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Alex Arto Balekian

Assistant Professor
Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
United States of America

Biography

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.

Research Interest

interstitial lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis, and critical care outcomes. 

Publications

  • Balekian AA, 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. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2013 Dec;10(6):629-35.

  • Balekian AA, 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 Journal. 2016 Apr 1;149(4):943-50.

  • Balekian AA, Tanner NT, Fisher JM, Silvestri GA, Gould MK. Factors Associated with a Positive Baseline Screening Exam Result in the National Lung Screening Trial. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2016 Sep;13(9):1568-74.

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