James R. Klinger, MD

Director, Rhode Island Hospital Pulmonary Hypertension Center


James R. Klinger, MD is director of the Rhode Island Hospital Pulmonary Hypertension Center, and a professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. A graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Dr. Klinger completed his residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and fellowship at Rhode Island Hospital and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He is licensed and certified in internal medicine and critical care medicine.

His teaching role includes being a lecturer in pulmonary pathophysiology as well as extensive hospital teaching roles at Rhode Island Hospital for house staff and pulmonary fellows. Klinger's numerous publications can be viewed in Chest, the Journal of Applied PhysiologyAmerican Journal of Respiratory Critical Care MedicineAmerican Journal of Medicine and many more. His research concerns development of therapies to treat pulmonary hypertension as well as research in the field of blood clotting, which can be one cause of pulmonary hypertension.

Dr. Klinger is an active speaker as an expert in the field of pulmonary hypertension.



Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, East Providence
Brown Physicians Patient Center (directions)
375 Wampanoag Trail, Suite 302B
East Providence, RI 02915


  • Medical School:  Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Residency:  Rhode Island Hospital
  • Fellowship:  Rhode Island Hospital