Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Andrew L. Ries, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Medicine and Family Preventive Medicine

Director, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program  

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs



  1. Pulmonary rehabilitation
  2. Evaluating health outcomes in chronic lung diseases
  3. Pulmonary and exercise physiology



  1. Ries AL, Farrow JT, Clausen JL. Accuracy of two ear oximeters at rest and during exercise in pulmonary patients. Am Rev Respir Dis 1985; 132:685-9.
  2. Ries AL. The role of exercise testing in pulmonary diagnosis. Clinics in Chest Medicine 1987; 8:81-9.
  3. Ries AL, Farrow JT, Clausen JL. Pulmonary function tests cannot predict exercise-induced hypoxemia in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chest 1988; 93:454-9.
  4. Ries AL, Kaplan RM, Blumberg E. Use of factor analysis to consolidate multiple outcome measures in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Clin Epidemiol 1991; 44:497-503
  5. Ries AL, Kaplan RM, Chang J. The effect of posture on arterial oxygenation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respiration 1992; 59:317-21.
  6. Ries AL. The importance of exercise in pulmonary rehabilitation. Clinics Chest Med 1994; 15:327-37.
  7. Kaplan RM, Ries AL, Prewitt LM, Eakin E. Self-efficacy expectations predict survival for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Health Psychol 1994; 13:366-8.
  8. Ries AL, Kaplan RM, Limberg TM, Prewitt LM. Effects of pulmonary rehabilitation on physiologic and psychosocial outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Ann Intern Med 1995; 122:823-32.
  9. Sassi-Dambron DE, Eakin EG, Ries AL, Kaplan RM. Treatment of dyspnea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a controlled clinical trail of dyspnea management strategies. Chest 1995; 107:724-9.
  10. Eakin EG, Sassi-Dambron DE, Ries AL, Kaplan RM. Reliability and validity of dyspnea measures in patients with obstructive lung disease. Int J Behav Med 1995; 2:118-34.
  11. Squier HC, Ries AL, Kaplan RM, Prewitt LM, Smith CM, Kriett JM, Jamieson SW. Quality of well-being predicts survival in lung transplantation candidates. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1995; 1152:2032-6.
  12. Ries AL, Picchi MA, Nguyen LHT, Moser RJ, Molgaard CA, Wasserman SI. Asthma in a Vietnamese refugee population. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1997; 155:1895-1901.
  13. Eakin EG, Resnikoff PM, Prewitt LM, Ries AL, Kaplan RM. Validation of a new dyspnea measure: The UCSD Shortness of Breath questionnaire. Chest 1998; 113:619-24.
  14. Ries AL, Kaplan RM, Myers R, Prewitt LM. Maintenance after pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic lung disease: a randomized trial. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2003; 167:880-888.
  15. National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group (Writing Committee: Fishman A, Martinez F, Naunheim K, Piantadosi S, Wise R, Ries A, Weinmann G, Wood DE). A randomized trial comparing lung-volume-reduction surgery with medical therapy for severe emphysema. New Engl J Med 2003; 348:2059-2073.
  16. The California Pulmonary Rehabilitation Collaborative Group (Ries A: Principal Investigator and author). Effects of pulmonary rehabilitation on dyspnea, quality of life and health care costs in California. J Cardiopulmonary Rehabil 2003; in press.
  17. Bordow RA, Ries AL, Morris TA (eds). Manual of Clinical Problems in Pulmonary Medicine, 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 2005.
  18. Kupferberg DH, Kaplan RM, Slymen DJ, Ries AL. Minimal clinically important difference for the UCSD Shortness of Breath Questionnaire. J Cardiopulmonary Rehabil 2005; 25:370-77.
  19. Ries AL. Minimally clinically important difference for the UCSD Shortness of Breath Questionnaire, Borg Scale, and Visual Analog Scale. COPD: J Chron Obstruct Pulm Dis 2005; 2:105-10.
  20. Ries AL, Make BJ, Lee SM, Krasna MJ, Bartels M,Crouch R, Fishman AP for NETT Research Group. The effects of pulmonary rehabilitation in the National Emphysema Treatment Trial. Chest 2005;128:3799-09.
  21. Ries AL, Bauldoff GS, Carlin BW, Casaburi R, Emery CF, Mahler DA, Make B, Rochester C, ZuWallack R, Herrerias C.  ACCP/AACVPR Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines. Chest 2007; 131:4S-42S.
  22. Ries AL. Rehabilitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other respiratory disorders. In: Fishman AP, Elias JA, Fishman JA, Grippi MA, Senior RM, Pack AI, eds. Fishman’s Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders, 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008;763-72.
  23. Kaplan RM, Ries AL. Adherence in the patient with pulmonary disease. In: Hodgkin JE, Celli BR, Connors GL, eds. Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Guidelines to Success, 4th edition. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier, 2009:316-29.



  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine

UCSD Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

For more information, Dr. Ries can be reached at: aries@ucsd.edu