Jason S. Fritz, MD, FCCP

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Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
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.
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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

Frost A, Janmohamed M, Fritz JS, McConnell JW, Poch D, Fortin TA, Miller CE, Chin KM, Fisher M, Eggert M, McEvoy C, Benza RL, Farber HW, Kim NH, Pfister T, Shiraga Y, McLaughlin V: Safety and tolerability of transition from inhaled treprostinil to oral selexipag in pulmonary arterial hypertension: results from the TRANSIT-1 study. J Heart Lung Transplant Epub ahead of print, Sep 2018.

Baird GL, Archer-Chicko C, Barr RG, Bluemke DA, Foderaro AE, Fritz JS, Hill NS, Kawut SM, Klinger JR, Lima JAC, Mullin CJ, Ouyang P, Palevsky HI, Palmisicano AJ, Pinder D, Preston IR, Roberts KE, Smith KA, Walsh T, Whittenhall M, Ventetuolo CE: Lower DHEA-S levels predict disease and worse outcomes in post-menopausal women with idiopathic, connective tissue disease- and congenital heart disease-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension. Eur Respir J 51: 1800467, 2018.

Narasimhan V, Palevsky HI, Smith KA, Fritz JS, Mazurek JA, Archer-Chicko CL, Burwell C, Pugliese S, Kawut SM, Al-Naamani N: Obesity in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 197: A5709, 2018.

Boyle K, Fargo JD, Fritz JS, Smith KA, Mazurek JA, Pinder D, Archer-Chicko CL, Palevsky HI, Pack AI, Sommers MS, Kawut SM, Matura LA: Reliability and construct validity of the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS) instruments in women with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 197: A2640, 2018.

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, https://www.pennmedicine.org/updates/blogs/heart-and-vascular-blog/2016/may/shortness-of-breath May 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, 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.

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

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Last updated: 11/07/2019
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