22557-Chabtini, Lola

Lola Chabtini, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Phone 317-962-9336
1801 N. Senate Ave.
Suite 3300

Indianapolis, Indian 46202


Dr. Chabtini is assistant professor of clinical surgery within the Department of Surgery.  She is the associate program director for the Cardiothoracic surgery residency. Her clinical areas of expertise are adult cardiac surgery which includes coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG), valve surgery and aortic procedures. Dr. Chabtini has earned awards for AOA Honor Medical Society and Paul Harris Foundation Humanitarian Award. 

She earned her medical degree from The Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. She completed her clinical training in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. She also completed research fellowships at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital.

Key Publications

Ceppa DP, Rosati CM, Chabtini L, Stokes SM, Cook HC, Rieger KM, Birdas TJ, Lappas JC, Kessler WR, DeWitt JM, Maglinte DD, Kesler KA. Development of a Multidisciplinary Program to Expedite Care of Esophageal Emergencies.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Sep;104(3):1054-1061.

Chabtini L, Mfarrej B, Mounayar M, Zhu B, Batal I, Dakle PJ, Smith BD, Boenisch O, Najafian N, Akiba H, Yagita H, Guleria I.TIM-3 regulates innate immune cells to induce fetomaternal tolerance.
J Immunol. 2013 Jan 1;190(1):88-96.

Tripathi S, Chabtini L, Dakle PJ, Smith B, Akiba H, Yagita H, Guleria I. Effect of TIM-3 Blockade on the Immunophenotype and Cytokine Profile of Murine Uterine NK Cells.
PLoS One. 2015 Apr 21;10(4)

Riella LV, Dada S, Chabtini L, Smith B, Huang L, Dakle P, Mfarrej B, D'Addio F, Adams LT, Kochupurakkal N, Vergani A, Fiorina P, Mellor AL, Sharpe AH, Yagita H, Guleria I. B7h (ICOS-L) maintains tolerance at the fetomaternal interface.
Am J Pathol. 2013 Jun;182(6):2204-13


Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
  • Associate Program Director, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Education
    2022 FEL Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Indiana University School of Medicine
    2019 RES General Surgery Residency, Indiana University School of Medicine
    2014 RES Internship, Internal Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
    2013 FEL Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School / Boston Children's Hospital
    2009 MD Lebanese University
  • Research

    Interest in global health and advancement of medicine in underserved areas

  • Professional Organizations
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    Society of Thoracic Surgeons
    Women in Thoracic Surgery
  • Clinical Interests
    Dr. Chabtini's clinical areas of expertise are in adult cardiac surgery, including coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG), valve surgery and aortic procedures.
  • Awards
    Org: Alpha Omega Alpha
    Desc: Honor Medical Society
    Scope: National
    Org: STSA Brooks Resident Scholarship
    Desc: Finalist
    Scope: National
    Org: Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
    Desc: Paul Harris Fellow Recognition
    Scope: International
    Org: American College of Surgeons
    Desc: Leadership and Advocacy Scholarship Award
    Scope: National
    Org: American Society of Transplantation Fellows Symposium
    Desc: Travel Grant
    Scope: National

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