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Maria Crespo, MD

Maria Crespo, MD Physician

Co-Director, Penn Lung Transplant Program Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Crespo is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Pulmonary Disease, 2016

Clinical Expertise:

  • Lung Transplant Evaluation
  • 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 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    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
  • 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

Education and Training

Medical School: Univ De Santander, Fac De Med
Residency: Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
Residency: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Memberships

American College of Chest Physicians Fellow, (FCCP), National American Thoracic Society, Member, International Brigham and Women's Hospital Alumni Society, Member, National International Society for Heart Lung Transplantation, Member, International Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Alumni Society, Member, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Crespo 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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Cantu E, Diamond JM, Suzuki Y, Lasky J, Schaufler C, Lim B, Shah R, Porteous M, Lederer DJ, Kawut SM, Palmer SM, Snyder LD, Hartwig MG, Lama VN, Bhorade S, Bermudez C, Crespo M, McDyer J, Wille K, Orens J, Shah PD, Weinacker A, Weill D, Wilkes D, Roe D, Hage C, Ware LB, Bellamy SL: Quantitative Evidence for Revising the Definition of Primary Graft Dysfunction After Lung Transplant. Am J Respir Crit Care Med : 2017.

Cantu E, Diamond JM, Suzuki Y, Lasky J, Schaufler C, Lim B, Shah R, Porteous M, Lederer DJ, Kawut SM, Palmer SM, Snyder LD, Hartwig MG, Lama VN, Bhorade S, Bermudez C, Crespo M, McDyer J, Wille K, Orens J, Shah PD, Weinacker A, Weill D, Wilkes D, Roe D, Hage C, Ware LB, Bellamy SL: Clinical Risk Factors and Prognostic Model for Primary Graft Dysfunction after Lung Transplantation in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension Ann Am Thorac Soc. : 2017.

Clinical implications of Donor Age: and Analysis of Three Decades of Lung Transplants at a Single Institution. “Lungs from older donors may provide a breath of fresh air to patients awaiting lung transplant”. J Thorac Cardiovas Surg : 2017.

Living without lungs? Bilateral pneumonectomy and dual circulatory support: A step forward in the search for a total artificial lung. Editorial Commentary. J Thorac Cardiovas Surg : 2017.

What to do in case of …. A reference Diagnostic Guide in Thoracic Organ Transplantation: Practical Approach to Frequent Scenarios Chapter 20: “Pulmonary Infiltrates/ Pneumonia in the Thoracic Organ Transplant Recipient”. Crespo MM. August 2016 ISHLT : 2016.

Bermudez Christian A, Lagazzi Luigi: Prolonged Support Using a Percutaneous OxyRVAD in a Patient with End-stage Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, and Right Cardiac Failure. ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992) : 2016.

JC virus encephalopathy in a lung Transplant recipent: Novel presentation of an old virus. J Heart Lung Transplant : 2016.

Mahesh Balakrishnan, Bhama Jay K, Odell David D, Hayanga Awori J, Bermudez Christian A, Morrell Matthew R, Crespo Maria M, Pilewski Joseph M, Johnson Bruce A, Luketich James D, D'Cunha Jonathan: Surgical Strategy for Lung Transplantation in Adults With Small Chests: Lobar Transplant Versus a Pediatric Donor. Transplantation : 2016.

Chan EG, Bianco V 3rd, Richards T, Hayanga JW, Morrell M, Shigemura N, Crespo M, Pilewski J, Luketich J: the ripple effect of a complication in lung transplantation: Evidence for increased long-term survival risk. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg : 2015.

Looking beyond respiratory cultures: Microbiome-cytokine signatures of bacterial pneumonia and tracheobronchitis in lung transplant recipients. Am J Transplant : 2015.

Academic Contact Info

3600 Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)