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PHA's Scientific Leadership Council identified several questions to assist patients in identifying a PH specialist for their care. The answers below were provided by doctors to help patients assess their qualifications. PHA has not confirmed the validity of this information and is relying on answers provided by physicians who wish to be listed in our Find a Doctor Directory. The following information is publicly available. If a field is blank, the member may have opted to make the corresponding information private.

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Contact Information:

Name: Vincent P.R. Aluquin, MD, MS
Institution/Practice: Penn State Children's Hospital
Position/Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Academic Appointment (if any): Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Business Address: 121 N Nyes Rd Ste D
Harrisburg, PA 17112-3248
Business Phone:
Business Email:

Are you certified to practice in your country in any of the following?

Internal Medicine:   No      Expires:
Pulmonary Medicine:   No      Expires:
Cardiology:   No      Expires:
Rheumatology:   No      Expires:
Pediatrics:   Yes      Expires: 2016
Pediatric Cardiology:   Yes      Expires: 2022
Pediatric Critical Care:   No      Expires:
Pediatric Pulmonary:   No      Expires:
Pediatric Rheumatology:   No      Expires:
I treat patients with:   WHO Group 1 - Congenital Heart Disease; WHO Group 1 - Persistent PH of the Newborn; WHO Group 3 - Sleep-disordered Breathing; WHO Group 5 - Hematologic Disorders; WHO Group 2 - Valvular Disease; WHO Group 1 - PVOD and/or PCH; WHO Group 3 - Interstitial Lung Disease; WHO Group 5 - Metabolic Disorders; WHO Group 1 - Connective Tissue Disease; WHO Group 3 - Developmental Abnormalities; WHO Group 1 - Drug and Toxin Induced; WHO Group 1 - Idiopathic PAH; WHO Group 2 - Diastolic Dysfunction; WHO Group 2 - Systolic Dysfunction

Practice Information

Are you currently accepting new patients? Yes
What year did you begin caring for PH patients? 2003
Percentage of practice devoted to PH patients: 25%
How many PH patients do you currently care for? 26 - 50
Do you have one or more nurses dedicated to PH? No
Do you require cardiac catheterization? Yes   If yes: In your own practice
Do you provide access to all PAH therapies? Yes   If yes: In your own practice
Do you provide access to clinical trials? No   If yes:
Do you refer patients for heart/lung transplant? Yes   If yes: Through referral to another physician or PH Center
Do you refer patients for thromboendarterectomy? No   If yes:
Number of patients on parenteral therapy: 1-10
Does your hospital have PH protocols and training? No
Does your hospital have PAH meds in stock? Yes
Is the ER familiar with PAH and its treatments? Yes
Medical conferences attended in the past year:
Have you attended PHA's International Conference? Yes

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