Daniel Dilling, MD, FACP,FCCP


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 Disease
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
  • Lymphangiomatosis
  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Rare Lung Diseases
  • Sjögren's Interstitial 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

American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Critical Care Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Pulmonary Disease


  • A Phase II Clinical Trial of an Aromatase Inhibitor for Postmenopausal Women with Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Lu, C.; Lee, H. S.; Pappas, G. P.; Dilling, D. F.; Burger, C. D.; Shifren, A.; Veeraraghavan, S.; Chapman, J. T.; Parambil, J.; Ruoss, S. J.; Young, L. R.; Hammes, S. R.; Kopras, E. J.; Roads, T.; Krischer, J. P.; McCormack, F. X.; Trial of an Aromatase Inhibitor in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Group, Annals of the American Thoracic Society
  • Alpha-N-acetyl-neuraminide alpha-2 8-sialyltransferase 1 can support immune responses toward tumors overexpressing ganglioside D3 in mice, Eby, J. M.; Barse, L.; Henning, S. W.; Rabelink, M. J.; Klarquist, J.; Gilbert, E. R.; Hammer, A. M.; Fernandez, M. F.; Yung, N.; Khan, S.; Miller, H. G.; Kessler, E. R.; Garrett-Mayer, E.; Dilling, D. F.; Hoeben, R. C.; Le Poole, I. C., Cancer immunology, immunotherapy : CII
  • First Spontaneous Pneumothorax: Time for Screening High-Resolution Computed Tomographic Imaging to Look for Cystic Lung Disease? Dilling, D. F., Annals of the American Thoracic Society
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  • 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
  • ALN-RSV01 for prevention of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after respiratory syncytial virus infection in lung transplant recipients Gottlieb, J.; Zamora, M. R.; Hodges, T.; Musk, A. W.; Sommerwerk, U.; Dilling, D.; Arcasoy, S.; DeVincenzo, J.; Karsten, V.; Shah, S.; Bettencourt, B. R.; Cehelsky, J.; Nochur, S.; Gollob, J.; Vaishnaw, A.; Simon, A. R.; Glanville, A. R., The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
  • 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
  • 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