Founded at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania
Anil Vachani

Anil Vachani, MD, MS

Co-Director of Lung Cancer Screening and Associate Professor of Medicine

Director of Clinical Research, Section of Interventional Pulmonology and Thoracic Oncology, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division, Perelman School of Medicine
Director of Bronchoscopy, Penn Medicine and Philadelphia VA Medical Center

Dr. Vachani is a pulmonologist and physician-scientist at Penn Medicine and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He co-Directs the Lung Cancer Screening (LCS) programs at both institutions and leads efforts to implement lung cancer screening protocols, including the provision of tobacco dependence services to active smokers undergoing low dose CT screening and management of patients with positive findings. His research interests broadly focus on the studies that address important process and outcome questions relevant to the study of quality and comparative effectiveness of current approaches for prevention, screening, diagnosis, and management of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. His current work, funded by the NCI and PCORI, uses multicenter observational approaches and interventional studies to assess key outcomes relevant to LCS implementation and the assessment of behavioral economic approaches to tobacco dependence treatment within the context of screening.

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