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Jason S. Fritz, MD, FCCP

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Co-Director, Penn Presbyterian Dyspnea Program
Director, Penn Medicine University City, Pulmonary Function Lab
Department: Medicine

Contact information
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

Dr. Fritz co-directs the multidisciplinary Dyspnea Program at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

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 195(3): 360, Feb 2017.

Matura LA, Fargo J, Fritz JS, Smith KA, Vaidya A, Pinder D, Archer-Chicko C, Palevsky HI, Pack AI, Sommers MS, Kawut SM: Slow-paced respiration therapy to treat symptoms in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Heart Lung 46(1): 7, 2017.

Fritz JS: "Shortness of Breath: What Your Body Might Be Telling You" Penn Heart and Vascular Blog, 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 150(1): 46-56, 2016.

Ventetuolo CE, Baird GL, Barr RG, Bluemke DA, Fritz JS, Hill NS, Klinger JR, Lima JA, Ouyang P, Palevsky HI, Palmisciano AJ, Krishnan I, Pinder D, Preston IR, Roberts KE, Kawut SM: Higher estradiol and lower dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate levels are associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension in men. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 193(10): 1168, 2016.

Fritz JS & Smith KA: The pulmonary hypertension consult: clinical and coding considerations. Chest 150(3): 705, 2016.

Courtright KR, Fritz JS, Haas AR: A lung mass, orthopnea, and syncope: tissue diagnosis should wait. American Thoracic Society International Conference 2016 Notes: Poster presentation.

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.

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.

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