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Robert M. Reed

Robert M. Reed M.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Medicine
Additional Title(s): Medical Director of Lung Transplantation Veterans Administration Southeast Region
Location: 110 South Paca Street, Second Floor
Phone: 410-328-8141

Personal History:

Dr. Reed is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine. His research interests include heart-lung interactions, COPD, and thoracic transplantation. His clinical work focuses on lung transplantation.


  • 1993-98: BA, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
  • 1999-03: MD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Post Graduate Education and Training

  • 2003-04: Intern (Preliminary Internal Medicine) University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2004-06: Resident (Internal Medicine) University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2006-07: Chief Resident (Internal Medicine) University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2007-10: Post-doctoral Fellow (Pulmonary and Critical Care), Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Grants and Contracts:

2008-2010 - Award: Clinical Research Award
Funding Agency: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Foundation / Chest Foundation
Project: Cardiac MRI to Screen for Pulmonary Hypertension Complicating COPD
Role: PI

2013-current - Award: FAMRI Young Clinical Scientist Faculty Award
Project: Shared Susceptibility to COPD and Cardiovascular Disease
Role: PI


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Reed R, Leary P, Salaria S, Danoff S. Hole in One - Case report and review of cavitary lung disease. Am J Med. 2009 Jul;122(7):626-8. PMID 19559162
  2. Reed R, Lechtzin N, Girgis R. Statin Therapy Is Associated with Reduced Pulmonary Artery Pressures in Lung Transplant Candidates with COPD. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Volume 29, Issue 2, Supplement 1, February 2010, Pages S143-S144
  3. Reed RM. Captain Ignose to the rescue - Case report and review of vitamin C deficiency in COPD. Am J Med 2010;123(8):704-706. PMID 20670722
  4. Reed RM, Wise RA, Dobs AS, Lechtzin N, Girgis RE. Elevated HDL cholesterol levels are associated with osteoporosis in lung transplant candidates with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respir Med 2010;104(12):1943-1950. PMID 20801628
  5. Reed RM, Iacono A, Defilippis A, Eberlein M, Girgis RE, Jones S. Advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is associated with high levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. J Heart Lung Transplant 2011. PMID 21306919
  6. Reed RM, Iacono A, Defilippis A, Jones S, Eberlein M, Lechtzin N, Girgis RE: Statin therapy is associated with decreased pulmonary vascular pressures in severe COPD. COPD 2011;8:96-102. PMID 21495837
  7. Eberlein M, Permutt S, Chahla MF, Bolukbas S, Nathan SD, Shlobin OA, Shelhamer JH, Reed RM, Pearse DB, Orens JB, Brower RG: Lung Size Mismatch in Bilateral Lung Transplantation Is Associated With Allograft Function and Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome. Chest 2011. PMID 21799025
  8. Reed RM, Hashmi S, Eberlein M, Iacono A, Netzer G, DeFilippis A, Girgis RE, Toth PP, Scharf S, Jones S. Impact of lung transplantation on serum lipids in COPD. Respir Med 2011. PMID 22019328
  9. Eberlein M, Reed RM, Permutt S, Chahla MF, Bolukbas S, Nathan SD, Iacono A, Pearse DB, Fessler HE, Shah AS, Orens JB, Brower RG. Parameters of donor-recipient size mismatch and survival after bilateral lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 2011. PMID 22036314
  10. Silhan L, Reed RM. A blast from the past. Am J Med 2011;124(12):1132-1135. PMID 22114826
  11. Reed RM, D'Alessio F, Yarmus L, Feller-Kopman D. Abdominal compartment syndrome due to subcutaneous emphysema. BMJ Case Reports 2012. PMID 22665554
  12. Eberlein M, Arnaoutakis GJ, Yarmus L, Feller-Kopman D, Dezube R, Chahla MF, Bolukbas S, Reed RM, Klesney-Tait J, Parekh KR, Merlo CA, Shah AS, Orens JB, Brower RG. The effect of lung size mismatch on complications and resource utilization after bilateral lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 2012. PMID 22325691
  13. Reed RM, Scharf S. Increased Adverse Events After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients With COPD. Chest 2012; 141(3):828-829. PMID 22396574
  14. Hallowell RW, Reed RM, Fraig M, Horton M, Girgis RE. Severe pulmonary hypertension in idiopathic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia. Pulm Circ 2012;2:101-6 PMID 22325691
  15. Reed RM, Ramani G, Hashmi S. Unraveling the paradox of cardiac tamponade: case presentation and discussion of physiology. BMJ Case Reports 2012 PMID 22604764
  16. Suffredini D, Reed RM. At the Twisted Heart of Nicotine Addiction. BMJ Case Reports 2012 PMID 22684837
  17. Reed, R. M., M. Eberlein, R. E. Girgis, S. Hashmi, A. Iacono, S. Jones, G. Netzer, and S. Scharf. 2012. Coronary Artery Disease Is Under-diagnosed and Under-treated in Advanced Lung Disease. Am J Med 125:1228-22. PMID 22959785
  18. Eberlein, M, Reed RM, Bolukbas S, Nathan SD, and Brower RG. 2012. Response. Chest 142:543. PMID 22871778
  19. Dezube, R., G. J. Arnaoutakis, R. M. Reed, S. Bolukbas, A. S. Shah, J. B. Orens, R. G. Brower, and M. Eberlein. 2012. The effect of lung-size mismatch on mechanical ventilation tidal volumes after bilateral lung transplantation. Interact.Cardiovasc.Thorac.Surg. PMID 23243035
  20. Eberlein, M., S. Bolukbas, and R. M. Reed. 2013. Bilateral lobar lung transplantation and size mismatch by pTLC-ratio. Eur.J Cardiothorac.Surg. PMID 23345179
  21. Defilippis, A. P., M. J. Blaha, S. S. Martin, R. M. Reed, S. R. Jones, K. Nasir, R. S. Blumenthal, and M. J. Budoff. 2013. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and serum lipoproteins: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis. PMID 23419204
  22. Eberlein M, Bolukbas S, Reed RM. eComment. Gender mismatching in lung transplantation: Lung size mismatch is the issue! Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2013;16(4):435-436. PMID 23504748
  23. Eberlein M, Reed RM, Bolukbas S, Parekh KR, Arnaoutakis GJ, Orens JB, Brower RG, Shah AS, Hunsicker L, Merlo CA. Lung Size Mismatch and Survival After Single and Bilateral Lung Transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg 2013. PMID 23809729
  24. Romem A, Iacono A, McIlmoyle E, Patel KP, Reed RM, Verceles AC et al. Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients with End-Stage Lung Disease. J Clin Sleep Med 2013; 9(7):687-693. PMID 23853563
  25. Eberlein M, Diehl E, Bolukbas S, Merlo CA, Reed RM. An oversized allograft is associated with improved survival after lung transplantation for idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. J Heart Lung Transplant 2013. PMID 23876630
  26. Eberlein M, Reed RM, Maidaa M, Bolukbas S, Arnaoutakis GJ, Orens JB et al. Donor-Recipient Size Matching and Survival after Lung Transplantation: A Cohort Study. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2013. PMID 23988005

Book Chapters

  1. Reed RM. Pulmonary Embolism. In: Garibaldi BT, editor. The Internal Medicine Work-Up. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009: 153-162.
  2. Wood SL and Reed RM. 2013. Pulmonary Embolism. In Rogers R, Scalea T, Wallis L, and Geduld H, editors. Vascular Emergencies Cambridge University Press, 178-187.
  3. Silhan L and Reed RM. 2013. Lower Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis. In Rogers R, Scalea T, Wallis L, and Geduld H, editors. Vascular Emergencies Cambridge University Press, 170-177.