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Darren B. Taichman, MD

Darren B. Taichman, MD Physician

Associate Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Taichman is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 1999
  • Internal Medicine, 1996
  • Pulmonary Disease, 1998

Clinical Expertise:

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Vascular Diseases
  • Thromboembolism

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pulmonary Diseases, Pulmonary Vascular Disease, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism, Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • 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 Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American College of Chest Physicians (Fellow), National American College of Physicians, National American Thoracic Society, National College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Fellow), Local Council of Science Editors, International International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, International Massachusetts Medical Society, National Pulmonary Hypertension Association, National Society of Critical Care Medicine (Fellow), National Stanley Sarnoff Society for Cardiovascular Research (Fellow), National World Association of Medical Editors, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Taichman is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Pulmonary Vascular Disease, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Pulmonary Vascular Development, Endothelial Cell Biology

Selected Publications:

Karamanian Vanesa A, Harhay Michael, Grant Gregory R, Palevsky Harold I, Grizzle William E, Zamanian Roham T, Ihida-Stansbury Kaori, Taichman Darren B, Kawut Steven M, Jones Peter L: Erythropoietin upregulation in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Pulmonary Circulation 4 (2): 269-79,2014.

Gabler Nicole B, French Benjamin, Strom Brian L, Palevsky Harold I, Taichman Darren B, Kawut Steven M, Halpern Scott D: Validation of 6-minute walk distance as a surrogate end point in pulmonary arterial hypertension trials. Circulation 126 (3): 349-56,2012.

Carroll Ricki, Antigua Jules, Taichman Darren, Palevsky Harold, Forfia Paul, Kawut Steven, Halpern Scott D: Motivations of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension to participate in randomized clinical trials. Clinical trials 9 (3): 348-57,2012.

Krowka Michael J, Miller Dave P, Barst Robyn J, Taichman Darren, Dweik Raed A, Badesch David B, McGoon Michael D: Portopulmonary Hypertension: A Report From the US-Based REVEAL Registry. Chest 141 (4): 906-15,2012.

Gabler Nicole B, French Benjamin, Strom Brian L, Liu Ziyue, Palevsky Harold I, Taichman Darren B, Kawut Steven M, Halpern Scott D: Race and sex differences in response to endothelin receptor antagonists for pulmonary arterial hypertension. Chest 141 (1): 20-6,2011.

Brown Lynette M, Chen Hubert, Halpern Scott, Taichman Darren, McGoon Michael D, Farber Harrison W, Frost Adaani E, Liou Theodore G, Turner Michelle, Feldkircher Kathy, Miller Dave P, Elliott C Gregory: Delay in recognition of pulmonary arterial hypertension: factors identified from the REVEAL Registry. Chest 140 (1): 19-26,2011.

Halpern, S.D., Taichman, D.B.: Misclassification of pulmonary hypertension due to reliance on pulmonary capillary wedge pressure rather than left-ventricular end-diastolic pressure. Chest 136 (1): 37-43,2009.

Peng, T., Zamanian, R., Krowka, M., Benza, R., Roberts, K., Taichman, D., Ryback, D., Trotter, J., Brown, R., Fallon, M., Kawut, S.: Plasma levels of S100A4 in portopulmonary hypertension Biomarkers 14 (3): 156-60,2009.

Roberts, K.E., Fallon, M.B., Krowka, M.J., Benza, R.L., Knowles, J.A., Badesch, D.B., Brown, R.S., Taichman, D.B., Trotter, J., Zacks, S., Horn, E.M., Kawut, S.M.: Serotonin transporter polymorphisms in patients with portopulmonary hypertension Chest 135 (6): 1470-1475,2009.

Mikkelsen, M.E., Shull, W.H., Biester, R.C., Taichman, D.B., Lynch, S., Demissie, E., Hansen-Flaschen, J., Christie, J.D.: Cognitive, mood and quality of life impairments in a select population of ARDS survivors. Respirology 14 (1): 76-82,2009.

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Academic Contact Info

Executive Deputy Editor
Annals of Internal Medicine
Vice President
American College of Physicians
190 N. Independence Mall West

Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572
Phone: (215) 351-2400
Fax: (215) 351-2619
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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