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Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

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photo Constance A. Jennings, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-864-3199

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-3199
Fax: 412-692-2260
Administrative Assistant:
Judy Nauman
Phone: 412-864-3199
Fax: 412-692-2260
Education and Training
MS, Physiological Chemistry, Ohio State University, 1981
MD, Mayo Medical School, 1985
Residency, Internal Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital, 1988
Fellowship, Pulmonary & Critical Care, Georgetown University Hospital, 1991
Research Interest
Dr. Jennings has participated in clinical research and collaborated with basic research throughout her career. Her current interests include patient outcomes in COPD and Emphysema.
She also has a longstanding interest in the medical humanities related to the impact of the quality of caregiver relationships and the medical environment on the illness experience.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Jennings joined the faculty at UPMC to develop a comprehensive clinical program in COPD and Emphysema and to apply her broad clinical expertise and extensive experience to advance the care of patients with COPD and Emphysema with specific focus on management of pulmonary hypertension and lung transplantation in patients with COPD/Emphysema.
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Rigelsky, CM, Jennings, C, Lehtonen, R, Minai, OA, Eng, C, Aldred, MA. BMPR2 Mutation in a Patient with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Suspected Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia. Am J Med Gene A. 2008; Oct 1;146A(19): 2551-6.
Xu, W, Koeck, T, Lara AR, Neumann, D, DiFilippo, FP, Koo, M, Janocha, AJ, Masri, FA, Arroliga, AC, Jennings, C, Dweik, RA, Tuder, RM, Stuehr, DJ, Erzurum, SC. Alterations of Cellular Bioenergetics in Pulmonary Artery Endothelial Cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2007; 104(4): 1342-7.
Prieto, LR, Latson, LA, Jennings, CA. Atrial Septostomy using a Butterfly Stent in a Patient with Severe Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2006; Oct; 68(4): 642-7.
Ioachemescu, OC, Jennings, C. Intercostal Lung Cyst Hernia in Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis (Cyst Necessitans). Mayo Clin Proc. 2006; May; 81(5): 692.
Machado, RF, Laskowski, D, Deffenderfer, O, Burch, T, Zheng, S, Mazzone, PJ, Mekhail, T, Jennings, C, Stoller, JK, Pyle, J, Duncan, J, Dweik, RA, Erzurum, SC. Detection of Lung Cancer by Sensor Array Analyses of Exhaled Breath. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2005; Jun 1;171(11): 1286-91.