Rebecca C. Keith
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Sarcoidosis Program
Autoimmune Lung Center
Rebecca C. Keith, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Keith is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

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

Languages

English

Conflicts of Interest

National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. National Jewish Health maintains a strict conflict of interest policy to ensure that all potential conflicts are clearly visible and that management plans are put in place in order to further innovation and education while ensuring the protection of our patients and the integrity of our research. National Jewish Health publicly discloses any payment to our physicians or scientists. View this faculty member’s industry relationships and collaborations.

Ask a Question through Patient Portal

Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account
 

Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654

 

Locations

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

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
 

Shows concerns for your questions
4.7

Includes you in decisions
4.6

Confidence in your doctor
4.7

Spoke using clear language
4.7

Amount of time spent with you
4.7

Recommended to others
4.7

Explanation of problem/condition
4.7

Friendliness
4.9
 

Comments

Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
 

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2018
Very caring and understanding. Explained things very well.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2018
Was a new pt. - Medical records sent but, dr. had not received or reviewed ahead of appt.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2018
I was told to join a walking group - Walk with a doctor - but I'm using a walker and can't walk on my own! How can I walk 1-3 miles with a doctor if I can't walk 3 blocks -

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2017
yes I would

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2017
Dr. Keith is very attentive and considerate. Love that she's my doctor.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2017
Dr. Keith is top notch. She is confident, accurate and very focused, on point. She reviewed my complex case thoroughly, then reviewed it with several of her world-class colleagues prior to meeting with me. Her patient relations approach is excellent. Thank You Dr. Keith!

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2017
best pulmonologist ever!

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2017
*Dr. Keith was exceptional. She was very professional and personable. I felt like she really wanted to help me.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2017
I always feel like *Dr. Keith partners with me in resolving health care issues.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2017
Very friendly & answered the questions I had & didn't hurry.

show more