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Jessica Y. Chia, M.D.

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Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Professional Background

Dr. Chia is originally from Louisiana, having attended LSU (Louisiana State University) for both undergraduate and medical school. She completed post-graduate training in Internal Medicine, followed by a Pulmonary andamp; Critical Care Fellowship and early junior faculty years, at Duke University Medical Center. In 2015 she relocated to Kansas, primarily to be closer to family. At TUKHS, she serves as an academic nocturnal intensivist in the adult medical ICUs, where she teaches the housestaff team (medical students, residents, and fellows) and cares for medically-complex, critically-ill patients, often with multiple-organ dysfunction/failure. Working with an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists, she provides a comprehensive assessment and management plan for all patients admitted to the ICU. Other responsibilities include appropriate placement/triage within the ICU, accepting patient referrals and coordinating care for ICU patients referred by transfer center, providing critical care consultation to all areas of the hospital, and responding to and providing professional services for emergencies on all inpatients.

Education and Training
  • BS, Bachelors in Science/Biochemistry, Louisiana State University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA
  • MD, Medical Doctor, Louisiana St Univ HealthSciCtr, New Orleans, LA
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Clinical Fellowship, Pulmonary & Critical Care, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical License, State of Kansas
  • Medical License, State of Missouri
  • Medical License, State of North Carolina
  • Medical License, State of Wisconsin
  • Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Professional Affiliations
  • Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, Association of Specialty Professors, Member, 2019 - Present
  • American Thoracic Society, Member, 2006 - 2015
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, Member, 2006 - 2010
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Member, 2002 - Present
  • American College of Physicians, Member, 2000 - Present
  • American Medical Association, Member, 1999 - 2006

  • Chia, Jessica., Y., Clay, Alison., S.. 2008. Effects of respiratory-therapist driven protocols on house-staff knowledge and education of mechanical ventilation. CLINICS IN CHEST MEDICINE, 29 (2), 313-+
  • Cox, Christopher., E., Martinu, Tereza, Sathy, Shailaja., J., Clay, Alison., S., Chia, Jessica, Gray, Alice., L., Olsen, Maren., K., Govert, Joseph., A., Carson, Shannon., S., Tulsky, James., A.. 2009. Expectations and outcomes of prolonged mechanical ventilation. CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 37 (11), 2888-2894
  • Wahidi, M., M, Willner, D., A, Snyder, L., D, Hardison, J., L, Chia, J., Y, Palmer, S., M. 2009. Diagnosis and outcome of early pleural space infection following lung transplantation.. Chest, 135 (2), 484-491
  • Unroe, Mark, Kahn, Jeremy., M., Carson, Shannon., S., Govert, Joseph., A., Martinu, Tereza, Sathy, Shailaja., J., Clay, Alison., S., Chia, Jessica, Gray, Alice, Tulsky, James., A., Cox, Christopher., E.. 2010. One-Year Trajectories of Care and Resource Utilization for Recipients of Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation A Cohort Study. ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 153 (3), 167-U62
  • Jiang, Dianhua, Liang, Jiurong, Guo, Rishu, Xie, Ting, Kelly, Francine., L., Martinu, Tereza, Yang, Ting, Lovgren, Alysia., K., Chia, Jessica, Liu, Ningshan, Jung, Yoosun, Palmer, Scott., M., Noble, Paul., W.. 2012. Long-Term Exposure of Chemokine CXCL10 Causes Bronchiolitis-like Inflammation. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 46 (5), 592-598
  • Chia, J., Y, Loi, H., Y, Khor, L., K, Joe Lee, K., C, Seow, Y., H. 2018. Primary Lung Adenocarcinoma With 68Gallium Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen-PET/CT Scan Avidity in a Patient on Surveillance After Prostatectomy.. Clinical genitourinary cancer, 16 (3), e525-e527