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PH Care Centers

University of Pennsylvania
Pulmonary Hypertension / Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program

Harron Lung Center
Penn Medicine University City
3737 Market Street, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-8766
Fax: (215) 243-4643

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
East Pavilion, 2nd Floor
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-0718
Fax: (215) 349-8309

PHA Centers of Comprehensive Care

History

The Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program began in the early 1970s under Alfred P. Fishman, MD. In 1984, Harold Palevsky, MD became the Medical Director, and Christine Archer-Chicko, MSN, CRNP started caring for pulmonary hypertension patients in 1993. In 2008, Steven Kawut, MD, MS became the Director of the combined program with clinical sites at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

PH Program Physicians

  • Steven Kawut, MD, MS
  • Jason Fritz, MD
  • Jeremy Mazurek, MD
  • Harold Palevsky, MD
  • K. Akaya Smith, MD
  • Darren Taichman, MD, PhD

Center Coordinator

  • Christine Archer-Chicko, MSN, CRNP

Duration of Program’s Existence

  • 40 years

Number of PAH Patients Being Actively Managed

  • 300-349

Number of Patients on IV/SQ Therapy

  • 50-99

Support Services Available

  • On-call Pulmonary/Cardiology Service (24/7 Availability)
  • Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Coagulation Service
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Dietary/Nutrition Services
  • Lung Transplant
  • Palliative Care
  • Pulmonary or Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE)
  • Social Work
  • Rheumatology

Do You Provide Access to Clinical Trials

  • Number of Current Clinical Trials: 6
  • Number of prior trials/studies in the past 5 years: 22

Steven M. Kawut, MD, MS

Steven M. Kawut, MD, MS

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine

Education

  • 1991 – AB – Harvard College, Biology
  • 1995 – MD – Yale School of Medicine, Medicine
  • 2004 – MS – University of Pennsylvania, Clinical Epidemiology

Postgraduate Training

  • 1995-1996 – Intern, Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1996-1998 – Resident, Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1998-2001 – Fellow, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Current Faculty Appointments

  • 2015-present – Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2015-present – Professor of Epidemiology, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Current Hospital and Administrative Appointments

  • 2008-present – Attending, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2008-present – Attending, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2008-present – Attending, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

PH-Specific Activities and Leadership

  • Chair-Elect, Pulmonary Circulation Assembly Program Committee, American Thoracic Society
  • Chair, PH Care Cetners Registry Task Force

Publications

  • Click here for recent pulmonary hypertension publications by Dr. Kawut.

Christine L. Archer-Chicko, MSN, CRNP

Christine L. Archer-Chicko, MSN, CRNP

Professional Credentials

  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Nurse

Education

  • 1979-1983 – BSN – Kent State University
  • 1988-1991 – MSN – University of Pennsylvania (Critical Care/Trauma)

Postgraduate Training

  • 1998-1999 – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, University of Pennsylvania

Current Faculty Appointments

  • 2011-present – Clinical Associate – Academic Support Staff, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

Current Professional Experience

  • 1999-present – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program, University of Pennsylvania Health System – Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

PH-Specific Activities and Leadership

  • Member, PH Care Centers Review Committee
  • Member, PH Professional Network

Publications

  • Click here for recent pulmonary hypertension publications by Ms. Archer-Chicko.

Individuals interested in making an appointment with the University of Pennsylvania Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program can request an appointment:

  • Harron Lung Center: 215-662-8766
  • Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine: 215-615-0718
  • Either Campus: 800-789-PENN (7366)
  • Online Webform

Last Verified: October 1, 2014