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photo Elizabeth A. Lendermon, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-647-8477

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-8477
Fax: 412-692-2260
Administrative Assistant:
Sharon Droppa
Phone: 412-647-8477
Fax: 412-692-2260
Education and Training
BS, Biology, Christian Brothers University, 2002
MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2006
Residency, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2009
Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2013
Fellowship, Pulmonary Transplant, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2014
Research Interest
Dr. Lendermon's research focuses on understanding T cell mechanisms of lung transplant rejection and acceptance. She is particularly interested in understanding the importance of T cell T-bet expression in tolerance, defining the role of IL-17 in chronic rejection, and in better elucidating the effects of immunosuppression on cellular and molecular pathways that characterize the immune response to the transplanted lung.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Lendermon sees patients with advanced lung disease who are being evaluated for lung transplantation and takes care of patients that have received lung transplants. Her patients inspire her research efforts, and her longterm goal is to contribute to the basic scientific understanding of chronic rejection/bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome thereby facilitating the development of better therapies and improved outcomes in lung transplant patients.
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Selected Publications:
Lendermon, EA, Dodd, OJ, Coon, TA, Miller, HL, Ganguly, S, Popescu, I, O'Donnell, CP, Cardenes, N, Levine, M, Rojas, M, Weathington, NM, Zhao, J, Zhao, Y, McDyer, JF. CD8IL-17 T Cells Mediate Neutrophilic Airway Obliteration in T-bet Deficient Mouse Lung Allograft Recipients. American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. 2015; 52(5): 622-633.
Shah, PD, Zhong, Q, Lendermon, EA, Pipeling, MR, McDyer, JF. Hperexpansion of functional viral-specific CD8+ T cells in lymphopenia-associated MCMV pneumonitis. Viral Immunol. 2015; 28(5): 255-264.
Dodd-o, JM, Lendermon, EA, Miller, LH, Zhong, Q, John, ER, Jungraithmayr, WM, D'Alessio, FM, McDyer, JF. CD154 blockade abrogates allospecific responses and enhances CD4(+) regulatory T-cells in mouse orthotopic lung transplant. American Journal of Transplantation. 2011; 11: 1815-24.
Zaman, K, Carraro, S, Doherty, J, Henderson, EM, Lendermon, E, Liu, L, Verghese, G, Zigler, M, Ross, M, Park, E, Palmer, LA, Doctor, A, Stamler, JS, Gaston, B. S-nitrosylating agents: a novel class of compounds that increase cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductace regulator expression and maturation in epithelial cells. Molecular Pharmacol. 2006; 70(4): 1435-1442.
Notable Achievements
International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation, 2009-present
American Thoracic Society, 2009-present