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John M. Travaline, MD

John M. Travaline, MD


Professor, Medicine

Telephone:  215-707-3332

Email: trav@temple.edu



Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


Educational Background:


BS, Saint Joseph University, Philadelphia, PA, 1984


MD, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia,, PA, 1988


Internship and Residency, University of Maryland, Internal Medicine, 1989-1991


Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1991-1994

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clinical Interests:

  • Lung cancer
  • Invasive pulmonology
  • Medical ethics

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board certification(s):

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

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research interests:

  • Respiratory physiology
  • Medical education and professionalism

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selected publications:


Travaline JM, Kueppers F.  Ethics in critical care.  In Critical Care Study Guide.  Edited by Criner GJ, D'Alonzo GE,  New York, NY:  Springer-Verlag Inc., 2002, 519-534.


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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

21592362. Bhavsar T, Uppal G, Travaline JM, Gaughan C, Huang Y, Khurana JS, An unusual case of a microscopic alveolar adenoma coexisting with lung carcinoma: a case report and review of the literature. J Med Case Rep 5:(187)2011 May 18

19349382. Travaline JM, McKenna RJ Jr, De Giacomo T, Venuta F, Hazelrigg SR, Boomer M, Criner GJ, Treatment of persistent pulmonary air leaks using endobronchial valves. Chest 136:2(355-60)2009 Aug

17136946. Travaline JM, Gaughan JP, Furukawa S, Criner GJ, Effect of bilateral lung volume reduction surgery on FEV1 decline in severe emphysema. COPD 2:2(203-8)2005 Jun

15710660. Travaline JM, Ruchinskas R, D'Alonzo GE Jr, Patient-physician communication: why and how. J Am Osteopath Assoc 105:1(13-8)2005 Jan

15686717. Travaline JM, Cordova FC, Furukawa S, Criner GJ, Discrepancy between severity of lung impairment and seniority on the lung transplantation list. Transplant Proc 36:10(3156-60)2004 Dec

15685771. Travaline JM, Reflections on human suffering. Linacre Q 71:4(271-80)2004 Nov

10988194. Travaline JM, Maurer AH, Charkes ND, Urbain JL, Furukawa S, Criner GJ, Quantitation of regional ventilation during the washout phase of lung scintigraphy: measurement in patients with severe COPD before and after bilateral lung volume reduction surgery. Chest 118:3(721-7)2000 Sep

10750675. Kaur TB, Travaline JM, Gaughan JP, Richie JP Jr, Stellman SD, Lazarus P, Role of polymorphisms in codons 143 and 160 of the O6-alkylguanine DNA alkyltransferase gene in lung cancer risk. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 9:3(339-42)2000 Mar

10588623. Criner GJ, Cordova FC, Furukawa S, Kuzma AM, Travaline JM, Leyenson V, O'Brien GM, Prospective randomized trial comparing bilateral lung volume reduction surgery to pulmonary rehabilitation in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 160:6(2018-27)1999 Dec

10568418. Criner GJ, Travaline JM, Holt GA, Bosse CG, Kelsen SG, Variability of electrophrenic diaphragm twitch stimulation over time in normal subjects. Respir Physiol 118:1(39-47)1999 Oct 15

10492269. Criner GJ, Brennan K, Travaline JM, Kreimer D, Efficacy and compliance with noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in patients with chronic respiratory failure. Chest 116:3(667-75)1999 Sep

10424500. Lando Y, Boiselle P, Shade D, Travaline JM, Furukawa S, Criner GJ, Effect of lung volume reduction surgery on bony thorax configuration in severe COPD. Chest 116:1(30-9)1999 Jul

10228102. Shade D Jr, Cordova F, Lando Y, Travaline JM, Furukawa S, Kuzma AM, Criner GJ, Relationship between resting hypercapnia and physiologic parameters before and after lung volume reduction surgery in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 159:5 Pt 1(1405-11)1999 May

10051253. Lando Y, Boiselle PM, Shade D, Furukawa S, Kuzma AM, Travaline JM, Criner GJ, Effect of lung volume reduction surgery on diaphragm length in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 159:3(796-805)1999 Mar

9792565. Travaline JM, Furukawa S, Kuzma AM, O'Brien GM, Criner GJ, Bilateral apical vs nonapical stapling resection during lung volume reduction surgery. Chest 114:4(981-7)1998 Oct

9372677. Travaline JM, Sudarshan S, Roy BG, Cordova F, Leyenson V, Criner GJ, Effect of N-acetylcysteine on human diaphragm strength and fatigability. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 156:5(1567-71)1997 Nov

9372676. Travaline JM, Sudarshan S, Criner GJ, Recovery of PdiTwitch following the induction of diaphragm fatigue in normal subjects. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 156:5(1562-6)1997 Nov

8620741. Cordova FC, Travaline JM, O'Brien GM, Ball DS, Lippmann M, Treatment of left pneumonectomy syndrome with an expandable endobronchial prosthesis. Chest 109:2(567-70)1996 Feb

7582315. Travaline JM, Addonizio VP, Criner GJ, Effect of bullectomy on diaphragm strength. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 152:5 Pt 1(1697-701)1995 Nov

7924481. Criner GJ, Travaline JM, Brennan KJ, Kreimer DT, Efficacy of a new full face mask for noninvasive positive pressure ventilation. Chest 106:4(1109-15)1994 Oct

8202889. Travaline JM, Criner GJ, Ming PM, Kueppers F, Anterior mediastinal mass in a young man. Thorax 49:3(283-4)1994 Mar

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