James Krings, MD joined the Department of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine in September, 2020.
Dr. Krings is originally from the St. Louis area. He completed his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. During his fellowship he studied the use of biologics and quantitative imaging in asthma. In addition, he was involved in the Mentored Training Program in Clinical Investigation (MTPCI) and will be completing a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation degree in December 2020. Prior to his Pulmonary Critical Care fellowship, he did his residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois and his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California where he also completed a scholarly concentration in clinical research. He completed his undergraduate coursework at the University of Notre Dame where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
Dr. Krings clinically works in the medical intensive care unit and pulmonary clinics at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine/Barnes Jewish Hospital. He enjoys teaching, was elected internal medicine resident teacher of the year at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and has helped precept the Clinical Epidemiology Practice of Medicine courses here at Washington University. His primary clinical interest is on the care of patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His specific research interests are in implementation science and quantitative pulmonary imaging in obstructive lung disease. He is currently involved in the Mentored Training in Implementation Science (MTIS) program and is studying strategies to improve inhaler adherence and provider uptake of evidenced-based care.