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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-Director, Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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
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.
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006.
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 2006.
Diplomate, Pulmonary Medicine , 2008.
Diplomate, Critical Care Medicine, 2009.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Pulmonary hypertension

Selected Publications

Lea Ann Matura, PhDa,Jamison Fargo, PhDb, Jason S. Fritz, MDc, Kerri A. Smith, MDc, Anjali Vaidya, MDd, Diane Pinder, BSc, Christine Archer-Chicko, MSN, CRNPc, Harold I. Palevsky, MDc, Allan I. Pack, MBChB, PhDe, Marilyn S. Sommers, PhDa, Steven M. Kawut, MD, MSf : Slow-Paced Respiration Therapy to Treat Sleep Disturbance and Symptoms in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care Nov 2016.

Kawut SM, Archer-Chicko CL, DiMichele A, Fritz JS, Klinger JR,Ky B, Palevsky HI, Palmisciano AJ, Patel M, Pinder D, Propert KJ, Smith KA, Stanczyk F, Tracy R, Vaidya A, Whittenhall ME, Ventetuolo CE.: Anastrozole in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (AIPH): A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial. Am J Respir Crit Care Med Sept 2016.

Jason S. Fritz, MD; K. Akaya Smith, MD : The Pulmonary Hypertension Consult: Clinical and Coding Considerations. Chest 150(3): 705-713, May 2016.

Matura LA, Shou H, Fritz JS, Smith KA, Vaidya A, Pinder D, Archer-Chicko C, Dubow D, Palevsky HI, Sommers MS, Kawut SM. : Physical Activity and Symptoms in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Chest Feb 2016.

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.

C.E. Ventetuolo, MD, MS, N.B. Gabler, PhD, H.I. Palevsky, MD, J.S. Fritz, MD, K.A. Smith, MD, S.D. Halpern, MD, PhD, MBE, S.M. Kawut, MD, MS: Are Hemodynamics Surrogate Endpoints In Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension? American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine May 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, Oct 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. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 183: A2294, 2011 Notes: Poster presentation at the 2011 American Thoracic Society International Conference, Denver, CO.

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