Mani Kavuru, MD

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834 Walnut Street
Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-6591
(215) 955-0830 fax

Medical School

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine - 1984


Cleveland Clinic


Cleveland Clinic

Board Certification

Pulmonary Disease
Critical Care Medicine
Internal Medicine

Hospital Appointment

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

University Appointment

Professor of Medicine, 2010

Research & Clinical Interests

Asthma, Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis and rare lung disease, pulmonary function testing, fellow education and research, bronchoscopy, and critical care

I am a pulmonary & critical care clinician scientist with a long-standing interest and experience in a variety of lung disorders, translational research, and multi-center clinical trials. I am the division director and am responsible for growing a robust academic pulmonary & critical care program that excels both regionally and nationally. I am board-certified in both pulmonary & critical care medicine and I am a Professor at Thomas Jefferson University / Hospital in center city Philadelphia. I trained at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and was on faculty there for 14 years, and was the director of the PFT lab for 10 years. I was instrumental in starting the Sarcoidosis Center at CCF. I have an active clinical practice at Jefferson in both the outpatient setting as well as the hospital medical ICU. I am a co-director of the Jefferson Center for Critical Care. In these administrative capacities, I am involved in critical care from an organizational perspective and closely interface with intensivists from several disciplines as well as the emergency department. I have been a PI on a variety of pulmonary clinical trials over 20 years ranging from asthma, sarcoidosis, sepsis, ARDS, and pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. I have participated in a variety of NIH-funded consortia [i.e. Sarcoid Genetic Analysis (SAGA) consortium, Rare Lung Disease Consortium] and a variety of RO-1s as a co-investigator or a PI on the parent trials. Currently, I am a co-investigator on a pharma-funded sepsis study and an ARDS study and I have been the PI on several prior multi-center studies. I have authored or co-authored over 100 original publications. I have co-mentored 3 junior faculty in NIH K awards. Overall goal for our division is to provide world-class patient care with compassion, train the best pulmonary physicians, and contribute to advances for the future of our specialty. We wish to do this by broad-based collaborations & partnerships in a collegial atmosphere.