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Noah Lechtzin, M.D., M.H.S.

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  • Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
Male

Expertise

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests

The metabolic complications in CF, including vitamin D deficiency, osteoporosis and testosterone deficiency; The impact of antibiotic resistant bacterial infections in CF patients ...read more

Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Pediatric Cardiology, M2201 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Suite 6318B Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Suite 6318D Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Suite 6322 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Suite 6323 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Suite 6336 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Suite 6349B Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Suite 7218 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Suite 7314B Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Suite 8523 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Suite 12356 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Suite 9409 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower, Suite 2-210 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower, Suite 6107 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower, Suite 7125 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Suite 6349G Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower, Suite 10-113 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower, Suite 4120E Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower, Suite 6115A Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower, Suite 6115C Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower, Suite 7125T Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower, Suite 7125P Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower, Suite 7125V Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower, Suite 9121 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, 12 North Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Suite G1509 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Pediatric Cardiology, M2201 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-8751
1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, 11th Floor Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Suite 7310 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center, 12 North Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Room 8530 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans Street The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Suite 7323 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower, Suite 7125N Baltimore, MD 21287-6568 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Room 1495 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Suite 6216 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. NICU, The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, 8th floor Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower, Suite 7125G Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Suite 9413 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans Street Sheikh Zayed Tower, Suite 7125A Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower, Suite 6115E Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Suite 8520 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-3467
601 N. Caroline St. Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Background

Dr. Noah Lechtzin is an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds a joint appointment in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His areas of clinical expertise include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cystic fibrosis, adult pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. Dr. Lechtzin serves as assistant director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program.

Dr. Lechtzin graduated first in his medical school class at Temple University, then did his internship and residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins. He completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins and also received an M.H.A. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

His research interests include the impact of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and metabolic complications in CF, including vitamin D deficiency, osteoporosis and testosterone deficiency.

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Titles

  • Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

  • MD; Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine (1994)

Residencies

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Medicine (1997)

Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pulmonary Medicine (2001)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Critical Care Medicine (2001)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Pulmonary Disease (2000)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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  1. Yarmus L, Akulian J, Gilbert C, Feller-Kopman D, Lee HJ, Zarogoulidis P, Lechtzin N, Ali SZ, Sathiyamoorthy V. Optimizing Endobronchial Ultrasound for Molecular Analysis: How Many Passes Are Needed? Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24079724
  2. Lechtzin N, West N, Allgood S, Wilhelm E, Khan U, Mayer-Hamblett N, Aitken ML, Ramsey BW, Boyle MP, Mogayzel PJ Jr, Goss CH. Rationale and design of a randomized trial of home electronic symptom and lung function monitoring to detect cystic fibrosis pulmonary exacerbations: The early intervention in cystic fibrosis exacerbation (eICE) trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2013 Nov;36(2):460-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2013.09.004. Epub 2013 Sep 19. PMID: 24055998
  3. ALSUntangled Group, Fournier C, Bedlack B, Hardiman O, Heiman-Patterson T, Gutmann L, Bromberg M, Ostrow L, Carter G, Kabashi E, Bertorini T, Mozaffar T, Andersen P, Dietz J, Gamez J, Dimachkie M, Wang Y, Wicks P, Heywood J, Novella S, Rowland LP, Pioro E, Kinsley L, Mitchell K, Glass J, Sathornsumetee S, Kwiecinski H, Baker J, Atassi N, Forshew D, Ravits J, Conwit R, Jackson C, Sherman A, Dalton K, Tindall K, Gonzalez G, Robertson J, Phillips L, Benatar M, Sorenson E, Shoesmith C, Nash S, Maragakis N, Moore D, Caress J, Boylan K, Armon C, Grosso M, Gerecke B, Wymer J, Oskarsson B, Bowser R, Drory V, Shefner J, Lechtzin N, Leitner M, Miller R, Mitsumoto H, Levine T, Russell J, Sharma K, Saperstein D, McClusky L, MacGowan D, Licht J, Verma A, Strong M, Lomen-Hoerth C, Tandan R, Rivner M, Kolb S, Polak M, Rudnicki S, Kittrell P, Quereshi M, Sachs G, Pattee G, Weiss M, Kissel J, Goldstein J, Rothstein J, Pastula D, Gleb L, Ogino M, Rosenfeld J, Carmi E, Oster C, Barkhaus P, Valor E. ALS Untangled No. 20: the Deanna protocol. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2013 May;14(4):319-23. doi: 10.3109/21678421.2013.788405. Epub 2013 May 2. Review. No abstract available. PMID: 23638638
  4. Yarmus LB, Akulian J, Lechtzin N, Yasin F, Kamdar B, Ernst A, Ost DE, Ray C, Greenhill SR, Jimenez CA, Filner J, Feller-Kopman D; Comparison of 21-gauge and 22-gauge aspiration needle in endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration: results of the American College of Chest Physicians Quality Improvement Registry, Education, and Evaluation Registry. American College of Chest Physicians Quality Improvement Registry, Education, and Evaluation (AQuIRE) Participants. Chest. 2013 Apr;143(4):1036-43. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-1205. PMID: 23632441
  5. Feller-Kopman DJ, Brigham E, Lechtzin N, Gilbert C, Akulian J, Yarmus L. Training perspective: the impact of starting an endobronchial ultrasound program at a major academic center on fellows training of transbronchial needle aspiration. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Apr;10(2):127-30. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201208-052OC. PMID: 23607841
  6. Lechtzin N, Horton MR. Author reply: To PMID 22986377. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Mar 19;158(6):498-9. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-158-6-201303190-00016. No abstract available. PMID: 23553005
  7. Lechtzin N, Hilliard ME, Horton MR. Validation of the Cough Quality-of-Life Questionnaire in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Chest. 2013 Jun;143(6):1745-9. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-2870. PMID: 23519393
  8. Yarmus L, Gilbert C, Lechtzin N, Imad M, Ernst A, Feller-Kopman D. Safety and feasibility of interventional pulmonologists performing bedside percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement. Chest. 2013 Aug;144(2):436-40. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-2550. PMID: 23392239
  9. Shehata ML, Harouni AA, Skrok J, Basha TA, Boyce D, Lechtzin N, Mathai SC, Girgis R, Osman NF, Lima JA, Bluemke DA, Hassoun PM, Vogel-Claussen J. Regional and global biventricular function in pulmonary arterial hypertension: a cardiac MR imaging study. Radiology. 2013 Jan;266(1):114-22. doi: 10.1148/radiol.12111599. Epub 2012 Nov 14. PMID: 23151825
  10. Akulian JA, Pipeling MR, John ER, Orens JB, Lechtzin N, McDyer JF. High-quality CMV-specific CD4+ memory is enriched in the lung allograft and is associated with mucosal viral control. Am J Transplant. 2013 Jan;13(1):146-56. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04282.x. Epub 2012 Sep 27. PMID: 23016698

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