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photo Kristen L. Veraldi, MD, PhD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-624-7225

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-624-7225
Fax: 412-624-1670
Administrative Assistant:
Stacie Truszkowski
Phone: 412-624-7225
Fax: 412-624-1670
Education and Training
BA, Chemistry and Biology, University of Virginia, 1992
PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1999
MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2001
Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, 2002
Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, 2004
Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, 2007
Post-doctoral Scholar, University of Pittsburgh, 2008
Research Interest
Dr. Veraldi's research interests are in the molecular underpinnings of fibrosing lung diseases such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and connective tissue disease-related interstitial lung disease, with a particular interest in the contribution of heat shock proteins to the development and progression of fibrosis.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Veraldi’s clinical interests are primarily in the evaluation and management of individuals with interstitial lung diseases, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), pulmonary complications of connective tissue diseases, and sarcoidosis.
Educational Interest
Dr. Veraldi attends on a number of inpatient and outpatient teaching services working closely with fellows, residents and medical students at both the University hospital and the affiliated Pittsburgh VA. She organized and for 8 years led the weekly Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) multidisciplinary conference, a forum for faculty and trainees to discuss and learn from complex ILD cases.
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Selected Publications:
Tan, J, Tedrow, JR, Dutta, JA, Juan-Gardela, B, Nouraie, M, Chu, Y, Trejo Bittar, H, Ramani, K, Biswas, PS, Veraldi, K, Kaminski, N, Zhang, Y, Kass, DJ. Expression of RXFP1 is Decreased in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Implications for Relaxin-Based Therapies. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016; June 16.
Schneider, F, Veraldi, KL, Levesque, MC, Colby, TV, S Yi, E. IgG4-Related Lung Disease Associated with Usual Interstitial Pneumonia. Open Rheumatol J. 2016; Mar 17;10: 33-8.
Veraldi, KL, Feghali-Bostwick, CA. Insulin-like growth factor binding proteins-3 and -5: central mediators of fibrosis and promising new therapeutic targets. Open Rheumatol J. 2012; 6: 140-5.
Yamaguchi, Y, Takihara, T, Chambers, RA, Veraldi, KL, Larregina, AT, Feghali-Bostwick, CA. A peptide derived from endostatin ameliorates organ fibrosis. Sci Transl Med. 2012; May 30;4(136): 136ra71.
Brissett, M, Veraldi, KL, Pilewski, JM, Medsger, TA Jr, Feghali-Bostwick, CA. Localized expression of tenascin in systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary fibrosis and its regulation by insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3. Arthritis Rheum. 2012; Jan;64(1): 272-80.
Veraldi, KL, Hsu, E, Feghali-Bostwick, CA. Pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis in systemic sclerosis: lessons from interstitial lung disease. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2010; Feb;12(1): 19-25.
Veraldi, KL, Gibson, BT, Yasuoka, H, Myerburg, MM, Kelly, EA, Balzar, S, Jarjour, NN, Pilewski, JM, Wenzel, SE, Feghali-Bostwick, CA. Role of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 in allergic airway remodeling. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009; Oct 1;180(7): 611-7.
Portnov, J, Veraldi, KL, Schwarz, MI, Cool, CD, Curran-Everett, D, Cherniack, RM, King, TE, Brown, KK. Respiratory bronchiolitis-interstitial lung disease: long-term outcome. CHEST. 2007; Mar;131(3): 664-71.
Veraldi, KL, Arhin, GK, Marincic, K, Chung-Ganster, LH, Wilusz, J, Milcarek, C. hnRNP F influences binding of a 64-kilodalton subunit of cleavage stimulation factor to mRNA precursors in mouse B cells. Mol Cell Biol. 2001; Feb;21(4): 1228-38.
Veraldi, KL, Edwalds-Gilbert, G, MacDonald, CC, Wallace, AM, Milcarek, C. Isolation and characterization of polyadenylation complexes assembled in vitro. RNA. 2000; May;6(5): 768-77.