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James C. Lee, MD Physician

Medical Director, Penn Lung Transplantation Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Lee is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 2007
  • Pulmonary Disease, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Transplant Evaluation

Description of Clinical Expertise

Medical management of lung and heart-lung transplant recipients

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
  • 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: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American College of Chest Physicians - Transplant NetWork Steering Committee, National American College of Chest Physicians, National American Thoracic Society, National International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation - Airway Complications after Lung Transplantation Consensus Document Working Group, International International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation - Lung PGD Consensus Document Working Group, International International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, International ISHLT/ATS/ERS Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome Guidelines Committee, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lee is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: 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:

Ischemia/Reperfusion Lung Injury, Primary Graft Dysfunction, Flaxseed, Nutritional Antioxidants

Selected Publications:

Dukes F, Kanterakis s, Lee J, Pietrofesa R, Andersen E, Arguiri E, Tyagi S, Showe L, Amrani R, Christofidou-Solomidou M: Gene Expression Profiling of Flaxseed in Mouse Lung Tissues-Modulation of Toxicologically Relevant Genes BMC Complement and Altern Medicine 12 (1): 47,2012.

Shah RJ, Bellamy SL, Localio AR, Wickersham N, Diamond JM, Weinacker A, Lama VN, Bhorade S, Belperio JA, Crespo M, Demissie EJ, Kawut SM, Wille KM, Lederer DJ, Lee JC, Palmer SM, Orens J, Reynolds J, Shah A, Wilkes DS, Ware LB, Christie JD: A Panel of Lung Injury Biomarkers Enhances the Definition of Primary Graft Dysfunction (PGD) After Lung Transplantation J Heart Lung Transplant 31 (9): 942-9,2012.

Lederer DJ, Kawut SM, Wickersham N, Winterbottom C, Bhorade S, Palmer SM, Lee J, Diamond JM, Wille KM, Weinacker A, Lama VN, Crespo M, Orens JB, Sonett JR, Arcasoy SM, Ware LB, and Christie JD: Obesity and Primary Graft Dysfunction After Lung Transplantation: the LTOG Obesity Study American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 184 (9): 1055-1061,2011.

Diamond JM, Lederer D, Kawut SM, Lee J, Cantu E, Ahya V, Bellamy S, Palmer S, Lama V, Bhorade S, Crespo M, Demissie EJ, Sonett J, Wille K, Orens JB, Shah PD, Weinacker A, Weill D, Kohl B, Deutschman C, Arcasoy S, Shah A, Belperio J, Wilkes D, Reynolds JM, Ware L and Christie JD for the Lung Transplant Outcomes Group: Elevated Plasma Long Pentraxin-3 Levels and Primary Graft Dysfunction after Lung Transplantation for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis American Journal of Transplantation 11 (11): 2517-22,2011.

Fang A, Studer S, Kawut SM, Ahya VN, Lee J, Wille K, Lama V, Ware LB, Orens J, Weinacker A, Palmer SM, Crespo M, Lederer DJ, Deutschman CS, Kohl BA, Bellamy, S, Demissie E, Christie JD.: Elevated Pulmonary Artery Pressure is a Risk Factor for Primary Graft Dysfunction Following Lung Transplantation for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Chest 139 (4): 782-7,2011.

Christie JD, Bellamy S, Ware LB, Lederer D, Hadjiliadis D, Lee J, Robinson N, Localio AR, Wille K, Lama V, Palmer S, Orens S, Weinacker A, Crespo M, Demisse E, Kimmel SE, Kawut SM.: Construct Validity of the Definition of Primary Graft Dysfunction After Lung Transplantation J Heart Lung Transplant 29 (11): 1231-1239,2010.

Bajaj NS, Watt C, Hadjiliadis D, Gillespie C, Haas AR, Pochettino A, Mendez J, Sterman DH, Schuchter LM, Christie JD, Lee JC, Ahya VN.: Donor Transmission of Malignant Melanoma in a Lung Transplant Recipient 32 Years after Curative Resection Transplant International 23 (7): e26-31,2010.

Lee JC, Kinniry PA, Arguiri E, Serota M, Kanterakis S, Chatterjee S, Solomides CC, Javvadi P, Koumenis C, Cengel KA, Christofidou-Solimidou M: Dietary Curcumin Increases Antioxidant Defenses in Lung, Ameliorates Radiation-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis and Improves Survival in Mice Radiation Research 173 (5): 590-601,2010.

Christie JD, Shah CV, Mangalmurti N, Lederer DJ, Sonnett JR, Ahya VN, Palmer SM, Wille K, Lama V, Shah PD, Shah A, Weinacker A, Deutschman CS, Kohl BA, Demissie E, Bellamy S, Ware LB for the Lung Transplant Outcomes Group.: Plasma Levels of Receptor for Advanced Glycation End Products, Blood Transfusion, and Risk of Primary Graft Dysfunction American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 180 (10): 1010-1015,2009.

Lingaraju R, Pochettino A, Blumenthal NP, Mendez J, Lee JC, Christie JD, Kotloff RM, Ahya VN, Hadjiliadis D: Lung Transplant Outcomes in White and African American Recipients: Special Focus on Acute and Chronic Rejection Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 28 (1): 8-13,2009.

Academic Contact Info

826 West Gates Building
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fax: (215) 614-0518
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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