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 2022 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 4.5 out of 5 stars 186 Patient Ratings 29 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 4.6 Friendliness 4.6 Spoke using clear language 4.7 Provider explained things clearly 4.5 Amount of time spent with you 4.4 Provider included you in decisions 4.5 Confidence in your doctor 4.6 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.5 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– December, 2021 *Dr. Keith was great. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 Very good. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 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 Patient– October, 2021 Dr. Keith is the best! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 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 Patient– August, 2021 Dr Keith was and has always been responsive to my questions/concerns. Makes the process very understandable. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 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 Patient– July, 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 Patient– July, 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 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. show more 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. 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! 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