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Edward Cantu, III, MD

Edward Cantu, III, MD Surgeon

Associate Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Cantu is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Thoracic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Allogeneic Transplant
  • Lung Transplant Evaluation

Description of Clinical Expertise

Lung Transplantation

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Harron Lung Center

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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: Columbia University
Residency: Duke University Medical Center

Memberships

American Board of Thoracic Surgery, National American College of Chest Physicians, National American College of Surgeons, National American Medical Association, National American Society of Transplant Surgeons, National International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation EVLP Registry and Database Working Group, International International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Registry and Database Working Group , International International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, International Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Cantu is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • 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.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Lung donor risk predicion
Donor optimization
Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion
Prediction of lung PGD
Mechanisms of PGD
Therapeutics for PGD

Selected Publications:

Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Korutla Laxminarayana, Habertheuer Andreas, Reddy Sanjana, Shaufler Christian, Lasky Jared, Diamond Joshua, Cantu Edward: Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion Model to Study Pulmonary Tissue Extracellular Microvesicle Profiles. The Annals of thoracic surgery : 2017.

Cantu Edward, Diamond Joshua M, Porteous Mary, Suzuki Yoshikazu, Meyer Keith C, Lederer David, Milewski Rita K, Arcasoy Selim, D'Ovidio Frank, Bacchetta Matthew, Sonett Joshua R, Singh Gopal, Costa Joseph, Tobias John W, Rodriguez Hetty, Van Deerlin Vivianna M, Olthoff Kim M, Shaked Abraham, Chang Bao-Li, Christie Jason D: Peripheral Blood Gene Expression Changes Associated with Primary Graft Dysfunction after Lung Transplantation. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons : 2017.

Diamond J M, Arcasoy S, McDonnough J A, Sonett J R, Bacchetta M, D'Ovidio F, Cantu E, Bermudez C A, McBurnie A, Rushefski M, Kalman L H, Oyster M, D'Errico C, Suzuki Y, Giles J T, Ferrante A, Lippel M, Singh G, Lederer D J, Christie J D: Adipose Gene Expression Profile Changes With Lung Allograft Reperfusion. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 17 (1): 239-245,2017.

Borders Catherine F, Suzuki Yoshikazu, Lasky Jared, Schaufler Christian, Mallem Djamila, Lee James, Carney Kevin, Bellamy Scarlett L, Bermudez Christian A, Localio A Russell, Christie Jason D, Diamond Joshua M, Cantu Edward: Massive donor transfusion potentially increases recipient mortality after lung transplantation. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : 2016.

Abbas A A, Diamond J M, Chehoud C, Chang B, Kotzin J J, Young J C, Imai I, Haas A R, Cantu E, Lederer D J, Meyer K, Milewski R K, Olthoff K M, Shaked A, Christie J D, Bushman F D, Collman R G: The Perioperative Lung Transplant Virome: Torque Teno Viruses are Elevated in Donor Lungs and Show Divergent Dynamics In Primary Graft Dysfunction. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons : 2016.

Tao JQ, Sorokina EM, Vazquez Medina JP, Mishra MK, Yamada Y, Satalin J, Nieman GF, Nellen JR, Beduhn B, Cantu E, Habashi NM, Jungraithmayr W, Christie JD, Chatterjee S: Onset of inflammation with ischemia: Implications for donor lung preservation and transplant survival American Journal of Transplantation 16 (9): 2598-2611,2016.

Monticelli LA, Buck MD, Flamar AL, Saenz SA, Tait Wojno ED, Yudanin NA, Osborne LC, Hepworth MR, Tran SV, Rodewald HR, Shah H, Cross JR, Diamond JM, Cantu E, Christie JD, Pearce EL, Artis D: Arginase 1 is an innate lymphoid-cell-intrinsic metabolic checkpoint controlling type 2 inflammation Nature Immunology 17 (6): 656-665,2016.

Diamond JM, Porteous MK, Jackson Roberts L 2nd, Wickersham N, Rushefski M, Kawut SM, Shah RJ, Cantu E 3rd, Lederer DJ, Chatterjee S, Lama VN, Bhorade S, Crespo M, McDyer J, Wille K, Orens J, Weinacker A, Arcasoy S, Shah PD, Wilkes DS, Hage C, Palmer SM, Snyder L, Calfee CS, Ware LB, Christie JD: The relationship between plasma lipid peroxidation products and primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation is modified by donor smoking and reperfusion hyperoxia Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 35 (4): 500-507,2016.

Schrepfer S, Cantu E, Gandy K, Baan CC, West LJ: "Bioengineered lungs." Best science paper in JHLT 2014-2015 Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 35 (4): 544-546,2016.

Cantu E, Suzuki Y, Diamond JM, Ellis J, Tiwari J, Beduhn B, Nellen JR, Shah R, Meyer NJ, Lederer DJ, Kawut SM, Palmer SM, Snyder LD, Hartwig MG, Lama VN, Bhorade S, Crespo M, Demissie E, Wille K, Orens J, Shah PD, Weinacker A, Weill D, Wilkes D, Roe D, Ware LB, Wang F, Feng R, Christie JD. Lung Transplant Outcomes Group.: Protein quantitative trait loci analysis identifies genetic variation in the innate immune regulator TOLLIP in post-lung transplant primary graft dysfunction risk American Journal of Transplantation 16 (3): 833-840,2016.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Surgery
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
3400 Spruce Street
6 Silverstein

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: 215-615-6582
Fax: 215-349-5798
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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