Rebecca C. Keith, MD Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Rebecca C. Keith, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Keith is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Associate Professor Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Interstitial Lung Disease Program Autoimmune Lung Center 5280 Top Doctors 2021 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars 198 Patient Ratings 53 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Center for Post-COVID Care and Recovery Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Adult) Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program Pulmonary Physiology Services Scleroderma Program Specialties & Conditions Autoimmune Lung Diseases Bronchiolitis Obliterans Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath) Eosinophilic Lung Diseases Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)/Pulmonary Fibrosis Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Sarcoidosis Overview Unexplained Hypoxia Research Areas Autoimmune Lung Diseases Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)/Pulmonary Fibrosis 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 1999 - 2003 Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, MD Residency 2006 - 2007 Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, Chief Resident 2003 - 2006 Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, Fellowship 2010 - 2011 University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Research Fellowship 2007 - 2010 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. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. Provider showed concern 4.7 Friendliness 4.8 Spoke using clear language 4.8 Provider explained things clearly 4.7 Amount of time spent with you 4.5 Provider included you in decisions 4.7 Confidence in your doctor 4.8 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.7 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 Patient– June, 2021 Again, Dr Keith is one of the major reasons I return to National Jewish Health. Her attention and time spent with me and her taking me through all the results of the procedures in a way that is clear and understandable, as well as her "great bedside manner", even tho' it is not bedside! I really appreciate the way she approaches my care and her explanations of it. (and she has a lovely sense of humor, which in the circumstances I really appreciate.) National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 Dr. Keith is very personable and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend her. She takes the time to listen and explain complex medical situations. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 Working with Dr Keith is always a good experience, helping me to understand what decisions she has made for my health care. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 Absolute excellent experience! National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 great provider! really happy with her National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 cannot say enough about the good manner in which I was treated National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 Dr. Keith I had the chance to meet her last year when I [was acutely ill] she is one the best at what she does one of the most caring providers I ever met National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 Dr Keith has been in our lives for almost 8 to 10 years. She has been working with my husband for many years and was able to help me with my issues. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 *Dr. Keith was excellent. Thorough in answers. I had a good experience with her and NJH overall and will recommend without hesitation. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 All the physicians were fantastic. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 Very pleasant, professional and efficient! *Dr. Keith did not waste time or words. More importantly, she was an excellent listener & extent & knowledgeable. Overall, I was very pleased. Satisfied & impressed with *Dr. Keith. show more National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 I really appreciate her understanding my reluctance to take meds, offering some options and explaining when I do need something. She shows me CT's & test results, compares to previous and answers my questions. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 I consistently sing the praises of Dr. Keith and her team! National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 *Dr. Keith is the best! National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2021 I was very impressed National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2021 a bit "rushed" National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2021 All Good! National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 Doctor Keith is excellent. I look forward to seeing her. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 OK National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 A little "RUSHED" but overall excellent! [Comment about another provider]. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 Dr. Keith seemed rushed National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 *Dr. Rebecca Keith is THE BEST! She even had her assistant call me and mail me part of a test record [reference to another provider]. The mailed record arrived promptly and my personal records are now complete. Anxiety is ALWAYS lowered after I see *Dr. Keith. Thanks! National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 I COULD USE A BIT MORE DISCUSSION, ABOUT OPTIONS, IN DEALING WITH MY [CONDITION]. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 Dr. Keith is one of the best doctors I have had the pleasure to interact with. Something I have not always experienced at NJH. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 I really appreciate that she respected my intelligence and ability to navigate my history and the probability of Covid in March and this complication since then. I felt respected, heard, and that creates trust. [phi] Therefore, she treats everyone with this respect and listening-a gentle ear. Thank you. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 explained ct scan results and other test results i could understand National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 Dr. Keith is wonderful! She is friendly, understanding, patient with questions I have, and I trust her diagnosis and treatment plans she has me on. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 Dr. Keith is terrific National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2020 Post [serious illness] - Doctor did not have answers or solutions but provided a direction to help my symptoms/tests. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2020 *Dr. Keith is a very good physician! National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 Dr Keith is awesome. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 Very pleased with the expertise this provider has and the amount of time spent with me. Very personable and I felt very taken care of and heard. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2020 Everything was very well explained and accommodating for further treatment. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2020 Dr. Keith is by far the best pulmonologist I have seen. I'm very lucky to have her as my doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2020 *Dr. Keith is incredibly knowledgeable, compassionate and generous with her time. I feel fortunate to have her head my team/case at NJI. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 Dr. Keith makes you feel like you are her only patient for the day National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 Dr. Keith is an incredible kind, extremely knowledgeable doctor. My life is so much better because of her care. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 Spent a lot of time with doctors, PAs and staff. I was there for an initial 4 day program of evaluation for [PHI]. Outstanding experience! National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 Dr keith is by far one of the best dr.s I've ever had. all physicians from National Jewish are the best. I have 3 physicians there and all are excellent. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 Very helpful. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 Good experience National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 DR Keith is excellent She is a modern 21st century Doctor She forms a partnership with me about my care National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2020 I have nothing but positive comments towards the doctors and staff at NJ. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 I have great respect for my Doctor and her team. She is always professional, listening to my questions and honest in her responses, even when the answer isn't what I wanted to hear. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 best in my life National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 A ten. Very confident in my care provider. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 All were the best we have ever been with. Dr. Keith took whatever time needed for us to understand, regardless of the topic of our questions. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2020 Dr. Keith has a way of making me feel like I'm her only patient. She is approachable, answers any questions I have and follows up beyond the appointment. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2020 "Whole person" approach to patient care - exceptional in a specialist. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 I have hope for a cure, but also realistic potential for no cure but needing to manage this condition. Everyone at NJH is great to work with. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 Dr Keith impressed both my wife and I. I have high confidence she will be able to sort through the complexity of my illness in regards to [my condition]. One of the most impressive doctors I have ever met. I believe I will finally have answers. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 Frequently recommend Dr Keith to anyone that speaks to me about using oxygen. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 *Dr. Keith is excellent.