Paul F. Harron Jr. Lung Center

Adult Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis Physicians and Teams

The Harron Lung Center is leading care for cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis and related pulmonary diseases beyond the limits of conventional medicine by offering patients more options to improve their lives. The specialists in the program are recognized experts in identifying, diagnosing and treating these illnesses.

Learn more about the care teams for:

Adult Cystic Fibrosis Team

The adult cystic fibrosis team expertly coordinates the many facets of care and communicates regularly with the patient and other team members.

Every care team works closely with professionals from other specialties, including:

  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Lung transplantation
  • Otorhinolaryngology

Care teams include the following experts in adult cystic fibrosis:

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Nursing Staff

Physical Therapists

  • Anita Patel Shah, PT

Social Worker

  • Melanie Shechtman, LSW

Dietitians

  • Michelle Nicolo, RD, CNSD, CDE, LDN
  • Katie Stratton, RD, LDN

Respiratory Therapists

  • Chad Bonsall, RRT
  • Edward Tollock, RRT

Patient Coordinator

  • Maureen Chrest

Research Coordinator

  • TBA

nonCF Bronchiectasis Physicians

At Penn Medicine's state-of-the-art microbiology lab, a team of specialists conduct in-depth analyses of bacterial cultures to accurately diagnose nonCF bronchiectasis.

Harron Lung Center physicians are heavily involved in research to treat and prevent infections related to non-CF bronchiectasis. The goal of the research is to stop the progression of the disease and provide relief from its symptoms. Patients may also be eligible to participate in Penn's clinical trials, giving them access to treatments before they become widely available.

Pulmonologists

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Affiliation Key

Unless otherwise indicated, all providers listed are employed by or contracted through the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Independent Physician icon Independent: Private practice physician who is not employed by the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) and may or may not have privileges to treat patients at a UPHS hospital.
Sub-specialty network provider icon Sub-Specialty Network: Private practice physician who is affiliated with UPHS, but is not an employee of UPHS and may or may not be on the medical staff of a UPHS hospital.
CHOP Provider icon CHOP: Physician affiliated with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.