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Jason S. Fritz, MD, FCCP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Co-Director, Penn Presbyterian Dyspnea Program
Department: Medicine

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Harron Lung Center
Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program
Penn Medicine University City
3737 Market St., 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-8766
Fax: 215-243-3625
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.
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. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and the evaluation of unexplained dyspnea (shortness of breath)

Description of Other Expertise

The Pulmonary Hypertension/Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited as a Center of Comprehensive Care by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).

Description of Research Expertise

Pulmonary vascular disease: Therapeutics, outcomes

Selected Publications

Matura LA, Fritz JS, Smith KA, Vaidya A, Patel M, Pinder D, Gehrman PR, Archer-Chicko C, Dubow D, Sommers MS, Riegel B, Palevsky HI, Kawut SM: Symptoms and physical activity in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 191: A4775, 2015 Notes: Poster session.

Fritz JS & Palevsky HI: "Approach to the Patient with Elevated Pulmonary Arterial Pressure" Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension. Klinger JR & Frantz RP (eds.). Humana Press, Page: 165-201, 2015.

Sitbon O, Channick R, Chin KM, Frey A, Gaine S, Galiè N, Ghofrani HA, Hoeper MM, Lang IM, Preiss R, Rubin LJ, Di Scala L, Tapson V, Adzerikho I, Liu J, Moiseeva O, Zeng X, Simonneau G, McLaughlin VV; GRIPHON Investigators: Selexipag for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. N Engl J Med 373(26): 2522-33, 2015.

Ventetuolo CE, Baird G, Barr RG, Bluemke D, Fritz JS, Hill NS, Klinger JR, Krishnan I, Lima J, Ouyang P, Palevsky HI, Palmisciano A, Pinder D, Preston I, Roberts KE, Kawut SM: Sex hormones in men with pulmonary arterial hypertension: a case-control study using the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 191: A4093, 2015 Notes: Poster session.

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.

Ventetuolo CE, Gabler NB, Fritz JS, Smith KA, Palevsky HI, Klinger JR, Halpern SD, Kawut SM: Are hemodynamics surrogate end points in pulmonary arterial hypertension? Circulation 130(9): 768-775, 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.

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