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Nadine Al-Naamani, MD, MS

Nadine Al-Naamani, MD, MS Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Al-Naamani is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 2014
  • Internal Medicine, 2011
  • Pulmonary Disease, 2013

Clinical Expertise:

  • Asthma
  • Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Dyspnea
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Vascular Diseases
  • Pulmonary Vasculitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Second Opinion

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: American University in Beirut
Residency: American University of Beirut Medical Center
Residency: Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Fellowship: Tufts - New England Medical Center


American College of Chest Physicians, International American College of Physicians, National American Thoracic Society, International American Thoracic Society-Assembly on Pulmonary Circulation (PC) Program Committee, International Pulmonary Hypertension Association, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Al-Naamani 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.


Description of Research Expertise:

Pulmonary vascular disease research

Selected Publications:

H. Pan, M. Anderson, J. Diamond, S. Palmer, M. Oyster, D. Torigian, M. Porteous, S. Arcasoy, Y. Tong, J. Udupa, J. Christie, S. M. Kawut, D. Lederer, N. Al-Naamani.: Subcutaneous adipose tissue is associated with presence of pulmonary hypertension in advanced lung disease. American Thoracic Society International Conference : 2019.

N. Al-Naamani, M. J. Krowka, K. Forde, G. A. Heresi, T. M. Bull, K. E. Roberts, S. Bartolome, A. Hemnes, K. Krok, G. Lin, J. K. Oh, C. D. Mottram, P. D. Scanlon, M. Patel, H. M. DuBrock, E. D. Austin, M. Fallon, S. M. Kawut.: Estrogen Metabolism In Portopulmonary Hypertension (POPH): A Case-control Study American Thoracic Society International Conference : 2019.

J. Minhas, J. Krowka, K. Forde, G. Lin, J. K. Oh, G. A. Heresi, T. M. Bull, K. E. Roberts, S. Bartolome, H. M. DuBrock, K. Krok, P. D. Scanlon, E. D. Austin, A. Hemnes, M. Fallon, S. M. Kawut, N. Al-Naamani: Role of Suppression of Tumorigenecity (ST2) in Pulmonary Vascular Complications of Liver Disease. American Thoracic Society International Conference : 2019.

J. Min, R. L. Benza, J. P. Feldman, E. B. Rosenzweig, E. Horn, J. S. Sager, K. W. Presberg, O. A. Shlobin, S. C. Mathai, J. W. McConnell, C. D. Burger, R. P. Frantz, J. R. Klinger, C. E. Ventetuolo, M. Eggert, R. T. Zamanian, J. Robinson, M. R. Lammi, T. De Marco, R. Allen, J. M. Elwing, T. M. Bull, D. B. Badesch, T. L. Williamson, G. Ramani, T. Thenappan, H. J. Ford, R. White, J. R. Runo, M. Simon, S. Bartolome, A. Hemnes, D. Grinnan, M. M. Chakinala, S. M. Kawut, N. Al-Naamani.: Obesity and Quality of Life in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH): The Pulmonary Hypertension Association Registry (PHAR). American Thoracic Society International Conference : 2019.

D Pinder, A McCormick, M Patel, JS Fritz, KA Smith, JA Mazurek, N Al-Naamani, D Taichman, C Burwell, CL Archer-Chicko, HI Palevsky, A DeMichele, D Mankoff, SM Kawut: Fulvestrant May Increase Six Minute Walk Distance in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). American Thoracic Society International Conference : 2019.

R. Goodman, B. Ky, V. Narasimhan, J. A. Mazurek, A. Smith, H. I. Palevsky, J. S. Fritz, C. L. Archer-Chicko, M. Patel, D. Pinder, K. Boyle, S. Pugliese, C. Burwell, J. A. Chirinos, S. M. Kawut, N. Al-Naamani.: The Association of Systemic Vascular Properties with Right Ventricular Function in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension. American Thoracic Society International Conference : 2019.

C Archer-Chicko, N Al-Naamani, R Benza, J Feldman, E Berman Rosenzweig, E Horn, J Sager, K Presberg, O Shlobin, S Mathai, J Wesley McConnell, C, Burger, R Frantz, J Klinger, C Ventutuolo, M Eggert, R Zamanian, J Robinson, M Lammi, T Demarco, R Allen, JM Elwing, T Bull, D Badesch, T Williamson, G Ramani, T Thenappan, HJ Ford, J White, J Runo, M Simon, S Bartolome, A Hemnes, D Grinnan, M Chakinala, and SM Kawut.: Nurse Staffing and the Quality of Life and Outcomes of Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: The Pulmonary Hypertension Association Registry. American Thoracic Society International Conference : 2019.

Bhardwaj, A., Al-Naamani, N., Pinder, D., Boyle, K., McCormick, A., Patel, M., Burwell, C.A., Smith, A., Mazurek, J.A., Archer-Chicko, C.L., Palevsky, H.I., Fritz, J.S., Pugliese, S., Kawut, S. M.: Changing Demographics of Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (IPAH). American Thoracic Society International Conference : 2019.

Kawut Steven M, Ellenberg Susan S, Krowka Michael J, Goldberg David, Vargas Hugo, Koch David, Sharkoski Tiffany, Al-Naamani Nadine, Fox Alyson, Brown Robert, Levitsky Joshua, Oh Jae K, Lin Grace, Song Nianfu, Mottram Carl, Doyle Margaret F, Kaplan David E, Gupta Samir, Fallon Michael B: Sorafenib in Hepatopulmonary Syndrome (SHPS): A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society : 2019.

Kher Sucharita, Landau Hillary, Hon Stephanie M, Breeze Janis L, Al-Naamani Nadine, Paulus Jessica K, Martin Andrew, Tsacoyianis Rosemary: Inhaler use and education characteristics among English and non-English speaking patients: A pilot needs assessment survey. Patient education and counseling : 2018.

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