Philip A. Kithas, PhD, MD

Languages

  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Family and Preventive Medicine - Adjunct Associate Professor, Internal Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
  • Divisions: Family Medicine, Geriatrics

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Academic Office Information

  • 801-584-2522
  • VA - Building #2
    VA Salt Lake City GRECC 182
    500 S Foothill Dr
    Salt Lake City, UT 84148

Academic Bio

Dr. Kithas has been a staff physician at the George E. Wahlen Salt Lake Veterans Health Care System for 14 years and was General Medicine Section Chief from September 1999 to October 2006 when I joined the Geriatrics Division. The majority of this time Dr. Kithas has been devoted to the clinical care of older veterans. Administratively, Dr. Kithas has been involved in efforts to improve the quality and provision of this care to veterans seen at the Salt Lake VA Medical Center and its associated CBOCs and contract clinics.In caring for these veterans Dr. Kithas has further developed with regard to management of their usually multiple and complex medical problems. It is his intention to continue to improve the care of our veterans through clinical and administrative means while helping to educate them in becoming partners in their care. At the same time Dr. Kithas hopes to further educate future providers in the complex yet rewarding care of the older adult. Finally, developing research interests in geriatric cardiovascular medicine will be a major focus during Dr. Kithas' career e.g. cardiovascular disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and anticoagulation management in the elderly.

Education History

Type School Degree
Chief Resident University of Utah School of Medicine
Chief Medical Resident
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Resident
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical University of South Alabama
Medicine
M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellowship University of South Alabama
Pharmacology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training University of South Alabama College
Pharmacology
Ph.D.
Undergraduate University of South Alabama
Human Biology
B.S.
Undergraduate University of Utah
Biology
B.A.

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Central and peripheral contributors to skeletal muscle hyperemia: response to passive limb movement.McDaniel J, Fjeldstad AS, Ives S, Hayman M, Kithas P, Richardson RS (2010). Central and peripheral contributors to skeletal muscle hyperemia: response to passive limb movement. J Appl Physiol (1985), 108(1), 76-84.
  2. Spironolactone and hydrochlorothiazide decrease vascular stiffness and blood pressure in geriatric hypertension.Kithas PA, Supiano MA (2010). Spironolactone and hydrochlorothiazide decrease vascular stiffness and blood pressure in geriatric hypertension. J Am Geriatr Soc, 58(7), 1327-32.
  3. Hypertension and chronic kidney disease in the elderly.Kithas PA, Supiano MA (2010). Hypertension and chronic kidney disease in the elderly. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis, 17(4), 341-7.

Review

  1. Hypertension in the geriatric population: a patient-centered approach.Kithas PA, Supiano MA (2015). Hypertension in the geriatric population: a patient-centered approach. [Review]. Med Clin North Am, 99(2), 379-89.
  2. Practical recommendations for treatment of hypertension in older patients.Kithas PA, Supiano MA (2010). Practical recommendations for treatment of hypertension in older patients. [Review]. Vasc Health Risk Manag, 6, 561-9.

Abstract

  1. Hicken B, Dixon L, Kithas PA, Bair B (2009). Collaborative dementia treatment monitoring program in home based primary care [Abstract]. The Gerontologist, 2009(49), suppl 2.
  2. Kithas PA, Supiano MA (2009). Spironolactone is as effective as HCTZ in geriatric hypertension [Abstract]. J Am Ger Soci, 57(4), S106.