Christopher B. Schmitt, M.D.

“My desire to help others and interest in science led me into the field of medicine. I am pleased to be able to serve my community by providing outstanding, compassionate, quality medical care.  Being a Pulmonary and Critical Care physician allows me to do what I love; care for the sick.  I provide and coordinate care to those who are chronically and critically ill.  Working in the intensive care unit (ICU) is intellectually stimulating. I enjoy the coordinating and overseeing the overall care of the patient and knowing that my patients are getting the best medical care available.

Interventional Pulmonology is at the forefront of pulmonary medicine and I strive to continually develop my skills in this area. My special interest in pulmonary medicine includes asthma, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and ARDS.  I started the first bronchial thermoplasty program for the treatment of severe persistent asthma in the Tri-state area.”

Special Focus: Pulmonary Medicine, Interventional Pulmonology and Critical Care

EDUCATION

MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
Residency: Internal Medicine, The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Fellowship: Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
Bachelors:Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Affiliations: Cincinnati State Respiratory Therapy Program; Medical Director, The Drake Long Term Care Facility at The Christ Hospital; Medical Director

MEMBERSHIPS

American College of Chest Physicians

CERTIFICATION

Board Certified: The American Board of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Schmitt is a Cincinnati native and was named in Cincinnati Magazine as one of Cincinnati’s 2013 top pulmonologists.  He is a graduate of Glen Este High School.  In his spare time Dr. Schmitt is an avid runner and loves reading history, particularly the early 20th century.  He enjoys spending time with his family and coaches youth football. He is a sports enthusiast and likes basketball, football and baseball.