Gerard Criner

Title: Professor
Position: Chair and Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery
Organization: Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Country: USA

Gerard Criner, MD, is Chair and Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where he also obtained his medical degree in 1989. Dr Criner completed his internship and 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 is committee member of the Intensive Care Unit Committee at Temple University Hospital and executive director of Philadelphia Critical Care Society. He also 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 Eberman Faculty Research Award from Temple University. 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, pulmonary hypertension, and respiratory failure. Dr Criner has published over 650 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 on the editorial review board of Advances for Respiratory Care Managers and AJRCCM. Dr Criner has lectured nationally and internationally at numerous scientific meetings and congresses.