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    Alex Arto Balekian, MD

    TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentMedicine
    AddressIRD 720 2020 Zonal Avenue
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033
    Phone+1 323 226 1389
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      Dr. Balekian's clinical interests include interstitial lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis, and critical care outcomes. His research interests include quality of care in lung cancer and racial and gender disparities in lung cancer.

      Dr. Balekian earned his medical degree from University of California, San Diego. He then went on to complete his Masters in Health Services from UCLA School of Public Health. Dr. Balekian most recently completed his fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.


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      University of California, Los Angeles1999Alumni Scholar
      University of California, Los Angeles1999Regents Scholar
      University of Texas, Southwestern2004Outstanding Teacher
      University of Texas, Southwestern2006John S. Miller Award, Outstanding Senior Resident

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      1. Balekian A, Tanner NT, Fisher JM, Silvestri GA, Gould MK. Factors Associated with a Positive Baseline Screening Exam Result in the National Lung Screening Trial. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Sep; 13(9):1568-74. PMID: 27387658.
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      2. Balekian A, Fisher JM, Gould MK. Brain Imaging for Staging of Patients With Clinical Stage IA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer in the National Lung Screening Trial: Adherence With Recommendations From the Choosing Wisely Campaign. Chest. 2016 Apr; 149(4):943-50. PMID: 26356134.
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      3. Balekian A, Silvestri GA, Simkovich SM, Mestaz PJ, Sanders GD, Daniel J, Porcel J, Gould MK. Accuracy of clinicians and models for estimating the probability that a pulmonary nodule is malignant. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Dec; 10(6):629-35. PMID: 24063427.
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      4. Howington JA, Blum MG, Chang AC, Balekian A, Murthy SC. Treatment of stage I and II non-small cell lung cancer: Diagnosis and management of lung cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest. 2013 May; 143(5 Suppl):e278S-313S. PMID: 23649443.
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      5. Ramnath N, Dilling TJ, Harris LJ, Kim AW, Michaud GC, Balekian A, Diekemper R, Detterbeck FC, Arenberg DA. Treatment of stage III non-small cell lung cancer: Diagnosis and management of lung cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest. 2013 May; 143(5 Suppl):e314S-40S. PMID: 23649445.
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      6. Balekian A, Gould MK. Predicting in-hospital mortality among critically ill patients with end-stage liver disease. J Crit Care. 2012 Dec; 27(6):740.e1-7. PMID: 23059012.
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      7. Kahn SR, Lim W, Dunn AS, Cushman M, Dentali F, Akl EA, Cook DJ, Balekian A, Klein RC, Le H, Schulman S, Murad MH. Prevention of VTE in Nonsurgical Patients: Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines. Chest. 2012 Feb; 141(2 Suppl):e195S-226S. PMID: 22315261.
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