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Pulmonology

Gerard J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP

Gerard J. Criner
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Specialties

Pulmonology, Critical Care

Distinctions
4.7
316 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
about me
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publications
ratings & reviews
about me
Clinical Interests
Research Interests
  • Advanced lung disease (COPD, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, respiratory failure)
  • Critical care medicine
Highlights

Dr. Criner was featured in three 6 ABC "Moves in Medicine" video segments. The topics ranged from the AIRFLOW-3 trial that offers a new approach to treating COPD to the lung valve procedure known as bronchoscopic lung volume reduction that aired in both November 2019 and April 2019.

Education
  • MD, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Training
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
Memberships
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
Awards and Honors
  • Top Doctors, Pulmonary Disease, Philadelphia magazine, 2016-2020
  • Best Doctors in America®, Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care Medicine, 2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2019-2020
offices

Office Locations

Temple Lung Center

Temple University Hospital – Main Campus

3401 N. Broad Street

Ambulatory Care Center, 5th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19140

Phone: 800-TEMPLE-MED

Fax: 215-707-6867

Temple Health Oaks

Oaks Corporate Center

450 Cresson Blvd, Suite 200

Phoenixville, PA 19460

800-TEMPLE-MED

Fax: 610-650-5149

publications
Digital Bibliography
Publications

Criner GJ, D’Alonzo G (eds). Pulmonary Pathophysiology 1998. Fence Creek Publishing Co, Lyndell, PA.

Criner GJ, D’Alonzo G (eds). Critical Care Medicine Study Guide 2002. Springer-Verlag Publishing Co. New York, NY.

Criner GJ (ed). Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation. 2002 Respiratory Clinics North America. W.B. Saunders Publishing Co. Philadelphia, PA.

ratings & reviews

316 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about Patient Satisfaction Rating.

OVERALL RATING

4.70 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

4.7
Give easy to understand instruction
4.7
Provider expl in way you understand
4.8
Provider listen carefully to you
4.8
Show respect for what you say
4.6
Spend enough time with you
PATIENT COMMENTS
5.0
September 24, 2020

Dr. Criner is the best and his staff are great. They always answer my questions and the office seems to run efficiently.

5.0
September 23, 2020

Qexcellent help,an very friendly felt very comfortable an in good hands

3.5
September 23, 2020

Dr. Criner is an exceptionally busy doctor, I don't feel that I have sufficient time to speak with him. [...] my visit with Criner is often rushed and I sometimes forget what I wanted to say or ask of him. [...]

5.0
August 31, 2020

Dr Criner and his staff are by far the best I have ever had as they are very professional, reliable and caring. I'm so thankful to have Dr Criner/staff as my doctor. [...]

5.0
August 31, 2020

I feel that I am finally getting the care I need by someone who knows what he is doing. It gives me peace of mind.

4.5
August 31, 2020

[...] Dr. Criner and his staff have been my pulmonary doctor over 12 years . I would and have recommended him to others. A great doctor!!!!

5.0
August 6, 2020

A very positive experience and feel hope that my condition can be very improved under Dr. Criner & staff's care.

5.0
July 29, 2020

I have complete confidence in my Doctor's ability to provide me with the best medical care for a condition for which there is no cure.

5.0
April 4, 2020

Dr. Criner has always been receptive to my questions. He is always complimentary on my focus to stay strong and committed.

5.0
March 2, 2020

excellent care with respect for your well being

5.0
February 17, 2020

Dr. Criner and his staff were very helpful & considerate. I would definitely recommend him to family & friends.

5.0
January 13, 2020

Been going to Dr. Criner for many years now and he is always concerned and happy to discuss my lung issues. We work together to find out new and innovative treatments and he is always up on the latest research and medications. I find him to be kind, compassionate, caring, knowledgeable, and very interested in my case. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a doctor with old world sensibilities who only wants all of his patients to do well.

5.0
January 13, 2020

I'm in a clinical trial with Dr. Crinar. The experience has been good and I'm hoping to participate in more trials. [...]

5.0
January 7, 2020

Dr. Criner is the best, me & my family love him.

5.0
December 31, 2019

As always a very pleasant experience with staff and Dr. Criner even after a three hour drive [...].

5.0
December 16, 2019

Dr. Criner is my specialist in regards to a lung transplant. [...] I feel I am in the best of hands for my treatment and survival.

5.0
December 3, 2019

Temple University Hospital, Dr Criner Dr [...] and all the Transplant team and staff members are the reason I am alive today. I am so grateful!

4.0
December 2, 2019

I think Dr. Criner is better than any physician I have had so far for my problem [...] he has changed my life for the better when other doctors told me there was no hope of ever feeling better, and I am grateful for that.

5.0
December 2, 2019

Pretty good place to go. Dr Criner is a great Doctor and highly rated. [...] Really, whatever you talk about they answer your questions. They take plenty of time with you. It's a bit of a ride(1 hour 30 min.) so the staff of Dr Criner does make it worth the trip. [...]

5.0
November 30, 2019

Always a good experience at Dr Criners office. [...]