Jonathan Kropski, MD


Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Research Description

Dr. Jonathan A. Kropski received his undergraduate degree from Davidson College in 2004 and his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2008. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship at Vanderbilt University. His research interests include the investigating the genetic basis of interstitial lung diseases and how genetic factors influence lung injury, repair and fibrosis. His laboratory utilizes genetic, genomic, and single-cell biology approaches together with cell and transgenic animal models to study the molecular mechanisms of lung epithelial injury and repair.
Brief Description
Dr. Jonathan Kropski is a physician-scientist with strong interest in interstitial lung diseases. After completing his baccalaureate degree (cum laude) at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, Dr. Kropski entered medical school at Vanderbilt and received his MD in 2008. After graduation he continued at Vanderbilt as intern and resident in internal medicine (2008-2010), following which he completed a three-year fellowship training program at Vanderbilt in pulmonary and critical care medicine in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine. His combined residency and fellowship training through the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Research Pathway was specifically designed to foster the career development of young physician-scientists. Dr. Kropski completed his clinical training in pulmonary and critical care medicine in July 2013 and has worked as a research fellow since then. Currently, he has a part-time faculty appointment at the Nashville Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dr. Kropski is developing a promising career in biomedical research, focused on interstitial lung diseases. He has worked and published with Drs. Timothy Blackwell, James Loyd, John Phillips, and several other scientists at Vanderbilt who have published widely on interstitial lung disease. Dr. Kropski has received numerous awards for his academic achievements. In 2014, he was awarded the American Thoracic Society Foundation/Boehringer Ingelheim Career Development Award in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. He is a member of the top societies in his field and speaks at national and international meetings. Dr. Kropski is well published in the prominent peer-reviewed journals of his field.


MD - Vanderbilt University
BS - Davidson College