Jeremy Katzen, MD

Clinical Instructor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Edward J. Stemmler Hall
Room 216
Philadelphia, PA  19104


Jeremy Katzen, MD, is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine in the Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division (PACCD) of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Katzen received his MD in 2011 from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and then completed his internal medicine residency at Northwestern University’s McGaw Medical Center in Chicago, IL in 2014. During this residency and then in a subsequent post-doctoral fellowship year, Dr. Katzen worked in Iasha Sznajder’s lab in Northwestern University’s Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.  His project explored the role of the Na+/K+ATPase in lung epithelial cell host defense against viral infection. His work identified a novel antiviral function of cardiac glycosides by way of manipulation of intracellular ion flux.

Following his post-doctoral fellowship Dr. Katzen came to Philadelphia for a clinical fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. There he discovered a clinical interest in Interstitial Lung Diseases (ILD) under the mentorship of Dr. Maryl Kreider. Following his clinical fellowship, he joined Dr. Michael Beer’s lab in 2017 and has worked to model human ILD associated mutations in surfactant protein C (SP-C) to understand how challenges to alveolar epithelial proteostasis and quality control drive the development of ILD and lung fibrosis.  His work focuses on how alveolar type 2 (AT2) cells stress responses challenge AT2 cell injury repair capacity and lead to pro-fibrotic alveolar niche crosstalk. Additionally, he continued to see patients in his ILD clinic and is a member of the University of Pennsylvania ILD Program


  • Medical School-- MD
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry,
    Rochester, NY, 2011
  • Internal Medicine Residency
    Northwestern University / McGaw Medical Center,
    Chicago, IL, 2011-2014
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Iasha Sznajder Lab
    Chicago, IL, 2014-2015
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania,
    Philadelphia PA, 2015-2018
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Pulmonary Biology, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, 2018-2019

Research Grants and Contracts

Dr. Katzen is currently funded by the Parker B Francis Fellowship Foundation, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, the Department of Medicine Measey Fellowship.

Recent Publications

Research Interests

  • The cell biology of SP-C in health and disease
  • Lung epithelial cellular quality control and proteostasis
  • Epithelial lung repair and crosstalk in fibrosis and ILD
  • Genetic ILD