Penn Lung Center

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Jason S. Fritz, MD, FCCP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Penn Lung Center
Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
120 Heart & Vascular Pavilion
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-8766
Fax: 215-243-3625
Education:
B.S. (Biology with honors, cum laude)
Bucknell University, 1999.
M.D. (Medicine)
Temple University School of Medicine, 2003.
Post-Graduate Training
Internal Medicine Residency, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2003-2006.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2007-2010.
Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate in Internal Medicine, 2006.
American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate in Pulmonary Disease, 2009.
American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate in Critical Care Medicine, 2010.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

1. Pulmonary hypertension: Diagnosis & management
2. Consultative pulmonology & second opinions
3. Critical care medicine

Description of Research Expertise

Pulmonary vascular disease: Therapeutics, outcomes

Selected Publications

Shatat MA, Tian H, Zhang R, Tandon G, Hale A, Fritz JS, Zhou G, Martínez-González J, Rodríguez C, Champion HC, Jain MK, Hamik A: Endothelial Krüppel-like factor 4 modulates pulmonary arterial hypertension. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 50(3): 647-653, 2014.

Porteous MK & Fritz JS: Hypoxemia in a patient with pulmonary arterial hypertension: Getting to the heart of the matter. Ann Am Thorac Soc 11(5): 836-840, 2014.

Fritz JS, Fallon MB, Kawut SM: Pulmonary vascular complications of liver disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187(2): 133-143, 2013.

Fritz JS, Blair C, Oudiz RJ, Dufton C, Olschewski H, Despain D, Gillies H, Kawut SM: Baseline and follow-up six minute walk distance and BNP predict 2-year mortality in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Chest 143(2): 315-323, 2013.

Shatat M, Tandon G, Tian H, Zhang R, Zhou G, Hale A, Fritz JS, Jain MK, Hamik A: Endothelial Krüppel-like factor 4 modulates pulmonary arterial hypertension. Mechanics and Mechanisms of Pulmonary Hypertension. 55th Annual Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference 2012 Notes: Poster session, June 6-9; Aspen, CO.

Fritz JS, Girgis R, Horn E, Schelsinger M, Bagiella E, Roberts KE, Palevsky HI, Hassoun PM, Kawut SM: Determinants of SF-36 physical and mental component scores in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 183: A5924, 2011 Notes: Poster presentation.

Fritz JS, Hamik A, Jain MK: The transcription factor Krüppel-like factor 4 modulates endothelial permeability. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 181: A1038, 2010 Notes: Oral presentation.

Krekun S & Fritz JS: "Perioperative Pulmonary Evaluation" Evidence Based Medical Consultation. D. Steinberg, J. Myers, C. Jaipaul (eds.). Elsevier, Page: 62, 2007.

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Last updated: 06/25/2014
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