Board Certification and Academic Information
||Internal Medicine - Professor
||American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Pulm Diseases)
Academic Office Locations
|Academic Office Phone Number
||Academic Office Address
||Maxwell M. Wintrobe Research and Education Building
26 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Dr. Richard Kanner, MD is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Respiratory, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine.
His research interests are Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and the health effects of air pollution. He is part of a multi-center study of COPD known as Spiromics that is trying to subdivide this entity into different groups in an effort to determine the genome and mechanism of injury for each phenotype. He is also involved in another study of COPD known as LOTT (Long-term Oxygen Treatment Trial) that is trying to determine the benefits of supplemental oxygen in patients with COPD that have normal resting oxygen saturation but whose oxygen saturation falls with exertion. In addition studies of the effects of air pollution on COPD are being planned. He is looking for any patients with COPD or even healthy cigarette smokers for these studies.
Dr. Kanner received his M.D. degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in 1962. He trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals and in Pulmonary Diseases and Physiology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City and at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. He was Principal Investigator for the Lung Health Study Utah Center from 1984 to 2003. This was a series of studies of COPD. He has served on the Utah State Air Quality Board from 1988 -1997 being the Chair from 1995 – 1997. He has also served on many committees and was chair of several of them for the American Thoracic Society and the American College of Chest Physicians and was an Associate Editor of Chest.