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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.

Joanna J. Beros, MD
Assistant Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Pulmonology

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Kathleen Brennan, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Director, Pulmonary Outpatient Clinic, Temple University Hospital

SPECIALTIES: Airways diseases, phosphodiesterase and cytokine interactions, general pulmonary disorders

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David E. Coccolella, MDDavid E. Ciccolella, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy, Temple University Hospital

SPECIALTIES: Asthma, COPD, pathogenesis of airflow obstruction, general pulmonary disorders

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Francis C. Cordova, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, advanced COPD, respiratory muscle function, advanced lung disease

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Gerard Criner, MDGerard J. Criner, MD
Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
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

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Gilbert D'Alonzo, DO
Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
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

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Parag Desai, MDParag Desai, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Advanced lung disease and cardiac dysfunction; use of bedside ultrasound in the ICU

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Santosh Dhungana, MD
Assistant Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Pulmonology

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Sean Duffy, MD

SPECIALTIES: COPD, advanced lung disease, critical care medicine

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Jamie Garfield, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Women's health and gender disparities in lung disease, lung cancer, interventional pulmonology

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Rohit Gupta, MD

SPECIALTIES: Sarcoidosis, pulmonary fibrosis and other interstitial lung diseases, asthma, tuberculosis and other lung infections, pulmonary embolism

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Fredric Jaffe, DOFredric Jaffe, DO
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Medical Director, Pulmonary Rehab Program, Temple University Hospital

SPECIALTIES: Diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, smoking cessation, general pulmonary disorders

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Samuel Krachman, DO
Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Sleep disorders, ARDS, tuberculosis, control of respiration, general pulmonary disorders

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Friedrich Kueppers, MDFriedrich Kueppers, MD
Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Regulation of A1-antitrypsin production, inflammatory cytokines, genetics, general pulmonary disorders

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A. James Mamary, MD
Professor, Clinical Thoracic Medicine & Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Advanced lung disease, COPD, asthma, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, prolonged mechanical ventilation

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Nathaniel Marchetti, DO
Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Medical Director, Intensive Care Unit, Temple University Hospital

SPECIALTIES: COPD, fibrotic lung disease, critical care medicine, advanced lung disease

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Parth M. Rali, MD
Assistant Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Pulmonology

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Daniel A. Salerno, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Clinical Thoracic Medicine & Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine

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Aditi G. Satti, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Diagnosis and treatment of advanced forms of COPD, pulmonary hypertension, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, asthma and other serious lung disorders, ventilator management

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Jeffrey Stewart, MD
Assistant Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: pulmonary and critical care, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, interstitial lung disease

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John M. Travaline, MD
Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Director, Invasive Pulmonary Procedures Laboratory, Temple University Hospital

SPECIALTIES: Respiratory muscle function, lung cancer, bioethics

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Maria Elena Vega Sanchez, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Medical Director for the Pulmonary Services at the LTAC @ Kindred Healthcare Havertown


SPECIALTIES: Sleep medicine, COPD, pulmonary hypertension

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