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Pulmonology

Maria Elena Vega-Sanchez, MD

Maria Elena Vega-Sanchez
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Specialties

Pulmonology, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine

4.9
58 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
about me
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about me
Clinical Interests
  • Sleep medicine
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Interstitial lung disease
Highlights

Dr. Vega-Sanchez was featured in two 6 ABC "Moves in Medicine" segments. Watch the videos to learn more about a new at-home test that can diagnose sleep disorders and how sleep apnea sufferers can find much-needed relief in CPAP machines.

Languages
  • Spanish
Education
  • MD, Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Quito, Ecuador
Training
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship, Sleep Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
Memberships
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians
Awards and Honors
  • Most Outstanding Resident, Temple University Hospital
  • Sol Sherry Resident and Fellow Research Forum, Temple University Hospital
offices

Office Locations

Temple Lung Center

Temple University Hospital – Main Campus

3401 N. Broad Street

Ambulatory Care Center, 5th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19140

Phone: 800-TEMPLE-MED

Fax: 215-707-6867

Temple Health Oaks

450 Cresson Boulevard

Oaks Corporate Center, Suite 200

Phoenixville, PA 19460

Phone: 800-TEMPLE-MED

Fax: 610-650-5149

publications
Digital Bibliography
Publications

Contributing author of "Smoking and Lung Inflammation: Basic, Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research Advances" book sponsored by Springer Science and Business Media. Submitted for publication.

Paz-y-Mino C, Vega ME, Jervis P, Sanchez ME, Leone PE. Consejo Genetico. Metro Ciencia 2003:Vol. 12(2): 5-9.

Vega Sanchez ME, Marchettti N. 36-Year-Oid Woman with Chronic Cough and Pulmonary Nodules [internet]. New York: American Thoracic Society; 2008 [updated 2009 July 1].

Lammi M, Panetta N, Vega ME. Beyond The Blue: What Fellows Are Reading In Other Journals. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2012; 185: 1323-24.

Krachman SL,  Tiwari R, Vega ME, Yu D, Soler X, Jaffe F, Kim V, Swift I,  D’Alonzo GE,  Criner GJ. Effect of Emphysema Severity on the Apnea-Hypopnea Index in Smokers with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016. Jul:13(7):1129-35.

Vega ME, Civic B. A Tension Bulla Mimicking Tension Pneumothorax. N Engl J Med 2011; 365(20): 1915.

Vega Sanchez ME, Steiner R. Images in COPD: Combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis (Miami). 2015;2(4): In press. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15326/jcopdf.2.4.2015.0162

ratings & reviews

58 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about Patient Satisfaction Rating.

OVERALL RATING

4.90 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

4.8
Give easy to understand instruction
4.9
Provider expl in way you understand
4.9
Provider listen carefully to you
5.0
Show respect for what you say
5.0
Spend enough time with you
PATIENT COMMENTS
5.0
April 29, 2021

I do not know English but they assigned an interpreter to me. In all the exams they behaved very kind.

5.0
April 8, 2021

They attended me very well. I have never had any problem.

5.0
April 5, 2021

Dr. Vega Sanchez is excellent in her practice, knowledgeable, caring, manages her patients well. Perhaps one of the best I've ever been associated with.

5.0
April 1, 2021

I always have good care when I come and visit Dr. Vega. She is the best.

5.0
March 26, 2021

Received good care!

5.0
February 9, 2021

Dr. Maria Elena Vega Sanchez MD staff have always been very respectful and courtesy to me.

5.0
January 15, 2021

Always very respectful and considerate of my needs.

5.0
November 30, 2020

Dr. Vega Sanchez is an outstanding physician who listens, projects empathy and gives a detailed professional plan of action and follow-up.

5.0
September 28, 2020

Dr. Vega Sanchez is absolutely wonderful! Anyone in medical would benefit from working/learning with her.

5.0
August 31, 2020

Dr. Vega (pulmonary) excellent physician. (Saw at Oaks).

5.0
July 24, 2020

Thanks my doctor & staff.

5.0
June 5, 2020

We love Dr. Vega. I can call her anytime if I need her. Shes very very nice.

5.0
March 20, 2020

Dr. Vega is professional and caring - very easy to talk to.

5.0
March 9, 2020

Best possible - dr. & staff. My asthma has improved ten fold - very grateful!!!!

5.0
March 2, 2020

I have been a patient of Dr. Vega for over 10 yrs. and she has always gone above & beyond with my care.