Maryam Valapour, M.D., M.P.P.

Maryam Valapour, M.D., M.P.P.
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Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Biography

About Maryam Valapour, M.D., M.P.P.

Maryam Valapour, MD, MPP is Director of Lung Transplant Outcomes at the Respiratory Institute.

A practicing pulmonologist, Dr. Valapour has worked in the field of lung transplantation for 15 years and has extensive clinical expertise in the care of lung transplant candidates and recipients.

Dr. Valapour is focused on research to improve the U.S. lung transplant system and the outcomes of transplant patients.  She serves as principal investigator on a number of grants addressing patient- and system-level approaches to improve lung transplantation. Her research utilizes clinical and mechanistic methods to better understand the causes of chronic rejection, quality improvement methods to improve institutional practices in evaluating lung transplant candidates, and epidemiologic methods to study impact of the lung allocation system on survival of transplant candidates and recipients. She is the principal investigator for the Cystic Fibrosis Lung Transplant Consortium award where the Cleveland Clinic is one of ten North American institutions in a clinical and translational network of CF lung transplant centers to facilitate lung transplant research.   

In addition to her roles at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Valapour serves as Senior Investigator for Lung Transplant for the U.S. Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). In this role, she oversees the analysis of all U.S. lung transplant data and refinement of the lung allocation system. She serves as scientific advisor to the U.S. OPTN/UNOS Thoracic Committee.

Dr. Valapour earned her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed residency in Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. She did fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. In addition, she completed fellowship training in Bioethics and Health Policy at Johns Hopkins University and earned a Master in Public Policy from Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2014

Education & Fellowships

Graduate - University of Minnesota
Master of Public Policy
Minneapolis, MN USA
2011

Fellowship - Johns Hopkins University
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
2002

Fellowship - Johns Hopkins University
Bioethics/Health Policy
Baltimore, MD USA
2001

Residency - Thomas Jefferson University Medical College
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
1998

Medical School - Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC USA
1995

Undergraduate - Charleston Southern University
Charleston, SC USA
1988

Additional Training

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Professional Highlights

  • Senior Lung Investigator, Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), Health Resources and Services Administration (2010-present)
  • Member of the Editorial Board - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (2017-present)
  • Elected Member of Executive Committee, American Society of Transplantation (AST) Thoracic and Critical Care Community of Practice (2016-2018)
  • Chair, Research Committee of LifeSource Upper Midwest Organ Procurement Organization (2007-2014)

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease

Specialty Interests

Lung Transplant

Awards & Honors

  • Principal Investigator, NIH K23 Career Development Award  (2006-2010)
  • Postdoctoral trainee, NIH T32 Multidisciplinary Training Program in Lung Diseases (1998-2001)
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • University of Minnesota Champion of Care award for excellence in care of patients

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Memberships

  • American Society of Transplantation
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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