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

Dr.Valapour is Director of Lung Transplant Outcomes at the Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic. She has worked in the field of lung transplantation for 13 years and has extensive clinical expertise in the care of lung transplant candidates and recipients.




Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

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

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

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

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

Undergraduate - Charleston Southern University
Charleston, SC USA

Additional Training


Professional Highlights

  • In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Valapour is focused on research to improve the U.S. lung transplant system and the outcomes of transplant patients. She is the Senior Investigator for Lung Transplant for the U.S. Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). In this role, she oversees the analysis of U.S. lung transplant data and refinement of the U.S. lung allocation system. In addition to this role, as Director of Lung Transplant Outcomes at the Cleveland Clinic, she works to study and improve the clinical outcomes of lung transplant patients at the Cleveland Clinic, one of the largest lung transplant programs in the U.S.




Specialty Interests

Lung Transplant


  • 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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As of 4/3/2016, Dr. Valapour has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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