hospitals; Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship, University of Michigan Medical Center
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary, Critical Care and Internal Medicine

To schedule an appointment with Dr. D'Alonzo at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

Parag Desai, MDParag Desai, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Advanced lung disease and cardiac dysfunction; use of bedside ultrasound in the ICU
MEDICAL SCHOOL: New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
TRAINING: Pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship, Temple University Hospital; Internal medicine residency, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine (board-eligible)

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Desai at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

Jamie Garfield, MDJamie Garfield, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Women's health and gender disparities in lung disease, lung cancer, interventional pulmonology
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Saint George's University School of Medicine
TRAINING: Pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship, Temple University Hospital; Internal medicine residency, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Garfield at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

Fredric Jaffe, DOFredric Jaffe, DO
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Pulmonary Rehab Program, Temple University Hospital
SPECIALTIES: Diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, smoking cessation, general pulmonary disorders
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
TRAINING: Medicine residency, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship, Drexel University College of Medicine
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Internal Medicine

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jaffe at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

Steven G. Kelsen, MDSteven G. Kelsen, MD
Professor, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
Director, Allergy Clinical Services, Temple University Hospital
Director, Basic Science Research Program, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Pulmonary and allergic diseases, including COPD, asthma and allergic rhinitis/sinusitis
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Hahnemann Medical College
TRAINING: Training in Pulmonary and Critical Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Allergy training, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy/Immunology (board-eligible)

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kelsen at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

Victor Kim, MDVictor Kim, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Outpatient Clinic, Temple University Hospital
SPECIALTIES: COPD, advanced lung disease, sleep disordered breathing
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
TRAINING: Internal Medicine residency, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine fellowships, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kim at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

Samuel Krachman, DOSamuel Krachman, DO
Professor, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Sleep disorders, ARDS, tuberculosis, control of respiration, general pulmonary disorders
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
TRAINING: Internal Medicine residency, Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI; Pulmonary Medicine fellowship, University Health Science Center at Houston
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Internal Medicine

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Krachman at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

Friedrich Kueppers, MDFriedrich Kueppers, MD
Professor, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Regulation of A1-antitrypsin production, inflammatory cytokines, genetics, general pulmonary disorders
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Dusseldorf Medical School, Germany
TRAINING: St. Joseph Hospital in Bochum, Germany; Patterson General Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary Medicine

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kueppers at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

A. James Mamary, MDA. James Mamary, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Advanced lung disease, COPD, asthma, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, prolonged mechanical ventilation
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Temple University School of Medicine
TRAINING: Internal Medicine residency and Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine fellowship, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mamary at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

Nathaniel Marchetti, DONathaniel Marchetti, DO
Associate Professor, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Intensive Care Unit, Temple University Hospital
SPECIALTIES: COPD, fibrotic lung disease, critical care medicine, advanced lung disease
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
TRAINING: Internal Medicine residency and Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine fellowship, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Marchetti at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

Namrata Patel, MDNamrata Patel, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, COPD, lung volume reduction surgery, advanced lung disease
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Maryland
TRAINING: Internal Medicine residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine fellowship, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Internal Medicine

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

Aditi G. Satti, MDAditi G. Satti, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Diagnosis and treatment of advanced forms of COPD, pulmonary hypertension, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, asthma and other serious lung disorders, ventilator management
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Medical College of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann School of Medicine
TRAINING: Internal Medicine residency, Thomas Jefferson University; Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary and Internal Medicine

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Satti at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

Kartik V. Shenoy, MDKartik V. Shenoy, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Advanced lung disease, cardiothoracic transplantation, lung disease treatment disparities
MEDICAL SCHOOL: North Eastern Ohio Medical University
TRAINING: Pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship, Temple University Hospital; Medical thoracic lung transplantation fellowship, Temple University Hospital; Internal medicine residency, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine (board-eligible)

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Shenoy at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

Alexander Swift, MDAlexander Swift, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Pneumonia, sepsis, COPD, pulmonary hypertension
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Temple University School of Medicine
TRAINING: Internal Medicine residency, Temple University Hospital; Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


To schedule an appointment with Dr. Swift at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

Irene Q. SwiftIrene Q. Swift, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Interstitial lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis, sleep disorders, lung cancer
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
TRAINING: Pulmonary/critical care fellowship, Temple University Hospital; Sleep medicine fellowship, Temple University Hospital; Internal medicine residency, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine (board-eligible)

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Swift at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

John M. Travaline, MDJohn M. Travaline, MD
Professor, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
Director, Invasive Pulmonary Procedures Laboratory, Temple University Hospital
SPECIALTIES: Respiratory muscle function, lung cancer, bioethics
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Jefferson Medical College
TRAINING: Internal Medicine residency, University of Maryland Hospital; Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine fellowships, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Internal Medicine

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Travaline at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

Sheila Weaver, DOSheila Weaver, DO
Associate Professor, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Pulmonary hypertension, sleep apnea
MEDICAL SCHOOL: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
TRAINING: Internal Medicine residency, Syracuse University Hospital; Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine fellowship, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


To schedule an appointment with Dr. Weaver at Oaks, click here or call 610-630-2222.

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