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Jacob A Klapper, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Education and Training

  • Masters in Clinical Research, Clinical Research, Medical University of South Carolina, College of Medicine, 2014 - 2016
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow, Surgery, Duke University, 2011 - 2014
  • General Surgery Resident, General Surgery, Indiana University at Indianapolis, 2003 - 2011
  • M.D., Indiana University, School of Medicine, 2003
  • B.A., Colgate University, 1998


Tong, Betty C., Lin Gu, Xiaofei Wang, Dennis A. Wigle, Joseph D. Phillips, David H. Harpole, Jacob A. Klapper, Thomas Sporn, Neal E. Ready, and Thomas A. D’Amico. “Perioperative outcomes of pulmonary resection after neoadjuvant pembrolizumab in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 163, no. 2 (February 2022): 427–36.

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Ghadimi, Kamrouz, Jhaymie Cappiello, Mary Cooter-Wright, John C. Haney, John M. Reynolds, Brandi A. Bottiger, Jacob A. Klapper, Jerrold H. Levy, Matthew G. Hartwig, and Matthew G. INSPIRE-FLO Investigators. “Inhaled Pulmonary Vasodilator Therapy in Adult Lung Transplant: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” Jama Surg 157, no. 1 (January 1, 2022): e215856.

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Rucker, A Justin, Joseph R. Nellis, Jacob A. Klapper, and Matthew G. Hartwig. “Lung retransplantation in the modern era.” J Thorac Dis 13, no. 11 (November 2021): 6587–93.

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Halpern, Samantha E., Sandra Au, Samuel J. Kesseli, Madison K. Krischak, Danae G. Olaso, Brandi A. Bottiger, John C. Haney, Jacob A. Klapper, and Matthew G. Hartwig. “Lung transplantation using allografts with more than 8 hours of ischemic time: A single-institution experience.” In J Heart Lung Transplant, 40:1463–71, 2021.

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Klapper, Jacob A., Anne C. Hicks, Leila Ledbetter, Jessica Poisson, Matthew G. Hartwig, Nazish Hashmi, Ian Welsby, and Brandi A. Bottiger. “Blood product transfusion and lung transplant outcomes: A systematic review.” Clin Transplant 35, no. 10 (October 2021): e14404.

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Halpern, Samantha E., Oliver K. Jawitz, Vignesh Raman, Ashley Y. Choi, John C. Haney, Jacob A. Klapper, and Matthew G. Hartwig. “Aggressive pursuit and utilization of non-ideal donor lungs does not compromise post-lung transplant survival.” Clin Transplant 35, no. 9 (September 2021): e14414.

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Hartwig, Matthew, Jacob Klapper, Nagaraju Poola, Amit Banga, Pablo G. Sanchez, John S. Murala, and Jim L. Potenziano. “A RANDOMIZED, MULTICENTER, BLINDED STUDY ASSESSING THE EFFECTS OF GASEOUS NITRIC OXIDE IN AN EX VIVO SYSTEM OF HUMAN LUNGS.” In Transplant International, 34:338–338, 2021.