Ehab Billatos MD

Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

72 E. Concord Street | (617) 638-4860
Ehab Billatos

Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine


Pulmonary Center


Dr. Billatos is the Principal Investigator for the DECAMP consortium (Detection of Early Cancer Among Military Personnel) which aims to improve the early diagnosis of lung cancer via biomarker validation and development from minimally invasive specimens. This is a multi-center trial sponsored by the Department of Defense, the National Cancer Institute, Johnson and Johnson, and Novartis pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Billatos also serves in several clinical roles including the Director of Inpatient Pulmonary Clinical Services, the Director of the Pleural Disease Service, and the Assistant Director of Bronchoscopy at Boston University Medical Center.


Medicine, MD, University of Texas at Austin

Microbiology, BS, University of Texas at Austin


Published on 11/25/2023

Mettler SK, Nath HP, Grumley S, Orejas JL, Dolliver WR, Nardelli P, Yen AC, Kligerman SJ, Jacobs K, Manapragada PP, Abozeed M, Aziz MU, Zahid M, Ahmed AN, Terry NL, Elalami R, Estépar RSJ, Sonavane S, Billatos E, Wang W, Estépar RSJ, Richards JB, Cho MH, Diaz AA. Silent Airway Mucus Plugs in COPD and Clinical Implications. Chest. 2023 Nov 25. PMID: 38013161.

Published on 10/10/2023

Menon AA, Lee M, Ke X, Putman RK, Hino T, Rose JA, Duan F, Ash SY, Cho MH, O'Connor GT, Dupuis J, Hatabu H, Lenburg ME, Billatos ES, Hunninghake GM. Bronchial epithelial gene expression and interstitial lung abnormalities. Respir Res. 2023 Oct 10; 24(1):245. PMID: 37817229.

Published on 9/4/2023

Vazirani A, Rodriguez A, Pavesi F, McDermott S, Cabral H, Billatos E, Suzuki K. Black race and lower age at surgery are associated with smoking relapse in a safety-net setting after surgery for stage I non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Dis. 2023 Sep 28; 15(9):4757-4764. PMID: 37868906.

Published on 7/27/2023

Bruhm DC, Mathios D, Foda ZH, Annapragada AV, Medina JE, Adleff V, Chiao EJ, Ferreira L, Cristiano S, White JR, Mazzilli SA, Billatos E, Spira A, Zaidi AH, Mueller J, Kim AK, Anagnostou V, Phallen J, Scharpf RB, Velculescu VE. Single-molecule genome-wide mutation profiles of cell-free DNA for non-invasive detection of cancer. Nat Genet. 2023 Aug; 55(8):1301-1310. PMID: 37500728.

Published on 3/6/2023

Marmor HN, Deppen SA, Welty V, Kammer MN, Godfrey CM, Patel K, Maldonado F, Chen H, Starnes SL, Wilson DO, Billatos E, Grogan EL. Improving Lung Cancer Diagnosis with CT Radiomics and Serum Histoplasmosis Testing. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2023 Mar 06; 32(3):329-336. PMID: 36535650.

Published on 1/27/2023

Van Lewen D, Janke T, Austin R, Lee H, Billatos E, Russo S. A Millimeter-Scale Soft Robot for Tissue Biopsy Procedures. Adv Intell Syst. 2023 May; 5(5). PMID: 37637939.

Published on 1/27/2023

Xu K, Diaz AA, Duan F, Lee M, Xiao X, Liu H, Liu G, Cho MH, Gower AC, Alekseyev YO, Spira A, Aberle DR, Washko GR, Billatos E, Lenburg ME. Bronchial gene expression alterations associated with radiological bronchiectasis. Eur Respir J. 2023 Jan; 61(1). PMID: 36229050.

Published on 12/23/2022

Marmor HN, Kammer MN, Deppen SA, Shipe M, Welty VF, Patel K, Godfrey C, Billatos E, Herman JG, Wilson DO, Kussrow AK, Bornhop DJ, Maldonado F, Chen H, Grogan EL. Improving lung cancer diagnosis with cancer, fungal, and imaging biomarkers. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 Sep; 166(3):669-678.e4. PMID: 36792410.

Published on 10/28/2022

Xu K, Shi X, Husted C, Hong R, Wang Y, Ning B, Sullivan TB, Rieger-Christ KM, Duan F, Marques H, Gower AC, Xiao X, Liu H, Liu G, Duclos G, Platt M, Spira AE, Mazzilli SA, Billatos E, Lenburg ME, Campbell JD, Beane JE. Smoking modulates different secretory subpopulations expressing SARS-CoV-2 entry genes in the nasal and bronchial airways. Sci Rep. 2022 Oct 28; 12(1):18168. PMID: 36307504.

Published on 7/1/2022

Pare JR, Gjesteby LA, Telfer BA, Tonelli MM, Leo MM, Billatos E, Scalera J, Brattain LJ. Transfer Learning for Automated COVID-19 B-Line Classification in Lung Ultrasound. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2022 Jul; 2022:1675-1681. PMID: 36086232.

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