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Gerard J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP

Chair and Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery

Gerard Criner
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Contact Information

Contact Information

Phone

215-707-8113
About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Advanced lung disease (COPD, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, respiratory failure)
  • Critical care medicine

Research Interests

  • Advanced lung disease (COPD, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, respiratory failure)
  • Critical care medicine
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, 1983-1986
  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital, 1982-1983
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital, 1979-1982
  • MD, Temple University School of Medicine, 1979
  • BS, Biology (summa cum laude), University of Pittsburgh, 1975

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, 1983
  • Pulmonary Medicine, 1986
  • Critical Care Medicine, 1987, 1997, 2006
Publications

Books:

Criner GJ, D’Alonzo G (eds).  Pulmonary Pathophysiology 1998.  Fence Creek Publishing Co, Lyndell, PA.

Criner GJ, D’Alonzo G (eds).  Critical Care Medicine Study Guide 2002.  Springer-Verlag Publishing Co.  New York, NY.

Criner GJ (ed). Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation.  2002 Respiratory Clinics North America.  W.B. Saunders Publishing Co.  Philadelphia, PA.   

Chapters:

Criner, G.J., Make, B.J. Ambulatory and home care for individuals with COPD. In Hodgkin JE, Petty TL (eds): Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Current Concepts. WBSaunders Company, Philadelphia, PA 1987.

Kelsen, S.G., Criner, G.J., Levine S. Rehabilitation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In: Simmons D. (ed) Current Pulmonology. Year Book Medical Publishers., Chicago, IL 1988.

Kelsen, S.G., Criner, G.J., Rehabilitation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In: Cherniak N.S. (eds). Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. WB Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA 1988.

Sexauer, W.P., Criner, G.J., Kelsen, S.G. Assessment of respiratory muscle strength. In: Marini, J.J. Roussos, C. (eds). Ventilatory Failure. Springer-Verlag, New York, N.Y 1991.

Criner, G.J., (editor). "Recent Advances in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, 1992". Health Learning Systems, Princeton, N.J. 1992.

Criner, G.J., Assessment of weaning the ventilated patient, In Criner, G.J. (ed): Recent Advances in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, 1992, Health Learning Systems, Princeton, N.J. 1992.

Criner, G.J. Respiratory Muscle Training. American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Syllabus 1992.

Criner, G.J., Kreimer, D.T., Efficacy of Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation at Temple University Hospital, Interventions, Respironics, Inc. Monroeville, PA. 1993; Vol 93(1): 4-5.

Criner, G., Isaac, L., Psychological problems in the ventilator dependent patient. In Tobin, MJ (ed): Principles and Practice of Mechanical Ventilation., McGraw, Hill, N.Y. New York. 1994. Chapter 51.

Kelsen SG, Criner GJ. Respiratory Muscle Fatigue. Chapter 7 In: Fishman A Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York, NY 1996.

Isaac L, Criner GJ. Psychological Problems in the Respiratory Patient. Chapter 27. In: Fishman A. Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Marcel Dekker. Inc., New York, NY 1996.

Cordova F, Criner GJ. Occupational Lung diseases. In: Karlinsky J, Goldstein R(eds). Synopsis of Pulmonary Problems. Little Brown 1997.

Criner GJ, Kelsen SG. Effects of Neuromuscular Diseases Upon Ventilation. In: Fishman AP, Elias JA, Fishman J, Grippi MA, Kaiser LR, Senior RD. Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders Ed III. McGraw-Hill Inc 1997.

Kelsen GJ, Criner GJ. Clinical Manifestations of Respiratory Muscle Fatigue. In Fishman AP, Elias JA, Fishman J, Grippi MA, Kaiser LR, Senior RD. Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders Ed III. McGraw-Hill Inc 1997.

Criner GJ. Respiratory Failure. In: Criner GJ, D’Alonzo G (eds). Pulmonary Pathophysiology 1997. Fence Creek Publishing Co, Lyndell, PA.

Martin U, Criner GJ. HIV and Lung Disease In: Criner GJ, D’Alonzo G (eds). Pulmonary Pathophysiology 1997. Fence Creek Publishing Co, Lyndell, PA.

Cordova FC, Criner GJ. Neuromuscular Diseases and Ventilation. In McIntyre N, Hess D (eds). Respiratory Care, McGraw Hill, New York, NY 1999.

Criner GJ. Respiratory Failure. Chapter 13. In Criner GJ Ed. D’Alonzo GA, Assoc Ed. Introduction to Critical Care Study Guide. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, 2002.

Cordova F, Lim R, Criner GJ. Neuromyopathies in the Critcallly Ill. Chapter 24. In Criner GJ Ed. D’Alonzo GA, Assoc Ed. Critical Care Study Guide. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, 2002.

Piatt CU, Martin MJ, Criner GJ. Mechanical Ventilation. Chapter 34. In Criner GJ Ed. D’Alonzo GA, Assoc Ed. Critical Care Study Guide. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, 2002.

Martin UJ, Criner GJ. Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation. Chapter 35. In Criner GJ Ed. D’Alonzo GA, Assoc Ed. Critical Care Study Guide. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, 2002.

Martin UJ, Criner GJ. Weaning From Mechanical Ventilation. Chapter 36. In Criner GJ Ed. D’Alonzo GA, Assoc Ed. Critical Care Study Guide. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, 2002.

Barnette R, Criner GJ. Use of Analgesics and Sedative in Critical Care. Chapter 44. In Criner GJ Ed. D’Alonzo GA, Assoc Ed. Critical Care Study Guide. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, 2002

Barnette R, Criner GJ. Use of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents in the ICU. Chapter 46. In Criner GJ Ed. D’Alonzo GA, Assoc Ed. Critical Care Study Guide. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, 2002.

Lando S, Criner GJ. Psychological Dysfunction in the ICU Patient. Chapter 32. In Criner GJ Ed., D’Alonzo GA, Associate Ed. Critical Care Study Guide, Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, 2002.

Martin V, Criner GJ. Waveform Analysis. Chapter 8. In Festa C, Mechanical Ventilation Handbook. Handbooks in Health Care Co., Newtown, PA.

Criner GJ. Long-Term Ventilatory Support: Introduction and Perspective. In Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation. Respiratory Clinics North American ed (Criner GJ). WB Saunders. Philadelphia, PA 2002.

Criner GJ. Long-Term Invasive Mechanical Ventilation. Respiratory Clinics North American ed (Criner GJ). WB Saunders. Philadelphia, PA 2002.

Criner GJ, Cordova F. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery. In Maurer J. Management of Non-Neoplastic Advance Lung Disease. Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York, NY 2002.

Krachman S, Criner GJ. Cor Pulmonale and Sleep Disordered Breathing in Patients with Restrictive Lung Disease and Neuromuscular Disorders. In: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Lynch JP (Ed). Thieme; 24:297-305, 2003.

Martin U, Criner GJ. Noninvasive Ventilation. Pocket Medicine Inc, ed. Stephen Peters. In Press 2003.

Cordova FC, Criner GJ. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery in Unique Patient Populations. In: Fessler H. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery. Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York, NY 2004.

Criner G. Chapter 2. Pulmonary Disease. In. Medicine, 5th Ed. Myers, Allen MD. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkens. In Press. Philadelphia, PA. 2004.

Martin U, Criner GJ. Chapter 58. Psychological Problems in the Ventilated patient. In: Mechanical Ventilation II. Ed Tobin M. McGraw-Hill, NY. 2006.

Criner GJ, Martin U, Nava S. Pulmonary Rehabilitation in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Transition for ICU to Home. In Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Ed: Donner C, Hodder A. UK. 2006.

Criner GJ, Marchetti N. Effects of neuromuscular diseases on ventilation. In: Fishman AP, Elias JA, Shimand J, Grippi MA, Laiser LR, Senior RD. Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders Ed IV. McGraw-Hill Inc. 2006.

Kahan ES, Martin UJ, Spungen S, Ciccolella D, CrinerG. Chronic Cough and Dyspnea in Ice Hockey Players After an Acute Exposure to Combination Products of a Family Ice Resurfacer. Lung. In Press.