Dr. Balekian's clinical interests include interstitial lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis, and critical care outcomes. His research interests include quality of care in lung cancer and racial and gender disparities in lung cancer.
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.
University of Texas, Southwestern: Outstanding Teacher, 2004
University of California, Los Angeles: Regents Scholar, 1999
University of California, Los Angeles: Alumni Scholar, 1999
University of Texas, Southwestern: John S. Miller Award, Outstanding Senior Resident, 2006
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. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Sep; 13(9):1568-74. View in: PubMed
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. 2016 Apr; 149(4):943-50. View in: PubMed
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. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Dec; 10(6):629-35. View in: PubMed
Ramnath N, Dilling TJ, Harris LJ, Kim AW, Michaud GC, Balekian AA, Diekemper R, Detterbeck FC, Arenberg DA. Treatment of stage III non-small cell lung cancer: Diagnosis and management of lung cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest. 2013 May; 143(5 Suppl):e314S-40S. View in: PubMed
Howington JA, Blum MG, Chang AC, Balekian AA, Murthy SC. Treatment of stage I and II non-small cell lung cancer: Diagnosis and management of lung cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest. 2013 May; 143(5 Suppl):e278S-313S. View in: PubMed
Balekian AA, Gould MK. Predicting in-hospital mortality among critically ill patients with end-stage liver disease. J Crit Care. 2012 Dec; 27(6):740. e1-7. View in: PubMed
Kahn SR, Lim W, Dunn AS, Cushman M, Dentali F, Akl EA, Cook DJ, Balekian AA, Klein RC, Le H, Schulman S, Murad MH. Prevention of VTE in Nonsurgical Patients: Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines. Chest. 2012 Feb; 141(2 Suppl):e195S-226S. View in: PubMed