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

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Locations

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

Patient Ratings

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

Confidence in your doctor
4.8

Amount of time spent with you
4.7

Spoke using clear language
4.8

Includes you in decisions
4.8

Shows concerns for your questions
4.7

Explanation of problem/condition
4.7

Recommended to others
4.8

Friendliness
4.8
 

Comments

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National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2017
I have total confidence in my doctor staff and the hospital

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2017
I have just started with *Dr. Keith and follow up is just beginning. Everything so far has been above my expectation, so I'm assuming the follow-up will be as well.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2017
Dr. Rebecca Keith came prepared to discuss you tests from that morning, listened to my descriptions of my chief complaint and suggested that the breathing problems were more cardiac related that respiratory in nature. She called a NJH cardiologist and walked my down the hall to meet him. You cannot ever get service better than that.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2017
I am for ever great full for your professional approach to my illness and caring. I can truly sat that I feel like family.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2017
Dr Keith recommended a prescription medication, but I declined stating I would try a holistic remedy. She was very understanding and requested that I call her at any time should I need to see her again. I did, she did, and I am now on medication.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2017
Good experience, I liked her suggestion that she TEAM UP with my [doctors] given my situation at home. #2. She was late & I had to leave early [patient info]. #8. I had to leave early.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2017
Always good to see Doctor Keith, I do believe she has my best interest in mind to treat and hopefully eliminate this [condition] issue that is effecting me. Always caring and professional I would highly recommend her!

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2016
Dr Keith is awesome. Doesn't get any better!!

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2016
Great experience!

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2016
I was quite surprised about the lack of concern and explanation. I had expected something other than "let's do tests" although I realized it would probably be suggested. However, without adequate explanation I was very concerned when I arrived home and reviewed the information given to me when I scheduled the appointments which I have now cancelled - it took three phone calls to take care of the cancellation.

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