• 1411 Citations
19992023
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Research Interests

COPD; Emphysema; Asthma

Ravi Kalhan, MD, MS is Director of the Northwestern Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Program where comprehensive care is provided to patients with asthma and COPD at all stages of severity. Dr. Kalhan additionally serves as medical director of the lung volume reduction program leading the multidisciplinary evaluation of patients for both bronchoscopic and surgical approaches to severe COPD. Dr. Kalhan attended college at Brown University in Providence, RI where he majored in modern American history. He subsequently entered medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He then came to Chicago where he pursued his fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and has been on the Northwestern faculty since 2006. Dr. Kalhan's clinical interests are in the care of patients with both asthma and COPD. His research interests relate to respiratory epidemiology, in particular identification of early risk factors that impact the vulnerability of some individuals to develop chronic respiratory disease. He is also involved in clinical trials of new therapies for both asthma and COPD.

Respiratory epidemiology; Clinical trials in COPD and asthma

Certifications and Licenses

Pulmonary Disease
Critical Care Medicine
Internal Medicine

Training Experience

2003Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
2006Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Case Western Reserve University

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Keywords

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Epidemiology
  • Respiratory Diseases

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Grants 1999 2023

Research Output 2001 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Albuminuria, lung function decline, and risk of incident chronic obstructive pulmonary disease the NHLBI pooled cohorts study

Oelsner, E. C., Balte, P. P., Grams, M. E., Cassano, P. A., Jacobs, D. R., Graham Barr, R., Burkart, K. M., Kalhan, R., Kronmal, R., Loehr, L. R., O’Connor, G. T., Schwartz, J. E., Shlipak, M., Tracy, R. P., Tsai, M. Y., White, W. & Yende, S., Feb 1 2019, In : American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 199, 3, p. 321-332 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (U.S.)
Albuminuria
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Cohort Studies
Lung
1 Citation (Scopus)

A randomized controlled trial of 24 weeks of varenicline for tobacco use among cancer patients: Efficacy, safety, and adherence

Schnoll, R., Leone, F., Veluz-Wilkins, A., Miele, A., Hole, A., Jao, N. C., Paul Wileyto, E., Carroll, A. J., Kalhan, R., Patel, J., Langer, C., Lubitz, S. F. & Hitsman, B. L., Mar 1 2019, In : Psycho-oncology. 28, 3, p. 561-569 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tobacco Use
Patient Safety
Patient Compliance
Randomized Controlled Trials
Smoke

Inflammation and endothelial activation in early adulthood are associated with future emphysema: the CARDIA Lung Study

Wells, J. M., Colangelo, L. A., Sivarajan, L., Thyagarajan, B., Dransfield, M. T., Iribarren, C., Reyfman, P. A., Jacobs, D. R., Washko, G. R. & Kalhan, R., Jan 1 2019, In : The European respiratory journal. 53, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Emphysema
Inflammation
Lung

Life-course smoking trajectories and risk for emphysema in middle age: The CARDIA Lung study

Mathew, A. R., Bhatt, S. P., Colangelo, L. A., Allen, N. B., Jacobs, D. R., Auer, R., Dransfield, M. T., Hitsman, B. L., Washko, G. R. & Kalhan, R., Jan 15 2019, In : American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 199, 2, p. 237-240 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Emphysema
Smoking
Lung
3 Citations (Scopus)

Cancer-related disease factors and smoking cessation treatment: Analysis of an ongoing clinical trial

Carroll, A. J., Veluz-Wilkins, A. K., Blazekovic, S., Kalhan, R., Leone, F. T., Wileyto, E. P., Schnoll, R. A. & Hitsman, B. L., Feb 1 2018, In : Psycho-oncology. 27, 2, p. 471-476 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Withholding Treatment
Smoking Cessation
Clinical Trials
Neoplasms
Counseling