Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
3459 Fifth Avenue,
628 NW
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Academic Office: (412) 692-2210
Comprehensive Lung Center (Patient Care and Referral): (412) 648-6161

Maria M. Crespo, MD, FCCP

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Medical Director, Pulmonary Transplant
UPMC Montefiore Hospital - NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-647-8477
Fax: 412-692-2260
Assistant: M. Sharon Droppa
Assistant Email:


MD, School of Medicine of the University of Cantabria -
Residency, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center/ Albert Einstein


Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center / Albert Einstein -
Critical Care Medical Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/Cornell University -
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Brigham and Womens Hospital -
Lung Transplant Fellowship, University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center -

Area of
Specialization/ Research

Lung Transplantation
Interventional Bronchoscopy
Transplant Immunology

Key Publications

Manuel O, Kumar D, Moussa G, Chen MH, Pilewski J, McCurry KR, Studer SM, Crespo M, Husain S, Humar A. Lack of association between beta-herpesvirus infection and bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome in lung transplant recipients in the era of antiviral prophylaxis. Transplantation. 2009 Mar 15;87(5):719-25

Shigemura N, Bermudez C, Hattler BG, Johnson B, Crespo M, Pilewski J, Toyoda Y. Impact of graft volume reduction for oversized grafts after lung transplantation on outcome in recipients with end-stage restrictive pulmonary diseases. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2009 Feb;28(2):130-4

Toyoda Y, Thacker J, Santos R, Nguyen D, Bhama J, Bermudez C, Kormos R, Johnson B, Crespo M, Pilewski J, Teuteberg J, Alvarez R, Mathier M, McNamara D, McCurry K, Zenati M, Hattler B. Long-term outcome of lung and heart-lung transplantation for idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Oct;86(4):1116-22