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Maria Elena Vega Sanchez, MD


Maria Elena Vega Sanchez, MD


Medical Director of the Pulmonary Long Term Acute Care Service at Kindred Healthcare, Temple University Hospital

Assistant Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery

Email: maria.vegasanchez@tuhs.temple.edu


Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Section of Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


Educational Background:


MD, Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Quito, Ecuador, 2003


Residency, Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2008


Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2012


Fellowship, Sleep Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2013

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clinical and Research Interests:

  • Sleep Medicine
  • COPD
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

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board certification(s):

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine (board-eligible)
  • Sleep Medicine (board-eligible)

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professional affiliations:

  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians

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Books, Book Chapters, and Other Publications:


Book Chapters


Contributing author of "Smoking and Lung Inflammation: Basic, Pre-Clinical
and Clinical Research Advances" book sponsored by Springer Science and
Business Media. Submitted for publication.


Other Publications


Paz-y-Mino C, Vega ME, Jervis P, Sanchez ME, Leone PE. Consejo
Genetico. Metro Ciencia 2003:Vol. 12(2): 5-9.


Vega Sanchez ME, Marchettti N. 36-Year-Oid Woman with Chronic Cough
and Pulmonary Nodules [internet]. New York: American Thoracic Society;
2008 [updated 2009 July 1].


Lammi M, Panetta N, Vega ME. Beyond The Blue: What Fellows Are
Reading In Other Journals. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2012; 185: 1323-24.


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

22707735. Lammi MR, Panetta N, Vega ME, Airway bypass stents for emphysema, algorithm to exclude precapillary pulmonary hypertension, and sildenafil for pulmonary hypertension in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185:12(1323-4)2012 Jun 15

22087682. Vega ME, Civic B, Images in clinical medicine: A tension bulla mimicking tension pneumothorax. N Engl J Med 365:20(1915)2011 Nov 17

14625809. Leone PE, Vega ME, Jervis P, Pestaņa A, Alonso J, Paz-y-Miņo C, Two new mutations and three novel polymorphisms in the RB1 gene in Ecuadorian patients. J Hum Genet 48:12(639-41)2003

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