John Kress
Section of Pulmonary / Critical Care
Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Procedure Service; Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730


BS1987University of Notre DameBiology
MD1991St. Louis University 
Residency1995The University of ChicagoAnesthesiology
Residency1996The University of ChicagoInternal Medicine
Fellowship1999The University of ChicagoPulmonary and Critical Care

Academic Interests

Dr. Kress is studying strategies for sedation of critically ill patients requiring mechanical ventilation. In addition to this, he is leading clinical research projects in assessing pulmonary edema in critically ill patients with the use of serum beta natiuretic peptide, medical education in the ICU in the context of new ACGME resident work guidelines, implementation of protocols in the ICU and the utility of the physical examination compared to invasive monitoring in critically ill patients

Clinical Interests

ARDS, sepsis, asthma, respiratory failure, obesity.

Representative Publications

  1. Kress JP, O’Connor MF, Schmidt GA. Clinical examination reliably detects AutoPEEP in Critically Ill, Mechanically Ventilated Patients. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 1999;159:290-294
  2. Kress JP, Pohlman A, O’Connor MF, Hall JB. Daily interruption of sedative infusions in critically ill patients undergoing mechanical ventilation. New England Journal of Medicine 2000;342:1471-1477
  3. Kress JP, Pohlman AS, Rubin A, Hall JB. Outcomes of critically ill patients denied consideration for liver transplantation. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2000;162:418-423
  4. Kress JP, Noth I, Gehlbach BK, Barman N, Pohlman A, Miller A, Morgan S, Hall JB. The utility of albuterol nebulized with heliox during acute asthma exacerbations. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2002;165:1317-1321
  5. Gehlbach B, Kress JP, Kahn J, DeRuiter C, Pohlman A, Hall J. Correlates of prolonged hospitalization in inner-city ICU patients receiving noninvasive and invasive positive pressure ventilation for status asthmaticus. Chest 2002;122:1709-14

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