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Mary Ellen Kleinhenz, MD

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    University of PennsylvaniaM.D.1975School of Medicine

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    Dr. Kleinhenz oversees the Ambulatory Practices for the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy-Immunology and Sleep Medicine. She is the Director of the UCSF Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program and Associate Director of the UCSF Cystic Fibrosis Center. Dr. Kleinhenz is also a Transplant Physician of the UCSF Heart Lung Transplant Program.

    Dr. Kleinhenz's clinical interests relate to adult cystic fibrosis and lung transplantation. She maintains an active consultative practice in the UCSF Pulmonary Practice at Parnassus. With the implementation of the EPIC electronic health record at UCSF, Dr. Kleinhenz updated workflows and harmonized documentation across the Division's Ambulatory Specialty Practices.

    Dr. Kleinhenz has sustained a long-term commitment to adult cystic fibrosis care and management. She is a member of the Center Committee of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and participates in the Foundation's Quality Assurance Program. She has championed the training of clinicians in adult cystic fibrosis care; several of her former trainees now staff and direct Adult Cystic Fibrosis Programs across the Nation. Dr. Kleinhenz has directed several trials of potential therapies for cystic fibrosis at UCSF.

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    1. Perez AA, Singer JP, Schwartz BS, Chin-Hong P, Shah RJ, Kleinhenz ME, Gao Y, Venado A, Leard LE, Golden JA, Kukreja J, Greenland JR, Hays SR. Management and clinical outcomes after lung transplantation in patients with pre-transplant Mycobacterium abscessus infection: a single center experience. Transpl Infect Dis. 2019 Mar 29; e13084. PMID: 30924986.
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    2. Greenland JR, Wang P, Brotman JJ, Ahuja R, Chong TA, Kleinhenz ME, Leard LE, Golden JA, Hays SR, Kukreja J, Singer JP, Rajalingam R, Jones K, Laszik ZG, Trivedi NN, Greenland NY, Blanc PD. Gene signatures common to allograft rejection are associated with lymphocytic bronchitis. Clin Transplant. 2019 Mar 08; e13515. PMID: 30849195.
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    3. Kolaitis NA, Soong A, Shrestha P, Zhuo H, Neuhaus J, Katz PP, Greenland JR, Golden J, Leard LE, Shah RJ, Hays SR, Kukreja J, Kleinhenz ME, Blanc PD, Singer JP. Improvement in patient-reported outcomes after lung transplantation is not impacted by the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jul; 156(1):440-448.e2. PMID: 29550072.
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    4. Kerkhoff AD, Patrick L, Cornett P, Kleinhenz ME, Brondfield S. Severe piperacillin-tazobactam-induced hemolysis in a cystic fibrosis patient. Clin Case Rep. 2017 12; 5(12):2059-2061. PMID: 29225856.
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    5. Okumura MJ, Kleinhenz ME. Cystic Fibrosis Transitions of Care: Lessons Learned and Future Directions for Cystic Fibrosis. Clin Chest Med. 2016 Mar; 37(1):119-26. PMID: 26857773.
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    6. Kern RM, Seethamraju H, Blanc PD, Sinha N, Loebe M, Golden J, Kukreja J, Scheinin S, Hays S, Kleinhenz ME, Leard L, Hoopes C, Singer JP. The feasibility of lung transplantation in HIV-seropositive patients. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Jul; 11(6):882-9. PMID: 24964265; PMCID: PMC4213997.
    7. Okumura MJ, Ong T, Dawson D, Nielson D, Lewis N, Richards M, Brindis CD, Kleinhenz ME. Improving transition from paediatric to adult cystic fibrosis care: programme implementation and evaluation. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Apr; 23 Suppl 1:i64-i72. PMID: 24415776.
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    8. Cox MJ, Allgaier M, Taylor B, Baek MS, Huang YJ, Daly RA, Karaoz U, Andersen GL, Brown R, Fujimura KE, Wu B, Tran D, Koff J, Kleinhenz ME, Nielson D, Brodie EL, Lynch SV. Airway microbiota and pathogen abundance in age-stratified cystic fibrosis patients. PLoS One. 2010 Jun 23; 5(6):e11044. PMID: 20585638; PMCID: PMC2890402.
    9. Webb EM, Kleinhenz ME, Coakley FV, Chang CI, Westphalen AC, Yeh BM. Colonic wall redundancy at CT in patients with cystic fibrosis. Radiology. 2008 Sep; 248(3):869-75. PMID: 18647844.
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    10. Gasper WJ, Sweet MP, Golden JA, Hoopes C, Leard LE, Kleinhenz ME, Hays SR, Patti MG. Lung transplantation in patients with connective tissue disorders and esophageal dysmotility. Dis Esophagus. 2008; 21(7):650-5. PMID: 18459990.
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