Stephen Kantrow, MD

Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary/ Critical Care Fellowship Program Director

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 internal medicine, 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

Lung cancer


Global health

Acute lung injury

Neuromuscular respiratory failure


Research Interests

Thoracic malignancy
Lung injury during sepsis
Alcohol and Host Defense

Selected Publications

  1. Kantrow SP, Shen Z, Jagneaux T, Zhang P and S Nelson. Neutrophil-mediated lung permeability and host defense proteins. American Journal of Physiology 297(4):L738-45, 2009
  2. Ramsay J, Amari M and SP Kantrow.  Pulmonary vasculitis: clinical presentation, differential diagnosis and treatment.  Current Rheumatology Reports 12(6):420-8, 2010
  3. DeBoisblanc B and SP Kantrow.  A letter from New Orleans five years later.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 182(8):989-90, 2010
  4. Haque N, Raza A, McGoey R, Boulmay B, Diethelm L and SP Kantrow.  Small cell lung cancer: time to diagnosis and treatment.  Southern Medical Journal 105(8):418-23, 2012
  5. C Li, HT Nguyen, Y Zhuang, Z Lin, EK. Flemington, SP Kantrow, GF Morris, DE Sullivan, Bin Shan.  Comparative profiling of miRNA expression of lung adenocarcinoma cells in two-dimensional and three-dimensional cultures.  Gene 511:143-50, 2012
  6. Nguyen HT, Zhuang Y, Sun L, Kantrow SP, Kolls JK, You Z, Zhou Y, Shan B. Src-mediated morphology transition of lung cancer cells in three-dimensional organotype culture. Cancer Cell Int 13(1):16, 2013