Pulmonary Doctors & Surgeons

The Temple Lung Center is staffed by board-certified pulmonary doctors and pulmonary surgeons who specialize in treating the most common to the most complex lung diseases, including pulmonary hypertension. All of our doctors and pulmonary surgeons take a team approach to care, helping ensure that you receive the best course of treatment for your diagnosis.

BrennanKATHLEEN BRENNAN, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Outpatient Clinic
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
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brennan, click here.

ChatilaWISSAM CHATILA, M.D.
Associate Professor 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 (Philadelphia)
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chatila, click here.

CiccolellaDAVID E. CICCOLELLA, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy
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
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ciccolella, click here.

CordovaFRANCIS C. CORDOVA, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Lung Transplantation Program
SPECIALTIES: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, advanced COPD, respiratory muscle function, advanced lung disease, transplantation medicine
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Santo Tomas, Manila
TRAINING: Internal Medicine residency, Hurley Medical Center/Michigan State University in Flint, Mich.; Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Internal Medicine
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cordova, click here.

CrinerGERARD J. CRINER, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Chief, Section of Pulmonary Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), respiratory muscle function, mechanical ventilation, advanced lung disease, lung transplantation
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Temple University School of Medicine
TRAINING: Pulmonary fellowship, Boston University School of Medicine
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed
VIDEO: Gerard Criner, MD - COPD Treatment Options
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Criner, click here.

D'AlonzoGILBERT D'ALONZO, D.O.
Professor of Medicine
Deputy Director, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
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
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. D'Alonzo, click here.

DesaiPARAG DESAI, M.D.
Assistant Professor 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
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Desai, click here.

GarfieldJAMIE GARFIELD, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Women's health and gender disparities in lung disease, lung cancer, interventional pulmonology, smoking cessation
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
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Garfield, click here.

JaffeFREDRIC JAFFE, D.O.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Pulmonary Rehab Program
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
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jaffe, click here.

KelsenSTEVEN G. KELSEN, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director, Allergy Clinical Services
Director, Basic Science Research Program
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 and board eligible in Allergy/Immunology
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kelsen, click here.

KimVICTOR KIM. M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Outpatient Clinic
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
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kim, click here.

KrachmanSAMUEL KRACHMAN, D.O.
Professor 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
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Krachman, click here.

KueppersFRIEDRICH KUEPPERS, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Regulation of A1-antitrypsin production, inflammatory cytokines, genetics, general pulmonary disorders
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Dusseldorf Medical School, Germany
TRAINING: Trained at St. Joseph Hospital in Bochum, Germany, and Patterson General Hospital in Paterson, NJ; Rocefeller University Hospital in New York NY; University of California in San Francisco,CA (Cardiovascular Research Institute)
CERTIFICATION: Pulmonary Medicine
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kueppers, click here.

MamaryA. JAMES MAMARY, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Advanced lung disease and lung transplantation, pulmonary arterial hypertension and pulmonary vascular disease
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, Sleep Medicine
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mamary, click here.

MarchettiNATHANIEL MARCHETTI, D.O.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Intensive Care Unit
SPECIALTIES: COPD, fibrotic lung disease, lung transplantation, 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
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Marchetti, click here.

PatelNAMRATA PATEL, M.D
Associate Professor of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Lung transplantation, 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
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel, click here.

SattiADITI G. SATTI, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Diagnosis and treatment of advanced forms of COPD, pulmonary hypertension, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, asthma and other serious lung disorders, ventilator management, smoking cessation
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, Critical Care Medicine
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Satti, click here.

ShenoyKARTIK V. SHENOY, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Advanced lung disease, cardiothoracic transplantation, lung disease treatment disparities, asthma
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
VIDEO: Kartik Shenoy, MD - Asthma Treatment Options
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shenoy, click here.

SwiftALEXANDER SWIFT, M.D.
Assistant Professor 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 & Critical Care Medicine
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Swift, click here.

TravelineJOHN M. TRAVALINE, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director, Invasive Pulmonary Procedures Laboratory
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
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Travaline, click here.
Vega SanchezMARIA ELENA VEGA SANCHEZ, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Director for the Pulmonary Services at the LTAC @ Kindred Healthcare Havertown
SPECIALTIES: Sleep medicine, COPD, pulmonary hypertension
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Quito, Ecuador
TRAINING: Fellowship, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Temple University Hospital; Fellowship, Sleep Medicine, Temple University Hospital; Internal Medicine Residency, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Critical Care Medicine (board eligible)
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Vega, click here.

WeaverSHEILA WEAVER, D.O.
Associate Professor of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Pulmonary hypertension, sleep apnea, advanced lung disease
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
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Weaver, click here.


To request an appointment with a pulmonary doctor or pulmonary surgeon at the Temple Lung Center, please click here or call 1-800-TEMPLE-MED (1-800-836-7536).

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