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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
Instructor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Title, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Chair, Committee to Promote Diversity, 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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Selected Publications

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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