Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

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photo John W. Kreit, MD

Professor of Medicine

Associate Director, Fellowship Training Program


Phone: 412-692-2118

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-2118
Fax: 412-692-2260
Administrative Assistant:
Patty Geraci
Phone: 412-692-2118
Fax: 412-692-2260
Education and Training
BA, Chemistry, Duke University, 1977
MD, Duke University, 1981
Internal Medicine Internship, University of Michigan, 1982
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Michigan, 1984
Internal Medicine Chief Resident, University of Michigan, 1985
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, University of Michigan, 1988
Clinical Interest
Dr. Kreit is a senior clinician-educator in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine and has expertise in caring for patients with a wide variety of pulmonary and critical illnesses. He is particularly interested in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with acute lung injury, respiratory failure, and pulmonary embolism.
Educational Interest
Dr. Kreit’s main academic focus is the education of medical students, residents, and fellows. His teaching methods include lectures, conferences, and workshops that cover a wide variety of pulmonary and critical care topics, as well as bedside, patient-based teaching. He is particularly interested in pulmonary physiology and pathophysiology and mechanical ventilation. Dr. Kreit is the editor of "The Clinical Physiologist" in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society and is the author of a book on mechanical ventilation published by Oxford University Press. He has also written many review articles and book chapters.
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Selected Publications:
Kreit, JW. A letter to prospective and emerging clinician educators. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2016; 13(4): 462.
Kreit JW. Alterations in gas exchange due to low-tidal volume ventilation. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2015; 12: 283.
Kreit JW. Systolic blood pressure variation during mechanical ventilation. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2014; 11: 462.
Kapnadak S, Kreit JW. Stay in the loop. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2013; 10: 166.
Kreit JW. Waiting to exhale. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2013; 10: 59.
Kreit, JW (editor). Mechanical Ventilation. Oxford University Press. 2013; Book Chapter.
Notable Achievements
Distinguished Teaching Award (Residency Program), 1997,2000,2001,2002
Excellence in Teaching Award (School of Medicine), 2004,2005,2006,2008,2012
AMSA Golden Apple Award, Pre-clinical Teaching, 2001,2002,2008,2010,2011
Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, 2003
Election to Academy of Master Educators, 2005
Educator Award - ATS Clinical Problems Assembly, 2011
Excellence in Teaching Award, 2012
American Thoracic Society Outstanding Educator Award, 2015