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Gerard J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP

Temple Health

Gerard J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP

Director, Temple Lung Center

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


◽ Pulmonology / General Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Pleural Disease



Dr. Gerard Criner received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Criner clinical specialties include: advanced lung diseases, airway disorders, COPD, interstitial lung disease, lung volume reduction, and lung transplantation. In 2015 he became the founding chair of the Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Criner has extensive experience in conducting, designing and leading multicenter trials for the past 25 years. He has been involved in multiple NIH steering committees, ad hoc technical panels, and work groups over the past 20 years. He has also developed several multicentered trials with industry that includes the use of lung coils (PneumRX), tissue glue (AERIS) and endobronchial valves to reduce hyperinflation in emphysema (LIBERATE, Pulmonx). Dr. Criner has been recognized as part of the Best Doctors in America®, Pulmonary Medicine; Critical Care Medicine in 2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2019-2020

Education & Fellowships

    ◽ 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

Awards & Honors

    ◽ Top Doctors, Pulmonary Disease, Philadelphia magazine, 2016-2020
    ◽ Best Doctors in America®, Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care Medicine, 2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2019-2020
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