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. Assistant Professor Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Interstitial Lung Disease Program Autoimmune Lung Center 5280 Top Doctors 2019 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® 2018-2019 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2019 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. 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Close Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services 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 4.8 Friendliness 4.9 Spoke using clear language 4.8 Provider explained things clearly 4.8 Amount of time spent with you 4.7 Provider included you in decisions 4.7 Confidence in your doctor 4.8 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.8 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– May, 2019 I don't want to be anywhere else. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2019 Professional, Excellent Doctor!!! National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2018 I was tremendously impressed with Dr. Keith. She is an expert in her field and was very informative. She went above and beyond in her willingness to help me and give guidance in my treatment. [Name Redacted} National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2018 I like the whole person approach of NJH. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2018 Very caring and understanding. Explained things very well. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2018 Was a new pt. - Medical records sent but, dr. had not received or reviewed ahead of appt. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 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 Patient– December, 2017 yes I would National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2017 Dr. Keith is very attentive and considerate. Love that she's my doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 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 Patient– September, 2017 best pulmonologist ever! show more National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2017 *Dr. Keith was exceptional. She was very professional and personable. I felt like she really wanted to help me. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2017 I always feel like *Dr. Keith partners with me in resolving health care issues. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2017 Very friendly & answered the questions I had & didn't hurry. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2017 She was very nice & made me feel I could discuss all important issues I had with her. I accidently dropped copies of medical records I brought her. She just picked everything up and said she would make copies for both of us - no problem - no worries. She made me feel there would be an answer for what is wrong with me. She wasn't going to leave me stranded with my [condition]. She made me feel hope that she would find a reason and cause for my condition and hopefully there will be a fix so I can start acting normal again. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2017 again nothing but good things to say. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2017 *Dr. Keith inspires exceptional confidence in her diagnosis and treatment. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2017 I have total confidence in my doctor staff and the hospital National Jewish Health Patient– March, 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 Patient– March, 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 Patient– March, 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 Patient– March, 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 Patient– February, 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 Patient– January, 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 Patient– December, 2016 Dr Keith is awesome. Doesn't get any better!! National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2016 Great experience! National Jewish Health Patient– November, 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. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2016 Dr Keith is an excellent care provider National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2016 *Dr. Keith treated me like a family member. I am very confident in her, I believe she saved my life. Just with I lived in Denver so I could see her regularly. She has made numerous follow-up calls and continues to work with me. Could not ask for anyone better. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2016 Dr. Keith is a wonderful caring physician National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2016 All were very efficient & thorough. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2016 Excellent. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2016 Dr. Keith and her staff were an excellent providers, they are an asset to your staff National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2016 Nothing bad, all good. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2016 *Dr. Keith was one of the finest doctors I have ever seen. Excellent knowledge & bedside manner!