Rebecca C. Keith
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Sarcoidosis Program
Autoimmune Lung Center

Special Interests

My goal is to contribute to the understanding of the pathogenesis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and autoimmune lung disease via basic, translational, and clinical research with the ultimate aim to improve quality of life for patients with pulmonary fibrosis. I have a strong interest in autoimmune lung disease and the intersection between innate immunity and the development of fibrotic lung disease.

Education

Education
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, MD
Residency
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, Chief Resident
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA,
Fellowship
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Research Fellowship
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine,

Awards & Recognition

2011: American Thoracic Society Travel Award, American Thoracic Society
2006: Chief Resident, Emory School of Medicine
2006: Ambulatory Clinic Physician Award- Awarded for outstanding ambulatory clinical care, professionalism, conference attendance and participation, Emory University School of Medicine
2003: Alfred Moritz Michaelis Prize in Medicine- Awarded for "general efficiency" in Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
1998: Graduation with distinction in all subjects, Cornell University
1997: Golden Key International Honor Society, Cornell University
1994-1998: Isabel Peard Cornell Tradition Fellow, Cornell University
1994-1998: Mening Family Cornell National Scholar, Cornell University

Board Certification

2010: Internal Medicine-Critical Care Medicine
2009: Internal Medicine-Pulmonary Disease
2007: Internal Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians

Publications

Redente EF, Jacobsen KM, Solomon JJ, Lara AR, Faubel S, et al. Age and sex dimorphisms contribute to the severity of bleomycin-induced lung injury and fibrosis. American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology. 2011; 301(4):L510-8.PMID:21743030. PMCID: PMC3191751.

Keith RC, Powers JL, Redente EF, Sergew A, Martin RJ, et al.A novel model of rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease in SKG mice.Experimental lung research. 2012; 38(2):55-66.PMID:22185348.

Keith RC, Sokolove J, Edelman BL, Lahey L, Redente EF, et al. Testosterone is protective in the sexually dimorphic development of arthritis and lung disease in SKG mice. Arthritis and rheumatism. 2013; 65(6):1487-93. NIHMSID: NIHMS457088. PMID:23529475. PMCID:PMC3672393.

Roy MG, Livraghi-Butrico A, Fletcher AA, McElwee MM, Evans SE, et al. Muc5b is required for airway defence.Nature. 2014; 505(7483):412-6. NIHMSID: NIHMS571052. PMID:24317696. PMCID:PMC4001806.

Redente EF, Keith RC, Janssen W, Henson PM, Ortiz LA, et al.Tumor necrosis factor-α accelerates the resolution of established pulmonary fibrosis in mice by targeting profibrotic lung macrophages.American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology. 2014; 50(4):825-37. PMID:24325577. PMCID:PMC4068926.        

Academic Affiliations

Full faculty appointment, University of Colorado Denver

Teaching & Professional Positions

Assistant Professor, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System

Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654

 

Locations

  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

Patient Ratings

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Friendliness
4.8

Recommended to others
4.8

Explanation of problem/condition
4.7

Shows concerns for your questions
4.7

Includes you in decisions
4.8

Spoke using clear language
4.8

Amount of time spent with you
4.7

Confidence in your doctor
4.8
 

Comments

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National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2016
All were very efficient & thorough.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
Excellent.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2016
Dr. Keith and her staff were an excellent providers, they are an asset to your staff

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2016
Nothing bad, all good.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2016
*Dr. Keith was one of the finest doctors I have ever seen. Excellent knowledge & bedside manner!