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Department of Medicine

  Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine



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photo Michael G. Risbano, MD, MA

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Director, Invasive Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Program

Head, Clinical Operations for Pulmonary Hypertension

Email: risbanomg@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-3199

Contact
Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-864-3199
Fax: 412-692-2260
E-mail: risbanomg@upmc.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Judy Nauman
Email: naumanja@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-864-3199
Fax: 412-692-2260
Education and Training
Education
MA, Medical Science, Boston University School of Medicine, 1997
MD, Boston University School of Medicine, 2002
Training
Residency, Internal Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, 2005
Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Colorado, Denver, 2010
Fellowship, Pulmonary Hypertension, University of Colorado, Denver, 2010
Research Interest
Dr. Risbano is interested in the hemodynamic evaluation of subjects with pulmonary hypertension and correlation of hemodynamic values with biomarkers for the early diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Risbano is directly involved in the clinical and research exercise right heart catheterization efforts in which we identify patients with various forms of exercise pulmonary hypertension.

Dr. Risbano is also the PI for a number of investigator initiated and Pharma related research clinical trials.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Risbano is the Director of the Invasive Cardiopulmonary Exercise Program and the Head of Clinical Operations for Pulmonary Hypertension in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

He directs the exercise component of the clinical and research right heart catheterization efforts at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Risbano utilizes invasive cardiopulmonary exercise testing (simultaneous upright bicycle, gas exchange, radial artery line and pulmonary artery catheterization) to study our patients/subjects with dyspnea on exertion. Exercise pulmonary hypertension (ePH) falls on a continuum between health and overt pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Risbano is interested in identifying patients with early pulmonary vascular disease utilizing exercise right heart catheterizations and is currently evaluating different diagnostic and treatment modalities for ePH.

Dr. Risbano is an attending physician in the Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Program. He works with patients with all forms of pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Risbano performs right heart catheterizations to diagnose and follow the hemodynamic progression of patients with pulmonary hypertension. He is also attending Intensivist physician at Shadyside-UPMC.
Publications
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Selected Publications:
Risbano, MG, Kanias, T, Triulzi, D, Donadee, C, Barge, S, Badlam, J, Jain, S, Belanger, AM, Kim-Shapiro, DB, Gladwin, MT. Effects of Aged Stored Autologous Red Blood Cells on Human Endothelial Function. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015; 192(10): 1223-33.
Rivera-Lebron, B.N., Risbano, M.G. (Senior Author). Ambrisentan: a review of its use in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease. 2017; 11(6): 233-244.
Hunt, JM, Risbano, MG, Messenger, JC, Carroll, J, Badesch, D, Lowes, BD, Casserly, IP, Kay, J, Bull, TM. Timed response to inhaled nitric oxide in pulmonary hypertension. Pulm Circ. 2014; Mar;4(1): 103-9.
Risbano, MG, Gladwin, MT. Therapeutics targeting of dysregulated redox equilibrium and endothelial dysfunction. Handb Exp Pharmacol. 2013; 218: 315-49.
Kapnadak, SG, Abt, D, Risbano, MC. Acute respiratory failure mimicking acute respiratory distress syndrome due to parenchymal infiltration by metastatic melanoma. Pulm Circ. 2013; Dec;3(4): 959-62.
Stamm, JA, Risbano, MG, Mathier, MA. Overview of current therapeutic approaches for pulmonary hypertension. Pulm Circ. 2011; 1(2): 138-59.
Risbano, MG, Meadows, CA, Coldren, CD, Jenkins, TJ, Edwards, MG, Collier, D, Huber, W, Mack, DG, Fontenot, AP, Geraci, MW, Bull, TM. Altered immune phenotype in peripheral blood cells of patients with scleroderma-associated pulmonary hypertension. Clin Transl Sci. 2010; Oct;3(5): 210-8.
Meadows, CA, Risbano, MG, Zhang, L, Geraci, MW, Tuder, RM, Collier, DH, Bull, TM. Increased expression of growth differentiation factor-15 in systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension. Chest. 2011; May;139(5): 994-1002.
Risbano, MG, Groshong, SD, Schwarz, MI. Lung nodules in a woman with a history of breast cancer. Diagnosis: a sarcoid-like reaction in metastatic breast cancer. Chest. 2007; Nov;132(5): 1697-701.
Feldman, JA, Risbano, M, Mitchell, PM, Metha, SD, Fish, SS. Evaluating acceptance and understanding of risk in the emergency department: are all risk statements created equally?. Acad Emerg Med. 2002; Apr;9(4): 309-16.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Slope of 6MWD Improvement as a Predictor of Clinical Outcome in PAH
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: United Therapeutics Corp.
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2017
Title: Uric Acid Levels After Phosphodiesterase-5 Inhibition Predict Improved Outcome in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: United Therapeutics Corp.
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2016
Title: Storage Lesion in Banked Blood due to Disruption of Nitric Oxide Hemostasis
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: R01 HL098032
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2018
Title: Vascular Subphenotypes of Lung Disease - Core C
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: P01 HL103455
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2016
Notable Achievements
Member, Pulmonary Hypertension Association Clinicians and Researchers, 2008-Present
Member, American Thoracic Society, 2006-Present
Member, ATS Pulmonary Circulation Program Committee, 2013-2017
PACCM Fellowship Committee Member, 2013-Present
Ad Hoc Mauscript Reviewer: Chest, Annals of ATS, COPD, Heart and Lung, Present
Pulmonary Hypertension Association Travel Award, 2010