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Vincent Valentine, MD
Professor, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Vincent Valentine, MD

Vincent Valentine, MD
Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Chief Editor, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) LINKS e-Newsletter, 2011 – present

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0772
Phone: 409.772.9838
Fax: 409.747.1901


Degree/Training Completed Year Name & Location
M.D. 1987 Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA
Residency 1990 Charity Hospital, LSU Affiliated Hospitals
New Orleans, LA
Fellow 1993 Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, CA
Advanced Fellow 1994 Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, CA

Research Interests:

  • Role of neutrophils in the pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis
  • Managing patients with cystic fibrosis
  • Improving outcomes for heart-lung and lung transplant recipients
  • Genetic influences on the immunopathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Managing CMV Disease in transplantation
  • Defining and managing obliterative bronchiolitis/bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome in the lung allograft
  • Pulmonary complications in the immunocompromised host
  • Managing septic shock

Selected Publications

  1. 1.Painter RG, Marrero L, Lombard GA, Valentine VG, Nauseef WM, Wang G. CFTR-mediated halide transport in phagosomes of human neutrophils. J Leukoc Biol 87(5):933-942, 2010 PMID 20089668; PMCID2858676
  2. Gilani SR, Vuga LJ, Lindell KO, Gibson KF, Xue J, Kaminski N, Valentine VG, Lindsay EK, George MP, Steele C, Duncan SR. CD28 down-regulation on circulating CD4 T-cells is associated with poor prognoses of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. PLoS One 2010 Jan;5:e8959 PMID20126467; PMCID2813297
  3. Palmer SM, Limaye AP, Banks M, Gallup D, Chapman J, Lawrence EC, Dunitz J, Milstone A, Reynolds J, Yung GL, Chan KM, Aris R, Garrity E, Valentine V, McCall J, Chow SC, Davis RD, Avery R. Extended valganciclovir prophylaxis to prevent cytomegalovirus (CMV) after lung transplantation: a randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med 2010 Jun 15;152(12):761-769; PMID 20547904
  4. Dhillon GS, Valentine VG, Levitt J, Patel P, Gupta MR, Duncan SR, Seoane L, Weill D. Clarithromycin for Prevention of Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome in Lung Allograft Recipients.  Clin Transplant. 2011 Feb 24. Doi: 10.1111/j. 1399-0012.2011.01420.x. Epub ahead of print PMID 21352378
  5. Xue J, Gochuico BR, Alawad AS, Feghali-Bostwick CA, Noth I, Nathan SD, Rosen GD, Rosas IO, Dacic S, Ocak I, Fuhrman CR, Cuenco KT, Smith MA, Jacobs SS, Zeevi A, Morel PA, Pilewski JM, Valentine VG, Gibson KF, Kaminski N, Sciurba FC, Zhang Y, Duncan SR. The HLA Class Ii Allele DRB1*1501 Is Over-Represented in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.  PLoS One. 2011 Feb 23;6(2):e14715 PMID 21373184
  6. Martens C, Inglis S, Valentine VG, Garrison J, Conner G, Ballard S: Mucous Solids and Liquid Secretion by Airways: Studies with Normal Pig, Cystic Fibrosis Human, and Non-Cystic Fibrosis Human Bronchi.  Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2011; 301:L236-46. Epub May 27. PMID 21622844
  7. Lick SD, Beckles, DL, Piovesana G, Vaidya S, Indrikovs A, Barbagelata NA, Valentine V. Transplantation of high panel-reactive antibody left ventricular assist device patients without crossmatch using on-bypass pheresis and alemtuzumab. Ann Thorac Surg 2011;92:1428-34 E-pub, August 19. PMID 21855854
  8. Shah SK, Parto P, Lombard GA, James MA, Beckles DL, Lick S, Valentine VG. Probable Phaeoacremonium parasiticum as a cause of cavitary native lung nodules after single lung transplantation.Transpl Infect Dis. 2013 Feb;15(1):E9-13. Epub 2012 Dec 20. PMID: 23279754
  9. Bhorade SM, Husain AN, Liao C, Li LC, Ahya VN, Baz MA, Valentine VG, Love RB, Seethamraju H, Alex CG, Bag R, Deoliveira NC, Vigneswaran WT, Garrity ER, Arcasoy SM Interobserver variability in grading transbronchial lung biopsies after lung transplantation. Chest. 2013 Jun;143(6):1717-24.[Epub ahead of print] Jan 31 PMID: 23370547
  10. Ghassemieh B, Ahya VN, Baz MA, Valentine VG, Arcasoy SM, Love RB, Seethamraju H, Alex CG, Bag R, Deoliveira NC, Vigneswaran WT, Charbeneau J, Garrity ER, Bhorade SM. Decreased incidence of cytomegalovirus infection with sirolimus in a post hoc randomized, multcenter study in lung transplantation.  J Heart Lung Transplant. 2013 Jul;32(7):701-6. [Epub ahead of print] May 7 PMID:  23664526
  11. Terasaki JM, Shah SK, Schnadig VJ, Valentine VG. Airway complication contributing to disseminated fusariosis after lung transplantation. Transpl Infect Dis 2014 Aug:16(4):621-624. [Epub ahead of print] Jun 3 PMID: 24890670

Book Chapters:

  1. Hewagama S, Langan K, Nishi S, Valentine VG, Peleg A: Nocardia in Cardiothoracic Transplantation. Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Diseases in Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support.  Mooney M, Hannan M, Husain S, Kirklin J (eds).  Elsevier, 175-186, 2011.
  2. Kadambi PV, Stimpson E, Acorda K. Valentine VG: Transplantation, Pregnancy and Maternal Fetal Medicine. Clinical Maternal Fetal Medicine. Pacheco LD, Clark S, Hankins GVD (eds). Pending publication. Informa Healthcare 2014.

Clinical Interests:

  • Critical pathways in Managing Lung Transplantation and  Advanced Pulmonary Diseases
    Quality Assurance and Process Improvement in Heart and Lung Transplantation

  • Cystic Fibrosis

  • Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases

  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)

Patient Care:

Victory Lakes Town Center
2660 Gulf Freeway South
League City, Texas 77573

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