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Robert M. Reed

Robert M. Reed M.D.

Academic Title: Associate 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

Clinical Specialty:

Dr. Reed's specialties include general pulmonary medicine, COPD, advanced lung disease, pulmonary embolism, and lung transplantation.

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


Original Research:

  1. 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
  2. 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; 30(6):674-678. PMID 21306919
  3. Defilippis AP, Blaha MJ, Martin SS, Reed RM, Jones SR, Nasir K, Blumenthal RS, and Budoff.MJ. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and serum lipoproteins: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis. 2011; 30(6):674-678. PMID 23419204
  4. 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(2):96-102. PMID 21495837
  5. 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; 105(12):1961-1968. PMID 22019328
  6. 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 2012; 141(2):451-460. PMID 21799025
  7. 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 2012; 31(11):1207-1213.. PMID 22036314
  8. 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; 31(5):492-500. PMID 22325691
  9. Reed, R. M., M. Eberlein, R. E. Girgis, S. Hashmi, A. Iacono, S. Jones, G. Netzer, and S. Scharf. Coronary Artery Disease Is Under-diagnosed and Under-treated in Advanced Lung Disease. Am J Med 2012; 125:1228-22. PMID 22959785
  10. Dezube, R., G. J. Arnaoutakis, R.M. Reed, S. Bolukbas, A.S. Shah, J.B. Orens, R.G. Brower, and M. Eberlein. The effect of lung-size mismatch on mechanical ventilation tidal volumes after bilateral lung transplantation. Interact.Cardiovasc.Thorac.Surg. 2013; 16(3):275-281. PMID 23243035
  11. 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; 96(2):457-463. PMID 23809729
  12. 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 2385356
  13. 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; 32(12):1172-1178.PMID 23876630
  14. 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; 10(5):418-425. PMID 23988005
  15. Nugent, K. L., A. Million-Mrkva, J. Backman, S. H. Stephens, Reed, RM, P. Kochunov, T. I. Pollin, A. R. Shuldiner, B. D. Mitchell, and L. E. Hong. Familial Aggregation of Tobacco Use Behaviors in Amish Men. Nicotine.Tob.Res. 2014; 16(7):923-930. PMID 24583363
  16. Reed RM., Netzer G, Hunsicker L, Mitchell BD, Rajagopal K, Scharf S, and Eberlein M. Cardiac Size and Sex Matching in Heart Transplantation: Size Matters in Matters of Sex and the Heart. JACC.Heart Fail. 2014; 2(1):73-83.. PMID 24611131
  17. Beer A, Reed RM, Bolukbas S et al. Mechanical Ventilation after Lung Transplantation: An International Survey of Practices and Preferences. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2014; 11(4):546-553. PMID 24640938
  18. Reed RM, A. Amoroso, S. Hashmi, S. Kligerman, A. R. Shuldiner, B. D. Mitchell, and G. Netzer. 2014. Calcified Granulomatous Disease: Occupational Associations and Lack of Familial Aggregation. Lung. PMID 25038755
  19. Taher H, Reed RM and Eberlein M. Characterization of Donor to Recipient Size Matching in Lung Transplantation. Austin J Pulm Respir Med 2014;1(3):6.
  20. Reed RM, Eberlein M. Sizing strategies in heart and lung transplantation: you cannot manage what you do not measure. Future Cardiol 2014;10(3). PMID 24976463
  21. Reed RM, Reed AW, McArdle PF, Miller M, Pollin TI, Shuldiner AR, Steinle NI, Mitchell, BD. Vitamin and Supplement Use in the Old Order Amish: Gender-specific prevalence and associations with use. JAND. 2014; DOI 10.1016/j.jand.2014.08.020. PMID 25316108
  22. Reed RM, Eberlein M, Netzer G, Shanholtz C, Verceles AC, McCurdy MT. Diagnostic value of pleural fluid obtained from a chest tube collection system. Lung.PMID 25394673
  23. Eberlein M, Reed RM, Bolukbas S, Diamond JM, Wille KM, Orens JB, et al. Lung size mismatch and primary graft dysfunction after bilateral lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 2014 Sep 28. PMID 25447586
  24. Krutsinger D, Reed RM, Blevins A, Puri V, De Oliveira NC, Zych B, et al. Lung transplantation from donation after cardiocirculatory death: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Heart Lung Transplant 2014 Nov 10. PMID 25638297

Case Reports

  1. Reed R, Leary P, Salaria S, Danoff S. Hole in One â?" Case report and review of cavitary lung disease. Am J Med. 2009 Jul;122(7):626-8. PMID 19559162
  2. Reed RM. Captain Ignose to the rescue a" Case report and review of vitamin C deficiency in COPD. Am J Med 2010;123(8):704-706. PMID 20670722
  3. Silhan L, Reed RM. A blast from the past. Am J Med 2011;124(12):1132-1135. PMID 22114826
  4. Reed RM, D'Alessio F, Yarmus L, Feller-KopmLIkean D. Abdominal compartment syndrome due to subcutaneous emphysema. BMJ Case Reports 2012. PMID 22665554
  5. 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
  6. Reed RM, Ramani G, Hashmi S. Unraveling the paradox of cardiac tamponade: case presentation and discussion of physiology. BMJ Case Reports 2012 PMID 22604764
  7. Suffredini D, Reed RM. At the Twisted Heart of Nicotine Addiction. BMJ Case Reports 2012 PMID 22684837
  8. Naderi N.,McCurdy MT, and Reed RM. 2014. Holt-Oram: when the key to a broken heart is in the hand. BMJ Case Rep. April 10, 2014. PMID 24722718
  9. Ramani GV, Kligerman SJ, Reed RM. A bad shortcut: partial anomalous pulmonary venous return. BMJ Case Rep. April 11, 2014. PMID 24728898
  10. Singhal A, Reed RM. Pitfalls of single lung transplantation (SLT) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. BMJ Case Rep. April 12, 2014. PMID 24729122
  11. Hashmi S, Allison MG, McCurdy MT, and Reed RM. Hyperbilirubinaemia and haemolytic anaemia in acute alcoholic hepatitis: there's oil in them thar veins. BMJ Case Rep. April 19, 2014. PMID 24748143
  12. Naderi N., McCurdy MT, and Reed RM. 2014. Bone resorption in parathyroid carcinoma. BMJ Case Rep. 2014. PMID 24849640
  13. Weiler B, Marciniak E, Reed RM, and McCurdy MT. Myocardial infarction complicated by left ventricular thrombus and fatal thromboembolism following abrupt cessation of dabigatran. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 PMID 25100807
  14. Tammara A, Reed RM, Verceles AC. A missing tooth after intubation. BMJ Case Rep. PMID 25414228
  15. Crowley ND, Verceles AC, Reed RM. Sore throatâ?¦ donâ?Tt forget Lemierreâ?Ts syndrome. BMJ Case Rep PMID 25576526
  16. Naderi N, Timofte I, McCurdy MT, Reed RM. Tuberous sclerosis complex: multisystem hamartomas. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 PMID 25618887
  17. Franco MP, Amoroso A, Reed RM. Pulmonary mycobacterial spindle cell pseudotumor in a lung transplant patient: progression without therapy and response to therapy. Transplant Infectious Disease.PMID 25846671
  18. Timofte I, Potosky D, Ramani GV, Reed RM. Diaphragmatic herniation due to massive hepatomegaly in a patient with pulmonary arterial hypertension. BMJ Case Rep 2015;2015. PMID 26063104
  19. Bogush N, Eberlein M, Sanchez PG, Reed RM. Use of expiratory CT images in the diagnosis and localisation of airway complications following lung transplantation. BMJ Case Rep 2015;2015. PMID 26135669
  20. Hefton S,Bogush N, Crawford RS, Reed RM. Severe neurologic consequences of subclavian steal in the setting of cardiogenic shock. BMJ Case Rep 2015;2015. PMID


  1. Criner, G. J., J. E. Connett, S. D. Aaron, R. K. Albert, W. C. Bailey, R. Casaburi, J. A. Cooper, Jr., J. L. Curtis, M. T. Dransfield, M. K. Han, et al. 2014. Simvastatin for the prevention of exacerbations in moderate-to-severe COPD. N.Engl.J Med 370:2201-2210. PMID 24836125

Non-peer Reviewed Publications

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.

Abstracts and/or Proceedings

  1. Reed R, Jayakumar U, Grant M, Choudhry I. Silicone Pneumonitis â?" A Catastrophe in Cosmetic Surgery. Illinois chapter ACP meeting. 10/2006.
  2. Kumar G, Khan F, Reed R. Two Hearts Swinging â?" Cardiac Tamponade in Two Cases. Illinois chapter ACP meeting. 10/2006.
  3. Christensen J, Nijmeh G, Reed R. Medical Mystery (A Case of Relapsing Polychondritis). Illinois chapter ACP meeting. 10/2006.
  4. Jeyakumar D, Vara S, Reed R. Typical and Atypical Paraneoplastic Syndromes â?" A Case of Hypercalcemia and Polymyalgia Rheumatica in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lung. Illinois chapter ACP meeting. 10/2006.
  5. Menezes M, Reed R. A Case of Previously Undiagnosed Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease Initially Manifesting with Multiple Intracranial Aneurysms. Illinois chapter ACP meeting. 10/2006.
  6. TenCate V, Reed R, Berkes J. Late Presentation of Amebic Liver Abscess After Entamoeba Histolytica Infection. Illinois chapter ACP meeting. 10/2006.
  7. Cohen R, Reed R, Grant M. An Unusual Presentation of Primary Amyloidosis. Illinois chapter ACP meeting. 10/2006.
  8. Khanijou P, Nadella N, Jani J, Reed R. Primary Angiosarcoma of Breast. Illinois chapter ACP meeting. 10/2006.
  9. Ravichandran A, Reed R, Rosencranz H, Lopata M. Medical Mystery (A Case of Lemierreâ?Ts Syndrome). Illinois chapter ACP meeting. 10/2006.
  10. Reed R, Hummers L, Wigley F, Champion H, Hassoun P, Liu M, Sylvester JT, Girgis RE. Exhaled Nitric Oxide (NO) as a Biomarker of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Associated with Scleroderma (SSc). ATS 2009
  11. 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
  12. Hallowell R, Reed R, Fraig M, Girgis R. Severe Pulmonary Hypertension in Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia: Clinicopathologic Case Series. ATS 2010
  13. Woods G, Reed R, Sloan D, McDyer J, Orens J, Girgis R. Exhaled Nitric Oxide in Lung Transplant Recipients. SIP 2010
  14. Woods G, Reed R, Sloan D, McDyer J, Orens J, Girgis R. Exhaled Nitric Oxide in Lung Transplant Recipients. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) 2010
  15. Eberlein M, Permutt S, Reed RM, Bolukbas S, Nathan SD, Merlo CA, Pearse DB, Fessler HE, Orens JB, Brower RG. Parameters of donor-recipient size mismatch and survival after bilateral lung transplantation. ATS 2011
  16. Eberlein M, Reed RM, Bolukbas S, Permutt S, Brower RG, Shah A, Orens JB, Merlo CA. A higher predicted total lung capacity (pTLC) ratio (pTLC donor/pTLC recipient) is associated with improved survival after lung transplantation. ISHLT 2011
  17. D.M. Ismail, G.A. Bassmann, G. Netzer, RM Reed, C. Shanholtz. Compliance With Low Tidal Volume Ventilation In Patients with Acute Lung Injury Intubated Outside of the Medical Intensive Care Unit. ATS 2011
  18. Netzer G, Terrin M, Reed RM, Simoni-Wastila L, Zuckerman I, Iwashyna T. Increased Incidence of Falls Among Older Americans Who Survive Hospitalization for Severe Sepsis. ATS 2011
  19. Reed RM, Hashmi S, Eberlein M, Iacono A, DeFilippis A, Girgis R, Toth PP, Jones S. Advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is Associated with High Levels of HDL Cholesterol Which Normalizes with Lung Transplantation. ATVB 2011
  20. Reed RM, Girgis RE, Toth PP, Kulkarni K, Asztelos B, Jiang X, Jones S. Characterization of Lipids and Abnormally High HDL-C in Patients with Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Evaluated for Lung Transplantation. ATVB 2011
  21. Afshar M, Netzer G, Bridges R, Hashmi S, Mitchell B, Ryan K, Scharf S, Shuldiner A, Reed RM. Tobacco Use and Airway Obstruction in the Old Order Amish. ATS 2012
  22. Wehman PB, Kon ZN, Balwan A, Suffredini DA, Reed RM, Garcia JP, Iacono A, Griffith BP. Long Term Outcomes with Alemtuzumab Induction in Lung Transplantation. ISHLT 2012
  23. DeFilippis AP, Blaha MJ, Reed RM, Jones S, Budoff M, Blumenthal RS, Nasir K. Association Between Liver Fat and Serum Lipoproteins: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). AHA 2012

Other Brief Communications

Letters, Correspondence

  1. Reed RM, Scharf S. Increased Adverse Events After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients With COPD. Chest 2012; 141(3):828-829. PMID 22396574
  2. Eberlein, M, Reed RM, Bolukbas S, Nathan SD, and Brower RG. 2012. Response. Chest 142:543. PMID 22871778
  3. Eberlein, M., S. Bolukbas, and R. M. Reed. 2013. Bilateral lobar lung transplantation and size mismatch by pTLC-ratio. Eur.J Cardiothorac.Surg. 44:394-395. PMID 23345179
  4. 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
  5. Eberlein M, Bolukbas S, Reed RM. Pulmonary function and flow-volume loop patterns in patients with tracheobronchomalacia: is there an independent effect? Respir Care 2014; 59(2):e25. PMID 24493683
  6. Eberlein M, Reed RM. Letter by eberlein and reed regarding article, "transplantation for idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension: improvement in the lung allocation score era". Circulation 2014; 129(16):e457. PMID 24753554
  7. Reed RM, Eberlein M. Sizing considerations in lobar lung transplantation. 2014 Transpl.Int. Jun 30. doi: 10.1111/tri.12391 PMID 24979677
  8. Reed RM, Eberlein M. Heart donation and the Grinch effect. J Heart Lung Transplant 2014. PMID 25087104
  9. Reed RM, Eberlein M. Donor/recipient sex mismatch and survival after heart transplantation: Only an issue in female recipients? Transpl Int 2014 Dec 8. PMID 25488795

Television and Radio Appearances

  1. Guest discussant: Pulmonary Embolism. The Medical Hour with Jim Novick. 680AM WCBM. 3/3/2013
  2. Guest discussant: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Direct Connection with Jeff Salkin. Maryland Public Television 1/19/2015