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James D. Mendez, MSN, CRNP
Transplant Surgery

 
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Administrative Offices:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Ground Floor, Rhoads Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Telephone: 215-662-2366
Administrative Fax: 215-349-8235

Contact Information (internal use only)

james.mendez@uphs.upenn.edu 

 

James D. Mendez has served as a staff nurse on the Cardiothoracic Surgery step-down unit from 1993 through 1997, and then as coordinator for the Emphysema Program from 1997 to 2001. Since 2001, he has been a Nurse Practitioner in the Program for Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplantation. He lectures frequently throughout the region on pulmonary topics and has precepted both undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been, and is currently involved in several industry sponsored pharmaceutical trials. He has a particular interest in the development and use of clinical databases and is a member of the Organ Transplant Tracking Record (OTTR) Advisory Board and User Group at HUP. Jim is also on the staff at the St. Agnes Nurse’s Center, a free primary care clinic for the uninsured and underinsured located in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 
Education/Training
1982 BA in Biology Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
 
1993 AAS in Nursing Delaware County Community College
Media, Pennsylvania
 
1996 BSN Wilmington College
New Castle, Delaware
 
1999 MSN University of Pennsylvania
Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2000 Certificate Villanova University
Congregational/Parish Nursing
Villanova, Pennsylvania
 
Memberships/Societies
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • ChesMont Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Association
  • Southern Chester County Nurse Practitioner Association
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Research
1997 - 2001

Clinic Coordinator|
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.
National Emphysema Treatment Trial
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health and Health Care Financing Administration.

 
2000 - 2001

Co-Investigator
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.
A randomized, 24-week, double-blind
placebo-controlled, parallel-group study to evaluate the
efficacy, safety, and tolerability of Ariflo (15 mg twice per day) in patients with Chronic
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Sponsor: Glaxo SmithKline

 
Publications
  1. NETT Research Group. (1999). Rationale and design of the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT): A prospective randomized trial of lung volume reduction surgery. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 118(3), 518-28.
  2. NETT Research Group. (1999). Rationale and design of the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT): A prospective randomized trial of lung volume reduction surgery. Chest, 116(6), 1750-1761.
  3. NETT Research Group. (2000). Rationale and design for the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT): A prospective randomized trial of lung volume reduction surgery. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, (20), 24-36.
  4. NETT Research Group. (2001). Patients at high risk of death after lung-volume-reduction surgery. New England Journal of Medicine. 345(15), 1075-1083.
  5. NETT Research Group. (2003). A randomized trial comparing lung-volume-reduction surgery with medical therapy for severe emphysema. New England Journal of Medicine, 348(21), 2059-2073.
  6. NETT Research Group. (2003). Cost-effectiveness of lung-volume-reduction surgery for patients with severe emphysema. New England Journal of Medicine, 348(21), 2092-2102.

 

 
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