Dr. Jose Luis De Cardenas is the Director of the Interventional Pulmonology Program at the University of Michigan and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Michigan and at the Rogel Cancer Center. His clinical focus is on complex airway and pleural diseases as well as the early detection, treatment, and management of lung cancer.
Dr. De Cardenas has technical expertise in the use of minimally invasive advanced diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopic and pleural procedures and critical care ultrasonography. He is dedicated to early detection, treatment, and management of complications of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies as well as patients with benign diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and post-lung transplant. He is also dedicated to medical education of residents and fellows in pulmonary and critical care.
Education and Career
Dr. De Cardenas earned his medical degree at the Facultad de Medicina, Universidad National de Trujillo in Peru, then followed that education with an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Jacobi Medical Center in New York. He pursued two fellowships: one in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and one in Combined Interventional Pulmonology at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. De Cardenas is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Interventional Pulmonology.
Honors and Awards
- 2017 Nominee Emerging Educator Award – Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors (APCCMPD)
- 2014 Fellow of the Year, Department of Medicine. Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell, NY
- 2012 Best Teaching Senior Resident, Leo M. Davidoff Society Awards, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- 2011 Best Teaching Junior Resident, Leo M. Davidoff Society Awards, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- 2010 Best Teaching Intern, Leo M. Davidoff Society Awards, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronchopleural Fistula in the Mechanically Ventilated Patient: A Concise Review, Grotberg JC, Hyzy RC, De Cardenas J, Co IN.Crit Care Med. 2021 Feb 1;49(2):292-301. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004771.PMID: 33372747 Review.
Rebuttal From Drs Brenner, Feller-Kopman, and De Cardenas, Brenner MJ, Feller-Kopman D, De Cardenas J.Chest. 2021 May;159(5):1729-1731. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2021.01.076. Epub 2021 Feb 27.PMID: 33652000 Free PMC article.
Endoscopic Treatment of Bronchial Anastomotic Dehiscence, Ali MS, De Cardenas J, Wayne MT, Chang AC.Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2023 Jun;20(6):906-910. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202211-947CC.PMID: 37261786
POINT: Tracheostomy in Patients With COVID-19: Should We Do It Before 14 Days? Yes, Brenner MJ, Feller-Kopman D, De Cardenas J.Chest. 2021 May;159(5):1723-1727. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2021.01.074. Epub 2021 Feb 27.PMID: 33651997 Free PMC article.
Tuberculous Pleural Effusion and Serum Creatinine: An Initial Signal, Manley C, De Cardenas J.Am J Med Sci. 2021 Feb;361(2):143-144. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2020.09.016. Epub 2020 Sep 28.PMID: 33187631
Narrative review of tools for endoscopic ultrasound-guided biopsy of mediastinal nodes, Yang J, De Cardenas J, Nobari M, Miller R, Cheng G.Mediastinum. 2020 Dec 30;4:34. doi: 10.21037/med-20-25. eCollection 2020.PMID: 35118302 Free PMC article. Review.
Society for Advanced Bronchoscopy Consensus Statement and Guidelines for bronchoscopy and airway management amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Pritchett MA, Oberg CL, Belanger A, De Cardenas J, Cheng G, Nacheli GC, Franco-Paredes C, Singh J, Toth J, Zgoda M, Folch E.J Thorac Dis. 2020 May;12(5):1781-1798. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2020.04.32.PMID: 32642084 Free PMC article. Review.
Lung Ultrasound Scans During Whole Lung Lavage, Sigakis MJG, De Cardenas JL.Chest. 2021 Jun;159(6):e433-e436. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.06.089.PMID: 34099165
Invited Commentary: Better Together-Interventional Pulmonology and Thoracic Radiology, Wayne MT, Prescott HC, De Cardenas J.Radiographics. 2021 Nov-Dec;41(7):E202-E203. doi: 10.1148/rg.2021210197.PMID: 34723707
Variation in U.S. Hospital Practices for Bronchoscopy in the Intensive Care Unit, Wayne MT, Seelye S, Molling D, Hogan CK, Valley TS, Arenberg DA, De Cardenas J, Prescott HC.Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022 Jun;19(6):1061-1065. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202110-1141RL.PMID: 34847332