Ehab Billatos, M.D.

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Pulmonary Fellow, Spira-Lenburg lab

Education

B.S. Microbiology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas – 2006
M.D., University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, Texas – 2010
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas – 2013
Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts – 2016
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Pulmonary Center, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 2016-present

Contact Information

Email: ehab.billatos@bmc.org

Research Interests

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).

Publications

E. Billatos, M. Muse, A. Jiwani, I. Mahon, E. Maple, C.W. Atwood, C. Apgar, J.T. Battaile, R. Browning, E. Garshick, R.H. Goldstein, R.L. Keith, K. More, M. Morris, J.S. Parrish, M. Reid, C. Gatsonis, D. Elashoff, F. Duan, S.M. Dubinett, M. Lenburg, P.P. Massion, D. Remick, I.I. Wistuba, M. Schnall, A. Vachani, A. Spira. Diagnostic Evaluation of the Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodule Among Military and Veteran Personnel with Suspect Lung Cancer: The DECAMP Consortium. Oral Presentation presented at: American Thoracic Society; 2016 May 13-18; San Francisco, CA.

E. Billatos, Y. Gesthalter, N.H.T. ten Hacken, D.S. Postma, I.H. Heijink, W. Timens, C.A. Brandsma, A. Faiz, M. Van den berge, M.E. Lenburg, A. Spira. The Impact of Acute Smoking on Airway Gene-Expression. Poster Presentation presented at: American Thoracic Society; 2016 May 13-18; San Francisco, CA.

E. Billatos, Y. Gesthalter, N.H.T. ten Hacken, D.S. Postma, I.H. Heijink, W. Timens, C.A. Brandsma, A. Faiz, M. Van den berge, M.E. Lenburg, A. Spira. The Impact of Acute Smoking on Airway Gene-Expression. Poster and Oral Presentation presented at: Chest Conference American College of Chest Physicians.; 2015 Oct 24-28; Montreal, QC, Canada.

E. Billatos, Y. Gesthalter, N.H.T. ten Hacken, D.S. Postma, I.H. Heijink, W. Timens, C.A. Brandsma, A. Faiz, M. Van den berge, M.E. Lenburg, A. Spira. The Impact of Acute Smoking on Airway Gene-Expression. Poster Presentation presented at: Evans Memorial Department of Medicine Research Day; 2015 Oct 15-16; Boston, MA.

Molecular Profiling of Lung Cancer. Yaron B Gesthalter, Ehab Billatos, Hasmeena Kathuria. In press – Genomic and Personalized Medicine Volume 4, Primary Care. (2015)