Faculty Profile

John Kress
Section of Pulmonary / Critical Care
Professor of Medicine
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Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Procedure Service;

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.


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  • BS, 1987, University of Notre Dame, Biology
  • MD, 1991, St. Louis University
  • Residency, 1995, The University of Chicago, Anesthesiology
  • Residency, 1996, The University of Chicago, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 1999, The University of Chicago, Pulmonary and Critical Care