Rebecca C. Keith
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

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

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654

 

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.
 

Provider showed concern
4.6

Friendliness
4.7

Spoke using clear language
4.7

Provider explained things clearly
4.6

Provider included you in decisions
4.6

Amount of time spent with you
4.4

Confidence in your doctor
4.7

Likelihood of recommending this provider
4.6
 

Comments

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National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2021
*Dr. Keith was great.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2021
Very good.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2021
I felt like Dr. Keith went above and beyond in taking the time to go over X-rays, lab results, etc.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2021
Dr. Keith is the best!

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2021
Dr seemed to be rushed that day. First time that has happened. I did bad on my tests and wish we could have talked more.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2021
Dr Keith was and has always been responsive to my questions/concerns. Makes the process very understandable.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2021
Again, I would describe my treatment with Dr. Keith as very good by taking care of each problem by treating them one at a time according to severity. [Protected health information]

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2021
After 15 years trying to find a place and doctor who would care and treat me we finally found a place that not only has treated me with respect and professionalism, Dr. Keith has shown to be key in managing my care with all the different doctors and specialties involved in my care seamlessly and swiftly. I'm very thankful to NJH for giving me this kind of care and support.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2021
My Mom had several tests done in May and she was not able to get a follow up Telehealth appt until June 22nd. She was very upset about the length of time between her tests and speaking with Dr. Keith. I called and talked to the nurse and she said everything was fine with my Mom's test so nothing was urgent. We just had to wait a long time for our doctor call.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 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.)

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