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Erin Lowery, MD, MS

Erin Lowery, MD, MS


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Associate Professor

Languages Spoken


Clinical Expertise

  • Advanced Lung Disease
  • Asthma
  • Lung Transplant

About Dr. Lowery


Medical Education

Medical School
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Loyola University Medical Center - Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
  • 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
American Board of Pediatrics, Pulmonary Disease


  • Lung allograft donors with excessive alcohol use have increased levels of human antimicrobial peptide LL-37. Camargo Moreno, M; Lewis, JB; Kovacs, EJ; Lowery, EM, Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.)
  • Optimal Cut-Points for Phosphatidylethanol Vary by Clinical Setting: Response to Nguyen and Seth's (2018) Letter to the Editor. Afshar, M; Burnham, EL; Joyce, C; Kovacs, EJ; Lowery, EM, Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
  • Recent alcohol use prolongs hospital length of stay following lung transplant. Lowery, EM; Yong, M; Cohen, A; Joyce, C; Kovacs, EJ, Clinical transplantation
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  • Use of alcohol biomarkers to identify alcohol misuse in organ donors. Lowery, EM; Walsh, M; Yong, M; Kovacs, EJ; Joyce, C; Afshar, M, Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.)
  • Cut-Point Levels of Phosphatidylethanol to Identify Alcohol Misuse in a Mixed Cohort Including Critically Ill Patients Afshar, M.; Burnham, E. L.; Joyce, C.; Clark, B. J.; Yong, M.; Gaydos, J.; Cooper, R. S.; Smith, G. S.; Kovacs, E. J.; Lowery, E. M., Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
  • Increased risk of PTLD in lung transplant recipients with cystic fibrosis Lowery, E. M.; Adams, W.; Grim, S. A.; Clark, N. M.; Edwards, L.; Layden, J. E., Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
  • 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
  • Aspiration Localized Pulmonary Inflammation, and Predictors of Early-Onset Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome after Lung Transplantation, Fisichella, P. M.; Davis, C. S.; Lowery, E.; Ramirez, L.; Gamelli, R. L.; Kovacs, E. J., Journal of the American College of Surgeons
  • Pepsin concentrations are elevated in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis after lung transplantation Davis, C. S.; Mendez, B. M.; Flint, D. V.; Pelletiere, K.; Lowery, E.; Ramirez, L.; Love, R. B.; Kovacs, E. J.; Fisichella, P. M., The Journal of surgical research
  • The aging lung Lowery, E. M.; Brubaker, A. L.; Kuhlmann, E.; Kovacs, E. J., Clinical interventions in aging
  • Cellular basis of tissue regeneration by omentum. Shah, S.; Lowery, E.; Braun, R. K.; Martin, A.; Huang, N.; Medina, M.; Sethupathi, P.; Seki, Y.; Takami, M.; Byrne, K.; Wigfield, C.; Love, R. B.; Iwashima, M., PLoS ONE [Electronic Resource]
  • Low vitamin D levels are associated with increased rejection and infections after lung transplantation. Lowery, E. M.; Bemiss, B.; Cascino, T.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Forsythe, S. M.; Alex, C.; Laghi, F.; Love, R. B.; Camacho, P., Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation
  • Pulmonary immune changes early after laparoscopic antireflux surgery in lung transplant patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Fisichella, P. M.; Davis, C. S.; Lowery, E.; Pittman, M.; Gagermeier, J.; Love, R. B.; Kovacs, E. J., Journal of Surgical Research
  • The protective role of laparoscopic antireflux surgery against aspiration of pepsin after lung transplantation. Fisichella, P. M.; Davis, C. S.; Lundberg, P. W.; Lowery, E.; Burnham, E. L.; Alex, C. G.; Ramirez, L.; Pelletiere, K.; Love, R. B.; Kuo, P. C.; Kovacs, E. J., Surgery
  • 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
  • Challenges in the diagnosis of 2009 H1N1 in a lung transplant patient and the long-term implications for prevention and treatment: a case report. Davis, C. S.; Deburghgraeve, C. R.; Yong, S.; Parada, J. P.; Palladino-Davis, A. G.; Lowery, E.; Gagermeier, J.; Fisichella, P. M., Transplantation proceedings