Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

263 Patient Ratings
8 Patient Comments

Richard E. Kanner, M.D.

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-7806 University Hospital
Pulmonary, Clinic 3
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Dr. Kanner has retired from clinical practice and is no longer seeing patients outside the research setting.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Professor
Academic Divisions Pulmonary
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Pulm Diseases)

Patient Ratings

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Patient Comments

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July 16, 2012

very specific and informative

July 02, 2012

I have never had a doctor be more concerned. I was in her care for 2 hours with her checking out problem the entire time.

March 15, 2012

I really appreciate the dedication and willing to my care provider to understand my needs and fear related to my medical condition

March 15, 2012

These professionals are truely caring and concerned about their clients. They are just the greatest!

January 31, 2012


January 27, 2012

The Dr. was very thorough and extremely helpful in explaining my options for treatment. He also introduced me to "My Chart" which has been a very good way to communicate with the Dr. and/or staff. I really appreciate having this option.

January 26, 2012

I was extremely impressed with the great service provided by the doctor, I've never been treated so thoroughly before. I was a great experience!

January 19, 2012

I have to come to this clinic since it is the only cystic fibrosis center in Utah, however, when I compare care from this center to the others that I have gone to in other states, Utah CF Center has exceptional care and they truly make you feel that your cares and concerns are their top priority at that time.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Professor
Academic Divisions Pulmonary
Board Certification 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
(801) 581-7806 Maxwell M. Wintrobe Research and Education Building
26 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

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.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Fellowship Columbia - Presbyterian Medical Center of New York
Pulmonary Medicine
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Professional Medical SUNY at Brooklyn
Undergraduate University of Michigan
Premedical Sciences


Selected Provider Publications


  1. Morris AH, Kanner RE, Crapo RO, Gardner RM (1984). Clinical Pulmonary Function Testing (2). Salt Lake City.

Edited Book

  1. Kanner RE, Morris AH (Eds.) (1975). Clinical Pulmonary Function Testing. Salt Lake City.

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