Sarah Kiel, MD

Fellow, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine


Dr. Sarah Kiel studied Human Biology and Bioethics at Michigan State University. After receiving her MD from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, she completed her residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Dr. Kiel is an ACP Member and AMA Resident Member. During residency, Dr. Kiel investigated therapies for pulmonary hypertension treatment in interstitial lung disease-related pulmonary hypertension. She is also a fantastic cook and enjoys reading, painting, crocheting, and knitting.

Research Interests

Dr. Kiel’s research in fellowship is multifaceted. During the second year of fellowship, her project focused on evaluating the effect of Klebsiella pneumoniae sepsis on mitochondrial metabolism in the brains of mice in order to further understand the pathophysiology of delirium and cognitive dysfunction development in sepsis. Dr. Kiel also developed an interest in cystic fibrosis and transplant and is working on a retrospective chart review and data analysis centering on risk factors associated with chronic lung allograft dysfunction in the cystic fibrosis population.


2005 – 2009 : Michigan State University, Human Biology, Specialization in Bioethics
2009 – 2013 : Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, M.D.
2013 – 2016 : University of Minnesota Medical Center, Internal Medicine Residency
2017 – present : University of Pittsburgh, Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine Fellow

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Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Patient Care and Referral

Comprehensive Lung Center (CLC)
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Pittsburgh, PA 15213