Nicholas Kolaitis, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    UCLA, Los Angeles, CABS06/2007Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
    UCSD School of Medicine, La Jolla, CAMD06/2012Doctor of Medicine
    UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA06/2015Internal Medicine Residency
    UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA06/2018Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship
    UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA06/2017Advanced Fellowship in Heart-Lung and Lung Transplantation
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    UCSF Pulmonary and Critical Care2018The Jeffrey Golden Outstanding Clinical Fellow Award
    American Federation for Medical Research2018Western AMFR Scholar Award
    California Thoracic Society2017California Thoracic Society Scholar Award
    UCLA Medical Center2014Commendation of Excellence in Medical Student Teaching
    UCSD School of Medicine2012School of Medicine Leadership Award
    UCSD School of Medicine2011Gold Humanism Honors Society
    UCSD School of Medicine2012School of Medicine Primary Care Award
    UCLA2007Highest Departmental Honors
    UCLA2007College Honors
    UCLA2007Magna Cum Laude

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    Nicholas Kolaitis specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine with a focus on lung transplantation and pulmonary hypertension. His outpatient clinic is focused on the care of patients after lung transplantation and with pulmonary hypertension due to lung disease.

    Nicholas Kolaitis' research focuses on ways to improve health-related quality of life for patients with advanced lung disease.

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    1. Anderson MR, Kolaitis N, Gao Y, Kukreja J, Greenland J, Hays S, Wolters P, Golden J, Diamond J, Palmer S, Arcasoy S, Udupa J, Christie JD, Lederer DJ, Singer JP. A non-linear relationship between visceral adipose tissue and frailty in adult lung transplant candidates. Am J Transplant. 2019 Jul 06. PMID: 31278829.
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    2. DesJardin JT, Manicardi M, Svetlichnaya Y, Kolaitis NA, Papolos AI, Selby VN, Zier LS, Klein L, Aras MA, Yao FY, Roberts JP, De Marco T. Noninvasive estimation of pulmonary vascular resistance improves portopulmonary hypertension screening in liver transplant candidates. Clin Transplant. 2019 May 10; e13585. PMID: 31074522.
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    3. Kolaitis NA, Kukreja J, Jones KD, Hays SR, Leard LE. Pirfenidone-Induced Sarcoid-Like Reaction: A Novel Complication. Chest. 2018 Oct; 154(4):e89-e92. PMID: 30290953.
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    4. Kolaitis NA, Singer JP. Defining Success in Lung Transplantation: From Survival to Quality of Life. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 04; 39(2):255-268. PMID: 29579775.
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    5. 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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    6. Kolaitis NA, Duffy E, Zhang A, Lo M, Barba DT, Chen M, Soriano T, Hu J, Nabili V, Saggar R, Sayah DM, DerHovanessian A, Shino MY, Lynch JP, Kubak BM, Ardehali A, Ross DJ, Belperio JA, Elashoff D, Saggar R, Weigt SS. Voriconazole increases the risk for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma after lung transplantation. Transpl Int. 2017 Jan; 30(1):41-48. PMID: 27678492.
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    7. North JP, Garrido MC, Kolaitis NA, LeBoit PE, McCalmont TH, Bastian BC. Fluorescence in situ hybridization as an ancillary tool in the diagnosis of ambiguous melanocytic neoplasms: a review of 804 cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Jun; 38(6):824-31. PMID: 24618603.
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    8. von Drygalski A, Kolaitis NA, Bettencourt R, Bergstrom J, Kruse-Jarres R, Quon DV, Wassel C, Li MC, Waalen J, Elias DJ, Mosnier LO, Allison M. Prevalence and risk factors for hypertension in hemophilia. Hypertension. 2013 Jul; 62(1):209-15. PMID: 23630949; PMCID: PMC3850775.
    9. Bauer J, B├╝ttner P, Murali R, Okamoto I, Kolaitis NA, Landi MT, Scolyer RA, Bastian BC. BRAF mutations in cutaneous melanoma are independently associated with age, anatomic site of the primary tumor, and the degree of solar elastosis at the primary tumor site. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2011 Apr; 24(2):345-51. PMID: 21324100.
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    10. Dalton SR, Gerami P, Kolaitis NA, Charzan S, Werling R, LeBoit PE, Bastian BC. Use of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) to distinguish intranodal nevus from metastatic melanoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2010 Feb; 34(2):231-7. PMID: 20087158; PMCID: PMC2831773.
    11. Wu S, Mar-Heyming R, Dugum EZ, Kolaitis NA, Qi H, Pajukanta P, Castellani LW, Lusis AJ, Drake TA. Upstream transcription factor 1 influences plasma lipid and metabolic traits in mice. Hum Mol Genet. 2010 Feb 15; 19(4):597-608. PMID: 19995791; PMCID: PMC2807368.
    12. Gerami P, Jewell SS, Morrison LE, Blondin B, Schulz J, Ruffalo T, Matushek P, Legator M, Jacobson K, Dalton SR, Charzan S, Kolaitis NA, Guitart J, Lertsbarapa T, Boone S, LeBoit PE, Bastian BC. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) as an ancillary diagnostic tool in the diagnosis of melanoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2009 Aug; 33(8):1146-56. PMID: 19561450.
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    13. Mar-Heyming R, Miyazaki M, Weissglas-Volkov D, Kolaitis NA, Sadaat N, Plaisier C, Pajukanta P, Cantor RM, de Bruin TW, Ntambi JM, Lusis AJ. Association of stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 activity with familial combined hyperlipidemia. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2008 Jun; 28(6):1193-9. PMID: 18340007; PMCID: PMC2758768.