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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 Associate Professor C-E

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Thoracic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Allogeneic Transplant
  • Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP)
  • Lung Transplant Evaluation

Description of Clinical Expertise

Lung Transplantation

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • 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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • 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
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

Education and Training

Medical School: Columbia University
Residency: Duke University Medical Center
: 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 Austrian Science Fund (FWF), International International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, International International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, International International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, International Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF), National

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:

Zacharias William J, Frank David B, Zepp Jarod A, Morley Michael P, Alkhaleel Farrah A, Kong Jun, Zhou Su, Cantu Edward, Morrisey Edward E: Regeneration of the lung alveolus by an evolutionarily conserved epithelial progenitor. Nature 555 (7695): 251-255,2018.

Shaver Ciara M, Diamond Joshua M, Schrepfer Sonja, Cantu Edward: Optimization of oxygenation during ex vivo lung perfusion-Best basic science article in 2017. The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation : 2018.

Anderson Brian J, Chesley Christopher F, Theodore Miranda, Christie Colin, Tino Ryan, Wysoczanski Alex, Ramphal Kristy, Oyster Michelle, Kalman Laurel, Porteous Mary K, Bermudez Christian A, Cantu Edward, Kolson Dennis L, Christie Jason D, Diamond Joshua M: Incidence, risk factors, and clinical implications of post-operative delirium in lung transplant recipients. The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation : 2018.

Courtwright Andrew M, Zaleski Derek, Gardo Lisa, Ahya Vivek N, Christie Jason D, Crespo Maria, Hadjiliadis Denis, Lee James, Molina Maria, Patel Namrata, Porteous Mary, Cantu Edward E, Bermudez Christian, Diamond Joshua M: Causes, Preventability, and Cost of Unplanned Rehospitalizations Within 30 Days of Discharge Following Lung Transplantation. Transplantation : 2018.

Shaver Ciara M, Wickersham Nancy, McNeil J Brennan, Nagata Hiromasa, Miller Adam, Landstreet Stuart R, Kuck Jamie L, Diamond Joshua M, Lederer David J, Kawut Steven M, Palmer Scott M, Wille Keith M, Weinacker Ann, Lama Vibha N, Crespo Maria M, Orens Jonathan B, Shah Pali D, Hage Chadi A, Cantu Edward, Porteous Mary K, Dhillon Gundeep, McDyer John, Bastarache Julie A, Christie Jason D, Ware Lorraine B: Cell-free hemoglobin promotes primary graft dysfunction through oxidative lung endothelial injury. JCI insight 3 (2): 2018.

Diamond Joshua M, Ramphal Kristy, Porteous Mary K, Cantu Edward, Christie Jason D, Kawut Steven M: Association of long pentraxin-3 with pulmonary hypertension and primary graft dysfunction in lung transplant recipients. The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation : 2017.

Cotter Elizabeth K Healy, Banayan Jennifer M, Song Tae H, Chaney Mark A, Ko Hanjo, Cantu Edward, Diamond Joshua, Weiss Stuart J, Cypel Marcelo, Keshavjee Shaf: Lung in a Box: Ex Vivo Lung Transplantation. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia : 2017.

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.

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
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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