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Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine

Maria Elena Vega Sanchez, MD

Maria Elena Vega Sanchez, MD

Assistant Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Associate Program Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program
Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
  • About Me
  • Education, Training, & Credentials
  • Publications
Clinical Interests
  • Sleep medicine

  • Asthma

  • COPD

  • Interstitial lung disease

Languages Other Than English
  • Spanish


  • MD, Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Quito, Ecuador


  • Fellowship, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

  • Fellowship, Sleep Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • American Thoracic Society

  • American College of Chest Physicians

Honors & Awards
  • Most Outstanding Resident, Temple University Hospital

  • Sol Sherry Resident and Fellow Research Forum, Temple University Hospital

Selected Publications

Contributing author of "Smoking and Lung Inflammation: Basic, Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research Advances" book sponsored by Springer Science and Business Media. Submitted for publication.

Paz-y-Mino C, Vega ME, Jervis P, Sanchez ME, Leone PE. Consejo Genetico. Metro Ciencia 2003:Vol. 12(2): 5-9.

Vega Sanchez ME, Marchetti N. "36-Year-Oid Woman with Chronic Cough and Pulmonary Nodules" [internet]. New York: American Thoracic Society; 2008 [updated 2009 July 1].

Lammi M, Panetta N, Vega ME. "Beyond The Blue: What Fellows Are Reading In Other Journals." Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2012; 185: 1323-24.

Office Locations

Temple University Hospital
3401 N. Broad Street
Ambulatory Care Center, 5th Floor (Zone D)
Philadelphia, PA 19140
United States
Temple Health Oaks
450 Cresson Blvd
Suite 200
Oaks, PA 19456
United States