Stephen Kantrow, MD

Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Pulmonary/ Critical Care Fellowship

Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care & Allergy/Immunology
1901 Perdido Street
Suite 3205
New Orleans, LA 70112 
504.568.4634  Phone
504.568.4295  FAX



MD - 1988
Louisiana State University School of Medicine


Dr. Kantrow completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, and research training at Duke University Medical Center.  He is board certified in pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, and has won several awards for excellence in teaching.  He has been program director for the LSU pulmonary and critical care fellowship since 2009.

Clinical Interests

Neuromuscular causes of respiratory failure

Treatment of tobacco dependence

Global health

Research Interests

Treatment of tobacco dependence

Treatment of neuromuscular respiratory failue

Epidemiology of tobocco smoking

Selected Publications

  1. Kantrow SP, Jolley SE, Price-Haywood EG, Wang X, Tseng TS, Arnold D, Brown L, Leonardi C, Scribner RA, Trapido EJ, Lin HY.  Using the Emergency Department to Investigate Smoking in Young Adults.  Ann Epidemiol 2019; 30: 44-49
  2. Nguyen Ho L, Tran Van N, Le Thuong V, Hoang Chan P, Kantrow SP, Duong Duy K, Smith DL. Hilar asymmetry in endobronchial tuberculosis patients: an often-overlooked clue. Int J Infect Dis. 2019; 80: 80-83
  3. Ghio AJ, Soukup JM, Stonehuerner J, Tong H, Richards J, Gilmour MI, Madden MC, Shen Z, Kantrow SP.  Quartz Disrupts Iron Homeostasis in Alveolar Macrophages To Impact a Pro-Inflammatory Effect. Chem Res Toxicol. 2019;32(9):1737-174
  4. Leone FT, Zhang Y, Evers-Casey S, Evins AE, Eakin M, Fathi J, Fennig K, Folan P, Galiatsatos P, Gogineni H, Kantrow S, Kathuria H, Lamphere T, Neptune E, Pacheco MC, Pakhale S, Prezant D, Sachs DPL, Toll B, Upson D, Xiao D, Cruz-Lopes L, Fulone I, Murray RL, O’Brien KK, Pavalagantharajah S, Ross S, Zhang Y, Zhu M, and Farber HJ.Initiating Pharmacologic Treatment of Tobacco Dependence in Adults: An Official ATS Clinical Practice Guideline.Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2020;202(2):e5-e31
  5. Janz DR, Mackey S, Patel N, Saccoccia BP, St Romain M, Busack B, Lee H, Phan L, Vaughn J, Feinswog D, Chan R, Auerbach L, Sausen N, Grace J, Sackey M, Das A, Gordon AO, Schwehm J, McGoey R, Happel KI, Kantrow SP. Critically Ill Adults with COVID-19 in New Orleans and Care with an Evidence-based Protocol. Chest. 2020 Sep 14. Epub ahead of print. PMID 3294186