Philip A. Kithas, MD, PhD
- Departments: Family & Preventive Medicine - Adjunct Associate Professor, Internal Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
- Divisions: Family Medicine, Geriatrics
- American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
Academic Office Information
VA - Building #2
VA Salt Lake City GRECC 182
500 S Foothill Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84148
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.
|Chief Resident||University of Utah School of Medicine
||Chief Medical Resident|
|Residency||University of Utah School of Medicine
|Internship||University of Utah School of Medicine
|Professional Medical||University of South Alabama
|Postdoctoral Fellowship||University of South Alabama
|Doctoral Training||University of South Alabama College
|Undergraduate||University of South Alabama
|Undergraduate||University of Utah
- Kithas PA, Supiano MA (2010). Practical recommendations for treatment of hypertension in older patients. Vasc Health Risk Manag, 6, 561-9.
- Kithas PA, Supiano MA (2010). Hypertension and chronic kidney disease in the elderly. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis, 17(4), 341-7.
- 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.
- 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, 108(1), 76-84.
- Kithas PA, Supiano MA (2015). Hypertension in the geriatric population: a patient-centered approach. [Review]. Med Clin North Am, 99(2), 379-89.
- Kithas PA, Supiano MA (2009). Spironolactone is as effective as HCTZ in geriatric hypertension. [Abstract]. J Am Ger Soci, 57(4), S106.
- 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.