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Jim Mendez, PhD - Villanova University. Villanova, PA, US

Jim Mendez, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing | Villanova University


Jim Mendez, PhD, CRNP, ANP-BC is an expert in lung disease and transplantation, pharmacology, and clinical ethics


Areas of Expertise (11)

Advanced Practice Nursing

Pulmonary Diseases

Community Health

Social Determinants of Health



Psychological Predictors of Health Outcomes


Lung Transplantation

Opioid Addiction & Recovery

Nurse Practitioner Practice


Dr. Jim Mendez teaches courses in Adult Health/Acute Care, Pharmacology and Clinical Ethics. He continues to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplantation Program of the Penn Transplant Institute at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. He is an expert on pulmonary diseases, advanced practice nursing, and organ donation and transplantation.

Education (5)

Villanova University: PhD

University of Pennsylvania: MSN

Wilmington College: BS

Delaware County Community College: AAS

Swarthmore College: BA

Select Accomplishments (2)

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

April 2013

Wong Moss Outstanding Alumni Award

2001 Delaware County Community College

Affiliations (5)

  • National League for Nursing
  • ChesMont NP/PA Association
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Member, Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
  • Member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Select Academic Articles (5)

The Role of Perceived Social Support in the Transition to Life after Lung Transplantation

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

James D. Mendez


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Case Study. A Second Chance. Commentary

The Hastings Center Report

Nancy P. Blumenthal, James D. Mendez


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Venous Thromboembolic Disease after Lung Transplantation: Special Focus on Sirolimus

The Open Transplantation Journal

Rajiv Lingaraju, Nancy P. Blumenthal, Jim Mendez et. al.


Impact of Pre-Transplant Recipient Obesity on Outcomes after Lung Transplantation

The Journal of the Heart and Lung Association

Denus Hadjiliadis, Nancy P. Blumenthal, James D. Mendez et. al.


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Validation of the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) Formula in Estimating GFR in Lung Transplant Candidates

Journal of the Heart and Lung Association

Nadine Al-Naamani, Omar Maarouf, V.N. Ahya et. al.


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