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Robert M. Reed, MD

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Medical Director of the University of Maryland Lung Transplant Program


110 South Paca Street, Second Floor

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Education and Training

BA                      University of California at Santa Barbara, 1993-1998

MD                     Universityof Virginia, 1999-2003

Intern                 University of Chicago, 2003-2004

Resident             University of Illinois at Chicago, 2004-2006

Chief Resident     University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006-2007

Fellow                 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2007-2010


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.

Research/Clinical Keywords

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

Highlighted Publications


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Additional Publication Citations

Book Chapters

Reed RM. Pulmonary Embolism. In: Garibaldi BT, editor. The Internal Medicine Work-Up. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009: 153-162.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grants and Contracts

2013-2018 Award: FAMRI Young Clinical Scientist Faculty Award
Project: Shared Susceptibility to COPD and Cardiovascular Disease
Role: PI

2015-2016 SEP091-402
Funding agency: Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Project: A comparative effectiveness and safety study of arformoterol tartrate inhalation solution and tiotropium bromide on re-hospitalization in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) subjects
Role: Site PI

2015-2018 RIVAROXDVT3002; Phase 3 BAY 59-7939/17261
Funding agency: Janssen Research & Development, LLC
Project: Medically Ill patient Assessment of Rivoroxaban Versus Placebo in Reducing Post-discharge Venous Thrombo-Embolism Rish (MARINER)
Role: Site PI

2016-current Beta-Blockers for the Prevention of Acute Exacerbations of COPD
Funding agency: DOD
Project: A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of metoprolol to reduce exacerbations of COPD
Role: Site PI


2017-current    Intervention Study in Overweight Patients with COPD (INSIGHT)

Funding agency: NIH

Project: A controlled trial of a lifestyle intervention in patients with COPD

Role: Site PI

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