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photo Chadi Antonios Hage, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Medical Director, Lung Transplant


Phone: 412-647-8477

Office: UPMC Montefiore, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-8477
Fax: 412-692-2260
Administrative Assistant:
Michael S Droppa
Address: NW628 MUH
Phone: 412-647-8477
Fax: 412-692-2260
Education and Training
MD, Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences, Beirut Lebanon, 1997
Internship: Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center Beirut Lebanon, 1998
Internship: Internal Medicine, State University of New York-Health Science Center at Brooklyn Brooklyn, New York, 1999
Residency: Internal Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, IN, 2001
Fellowship: Infectious Diseases, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, IN, 2005
Research Interest
Fungal Dignostics and lung transplant outcome studies.
Clinical Interest
Management of Lung transplant, transplant critical care, ECMO and fungal infections of the lungs particularly endemic mycoses (Histoplasmosis and Blastomycosis).
Educational Interest
Use of immune suppressive therapies for organ transplant, fungal infections of the lung and fungal disgnostics.
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Selected Publications:
Lobashevsky A, Niemann M, Kowinski B, Higgins N, Abdel-Wareth L, Atrabulsi B, Roe D, Hage C. Formation of donor-specific antibodies depends on the epitope load of mismatched hlas in lung transplant recipients: A retrospective single-center study. Clin Transplant. 2022; Jun 30;e14755: doi:10.1111/ctr.14755.
LaFavers KA, Hage CA, Gaur V, Micanovic R, Hato T, Khan S, Winfree S, Doshi S, Moorthi RN, Twigg H, Wu XR, Dagher PC, Srour EF, El-Achkar TM. The kidney protects against sepsis by producing systemic uromodulin. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2022; Jun 27;. doi: 10.1152/ajprenal.00146.2022.
Chernyak Y, Henderson DR, Teh L, Powell AL, Hinton KE, Hage CA. Characterization of the Stanford Integrated Psychosocial Assessment for Transplant (SIPAT) in Lung Transplant Candidates. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2022; Mar;29(1): 137-149.
Abdallah W, Myint T, LaRue R, Minderman M, Gunn S, Wheat LJ, Hage CA. Diagnosis of Histoplasmosis Using the MVista Histoplasma Galactomannan Antigen Qualitative Lateral Flow-Based Immunoassay: A Multicenter Study. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021; Sep;8(9): ofab454.
Hage CA, Klesney-Tait J, Wille K, Arcasoy S, Yung G, Hertz M, Chan KM, Morrell M, Goldberg H, Vedantham S, Derfler MC, Commean P, Berman K, Spitznagel E, Atkinson J, Despotis G. Extracorporeal photopheresis to attenuate decline in lung function due to refractory obstructive allograft dysfunction. Transfus Med. 2021; Aug;31(4): 292-302.
Hage CA, Carmona EM, Epelbaum O, Evans SE, Gabe LM, Haydour Q, Knox KS, Kolls JK, Murad MH, Wengenack NL, Limper AH. Microbiological Laboratory Testing in the Diagnosis of Fungal Infections in Pulmonary and Critical Care Practice. An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019; Sep 1;200(5): 535-550.
Azar M, Krishnan S, Stump TE, Gutteridge D, Roe DW, Hage C. Peak post-transplant lung function in bilateral lung transplant recipients using a prediction model based on donor and recipient demographic characteristics. Respir Med. 2019; Aug;155: 29-35.
Mejia-Downs A, DiPerna C, Shank C, Johnson R, Rice D, Hage C. Predictors of Long-Term Exercise Capacity in Patients Who Have Had Lung Transplantation. Prog Transplant. 2018; Sep;28(3): 198-205.
Azar MM, Assi R, Relich RF, Schmitt BH, Norris S, Wheat LJ, Hage CA. Blastomycosis in Indiana: Clinical and Epidemiologic Patterns of Disease Gleaned from a Multicenter Retrospective Study. Chest. 2015; Nov;148(5): 1276-1284.
Whited LK, Latran MJ, Hashmi ZA, Wang IW, Wozniak TC, Duncan MD,, Roe DW, Baz MA, Hage CA. Evaluation of Alemtuzumab Versus Basiliximab Induction: A Retrospective Cohort Study in Lung Transplant Recipients. Transplantation. 2015; Oct;99(10): 2190-5.
Notable Achievements
Assembly on Pulmonary Infections and Tuberculosis (PI-TB) Mid-level Peer Recognition Award, 2019
American Thoracic Society Fellow, 2018
Chair: Assembly on Pulmonary Infection and Tuberculosis (PI-TB) Program Committee, 2021-2022