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Paul N. Lanken, MD

Paul N. Lanken, MD Physician

Associate Dean, Ethics and Humanities Emeritus Professor CE of Medicine

Dr. Lanken is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1975
  • Pulmonary Disease, 1978

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Asbestos-related Lung Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Lung Disease

Description of Clinical Expertise

Critical care medicine and pulmonary diseases (no longer seeing outpatients)

Practice Locations and Appointments

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: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Thoracic Society, International National Societies: American College of Chest Physicians, National Societies: American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, National Societies: American Thoracic Society (ATS), National Societies: American Thoracic Society (ATS), National Societies: American Thoracic Society (ATS), National Societies: American Thoracic Society (ATS), National Societies: American Thoracic Society (ATS), National Societies: American Thoracic Society (ATS), International National Societies: Society of Critical Care Medicine, State and Local Societies: Drinker Society for Critical Care, State and Local Societies: Laennec Society of Philadelphia, State and Local Societies: Pennsylvania Society for Pulmonary Diseases, State and Local Societies: Pennsylvania Thoracic Society, State and Local Societies: Pennsylvania Thoracic Society, State and Local Societies: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lanken 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.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Assessing interventions in medical education, including communication skills.

Selected Publications:

Smith SD, Dunham L, Dekhtyar M, Dinh A, Lanken PN, Moynahan KF, Stuber ML, Skochelak SE: Medical student perceptions of the learning environment: learning communities are associated with a more positive learning environment in a multi-institutional medical school study Academic Medicine 91 (9): 1263-9,2016.

Shashaty MG, Reilly JP, Sims CA, Holena DN, Qing D, Forker CM, Hotz MJ, Meyer NJ, Lanken PN, Feldman HI, Christie JD, Mangalmurti NS: Plasma levels of receptor interacting protein kinase-3 (rip3), an essential mediator of necroptosis, are associated with acute kidney injury in critically ill trauma patients. Shock 46 (2): 139-43,2016.

Kayser JB, Mooney-Doyle K, and Lanken PN: Chapter 1: Definitions and Policy Palliative Care in Respiratory Disease (ERS Monograph) : 1-20,2016.

Mikkelsen M, Christie JD, Lanken PN: Acute Lung Injury and The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Principles and Practice of Critical Care, 4th ed : 2015.

Lanken PN Novack D Daetwyler C Gallop R Landis JR Lapin J Subramanian G Schindler BA: Efficacy of an internet-based learning module and small group debriefing on trainees’ attitudes and communication skills toward patients with substance use disorders: results of a cluster randomized controlled trial Academic Medicine 90 (3): 345-354,2015.

Schell-Chaple Hildy M, Puntillo Kathleen A, Matthay Michael A, Liu Kathleen D: Body temperature and mortality in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 24 (1): 15-23,2015.

Shashaty Michael G S, Kalkan Esra, Bellamy Scarlett L, Reilly John P, Holena Daniel N, Cummins Kathleen, Lanken Paul N, Feldman Harold I, Reilly Muredach P, Udupa Jayaram K, Christie Jason D: Computed tomography-defined abdominal adiposity is associated with acute kidney injury in critically ill trauma patients*. Critical care medicine 42 (7): 1619-28,2014.

Reilly John P, Bellamy Scarlett, Shashaty Michael G S, Gallop Robert, Meyer Nuala J, Lanken Paul N, Kaplan Sandra, Holena Daniel N, May Addison K, Ware Lorraine B, Christie Jason D: Heterogeneous phenotypes of acute respiratory distress syndrome after major trauma. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 11 (5): 728-36,2014.

Mikkelsen Mark E, Anderson Brian, Christie Jason D, Hopkins Ramona O, Lanken Paul N: Can we optimize long-term outcomes in acute respiratory distress syndrome by targeting normoxemia? Annals of the American Thoracic Society 11 (4): 613-8,2014.

Reilly John P, Meyer Nuala J, Shashaty Michael G S, Feng Rui, Lanken Paul N, Gallop Robert, Kaplan Sandra, Herlim Maximilian, Oz Nathaniel L, Hiciano Isabel, Campbell Ana, Holena Daniel N, Reilly Muredach P, Christie Jason D: ABO blood type A is associated with increased risk of ARDS in whites following both major trauma and severe sepsis. Chest 145 (4): 753-61,2014.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
5048A Gates Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3247
Fax: (215) 662-2856
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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