Kirsten Kangelaris, MD, MS


Dr. Kirsten Kangelaris is a hospitalist who coordinates the care of patients during their stay in the hospital. Her expertise covers a wide range of conditions ranging from acute lung injury to sepsis.

In her research, she focuses on the identification and testing of genetic and biologic markers for risk prediction and targeted treatments in critical illness among hospitalized adults. Kangelaris earned a medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School, where she completed an internal medicine residency. She also completed a general medicine research fellowship and earned a master's of advanced studies degree in clinical research, both at UCSF. She is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine and the American Thoracic Society, and is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCSF.

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

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University of Michigan Medical School 2003


University of Michigan Hospital, Internal Medicine 2006


University of California, San Francisco, Clinical Research 2010

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Zhao Z, Wickersham N, Kangelaris KN, May AK, Bernard GR, Matthay MA, Calfee CS, Koyama T, Ware LB. External validation of a biomarker and clinical prediction model for hospital mortality in acute respiratory distress syndrome. Intensive Care Med. 2017 Aug; 43(8):1123-1131.
  2. Famous KR, Delucchi K, Ware LB, Kangelaris KN, Liu KD, Thompson BT, Calfee CS. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Subphenotypes Respond Differently to Randomized Fluid Management Strategy. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Feb 01; 195(3):331-338.
  3. Kangelaris KN, Ware LB, Matthay MA, Calfee CS. The authors reply. Crit Care Med. 2016 Aug; 44(8):e769-70.

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