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James C. Lee, MD

James C. Lee, MD Physician

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

Dr. Lee is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 2007
  • Pulmonary Disease, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Birt Hogg Dube Syndrome
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Respiratory Failure
  • Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage
  • Drug-Induced Pulmonary Disease
  • Dyspnea
  • Emphysema
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Hypercarbia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Interstitial Pneumonia
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Infiltrate
  • Lung Involvement in Systemic Sclerosis
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
  • Lymphoid Interstitial Pneumonia
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Veno Occlusive Disease
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Restrictive Lung Disease
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Smoking related Disease
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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: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Chest Physicians, National American College of Chest Physicians-Transplant NetWork Steering Committee, National American Thoracic Society, National DELPHI-Development of a Consensus Guideline for Skin Cancer Screening in SOTR, National Grifols Lung Transplant Advisory Board-Alpha One Antitrypsin Deficiency, National International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, International 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 ISHLT/ATS/ERS Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome Guidelines Committee, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lee is employed by Penn Medicine.

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.


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.

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