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Lauren M. Catalano, MD, MSc

Lauren M. Catalano, MD, MSc Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Catalano is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 2016
  • Internal Medicine, 2012
  • Pulmonary Disease, 2015

Clinical Expertise:

  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Atelectasis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Coal Worker's Pneumoconiosis (Black Lung Disease)
  • Diaphragm Injury
  • Drug-Induced Pulmonary Disease
  • Dyspnea
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hypoxia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lung Tumors
  • Needle Procedure
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Pleural Effusion (Fluid in the Lung)
  • Pleurisy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Embolism (Pulmonary Embolus)
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Silicosis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking related Disease
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Whooping Cough
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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: State University of New York at Stony Brook
Residency: Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital
Fellowship: Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital


American Thoracic Society (ATS), International Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Rhode Island Thoracic Society (RITS), Local Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Catalano is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Bialick, Steven; Catalano, Lauren: Blood transfusion induced babesiosis causing acute hemolytic anemia requiring exchange transfusion. Philadelphia Drinker Society Annual Critical Care Spectacular Case Presentation Competition. College of Physicians – Philadelphia, PA. : 2018.

Matthew Janssen, Dominic Marchiano, Kimia Menhaji, Lauren Catalano: A Case Report of Transient Exertional Hypoxemia in Pregnancy and Review of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Journal: Case Reports in Women's Health : 2018.

Catalano, LM, Wu, S., Palmisciano, A, LeBeuf, E, Kalapos, M, Philips, G, Levy, MM.: Recognizing inpatient sepsis early (RISE) on the medical floors. Society of Critical Care Medicine, Phoenix, AZ : 2015.

Catalano, LM, Aliotta, J.: Lung Cancer: neoplastic disorders of the lung Andreoli and Carpenter's Cecil Essentials of Medicine 9 (23): 222-237,2015.

Catalano, LM, Bourjeily, G, Ward, N.: Post-Obstructive pneumonia in the first trimester - A rare diagnosis at a formative time. North American Society of Obstetric Medicine, Providence, RI : 2013.

Stanchina Michael L, Welicky Lauren M, Donat Walter, Lee David, Corrao William, Malhotra Atul: Impact of CPAP use and age on mortality in patients with combined COPD and obstructive sleep apnea: the overlap syndrome. Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine 9 (8): 767-72,2013.

Stanchina, ML, Welicky, LM, Donat, W, Lee, D, Corrao, W, Malhotra, A.: Impact of CPAP compliance on mortality in patients with combined COPD and obstructive sleep apnea (The Overlap Syndrome) American Thoracic Society International Conference : 2011.

Antonawich Francis J, Fiore Susan M, Welicky Lauren M: Regulation of ischemic cell death by the lipoic acid-palladium complex, Poly MVA, in gerbils. Experimental neurology 189 (1): 10-5,2004.

Academic Contact Info

Pennsylvania Hospital, Harron Lung Center
800 Walnut Street, 9th floor

Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 829-5027
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)