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R. Duncan Hite, MD

R. Duncan Hite, MD

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

231 Albert Sabin Way, ML 0564
Cincinnati, OH 45267

Member Since: 2003

Member Status: Fellow


Chief Pulmonary Critical Care



Clinical Interest(s)


Research Interest(s)

  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Sepsis, Pneumonia
  • Surfactant Deficiencies
  • Asthma

Current / Former SSCI Roles

About R. Duncan Hite, MD

Dr. Hite is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Critical Care at Cleveland Clinic since December 2013. Previously, he served as Chief of the Section on Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunologic Diseases at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. In addition to his role as an intensivist, Dr. Hite has actively engaged in clinical and basic science research. He has served as a principal investigator on numerous clinical trials in critial care including his role as the principal investigator for the Wake Forest clinical center of the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored ARDS Network since 2000. At the Cleveland Clinic, he now serves in a similar role including the role of principal investigator for the NIH Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) Clinical Trials Network, the successor to ARDSNet. Through its inclusion in PETAL, the Cleveland Clinic has entered its third decade of NIH network participation in ARDS research since the inception of ARDSNet in 1994. Dr. Hite also holds a joint appointment at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, where he maintains a laboratory focused on mechanisms of acute lung injury, including phospholipase up-regulation, surfactant dysfunction and surfactant replacement therapy.

Dr. Hite has contributed to over 50 original research articles and has written numerous scholarly reviews and book chapters. He recently served as the chair of the Program Committee for the ATS Critical Care Assembly. He serves on the editorial board and as an ad hoc reviewer for multiple respiratory and critical care journals, and has served as chair and member for multiple DSMB and review groups for currently ongoing NIH and industry sponsored clinical trials. He is the recipient of the Bryant Kendrick Award from the Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Winston-Salem and the Humanitarian Recognition Award from the CHEST Foundation for his work as a board member with the State Employee's Credit Union Family House while still in Winston-Salem.


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