Gerard J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP

Chair and Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Director, Temple Lung Center

About me

Clinical Interests
  • Airway disorders
  • COPD
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung volume reduction
  • Lung transplantation
Research Interests
  • Advanced lung disease (COPD, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, respiratory failure)
  • Critical care medicine
  • MD, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
Awards and Honors
  • Top Doctors, Pulmonary Disease, Philadelphia magazine, 2016, 2017
  • Best Doctors in America®, Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care Medicine, 2015-2016, 2017-2018


Gerard Criner, MD - COPD Treatment Options - Temple Lung Center



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.