Ehab Billatos, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

MD, University of Texas at Austin
BS, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Billatos is the Principal Investigator for the DECAMP consortium (Detection of Early Cancer Among Military Personnel) which aims to improve the early diagnosis of lung cancer via biomarker validation and development from minimally invasive specimens. This is a multi-center trial sponsored by the Department of Defense, the National Cancer Institute, Johnson and Johnson, and Novartis pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Billatos also serves in several clinical roles including the Director of Inpatient Pulmonary Clinical Services, the Director of the Pleural Disease Service, and the Assistant Director of Bronchoscopy at Boston University Medical Center.

Boston University
Pulmonary Center

Extending Reach, Accuracy, and Therapeutic Capabilities: A Soft Robot for Peripheral Early-Stage Lung Cancer
08/01/2023 - 07/31/2027 (Key Person)
PI: Sheila Russo, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering

DECAMP (Immunology)
12/01/2016 - 12/31/2026 (PI)
Janssen Research & Development, LLC

DECAMP (Oncology)
12/01/2016 - 12/31/2026 (PI)
Janssen Research & Development, LLC

Early Lung Cancer Detection using Plasmonic Nano-Aperture Label-free Imaging of Cancer Exosomes (00015879)
09/01/2023 - 08/31/2025 (Subcontract PI)
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a Component of the University of Texas System DOD Army Med Resrch

Clinical Implications, Genomics, and Transcriptomics of Mucus Plugging in Smokers
08/09/2020 - 05/31/2025 (Subcontract PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH NHLBI

NIGHTNGALE: Clinical Utility of Management of Patients with CT and LDCT Identified Pulmonary Nodules Using the Percepta Nasal Swab Classifier
04/11/2023 - 04/11/2025 (PI)
Veracyte Inc.

High-Throughput immunopro eomics for cancer biomarker discovery
09/01/2022 - 08/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Arizona State University NIH NCI

DECAMP Novartis: Infrastructure and Science
07/16/2018 - 03/06/2023 (PI)
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

DECAMP 1 PLUS: Prediction of Lung Cancer Using Noninvasive Biomarkers
03/01/2019 - 03/01/2023 (PI)
Johnson & Johnson

NIGHTNGALE Familiarization and Qualification Clinical Study
02/22/2022 - 02/22/2023 (PI)
Veracyte Inc.

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  1. Mettler SK, Nath HP, Grumley S, Orejas JL, Dolliver WR, Nardelli P, Yen AC, Kligerman SJ, Jacobs K, Manapragada PP, Abozeed M, Aziz MU, Zahid M, Ahmed AN, Terry NL, Elalami R, Estépar RSJ, Sonavane S, Billatos E, Wang W, Estépar RSJ, Richards JB, Cho MH, Diaz AA. Silent Airway Mucus Plugs in COPD and Clinical Implications. Chest. 2023 Nov 25. PMID: 38013161
  2. Menon AA, Lee M, Ke X, Putman RK, Hino T, Rose JA, Duan F, Ash SY, Cho MH, O'Connor GT, Dupuis J, Hatabu H, Lenburg ME, Billatos ES, Hunninghake GM. Bronchial epithelial gene expression and interstitial lung abnormalities. Respir Res. 2023 Oct 10; 24(1):245.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37817229; PMCID: PMC10566143; DOI: 10.1186/s12931-023-02536-w;
  3. Vazirani A, Rodriguez A, Pavesi F, McDermott S, Cabral H, Billatos E, Suzuki K. Black race and lower age at surgery are associated with smoking relapse in a safety-net setting after surgery for stage I non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Dis. 2023 Sep 28; 15(9):4757-4764.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37868906; PMCID: PMC10586932; DOI: 10.21037/jtd-23-392;
  4. Bruhm DC, Mathios D, Foda ZH, Annapragada AV, Medina JE, Adleff V, Chiao EJ, Ferreira L, Cristiano S, White JR, Mazzilli SA, Billatos E, Spira A, Zaidi AH, Mueller J, Kim AK, Anagnostou V, Phallen J, Scharpf RB, Velculescu VE. Single-molecule genome-wide mutation profiles of cell-free DNA for non-invasive detection of cancer. Nat Genet. 2023 Aug; 55(8):1301-1310.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37500728; PMCID: PMC10412448; DOI: 10.1038/s41588-023-01446-3;
  5. Marmor HN, Deppen SA, Welty V, Kammer MN, Godfrey CM, Patel K, Maldonado F, Chen H, Starnes SL, Wilson DO, Billatos E, Grogan EL. Improving Lung Cancer Diagnosis with CT Radiomics and Serum Histoplasmosis Testing. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2023 Mar 06; 32(3):329-336. PMID: 36535650; PMCID: PMC10128087; DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-22-0532;
  6. Van Lewen D, Janke T, Austin R, Lee H, Billatos E, Russo S. A Millimeter-Scale Soft Robot for Tissue Biopsy Procedures. Adv Intell Syst. 2023 May; 5(5). PMID: 37637939; PMCID: PMC10456987; DOI: 10.1002/aisy.202200326;
  7. Xu K, Diaz AA, Duan F, Lee M, Xiao X, Liu H, Liu G, Cho MH, Gower AC, Alekseyev YO, Spira A, Aberle DR, Washko GR, Billatos E, Lenburg ME. Bronchial gene expression alterations associated with radiological bronchiectasis. Eur Respir J. 2023 Jan; 61(1).View Related Profiles. PMID: 36229050; PMCID: PMC9881226; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.00120-2022;
  8. Marmor HN, Kammer MN, Deppen SA, Shipe M, Welty VF, Patel K, Godfrey C, Billatos E, Herman JG, Wilson DO, Kussrow AK, Bornhop DJ, Maldonado F, Chen H, Grogan EL. Improving lung cancer diagnosis with cancer, fungal, and imaging biomarkers. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 Sep; 166(3):669-678.e4. PMID: 36792410; PMCID: PMC10287834; DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2022.12.014;
  9. Xu K, Shi X, Husted C, Hong R, Wang Y, Ning B, Sullivan TB, Rieger-Christ KM, Duan F, Marques H, Gower AC, Xiao X, Liu H, Liu G, Duclos G, Platt M, Spira AE, Mazzilli SA, Billatos E, Lenburg ME, Campbell JD, Beane JE. Smoking modulates different secretory subpopulations expressing SARS-CoV-2 entry genes in the nasal and bronchial airways. Sci Rep. 2022 Oct 28; 12(1):18168.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36307504; PMCID: PMC9615627; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-17832-6;
  10. Pare JR, Gjesteby LA, Telfer BA, Tonelli MM, Leo MM, Billatos E, Scalera J, Brattain LJ. Transfer Learning for Automated COVID-19 B-Line Classification in Lung Ultrasound. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2022 Jul; 2022:1675-1681.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36086232
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2017 University of Texas: Master’s Program Designated Scholarship
2015 American College of Chest Physicians: Alfred Soffer Research Award
2015 American College of Chest Physicians: Chest Conference Poster Award
2010 University of Texas: Paul Brand Scholarship
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