Robert Keith, MD
Professor, Medicine-Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (1993)
Undergraduate School:
  • AB, Stanford University (CA) (1989)
Internship:
  • University of Washington Program (1993)
Residency:
  • University of Washington Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (1994)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine (1996)
Department: Medicine-Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care

Professional Titles

  • Professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology
  • Associated Chief of Staff - Research (Denver VAMC)

Teaching

  • Professor (2017)
    School of Medicine, Medicine

Publications

  • Keith RL, Blatchford PJ, Merrick DT, Bunn PA Jr, Bagwell B, Dwyer-Nield LD, Jackson MK, Geraci MW, Miller YE. A Randomized Phase II Trial of Pioglitazone for Lung Cancer Chemoprevention in High-Risk Current and Former Smokers. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2019 Oct;12(10):721-730. PubMed PMID: 31308004
  • Ghosh M, Miller YE, Nakachi I, Kwon JB, Barón AE, Brantley AE, Merrick DT, Franklin WA, Keith RL, Vandivier RW. Exhaustion of Airway Basal Progenitor Cells in Early and Established COPD. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Dec 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29211494
  • Dwyer-Nield L, Hickey GA, Friedman M, Choo K, McArthur DG, Tennis MA, New ML, Geraci M, Keith RL. The Second-Generation PGI2 Analogue Treprostinil Fails to Chemoprevent Tumors in a Murine Lung Adenocarcinoma Model. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2017 Nov;10(11):671-679. PubMed PMID: 28851689
  • Tennis MA, New ML, McArthur DG, Merrick DT, Dwyer-Nield LD, Keith RL. Prostacyclin reverses the cigarette smoke-induced decrease in pulmonary Frizzled 9 expression through miR-31. Sci Rep. 2016 Jun 24;6:28519. PubMed PMID: 27339092
  • Merrick DT, Gao D, Miller YE, Keith RL, Baron AE, Feser W, Kennedy TC, Blatchford PJ, Braudrick S, Hirsch FR, Heasley L, Bunn PA Jr, Franklin WA. Persistence of Bronchial Dysplasia Is Associated with Development of Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2016 Jan;9(1):96-104. PubMed PMID: 26542061
  • Keith RL, Miller YE. Lung cancer chemoprevention: current status and future prospects. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2013 Jun;10(6):334-43. PubMed PMID: 23689750
  • Szabo E, Mao JT, Lam S, Reid ME, Keith RL. Chemoprevention of lung cancer: Diagnosis and management of lung cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest. 2013 May;143(5 Suppl):e40S-60S. PubMed PMID: 23649449
  • Mascaux C, Feser WJ, Lewis MT, Barón AE, Coldren CD, Merrick DT, Kennedy TC, Eckelberger JI, Rozeboom LM, Franklin WA, Minna JD, Bunn PA, Miller YE, Keith RL, Hirsch FR. Endobronchial miRNAs as biomarkers in lung cancer chemoprevention. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2013 Feb;6(2):100-8. PubMed PMID: 23268837
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Practice Locations

Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1055 Clermont St
Denver, CO 80220
1-888-336-8262

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers - Lung Cancer
  • Cancers
Clinical Interests
Lung cancer prevention and early diagnosis Advanced bronchoscopy

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (1993)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • AB, Stanford University (CA) (1989)
Internships:
  • University of Washington Program (1993)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Washington Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (1994)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine (1996)
Department: Medicine-Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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