Ehab Billatos, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Ehab Billatos


Dr. Billatos is investigating gene expression alterations in the bronchial airway associated with acute exposure to tobacco cigarettes. Furthermore, this response to smoking may differ in patients with COPD giving insight into the pathogenesis and development of COPD.

He is also working in the DECAMP consortium (Detection of Early Cancer Among Military Personnel) which aims to improve the early diagnosis of lung cancer in veterans via biomarker validation and development. This project serves as a biorepository of specimens and data unparalleled in contemporary pulmonary medical research.

Finally, Dr. Billatos is also pioneering a project to leverage the local field of injury in the evaluation of peripheral nodules via electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENB) and radial-probe endobronchial ultrasound (r-EBUS).


  • University of Texas at Austin, MD


  • Published on 3/7/2019

    Billatos E, Duan F, Moses E, Marques H, Mahon I, Dymond L, Apgar C, Aberle D, Washko G, Spira A. Detection of early lung cancer among military personnel (DECAMP) consortium: study protocols. BMC Pulm Med. 2019 Mar 07; 19(1):59. PMID: 30845938.

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  • Published on 6/22/2018

    Billatos E, Faiz A, Gesthalter Y, LeClerc A, Alekseyev YO, Xiao X, Liu G, Ten Hacken NHT, Heijink IH, Timens W, Brandsma CA, Postma DS, van den Berge M, Spira A, Lenburg ME. Impact of acute exposure to cigarette smoke on airway gene expression. Physiol Genomics. 2018 09 01; 50(9):705-713. PMID: 29932825.

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  • Published on 2/20/2018

    Billatos E, Vick JL, Lenburg ME, Spira AE. The Airway Transcriptome as a Biomarker for Early Lung Cancer Detection. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Jul 01; 24(13):2984-2992. PMID: 29463557.

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  • Published on 1/1/2015

    Gesthalter Y.B., Billatos E, Kathuria H. Genomic and Personalized Medicine. Molecular Profiling of Lung Cancer. Academic Press. Cambridge. 2015; 4.

  • Published on 12/1/2006

    Mikhail AA, Orvieto MA, Billatos ES, Zorn KC, Gong EM, Brendler CB, Zagaja GP, Shalhav AL. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy: first 100 patients with one year of follow-up. Urology. 2006 Dec; 68(6):1275-9. PMID: 17169649.

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  • Published on 1/1/2006

    A Mikhail, Song D, Orvieto M, Chien G, Stockton B, Billatos E, Gong E, Laven B, Zagaja G, Shalhav A. Sural Nerve Grafting in Robotic Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy. The Journal of Urology. 2006.

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