Pulmonology

Erin R. Narewski, DO

Assistant Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Core Faculty, Medicine Residency Program, Temple University Hospital

About me

Clinical Interests
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Connective-tissue disease associated with interstitial lung disease
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Lung volume reduction
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Occupational lung disease
  • Drug-induced respiratory disease
  • Mycobacteria-related lung disease
  • Interstitial Pneumonitis with autoimmune features 
  • Advanced bronchoscopy 
Research Interests
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Connective-tissue disease
  • Associated interstitial lung disease
  • Interstitial Pneumonitis with autoimmune features 
Education
  • DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Training
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
Memberships
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians
Awards and Honors
  • Outstanding Faculty Educator Award 2016-2017
  • Outstanding Intensive Care Faculty Educator Award 2016-2017
  • Core Faculty, Internal Medicine Residency Program: Director of SIM Education
  • Medical Director, Ventilator Rehabilitation Unit
  • Chief Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 2014-2015
  • Outstanding Fellow Educator Award, 2013
  • Most Outstanding Ambulatory Care Award, 2012
  • The Frederic H. Barth Memorial Award for Pulmonary Medicine, 2009

Additional Information
I am dedicated to a lifelong three-part mission: excellent patient care, medical education and research, and I am proud to serve this mission at Temple. All patients should receive the best cutting-edge care and treatment, a thoughtful and complete diagnosis, and a relationship of trust with their doctor. I strive for this every day and hold myself to the standard of care I would expect for my family.

No patient should ever experience discrimination when facing serious disease. I am committed to providing excellent care to every patient, regardless of race, background, belief, orientation, gender, or any other characteristic. We are all human beings deserving of respect and compassionate medical care.

Publications

Selected Publications

September 2016- Present Investigator for the CLEANUP IPF trial, the ART-IPF Trial, the Zephyr Trial, the RETHINC trial., the STRIVE-IPF Trial.

September, 2015  Investigator for the RIFF Trial . Awaiting Publication (CRC Press 2018)  Essentials of Clinical Pulmonology Chapter 44 –Asbestosis, Pneumoconiosis, and Other Occupational Lung Diseases. Erin R. Narewski DO, Joseph Ramzy MD, Jennifer Kraft MD, Richard Ngo.

Awaiting Publication (CRC Press 2018)  Essentials of Clinical Pulmonology. Chapter 45 –Drug Induced Lung Disease and Radiation Induced Lung Disease. Erin R. Narewski DO, Scott Simpson, MD.

Narewski ER, Kim V, Marchetti N, Jacobs MR, Criner GJ. Is methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization associated with worse outcomes in COPD hospitalizations? Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis (Miami). 2015; 2(3): 252-258. doi: dx.doi.org/10.15326/jcopdf.2.3.2014.0147 - See more at: journal.copdfoundation.org

May 18, 2015  Thematic Poster, ATS 2015 International Conference in Denver, CO. Short-Term Impact of Frequency of COPD Exacerbations on Quality of Life. E. Narewski DO, H. Voelker, BS, M. Nayeemuddin, MD, S. Aaron, MD, R. Albert, MD, N. Anthonisen, MD, R. Casaburi, MD, PhD, J. Connett, PhD, W. Bailey, MD, A. Cooper, Jr, MD, J. Curtis, MD, M. Dransfield, MD, M. Han, MD, S. Lazarus, MD, N. Marchetti, MD, B. Make, MD, F. Martinez, MD, D. Niewoehner, MD, J. Porsasz, MD, PhD, R. Reed, MD, S. Scharf, MD, PhD,  F. Sciurba, MD, D. Sin, MD, MPH, G. Washko, MD, P. Woodruff, MD, MPH, and G. Criner, MD for the COPD Clinical Research Network and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

May 18, 2015  Poster Discussion, ATS 2015 International Conference in Denver, CO. Short-Term Impact of Hospitalized vs Non-Hospitalized COPD Exacerbations on General and Disease-Specific Quality of Life. E. Narewski DO, H. Voelker, BS, M. Nayeemuddin, MD, S. Aaron, MD, R. Albert, MD, N. Anthonisen, MD, R. Casaburi, MD, PhD, J. Connett, PhD, W. Bailey, MD, A. Cooper, Jr, MD, J. Curtis, MD, M. Dransfield, MD, M. Han, MD, S. Lazarus, MD, N. Marchetti, MD, B. Make, MD, F. Martinez, MD, D. Niewoehner, MD, J. Porsasz, MD, PhD, R. Reed, MD, S. Scharf, MD, PhD,  F. Sciurba, MD, D. Sin, MD, MPH, G. Washko, MD, P. Woodruff, MD, MPH, and G. Criner, MD for the COPD Clinical Research Network and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

May 18, 2015  Thematic Poster, ATS 2015 International Conference in Denver, CO. Physiologic Differences In COPD Patients With Mild-Moderate Hypoxemia At Rest +/-   Exertion Vs. Those Normoxemic At Rest Who Desaturate Only With Exertion. Erin R. Narewski, DO, Yuka Furuya, MD, Chandra Dass, MD, Parag Desai, MD, Mahatsi Rittinger, Phillip Diaz, MD, Mohamed Ali, MD, and Gerard J. Criner, MD for the Long-Term Oxygen Treatment Trial (LOTT) Research Group.

May 19, 2014  Thematic Poster, ATS 2014 International Conference in San Diego, CA. Clinical Differences In COPD Patients With Mild-Moderate Hypoxemia At Rest +/-   Exertion Vs. Those Normoxemic At Rest Who Desaturate Only With Exertion. Erin R. Narewski, DO, Amanda Blackford, ScM, Parag B. Desai, MD, Matthew R. Lammi, MD, Anne L. Fuhlbrigge, MD, MS, Xavier Soler, MD, PhD, Richard Albert, MD, and Gerard J. Criner, MD for the Long-Term Oxygen Treatment Trial (LOTT) Research Group.

Awaiting Publication (Springer)  Pulmonary Medicine Essentials. Chapter 41 – Drug Induced Lung Disorders. Alex Swift MD, Erin R. Narewski DO.

Awaiting Publication (Springer) Pulmonary Medicine Essentials. Chapter 77 – Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. Erin R. Narewski DO, Robert Bettiker MD, Jocelyn Edathil MD, Florence Momplasir MD.

Awaiting Publication (Springer) Pulmonary Medicine Essentials. Chapter 78 – Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterium. Erin R. Narewski DO, Victor Kim MD, Ian Sheffer MD.

Awaiting Publication (Springer) Pulmonary Medicine Essentials. Chapter 32 –Approach to the Evaluation and Diagnosis of ILD. Erin R. Narewski DO.

May 17, 2011  Thematic Poster, ATS 2011 International Conference in Denver, CO. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and Acute Exacerbations Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (AECOPD): Does MRSA Colonization Worsen Outcomes In Severe AECOPD Requiring Hospitalization? Riley, Erin A.; Criner, Gerard J.

July 28, 2010 Critical Care, 2nd Ed. – Study Guide Powerpoint Slides. Chapter 23 – Sepsis, ISBN-10: 0387773274. Based on a Chapter by David Ciccolella and Michael Lagnese.           

July 28, 2010 Critical Care, 2nd Ed. – Study Guide Powerpoint Slides. Chapter 14 – Transport of Critically Ill Patients, ISBN-10: 0387773274. Based on a Chapter by Scott Schartrel and Ernest Yeh.