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Christian Avery Merlo, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Appointment Phone

410-550-5864

Primary Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Comprehensive Transplant Center

Expertise

Cystic Fibrosis, Adult, Lung Transplant, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine

Research Interests

Clinical outcomes in cystic fibrosis; Outcomes after lung transplantation; HIV-related pulmonary disease

Languages

  • English

Additional Resources

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  • Education +

    Training

    • Georgetown University Hospital ( Washington DC ) (1996)

    Residencies

    • Georgetown University Hospital/Internal Medicine ( Washington DC ) (2000)

    Fellowships

    • The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine ( Baltimore MD ) (2004)

    Certifications

    • Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2005)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Eberlein M, Reed RM, Maidaa M, Bolukbas S, Arnaoutakis GJ, Orens JB, Brower RG, Merlo CA, Hunsicker LG. Donor-recipient size matching and survival after lung transplantation. A cohort study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Oct;10(5):418-25. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201301-008OC. PMID: 23988005 
    2. Kilic A, Beaty CA, Merlo CA, Conte JV, Shah AS. Functional status is highly predictive of outcomes after redo lung transplantation: an analysis of 390 cases in the modern era. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Nov;96(5):1804-11; discussion 1811. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.05.080. Epub 2013 Aug 20. PMID: 23968759
    3. 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 Dec;32(12):1172-8. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2013.06.011. Epub 2013 Jul 19. PMID: 23876630 
    4. Fischer Ii WA, Drummond MB, Merlo CA, Thomas DL, Brown R, Mehta SH, Wise RA, Kirk GD. Hepatitis C Virus Infection Is Not An Independent Risk Factor For Obstructive Lung Disease. COPD. 2013 Jul 17. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23862666 
    5. 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 Aug;96(2):457-63. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.04.064. Epub 2013 Jun 26. PMID: 23809729
    6. Lambert AA, Merlo CA, Kirk GD. Human immunodeficiency virus-associated lung malignancies. Clin Chest Med. 2013 Jun;34(2):255-72. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2013.01.008. Epub 2013 Apr 8. Review. PMID: 23702175
    7. Reh DD, Hur K, Merlo CA. Efficacy of a topical sesame/rose geranium oil compound in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia associated epistaxis. Laryngoscope. 2013 Apr;123(4):820-2. doi: 10.1002/lary.23736. Epub 2013 Feb 9. PMID: 23401038 
    8. Yarmus L, Akulian J, Gilbert C, Illei P, Shah P, Merlo C, Orens J, Feller-Kopman D. Cryoprobe transbronchial lung biopsy in patients after lung transplantation: a pilot safety study. Chest. 2013 Mar;143(3):621-6. PMID: 23328889
    9. Drummond MB, Merlo CA, Astemborski J, Kalmin MM, Kisalu A, Mcdyer JF, Mehta SH, Brown RH, Wise RA, Kirk GD. The effect of HIV infection on longitudinal lung function decline among IDUs: a prospective cohort. AIDS. 2013 May 15;27(8):1303-11. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0b013e32835e395d. PMID: 23299176 
    10. Kilic A, Shah AS, Merlo CA, Gourin CG, Lidor AO. Early outcomes of antireflux surgery for United States lung transplant recipients. Surg Endosc. 2013 May;27(5):1754-60. doi: 10.1007/s00464-012-2674-9. Epub 2012 Dec 28. PMID: 23271270
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    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-3467
    Appointment Phone: 410-550-5864
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-2000 (PULM); 410-955-9434 (INTERN)
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    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Appointment Phone: 410-550-5864
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    Department/Division

    • Medicine - Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

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