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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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

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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.)

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 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 PatientMay, 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 PatientMay, 2021
Absolute excellent experience!

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
great provider! really happy with her

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
cannot say enough about the good manner in which I was treated

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 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 PatientApril, 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 PatientApril, 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 PatientApril, 2021
All the physicians were fantastic.

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