MaryAnn DePietro, CRT, is a licensed respiratory therapist at a trauma center in Northern California. She has 18 years of clinical experience as a respiratory therapist in specialties that include:

  • Critical care
  • Labor and delivery
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation

Her professional experience includes more than 15 years as a medical writer for several websites, newspapers, magazines, companies and nonprofits.

DePietro has written extensively about a variety of subjects, including:

  • Advances in medicine and research
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac conditions
  • COPD
  • CPAP and BiPAP use
  • Dental 
  • Diabetes
  • Diagnostic techniques
  • Fitness 
  • Infectious diseases
  • Mental health issues
  • Narcolepsy
  • Pediatric disorders 
  • Pregnancy-related conditions
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Sleep disorders
  • Trauma


  • Advanced life support
  • Health and medical writing
  • Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory therapy


  • American River College – Associate Degree, Respiratory Therapy
  • Penn State University – Bachelor of Science, Rehabilitation

Licenses and Certifications

  • American Council on Exercise – Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Health Fitness Instructor 
  • American Heart Association – Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Experienced Provider
  • American Heart Association – Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • National Writers Union Member
  • State of California – Certified Respiratory Therapist

Publications of MaryAnn DePietro

DiPietro’s written works include health and medical articles, newsletters, blog posts, human interest stories and career profiles. She has written for a variety of websites, magazines and newspapers, which include:

  • American Careers
  • American Sleep Association 
  • Angels on Earth
  • AOL
  • Asthma Living Today
  • First for Women Magazine 
  • Gold Country Media
  • Granite Bay View
  • Hospital Recruiting 
  • Inside Roseville
  • Listen Magazine
  • Livestrong
  • Modern Mom
  • Patch 
  • Placer Herald
  • Press Tribune
  • Sacramento Bee 
  • Succeed Magazine 
  • United Crime Reporting
  • Yahoo 

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