David William Zaas, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 3400 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone (919) 954-3101
Email address david.zaas@duke.edu

Dr. Zaas's research includes clinical, translational and basic research investigation centered on the care of lung transplant patients. His basic research has focused on the host pathogen interactions of Pseudomonas pneumonia, which is a frequent post-transplant infection believed to contribute to the progression of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome. He is involved in a wide range of clinical research investigations aimed at improving the practice of lung transplantation. Specific areas of interest include resource utilization and clinical outcomes after lung transplantation. Dr. Zaas is also actively involved in transplant policy through his involvement with the United Network for Organ Sharing as well as the HRSA Transplant Collaborative.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Medicine, Duke University, 2003 - 2005
  • Fellow in Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Medicine, Duke University, 2001 - 2002
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1998 - 2001
  • M.B.A., Duke University, 2008
  • M.D., Northwestern University, 1998

Publications

Wang, R, Welsh, SK, Budev, M, Goldberg, H, Noone, PG, Gray, A, Zaas, D, and Boyer, D. "Survival after lung transplantation of cystic fibrosis patients infected with Burkholderia dolosa (genomovar VI)." Clinical Transplantation 32, no. 5 (May 2018): e13236-e13236.

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Cheely, G, and Zaas, D. "Evidence-based medicine and decision-making policy." In Handbook of Health Decision Science, 307-320. September 26, 2016.

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Bain, JC, Turner, DA, Rehder, KJ, Eisenstein, EL, Davis, RD, Cheifetz, IM, and Zaas, DW. "Economic Outcomes of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation With and Without Ambulation as a Bridge to Lung Transplantation." Respiratory care 61, no. 1 (January 2016): 1-7.

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Lehr, CJ, Zaas, DW, Cheifetz, IM, and Turner, DA. "Ambulatory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to lung transplantation: walking while waiting." Chest 147, no. 5 (May 2015): 1213-1218. (Review)

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Szabolcs, P, Buckley, RH, Davis, RD, Moffet, J, Voynow, J, Antony, J, Chen, X, Sempowski, GD, and Zaas, DW. "Tolerance and immunity after sequential lung and bone marrow transplantation from an unrelated cadaveric donor." The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 135, no. 2 (February 2015): 567-570. (Letter)

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Lehr, CJ, and Zaas, DW. "Candidacy for lung transplant and lung allocation." Thoracic Surgery Clinics 25, no. 1 (January 2015): 1-15. (Review)

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Turner, DA, Rehder, KJ, Bonadonna, D, Gray, A, Lin, S, Zaas, D, and Cheifetz, IM. "Ambulatory ECMO as a bridge to lung transplant in a previously well pediatric patient with ARDS." Pediatrics 134, no. 2 (August 2014): e583-e585.

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Doligalski, CT, Benedict, K, Cleveland, AA, Park, B, Derado, G, Pappas, PG, Baddley, JW, Zaas, DW, Harris, MT, and Alexander, BD. "Epidemiology of invasive mold infections in lung transplant recipients." American Journal of Transplantation 14, no. 6 (January 1, 2014): 1328-1333.

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Peppercorn, J, Armstrong, A, Zaas, DW, and George, D. "Rationing in urologic oncology: lessons from sipuleucel-T for advanced prostate cancer." Urol Oncol 31, no. 7 (October 2013): 1079-1084.

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22305627
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Dzau, VJ, Cho, A, Ellaissi, W, Yoediono, Z, Sangvai, D, Shah, B, Zaas, D, and Udayakumar, K. "Transforming academic health centers for an uncertain future." N Engl J Med 369, no. 11 (September 12, 2013): 991-993.

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