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Paul N. Lanken, MD

Paul N. Lanken, MD Physician

Associate Dean, Ethics and Humanities
Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Dr. Lanken is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

  • Cancer
    • Lung Cancer Program
  • Lung
    • Medical Critical Care
    • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1975
  • Pulmonary Disease, 1978

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • critical care medicine
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Carcinoid Tumor
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • pulmonary disease
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer

Description of Clinical Expertise

Critical care medicine and pulmonary diseases (no longer seeing outpatients)

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Thoracic Society, International National Societies: American College of Chest Physicians, National Societies: American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, National Societies: American Thoracic Society (ATS), National Societies: American Thoracic Society (ATS), National Societies: American Thoracic Society (ATS), National Societies: American Thoracic Society (ATS), National Societies: American Thoracic Society (ATS), National Societies: American Thoracic Society (ATS), International National Societies: Society of Critical Care Medicine, State and Local Societies: Drinker Society for Critical Care, State and Local Societies: Laennec Society of Philadelphia, State and Local Societies: Pennsylvania Society for Pulmonary Diseases, State and Local Societies: Pennsylvania Thoracic Society, State and Local Societies: Pennsylvania Thoracic Society, State and Local Societies: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lanken is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Assessing interventions in medical education, including communication skills.

Selected Publications:

Schell-Chaple Hildy M, Puntillo Kathleen A, Matthay Michael A, Liu Kathleen D: Body temperature and mortality in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 24 (1): 15-23,2015.

Shashaty Michael G S, Kalkan Esra, Bellamy Scarlett L, Reilly John P, Holena Daniel N, Cummins Kathleen, Lanken Paul N, Feldman Harold I, Reilly Muredach P, Udupa Jayaram K, Christie Jason D: Computed tomography-defined abdominal adiposity is associated with acute kidney injury in critically ill trauma patients*. Critical care medicine 42 (7): 1619-28,2014.

Reilly John P, Bellamy Scarlett, Shashaty Michael G S, Gallop Robert, Meyer Nuala J, Lanken Paul N, Kaplan Sandra, Holena Daniel N, May Addison K, Ware Lorraine B, Christie Jason D: Heterogeneous phenotypes of acute respiratory distress syndrome after major trauma. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 11 (5): 728-36,2014.

Mikkelsen Mark E, Anderson Brian, Christie Jason D, Hopkins Ramona O, Lanken Paul N: Can we optimize long-term outcomes in acute respiratory distress syndrome by targeting normoxemia? Annals of the American Thoracic Society 11 (4): 613-8,2014.

Reilly John P, Meyer Nuala J, Shashaty Michael G S, Feng Rui, Lanken Paul N, Gallop Robert, Kaplan Sandra, Herlim Maximilian, Oz Nathaniel L, Hiciano Isabel, Campbell Ana, Holena Daniel N, Reilly Muredach P, Christie Jason D: ABO blood type A is associated with increased risk of ARDS in whites following both major trauma and severe sepsis. Chest 145 (4): 753-61,2014.

Meyer Nuala J, Feng Rui, Li Mingyao, Zhao Yang, Sheu Chau-Chyun, Tejera Paula, Gallop Robert, Bellamy Scarlett, Rushefski Melanie, Lanken Paul N, Aplenc Richard, O'Keefe Grant E, Wurfel Mark M, Christiani David C, Christie Jason D: IL1RN coding variant is associated with lower risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome and increased plasma IL-1 receptor antagonist. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 187 (9): 950-9,2013.

Tejera Paula, Meyer Nuala J, Chen Feng, Feng Rui, Zhao Yang, O'Mahony D Shane, Li Lin, Sheu Chau-Chyun, Zhai Rihong, Wang Zhaoxi, Su Li, Bajwa Ed, Ahasic Amy M, Clardy Peter F, Gong Michelle N, Frank Angela J, Lanken Paul N, Thompson B Taylor, Christie Jason D, Wurfel Mark M, O'Keefe Grant E, Christiani David C: Distinct and replicable genetic risk factors for acute respiratory distress syndrome of pulmonary or extrapulmonary origin. Journal of medical genetics 49 (11): 671-80,2012.

Holena Daniel N, Netzer Giora, Localio Russell, Gallop Robert J, Bellamy Scarlett L, Meyer Nuala J, Shashaty Michael G S, Lanken Paul N, Kaplan Sandra, Reilly Patrick M, Christie Jason D: The association of early transfusion with acute lung injury in patients with severe injury. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery 73 (4): 825-31,2012.

Shashaty Michael G S, Meyer Nuala J, Localio A Russell, Gallop Robert, Bellamy Scarlett L, Holena Daniel N, Lanken Paul N, Kaplan Sandra, Yarar Dilek, Kawut Steven M, Feldman Harold I, Christie Jason D: African American race, obesity, and blood product transfusion are risk factors for acute kidney injury in critically ill trauma patients. Journal of critical care 27 (5): 496-504,2012.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
5048A Gates Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3247
Fax: (215) 662-2856
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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