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

MD, 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

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

Clinical Implications, Genomics, and Transcriptomics of Mucus Plugging in Smokers
08/09/2020 - 05/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH NHLBI

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

DECAMP (Immunology)
12/01/2016 - 07/31/2022 (PI)
Janssen Research & Development, LLC

DECAMP (Oncology)
12/01/2016 - 07/31/2022 (PI)
Janssen Research & Development, LLC

DECAMP Novartis: Infrastructure and Science
07/16/2018 - 07/15/2022 (PI)
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research


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  1. Johnson SW, Billatos E. Polymicrobial empyema; a novel case of Actinomyces turicensis. Respir Med Case Rep. 2021; 32:101365.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33728262; PMCID: PMC7935702; DOI: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2021.101365;
  2. Choi Y, Qu J, Wu S, Hao Y, Zhang J, Ning J, Yang X, Lofaro L, Pankratz DG, Babiarz J, Walsh PS, Billatos E, Lenburg ME, Kennedy GC, McAuliffe J, Huang J. Improving lung cancer risk stratification leveraging whole transcriptome RNA sequencing and machine learning across multiple cohorts. BMC Med Genomics. 2020 10 22; 13(Suppl 10):151.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33087128; PMCID: PMC7579926; DOI: 10.1186/s12920-020-00782-1;
  3. Belok S, Herbst N, Billatos E. A chocolate effusion - An unusual cause of elevated adenosine deaminase in the pleural fluid. Respir Med Case Rep. 2020; 31:101260.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33117649; PMCID: PMC7582089; DOI: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2020.101260;
  4. Billatos E, Ash SY, Duan F, Xu K, Romanoff J, Marques H, Moses E, Han MK, Regan EA, Bowler RP, Mason SE, Doyle TJ, San José Estépar R, Rosas IO, Ross JC, Xiao X, Liu H, Liu G, Sukumar G, Wilkerson M, Dalgard C, Stevenson C, Whitney D, Aberle D, Spira A, San José Estépar R, Lenburg ME, Washko GR. Distinguishing Smoking-Related Lung Disease Phenotypes Via Imaging and Molecular Features. Chest. 2021 Feb; 159(2):549-563.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32946850; PMCID: PMC8039011; DOI: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.08.2115;
  5. Billatos E, Duan F, Moses E, Marques H, Mahon I, Dymond L, Apgar C, Aberle D, Washko G, Spira A. Detection of early lung cancer among military personnel (DECAMP) consortium: study protocols. BMC Pulm Med. 2019 Mar 07; 19(1):59.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30845938; PMCID: PMC6407252; DOI: 10.1186/s12890-019-0825-7;
  6. Billatos E, Faiz A, Gesthalter Y, LeClerc A, Alekseyev YO, Xiao X, Liu G, Ten Hacken NHT, Heijink IH, Timens W, Brandsma CA, Postma DS, van den Berge M, Spira A, Lenburg ME. Impact of acute exposure to cigarette smoke on airway gene expression. Physiol Genomics. 2018 09 01; 50(9):705-713.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29932825; PMCID: PMC6172616; DOI: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00092.2017;
  7. Billatos E, Vick JL, Lenburg ME, Spira AE. The Airway Transcriptome as a Biomarker for Early Lung Cancer Detection. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 07 01; 24(13):2984-2992.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29463557; PMCID: PMC7397497; DOI: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-16-3187;
  8. Gesthalter Y.B., Billatos E, Kathuria H. Genomic and Personalized Medicine. Molecular Profiling of Lung Cancer. Academic Press. Cambridge. 2015; 4.
  9. Mikhail AA, Orvieto MA, Billatos ES, Zorn KC, Gong EM, Brendler CB, Zagaja GP, Shalhav AL. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy: first 100 patients with one year of follow-up. Urology. 2006 Dec; 68(6):1275-9. PMID: 17169649
  10. A Mikhail, Song D, Orvieto M, Chien G, Stockton B, Billatos E, Gong E, Laven B, Zagaja G, Shalhav A. Sural Nerve Grafting in Robotic Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy. The Journal of Urology. 2006. View Publication

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