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Edward Cantu, III, MD

Edward Cantu, III, MD Surgeon

Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Hospital

Dr. Cantu is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Surgery
    • Thoracic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

  • Lung
    • Lung Transplant

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-PENN (7366)

    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
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Columbia University
Residency: Duke University Medical Center

Memberships

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, International Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local The American Board of Thoracic Surgery, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Cantu 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.
  • 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:

Diamond, J. M., Porteous, M. K., Jackson Roberts, L., 2nd, Wickersham, N., Rushefski, M., Kawut, S. M., Shah, R. J., Cantu, E., 3rd, Lederer, D. J., Chatterjee, S., Lama, V. N., Bhorade, S., Crespo, M., McDyer, J., Wille, K., Orens, J., Weinacker, A., Arcasoy, S., Shah, P. D., Wilkes, D. S., Hage, C., Palmer, S. M., Snyder, L., Calfee, C. S., Ware, L. B., Christie, J. D.: The relationship between plasma lipid peroxidation products and primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation is modified by donor smoking and reperfusion hyperoxia J Heart Lung Transplant 35 (4): 500-7,2016.

Schrepfer, S., Cantu, E., Gandy, K., Baan, C. C., West, L. J.: "Bioengineered lungs" Best science paper in JHLT 2014-2015 J Heart Lung Transplant 35 (4): 544-6,2016.

Monticelli, L. A., Buck, M. D., Flamar, A. L., Saenz, S. A., Tait Wojno, E. D., Yudanin, N. A., Osborne, L. C., Hepworth, M. R., Tran, S. V., Rodewald, H. R., Shah, H., Cross, J. R., Diamond, J. M., Cantu, E., Christie, J. D., Pearce, E. L., Artis, D.: Arginase 1 is an innate lymphoid-cell-intrinsic metabolic checkpoint controlling type 2 inflammation Nat Immunol 17 (6): 656-65,2016.

Diamond, J. M., Shah, R. J., Cantu, E., 3rd, Porteous, M. K., Christie, J. D.: Survey of Lung Transplant Community''s Views on Primary Graft Dysfunction Am J Transplant 16 (2): 724-6,2016.

Cantu, E., Suzuki, Y., Diamond, J. M., Ellis, J., Tiwari, J., Beduhn, B., Nellen, J. R., Shah, R., Meyer, N. J., Lederer, D. J., Kawut, S. M., Palmer, S. M., Snyder, L. D., Hartwig, M. G., Lama, V. N., Bhorade, S., Crespo, M., Demissie, E., Wille, K., Orens, J., Shah, P. D., Weinacker, A., Weill, D., Wilkes, D., Roe, D., Ware, L. B., Wang, F., Feng, R., Christie, J. D.: Protein Quantitative Trait Loci Analysis Identifies Genetic Variation in the Innate Immune Regulator TOLLIP in Post-Lung Transplant Primary Graft Dysfunction Risk Am J Transplant 16 (3): 833-40,2016.

Tao, J. Q., Sorokina, E. M., Vazquez Medina, J. P., Mishra, M. K., Yamada, Y., Satalin, J., Nieman, G. F., Nellen, J. R., Beduhn, B., Cantu, E., Habashi, N. M., Jungraithmayr, W., Christie, J. D., Chatterjee, S.: Onset of Inflammation with Ischemia: Implications for Donor Lung Preservation and Transplant Survival Am J Transplant : 2016.

Shah R J, Diamond J M, Cantu E, Flesch J, Lee J C, Lederer D J, Lama V N, Orens J, Weinacker A, Wilkes D S, Roe D, Bhorade S, Wille K M, Ware L B, Palmer S M, Crespo M, Demissie E, Sonnet J, Shah A, Kawut S M, Bellamy S L, Localio A R, Christie J D: Objective Estimates Improve Risk Stratification for 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 15 (8): 2188-96,2015.

Young J C, Chehoud C, Bittinger K, Bailey A, Diamond J M, Cantu E, Haas A R, Abbas A, Frye L, Christie J D, Bushman F D, Collman R G: Viral metagenomics reveal blooms of anelloviruses in the respiratory tract of lung transplant recipients. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 15 (1): 200-9,2015.

Bittinger Kyle, Charlson Emily S, Loy Elizabeth, Shirley David J, Haas Andrew R, Laughlin Alice, Yi Yanjie, Wu Gary D, Lewis James D, Frank Ian, Cantu Edward, Diamond Joshua M, Christie Jason D, Collman Ronald G, Bushman Frederic D: Improved characterization of medically relevant fungi in the human respiratory tract using next-generation sequencing. Genome biology 15 (10): 487,2014.

Cantu Edward, Shah Rupal J, Lin Wei, Daye Zhongyin J, Diamond Joshua M, Suzuki Yoshikazu, Ellis John H, Borders Catherine F, Andah Gerald A, Beduhn Ben, Meyer Nuala J, Ruschefski Melanie, Aplenc Richard, Feng Rui, Christie Jason D: Oxidant stress regulatory genetic variation in recipients and donors contributes to risk of primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : 2014.

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-PENN (7366)

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