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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

Dr. Lanken is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialties:

  • Medicine
    • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
  • Lung
    • Medical Critical Care

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1975
  • Pulmonary Disease, 1978

Conditions & Treatments:

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

Clinical Interests

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), 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

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

Research Interests:

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.

Mikkelsen Mark E, Shah Chirag V, Scherpereel Arnaud, Lanken Paul N, Lassalle Philippe, Bellamy Scarlett L, Localio A Russell, Albelda Steven M, Meyer Nuala J, Christie Jason D: Lower serum endocan levels are associated with the development of acute lung injury after major trauma. Journal of critical care 27 (5): 522.e11-7,2012.

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
8.43 W. Gates Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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