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

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Professional Bio

Jonathan Kropski, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine within the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is a physician-scientist with strong interest in interstitial lung diseases.

His biomedical research interests include 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.

Dr. Kropski completed his baccalaureate degree (cum laude) at Davidson College in North Carolina and received his MD degree from Vanderbilt University in 2008. He continued at Vanderbilt as intern and resident in internal medicine, then completed a three-year fellowship training program at Vanderbilt in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Kropski’s 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. Since completing his clinical training in pulmonary and critical care medicine he has worked as a research fellow.

Dr. Kropski has worked and published with Drs. Timothy Blackwell, James Loyd, and John Phillips, as well as several other scientists at Vanderbilt who have published widely on interstitial lung disease. He 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. Dr. Kropski is a member of the top societies in his field and speaks at national and international meetings. He is well published in the prominent peer-reviewed journals of his field.


MD - Vanderbilt University - 2008
Internship - & Residency Internal Medicine - Vanderbilt University - 2010
Fellowship - Post-doc in Allergy, Pulmonary & Critical Care - Vanderbilt University - 2015