Cardiothoracic Surgery Physicians
Luis F. Angel M.D.
Director, Lung Transplantation Program
Division: Cardiothoracic Surgery
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
Colegio Benedictinos de Santa Maria, BS, 1983, Medellin, Colombia
Univ. Pontifica Bolivariana, MD, 1992, Medellin, Colombia
Hospital Antonio Roldan, N/A, 1992-1993, Apartado, Colombia
ER Hosp., Pablo Toban Uribe, N/A, 1993-1994, Medellin, Colombia
Univ. of Texas Health Science Ctr., Internship, 1994-1995, San Antonio, TX
Univ. of Texas Health Science Ctr. Residency, 1995-1997, San Antonio, TX
Univ. of Texas Health Science Ctr., Fellowship, 1997-2000, San Antonio, TX
Beth Israel Deaconess Hosp, Fellowship, 2000-2001, Harvard Medical School, Mass.
Research interests: Anti-rejection in Transplantation; Pulmonary Diseases; Stents for Obstructive Lung Disease
Clinical interests: Critical Care; Pulmonary Disease; Internal Medicine
Angel LF, Levine DJ, Restrepo MI, Johnson S, Sako E, Carpenter AJ, Calhoon J, Cornell JE, Adams SG, Chisholm GB, Nespral J, Roberson A, Levine SM. Impact of a lung transplantation donor-management protocol on lung donation and recipient outcomes. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol.174, 2006.
Editorial | Article - Reuters Health Info
Johnson SB, Allred AM, Cline AM, Angel LF, Sako EY, Baisden CE, Calhoon JH. Cardiac procedures in lung transplant recipients do not increase mortality in selected patients. Ann Thoracic Surg, 2006; 82:460-4. Presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Southern Surgical Assn, Orlando, FL, Nov 10-12, 2005.
>Angel LF, Levine DJ, Sanchez J, Levine S. Azithromycin in Bronchiolitis Obliterans: Is the Evidence Strong Enough? American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol 173, 2006.
Levine, SM, Angel, LF. The Patient Who Has Undergone Lung Transplantation: Implications for Respiratory Care. Respiratory care, April 2006, Vol. 51, No. 4. Levine DJ, Angel LF. Role of the Interventional Pulmonologist. Topics in Pulmonary Medicine. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 13(2):128-141, March 2006.
Levine SM, Angel LF, Peters JI, Jenkinson SG. Lung Transplantation and Lung Volume Reduction (Chapter 10) in: (George RB, Light RW, Matthew MA, and Matthaw RA, eds). Chapter 10 pp. 183-206, 2005. Chest Medicine: Essentials of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 5th Edition, New York, NY: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2005 p. 183-206.
Pelaez A, Angel LF. Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Ventricular Failure in: Current Advances in Failure. 2004
Calhoon JH, Angel LF, Martinez D, Johnson SB. Invited commentary. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2005. June; 79(6):1878-1878.
Angel LF, Levine SM. Bronchoscopy in the immunocompromised host. Pulm Crit Care Update 2005. Jan; 17(19)
Restrepo MI, Angel LF, Mortensen EM, Anzueto AR. Steroid Infusion for Severe Pneumonia: Not so Fast. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2005; 172: 781
Levine DJ, Angel LF. Overcoming Limitations to Lung Transplant Donation. CHEST 2004 Mar; 21(1)
Angel LF, Simpson CB. Comparison of Surgical and percutaneous dilational tracheostomy. Clin Chest Med 2003. Sept; 24(3):423-429
Levine SM, Angel LF. Bronchsocopy in the Non-HIV Immunosuppressed Patient CHEST 2003; 17(19)
Angel LF, Im S. Timing of Tracheotomy and the Comparison of Surgical vs. Percutaneous Dilational Tracheotomy. Pulmonary Critical Care 2003; 13(12).
Biosketch: Dr. Angel obtained his medical degree from the University Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellin, Colombia in 1992. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care. He joined the group in 2001 and currently is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. He is the Co-Director of the Lung Transplantation Program and the Head of the Section of Interventional Pulmonary Medicine within the Division. His current interests include interventional Pulmonology, lung cancer and lung transplantation.
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Top 40 under 40: 2002 San Antonio Business Journal's "Top 40 under 40" as one of San Antonio's rising stars.
Best Medicine Department Subspecialty Fellow: 1999 - 2000, UTHSCSA
Research Day Winner, Clinical Fellow Category: May 1999, UTHSCSA
Best Scientific Presentation: April 1999, Texas Thoracic Society Meeting
Best Internal Medicine Resident: 1995 - 1996, UTHSCSA
Top Graduate: June 1992, Ranked first out of 42 students at Univ. Pontificia Bolivariana
Scholarship Recipient: June 1992, Twscholarships for best medical student of the Univ. Pontificia Bolivariana
Texas Organ Sharing Alliance-Medical Advisory Board Member
Executive Committee of the American Association of Bronchology
Scientific Awards and Abstract Committee - American College of Chest Physicians
Steering Committee Lung Transplant and Immunology Network, American College of Chest Physicians
Scientific Advisory Board- Alveolus, Inc.
The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Reviewer
American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow
American Thoracic Society
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
American Association for Bronchology
Southwest Oncology Group