Dr. David A Kristo MD Pulmonologist

Dr. David Kristo is a pulmonologist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and UPMC East. He received his medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 22 years. He is one of 21 doctors at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and one of 9 at UPMC East who specialize in Pulmonary Disease.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Pulmonologist: General Pulmonary Medicine

Hospital Affiliation

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

UPMC McKeesport

UPMC Northwest

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
Ranked #7 in Pulmonology


Education & Medical Training

Fitzsimons Army Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1988 - 1991

Fitzsimons Army Medical Center
Fellowship, Pulmonary Disease, 1991 - 1993

University of Ut School of Medicine
Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, 1993 - 1994

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Class of 1988

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Critical Care Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Pulmonary Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Sleep Medicine

PA State Medical License

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Fellow (FACP), American College of Physicians

Publications & Presentations

The role of telemedicine in CPAP compliance for patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
Taylor, Y., Eliasson, A., Andrada, T., Kristo, D., Howard, R.

The Epworth sleepiness scale: relationship to sleep and mental disorders in a sleep clinic.
DeZee, K. J., Jackson, J. L., Hatzigeorgiou, C., Kristo, D.

The potential for delivery of particulate matter through positive airway pressure devices (CPAP/BPAP).
Kristo, D., Corcoran, T., O'Connell, N., Thomas, K., Strollo, P.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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