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Kerri Akaya Smith, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Attending Physician, Department of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Co-Medical Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
834 West Gates Building
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-4202
Fax: 215-614-0869
Education:
BA (Biology and English Literature)
University of Virginia, 1999.
MD (Medicine)
Harvard Medical School, 2003.
Post-Graduate Training
Internship in Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2003-2004.
Residency in Internal Medicine , Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2004-2006.
Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Harvard Combined Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Hospital, 2006-2010.
Certifications
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2003.
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 2003.
Diplomate, Pulmonary Medicine , 2008.
Diplomate, Critical Care Medicine, 2009.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Pulmonary hypertension

Selected Publications

Ventetuolo, C. E.,Gabler, N. B.,Fritz, J. S.,Smith, K. A.,Palevsky, H. I.,Klinger, J. R.,Halpern, S. D.,Kawut, S. M: Are Hemodynamics Surrogate Endpoints in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension? Circulation 130(9): 768-775, June 2014.

Smith KA, Waxman A. : Pulmonary Hypertension: Coexisting Diseases and Differential Diagnosis. Asthma, Comorbidities, Co-existing Conditions, and Differential Diagnoses. Drs. Richard Lockey and Dennis Ledford (eds.). Page: 215-228, March 2014.

Smith KA, Kawut S.: Is resistance futile? Hemodynamics in sickle cell disease. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 187(8): 790-792, March 2013.

Smith KA, Waxman A: Pulmonary Hypertension in the Elderly. Aging and Lung Disease: A Clinical Guide. Margaret Pisani (eds.). Humana Press, Page: 111-132, October 2011.

V. Prasanna, A. Raina, J. Arkles, A. Opotowsky, S. Kawut, A. Smith, P. Forfia: Echo-Doppler Scoring System Identifies 'Proportionate' And 'Disproportionate' Pulmonary Hypertension In Patients With Chronic Left Heart Disease And Respiratory Disease. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 183: A2294, 2011 Notes: Poster presentation at the 2011 American Thoracic Society International Conference, Denver, CO.

Seon-Jin Lee, Akaya Smith, Lanping Guo, Tero-Pekka Alastalo, Molong Li, Hirofumi Sawada, Xiaoli Liu, Zhi-Hua Chen, Yang Jin, Carol Feghali-Bostwick, Stefan W. Ryter, Hong Pyo Kim, Marlene Rabinavich, Augustine M.K. Choi.: Autophagic Protein LC3B Confers Resistance against Hypoxia-induced Pulmonary Hypertension. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 183: 649-58, 2011 Notes: Epub ahead of print October 2010, doi:10.1164/rccm.201005-0746OC. Poster presentation at the 2011 American Thoracic Society International Conference, Denver, CO.

Stefan W. Ryter, Seon-Jin Lee, Akaya Smith, Augustine M.K. Choi: Autophagy in Vascular Disease. Proc Am Thorac Soc 7(1): 40-47, February 2010.

Zhi-Hua Chen, Kerri A. Smith, Hong Pyo Kim, Stefan W. Ryter, and Augustine M.K. Choi: Regulation Of Cellular Autophagy By Heme And Iron. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 181: A4179, 2010 Notes: Poster presentation at the 2010 American Thoracic Society International Conference, New Orleans, LA.

KA Smith, S-J Lee, T Dolinay, J Howrylak, AMK Choi: Identification Of Novel Molecular Targets By Gene Expression Profiling in Autophagy Protein LC3b Deficient Mice In Hypoxia-induced Pulmonary Hypertension. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 181: A6319, 2010 Notes: Poster presentation at the 2010 American Thoracic Society International Conference, New Orleans, LA.

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