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Kristin G Fless MD

Kristin G. Fless, MD

  • Critical Care Medicine | Internal Medicine | Pulmonary Disease | Sleep Medicine
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Languages Spoken English
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    Kristin Fless, MD
    Director of Neurocritical Care
    Director of Interventional Pulmonology

    Dr. Fless graduated Rutgers University and The University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School. She completed her internal medicine residency and pulmonary/critical care fellowship at UMDNJ-NJMS and remained on their faculty. She has served as clinical division director and acting director of medical intensive care, was a nominee for the Golden Apple Teaching Award and recognized with a “best doctor” citation. She has been the recipient of the Distinguished Educator Award at SBMC. She has served on the advisory board for the NJ Thoracic Society. She is currently the Medical Director of Neurological Critical Care and the Director of Interventional Pulmonology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She was is an active member of the Lung Cancer Institute at SBMC and was active in the development and steering of this project to provide early diagnosis of lung cancer through low dose screening CTs of the lung in high risk patients. She received recognition for this work at the American Cancer Society Diamond Ball in November 2014. She is a member of the Patient and Family Support Committee of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. She is the Physician Leader of Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Rounds at SBMC, which is a national organization committed to promoting compassionate patient care. Dr. Fless’ professional practice includes sleep medicine with an interest in diagnosing and treating sleep disordered breathing and sleep apnea as well as managing circadian rhythm disorders and narcolepsy. She treats the full spectrum of pulmonary diseases, and has expertise in advanced bronchoscopy procedures including Endobronchial ultrasound and Electromagnetic bronchoscopy for the diagnosis of lung lesions, as well as pre-operative dye marking of the lung to facilitate surgery. Electromagnetic guided bronchoscopy is also used for placement of fiducial markers into the lung for surgical localization of lesions or to facilitate Cyberknife radiation of lung lesions. Dr. Fless is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Saint George’s University of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies. She also holds an appointment as Affiliate Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities at the Drew University Caspersen School of Graduate Studies in Madison, New Jersey. Dr. Fless is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. She is committed to education and research and has mentored student physicians and respiratory therapists and resident physicians.

    American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
    American Board of Internal Medicine - Critical Care
    American Board of Sleep Medicine

    Saint George’s University School of Medicine
    Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Medicine
    Rutgers- New Jersey Medical School

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Affiliate Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities
    Drew University Caspersen School of Graduate Studies
     

    Clinical Expertise

    Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine

    Clinical Interests

    Neurologic Critical Care Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), Electromagnetic Guided Bronchoscopy

  • Medical School

    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1995

    Internship

    Internal Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1996

    Residency

    Internal Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1998

    Fellowship

    Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Fellowship University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2001