R. Duncan Hite, MD

R. Duncan Hite, MD
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Department Critical Care Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


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Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Sepsis
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About R. Duncan Hite, MD

Dr. Hite is a pulmonologist in the Department of Critical Care at Cleveland Clinic.  Prior to his arrival in 2013, he was Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Section on Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunologic Diseases at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

In addition to his role as an intensivist, Dr. Hite has actively engaged in clinical and basic science research.  He has served as a principal investigator on numerous clinical trials in critial care including his role as the principal investigator for the Wake Forest clinical center of the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored ARDS Network since 2000.  At the Cleveland Clinic, he now serves in a similar role including the role of principal investigator for the NIH Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) Clinical Trials Network, the successor to ARDSNet.  Through its inclusion in PETAL, the Cleveland Clinic has entered its third decade of NIH network participation in ARDS research since the inception of ARDSNet in 1994.   Dr. Hite also holds a joint appointment at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, where he maintains a laboratory focused on mechanisms of acute lung injury, including phospholipase up-regulation, surfactant dysfunction and surfactant replacement therapy.  He has contributed to over 50 original research articles and has written numerous scholarly reviews and book chapters.

 Dr. Hite currently serves as the chair of the Program Committee for the ATS Critical Care Assembly.  He serves on the editorial board and as an ad hoc reviewer for multiple respiratory and critical care journals, and has served as chair and member for multiple DSMB and review groups for currently ongoing NIH and industry sponsored clinical trials.   He is the recipient of the Bryant Kendrick Award from the Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Winston-Salem and the Humanitarian Recognition Award from the CHEST Foundation for his work as a board member with the State Employee’s Credit Union Family House while still in Winston-Salem.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of California San Diego Medical Center
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
San Diego, CA USA

Residency - University of Virginia Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Charlottesville, VA USA

Internship - University of Virginia Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Charlottesville, VA USA

Medical School - University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Houston, TX USA

Undergraduate - Southern Methodist University


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/22/2019, Dr. Hite has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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