Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Jeremy R. Beitler, MD, MPH

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine


          1. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
          2. Sepsis and septic shock
          3. Post-cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS)



Dr. Beitler’s primary research focus is on individualizing lung-protective ventilation to enhance prevention of ventilator-induced lung injury in ARDS. His current emphasis is in two overlapping areas:  (1) occult lung injury caused by patient-ventilator dyssynchrony in ARDS, and (2) sizing the ARDS “baby lung” to predict lung stress and strain during standardized low tidal volume ventilation.

Dr. Beitler also leads several investigations into optimal management of post-cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS). Here he is investigating (1) the potential role for lung-protective mechanical ventilation in PCAS, and (2) potential toxicity from excess beta-adrenergic stimulation associated with certain vasopressors routinely used in PCAS.

2000-2004     Pennsylvania State University
                       Bachelor of Science in Biology
                       Bachelor of Science in Psychology
                       Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
                       Honors in Bioengineering

2004-2008     New York University School of Medicine
                       Doctor of Medicine

2013-2014     Harvard School of Public Health
                       Master of Public Health

2008-2010     New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital
                       Residency in Internal Medicine
                       New York, New York

2010-2011     Tufts Medical Center
                        Residency in Internal Medicine
                        Boston, Massachusetts

2011-2014     Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and                        Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
                       Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
                       Boston, Massachusetts



  1. Guccione JM, Walker JC, Beitler JR, Moonly SM, Zhang P, Guttman MA, Ozturk C, McVeigh ER, Wallace AW, Saloner DA, Ratcliffe MB. The effect of anteroapical aneurysm plication on end-systolic three-dimensional strain in the sheep:  A magnetic resonance imaging tagging study. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2006;131(3):579-586.
  2. Rappo U, Beitler JR, Faulhaber JR, Firoz B, Henning JS, Thomas KM, Maslow M, Goldfarb DS, Horowitz HW. Expanding the horizons of histoplasmosis:  disseminated histoplasmosis in a renal transplant patient after a trip to Bangladesh. Transplant Infectious Disease. 2010;12(2):155-160.
  3. Beitler JR, Link RN, Bails D, Hurdle K, Chong DH. Reduction in hospital-wide mortality following implementation of a rapid response team: a long-term cohort study. Critical Care. 2011;15:R269.
  4. Beitler JR, Hubmayr RD, Malhotra A. There is not added benefit to providing permissive hypercapnia in the treatment of ARDS. Journal of Physiology. 2013;591:2767-2769.
  5. Beitler JR, Hubmayr RD, Malhotra A.  Rebuttal from Jeremy R. Beitler, Rolf D. Hubmayr, and Atul Malhotra. Journal of Physiology. 2013;591:2773.
  6. Beitler JR, Shaefi S, Montesi SB, Devlin A, Loring SH, Talmor D, Malhotra A. Prone positioning reduces mortality from acute respiratory distress syndrome in the low tidal volume era: a meta-analysis. Intensive Care Medicine. 2014;40:332-341.
  7. Beitler JR, Schoenfeld DA, Thompson BT. Preventing ARDS: progress, promise, and pitfalls. Chest. 2014. In press.
  8. Beitler JR, Awad KM, Bakker JP, Edwards BA, DeYoung P, Djonlagic I, Forman DE, Quan SF, Malhotra A. Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with impaired exercise capacity: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2014 ;10:1199-1204.
  9. Beitler JR, Thompson BT, Matthay MA, Talmor D, Liu KD, Zhuo H, Hayden D, Spragg RG, Malhotra A. Estimating dead-space fraction for secondary analyses of acute respiratory distress syndrome clinical trials. Critical Care Medicine. Epub ahead of print..

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  • Pulmonary disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal medicine