Hataya Kristy Poonyagariyagorn MD

Hataya Kristy Poonyagariyagorn MD

TEL: 503-297-3778
FAX: 503-297-7853

“I really value that partnership I have with patients and their journey to wellness. That really keeps me going in this field, to be able to give these patients another chance at a better quality of life.”

Dr. Hataya Kristy Poonyagariyagorn earned her medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in Bronx, NY. She served as Chief Medical Resident during her residency in Internal Medicine at Cleveland Clinic, and then went on to complete her Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine.

She is the Pulmonary Chairman of Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and the Director of Fellowship Mentoring at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program. Her areas of clinical interest include COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, and lung cancer.

Other Activities

Member, American Thoracic Society

Member, American College of Chest Physicians

Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine

Member, Lions Club International


Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2013

Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2008

MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY, 2005

BS, Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2001


Internal Medicine

Pulmonary Medicine

Critical Care Medicine


Pulmonary Chair at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Advisor for Fellowship Advancement, Internal Medicine Residency Program at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center


Intern of the Year Nominee, Cleveland Clinic, 2006

Magna Cum Laude, Brown University, 2001

Sigma Xi Society, 2001


Poonyagariyagorn H, Metzger S, Dikeman D, Lopez Mercado A, Malinina A, Calvi C, McGrath-Morrow S, Neptune E. SOD3 Dysregulation in a Murine Model of Neonatal Lung Injury. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2014 Mar 27. [Epub ahead of print1] PubMed PMID: 24673633.

Podowski M, Calvi C, Metzger S, Misono K, Poonyagariyagorn H, Lopez A, Ku T, Lauer T, McGrath-Norrow S, Berger A, Cheadle C, Tuder R, Dietz III H, Mitzer W, Wise R, and Neptune E. “Angiotensin receptor blockade attenuates cigarette smoke induced lung injury and rescues lung architecture in a murine model.” J Clin Invest. 2012 Jan 3; 122(1):229-40.

Calvi C; Podowski M, D’Alessio F, Metzger S, Misono K, Poonyagariyagorn H, Lopez ;, Lauer T, Cheadle C, Talbot CC, Jie C, MGrath-Morrow S, King L, Walston J, and Neptune ER. “Critical Transition in Tissue Homeostasis Accompanies Murine Lung Senescence.” PLoS One. 2011:6(6):e20712. Epub 2011 Jun 21.

Poonyagariyagorn HK, Gershman A, Avery R, Minai O, Blazey H, Asamoto K, Alster J, Murthy S, Mehta A, Pettersson G, Mason DP, Budev M. “Challenges in the diagnosis and management of Nocardia infections in lung transplant recipients.” Transpl Infect Dis. 2008 Dec;10(6)403-8. Epub 2008 Sep 15.

Poonyagariyagorn H, Mazzone PJ. Lung cancer: preoperative pulmonary evaluation of the lung resection candidate. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2008 Jun;29(3):271-84.

Nwakanma L, Poonyagariyagorn HK, Bello R, Khoynezhad A, Smego D, Plestis KA. “Early and late results of combined carotid endarterectomy and coronary artery bypass versus isolated coronary artery bypass.” Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2006 Apr;5(2):159-65. Epub 2006 Jan 23.

Roselli CE, Cross E, Poonyagariyagorn HK, Stadelman HL. “Role of aromatization in anticipatory and consummatory aspects of sexual behavior in male rats.” Horm Behav. 2003 Aug;44(2):146-51.

Wadsworth T, Poonyagariyagorn H, Sullivan E, Koop D, Roselli CE. “In vivo effect of PC-SPES on prostate growth and hepatic CYP3A expression in rats.” J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2003. Jul;306(1):187-94. Epub 2003 Apr 3.

Poonyagariyagorn H, Hook M, Bhatt D. “Cardiovascular Emergencies.” Current Clinical Medicine 2010. Elsevier.

Poonyagariyagorn H, Hook M, Bhatt D. “Cardiovascular Emergencies.” Current Clinical Medicine 2009. Elsevier.