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Gerard Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP

Gerard Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP

Professor and Chair, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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Gerard J. Criner, MD, is Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where he also obtained his medical degree in 1979. Dr Criner completed his internship, residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Temple University Hospital, and his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, MA.

Dr Criner serves on the board of directors for the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) and acts as Chairman for the ACCP guidelines on the prevention of acute exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is a member of the board of directors for the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease.

In 2013, Dr Criner was the recipient of the Paul W. Eberman Faculty Research Award from Temple University, The Honored Professor Award from Temple University in 2015 and the Distinguished Medical Research Award from Philadelphia Business Journal in 2016. As a principal investigator, Dr Criner has received extensive research funding and has conducted several clinical trials in pulmonary disease.

His primary research focuses on advanced lung conditions, including COPD, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis and respiratory failure. Dr Criner has published over 370 scientific papers, reviews and book chapters, with numerous research articles in peer-reviewed journals including New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM), Chest and Lancet Respiratory Medicine. He serves as Associate Editor for AJRCCM and Thorax. Dr Criner has lectured nationally and internationally at numerous scientific meetings and congresses.