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Darren B. Taichman, MD

Darren B. Taichman, MD Physician

Associate Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program Adjunct Professor of Medicine

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 1999
  • Internal Medicine, 1996
  • Pulmonary Disease, 2018

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Airway Disorders
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Airway Scarring
  • Allergic Aspergillosis
  • Allergic Pneumonitis
  • Allergic Wheezing
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Asbestosis
  • Aspiration Pneumonitis
  • Asthma
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • Atelectasis
  • Autoimmune Pleuritis
  • Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Respiratory Failure
  • Coal Worker's Pneumoconiosis (Black Lung Disease)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia
  • Diaphragm Injury
  • Drug-Induced Pulmonary Disease
  • Dyspnea
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hepatic Hydrothorax
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hypercarbia
  • Hypoventilation Syndrome
  • Hypoxia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Laryngotracheitis
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Infiltrate
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lung Tumors
  • Maternal Respiratory Disease
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Needle Procedure
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Pleural Effusion (Fluid in the Lung)
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Pleural Tuberculosis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis
  • Post-Infectious Cough
  • Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Bullae
  • Pulmonary Clearance for Surgery
  • Pulmonary Complications of Neurological Diseases
  • Pulmonary Embolism (Pulmonary Embolus)
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Pulmonary Granuloma
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pulmonary Sarcoid
  • Pulmonary Stent Placement
  • Pulmonary Therapy
  • Radiation Pneumonitis
  • Reactive Airway Disease
  • Recurrent Lung Infections
  • Restrictive Lung Disease
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Silicosis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoker's Cough
  • Smoking related Disease
  • Spirometry
  • Stridor
  • Tracheal Mass
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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.

Roberts, K.E., Fallon, M.B., Krowka, M.J., Brown, R.S., Trotter, J.F., Peter, I., Tighiouart, H., Knowles, J.A., Rabinowitz, D., Benza, R.L, Badesch, D.B., Taichman, D.B., Horn, E.M., Zacks, S., Kaplowitz, N., Kawut, S.M.: Genetic risk factors for portopulmonary hypertension in patients with advanced liver disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 179 (9): 835-842,2009.

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.

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.

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Academic Contact Info

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

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

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