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John P. Kress, MD

Professor of Medicine

Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit

Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Training Program

Dr. John P. Kress specializes in all areas of pulmonary and critical care medicine. He has a particular interest in respiratory failure and shock. He also serves as director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Procedure Service, specializing in a variety of invasive medical procedures. Dr. Kress sees patients in the outpatient pulmonary medicine clinic.

Dr. Kress' research has focused on sedation for critically ill patients with respiratory failure, and early intervention in patients with respiratory failure to reduce functional decline after discharge from the ICU.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine
Critical Care Medicine

Medical School

St Louis University School of Medicine

Residency and Fellowship

The University of Chicago Medicine (internal medicine,
pulmonary and critical care medicine, anesthesiology)


American College of Chest Physicians
American Thoracic Society

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6790

Office Fax

(773) 702-4754

Office Postal Address

John P. Kress, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6026
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Pulmonary diseases
  • Critical care medicine
  • Respiratory failure
  • Rehabilitation after critical illness

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Kress' publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.