Daniel Dilling, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Associate Professor
Medical Director, Lung Transplantation, RML Medical Director, Respiratory Care

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Clinical Expertise

  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Birt–Hogg–Dubé lung disease
  • COPD
  • Critical Care
  • Cystic Lung Disease
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma of the lung
  • Hermansky–Pudlak syndrome
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Langerhans cell histiocytosis pulmonary disease
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
  • Lymphangiomatosis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis
  • Rare Lung Diseases
  • Sjögren's Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Disease

About Dr. Dilling

Dogs, Fly Fishing, Golf, Theater, Notre Dame Football, Live Music, Family Time

Medical Education

Medical School
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Loyola University Medical Center - Internal Medicine: General
Loyola University Medical Center - Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Board Certification

Critical Care - Subspecialty Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease - Subspecialty Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
Sleep Medicine - General Cert: AM Board of Sleep Medicine


  • Accuracy of chest high-resolution computed tomography in diagnosing diffuse cystic lung diseases Gupta, N.; Meraj, R.; Tanase, D.; James, L. E.; Seyama, K.; Lynch, D. A.; Akira, M.; Meyer, C. A.; Ruoss, S. J.; Burger, C. D.; Young, L. R.; Almoosa, K. F.; Veeraraghavan, S.; Barker, A. F.; Lee, A. S.; Dilling, D. F.; Inoue, Y.; Cudzilo, C. J.; Zafar, M. A.; McCormack, F. X., The European respiratory journal
  • Disseminated Ureaplasma infection as a cause of fatal hyperammonemia in humans Bharat, A.; Cunningham, S. A.; Scott Budinger, G. R.; Kreisel, D.; DeWet, C. J.; Gelman, A. E.; Waites, K.; Crabb, D.; Xiao, L.; Bhorade, S.; Ambalavanan, N.; Dilling, D. F.; Lowery, E. M.; Astor, T.; Hachem, R.; Krupnick, A. S.; DeCamp, M. M.; Ison, M. G.; Patel, R., Science translational medicine
  • Heavy alcohol use in lung donors increases the risk for primary graft dysfunction Lowery, E. M.; Kuhlmann, E. A.; Mahoney, E. L.; Dilling, D. F.; Kliethermes, S. A.; Kovacs, E. J., Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
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  • Resistance training as a preconditioning strategy for enhancing aerobic exercise training outcomes in COPD Covey, M. K.; Collins, E. G.; Reynertson, S. I.; Dilling, D. F., Respiratory medicine
  • Subtherapeutic ganciclovir (GCV) levels and GCV-resistant cytomegalovirus in lung transplant recipients Gagermeier, J. P.; Rusinak, J. D.; Lurain, N. S.; Alex, C. G.; Dilling, D. F.; Wigfield, C. H.; Love, R. B., Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society
  • Positioning ganglioside D3 as an immunotherapeutic target in lymphangioleiomyomatosis Gilbert, E. R.; Eby, J. M.; Hammer, A. M.; Klarquist, J.; Christensen, D. G.; Barfuss, A. J.; Boissy, R. E.; Picken, M. M.; Love, R. B.; Dilling, D. F.; Le Poole, I. C., The American journal of pathology
  • A current viewpoint of lymphangioleiomyomatosis supporting immunotherapeutic treatment options Dilling, D. F.; Gilbert, E. R.; Picken, M. M.; Eby, J. M.; Love, R. B.; Le Poole, I. C., American Journal of Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology
  • The prevalence and extent of gastroesophageal reflux disease correlates to the type of lung transplantation. Fisichella, P. M.; Davis, C. S.; Shankaran, V.; Gagermeier, J.; Dilling, D.; Alex, C. G.; Kovacs, E. J.; Joehl, R. J.; Love, R. B., Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques
  • Advances in lung transplantation: the year in review Dilling, D. F.; Glanville, A. R., Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation
  • Laparoscopic antireflux surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease after lung transplantation. Fisichella, P. M.; Davis, C. S.; Gagermeier, J.; Dilling, D.; Alex, C. G.; Dorfmeister, J. A.; Kovacs, E. J.; Love, R. B.; Gamelli, R. L., Journal of Surgical Research
  • A review of the potential applications and controversies of non-invasive testing for biomarkers of aspiration in the lung transplant population Davis, C. S.; Gagermeier, J.; Dilling, D.; Alex, C.; Lowery, E.; Kovacs, E. J.; Love, R. B.; Fisichella, P. M., Clinical transplantation
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease after lung transplantation: pathophysiology and implications for treatment. Davis, C. S.; Shankaran, V.; Kovacs, E. J.; Gagermeier, J.; Dilling, D.; Alex, C. G.; Love, R. B.; Sinacore, J.; Fisichella, P. M., Surgery
  • Melanoma-associated antigen expression in lymphangioleiomyomatosis renders tumor cells susceptible to cytotoxic T cells. Klarquist, J.; Barfuss, A.; Kandala, S.; Reust, M. J.; Braun, R. K.; Hu, J.; Dilling, D. F.; McKee, M. D.; Boissy, R. E.; Love, R. B.; Nishimura, M. I.; Le Poole, I. C., American Journal of Pathology
  • Diagnostic criteria for persistent vegetative state. Dilling, D., VIRTUAL MENTOR