Bridget Graney, MD
Instructor, Medicine-Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Nebraska College of Medicine (0001)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Northwestern University (IL) (0001)
Internship:
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Program (0001)
Residency:
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine - Pediatrics (0001)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine (0001)
Department: Medicine-Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care

Research Interests

My research goals are to improve quality of life for patients living with interstitial lung disease and their caregivers. To achieve this goal, I am trying to understand the impact of caregiver burden in this disease and implement a caregiver-based intervention to lessen caregiver burden. By lessening caregiver burden, we may improve outcomes including quality of life for both caregivers and patients.

Publications

  • Graney BA, Au DH, Barón AE, Cheng A, Combs SA, Glorioso TJ, Paden G, Parsons EC, Rabin BA, Ritzwoller DP, Stonecipher JJ, Turvey C, Welsh CH, Bekelman DB. Advancing Symptom Alleviation with Palliative Treatment (ADAPT) trial to improve quality of life: a study protocol for a randomized clinical trial. Trials. 2019 Jun 13;20(1):355. PubMed PMID: 31196156
  • Graney BA, Fischer A. Interstitial Pneumonia with Autoimmune Features. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 May;16(5):525-533. PubMed PMID: 30695649
  • Ramadurai D, Corder S, Churney T, Graney B, Harshman A, Meadows S, Swigris JJ. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: Educational needs of health-care providers, patients, and caregivers. Chron Respir Dis. 2019 Jan-Dec;16:1479973119858961. PubMed PMID: 31288534
  • Ramadurai D, Riordan M, Graney B, Churney T, Olson AL, Swigris JJ. The impact of carrying supplemental oxygen on exercise capacity and dyspnea in patients with interstitial lung disease. Respir Med. 2018 May;138:32-37. PubMed PMID: 29724390
  • Graney BA, Fischer A. Advocating for early interstitial lung disease detection in mixed connective tissue disease. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2018 Feb 1;57(2):204-205. PubMed PMID: 28977485
  • Graney BA, Lee JS. Impact of novel antifibrotic therapy on patient outcomes in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: patient selection and perspectives. Patient Relat Outcome Meas. 2018;9:321-328. PubMed PMID: 30288134
  • Ramadurai D, Corder S, Churney T, Graney B, Harshman A, Meadows S, Swigris JJ. Understanding the informational needs of patients with IPF and their caregivers: 'You get diagnosed, and you ask this question right away, what does this mean?'. BMJ Open Qual. 2018;7(1):e000207. PubMed PMID: 29464212
  • Graney BA, Wamboldt FS, Baird S, Churney T, Fier K, Korn M, McCormick M, Vierzba T, Swigris JJ. Looking ahead and behind at supplemental oxygen: A qualitative study of patients with pulmonary fibrosis. Heart Lung. 2017 Sep - Oct;46(5):387-393. PubMed PMID: 28774655
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Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCHealth Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion, 7th Fl
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0748

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pulmonary Disease, Board Certification
  • Critical Care Medicine, Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Lungs and Breathing - Granulomatous Lung Disease
  • Lungs and Breathing
  • Lungs and Breathing - Interstitial Lung Disease
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include a focus on the diagnosis and management of interstitial lung diseases. This encompasses over 100 rare lung diseases with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, autoimmune or connective tissue disease-related interstitial lung disease and hypersensitivity pneumonitis being the most common. Other rare ILDs including cystic lung disease, other occupational and environmental lung diseases, vasculitis, etc are also encompassed in the care of patients with ILD.

Care Philosophy
I believe that working with patients and their families or other support systems is a huge privilege, and I strive to practice patient-centered care at all times. Specifically, I try to ensure I not only address the clinical or medical aspects of care, but also the emotional, mental, spiritual and social impacts of these diseases. Working in collaboration with patients and families through shared decision-making, valuing patient preferences and working together with patients and families in a team approach are my top priorities.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Nebraska College of Medicine (0001)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Northwestern University (IL) (0001)
Internships:
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Program (0001)
Residency Programs:
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine - Pediatrics (0001)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine (0001)
Department: Medicine-Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care
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