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Barry D. Fuchs, MD

Barry D. Fuchs, MD Physician

Medical Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), Intermediate Medical Care Unit (IMCU) and Respiratory Care Service Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Fuchs is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Barry D. Fuchs

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007 - 2012, 2015 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2002 Top Docs issue

Clinical Specialties


  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 1991
  • Internal Medicine, 1988

Description of Clinical Expertise

Mechanical Ventilation
Thromboembolic disease
Intra-abdominal hypertension
Cardio-pulmonary interactions
Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital


American College of Chest Physicians, National American College of Physicians, National American Thoracic Society, Member, National Laennec Society of Philadelphia, Local Pennsylvania Thoracic Society, Local Society of Critical Care Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Fuchs is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Early detection systems to identify common clinical syndromes
Implementation methodologies
Sepsis care
Liberation from Mechanical Ventilation and Sedation

Selected Publications:

Russo R, Fitzgerald SP, Eveland JD, Fuchs BD, Redmon DP: Improving physician clinical documentation quality: evaluating two self-efficacy-based training programs Journal of Health Care Management 38 (1): 29-39,2013.

Mikkelsen ME, Christie JD, Abella BS, Kerlin MP, Fuchs BD, Schweickert WD, Berg RA, Mosesso VN, Shofer FS, Gaieski DF: Use of therapeutic hypothermia after in-house cardiac arrest Critical Care Medicine 41 (6): 1385-1395,2013.

Kerlin MP, Small DS, Cooney E, Fuchs BD, Bellini LM, Mikkelsen ME, Schweickert WD, Bakhru RN, Babler NB, Harhay MO, Hansen-Flaschen J, Halpern SD: A randomized clinical trial of nighttime physician staffing in an intensive care unit New Engl J of Med 368 (23): 2201-2209,2013.

Grossestreuer V, Albelda BS, Leary M, Fuchs BD, Kolansky DM, Beyline ME, Gaieski D: Time to arousal and neurologic outcome in therapeutic hypothermia-treated cardiac arrest patients Resuscitation 84 (12): 1741-1746,2013.

Freiman DB, Freiman AO, Meyer N, Fuchs BD: On the receiving End: A most irritating awakening Annals of the American Thoracic Society 10 (2): 175-177,2013.

Barbieri JS, Fuchs BD, Fishman N, Cutilli C, Umscheid CA, Kean C, Koshy S, Sullivan P, Brennan PJ, Kelz RR: The mortality review committee: A novel and scalable approach to reducing inpatient mortality Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2013 39 (9): 387-395,2013.

Whittaker SA, Mikkelsen ME, Gaieski DF, Koshy S, Kean C, Fuchs BD: Severe sepsis cohorts derived from claims-based strategies appear to be biased toward a more severely ill patient population Critical Care Medicine 41 (4): 945-953,2013.

Koenig HC, Finkel BB, Khalsa SS, Lanken PN, Prasad M, Urbani R, Fuchs BD: Performance of an automated electronic acute lung injury screening system in Intensive Care Unit patients Critical Care Medicine 39 (1): 98-104,2011.

Mato AR, Luger SM, Heitjan DF, Mikkelsen M, Olson E, Ojjani E, Jacobs S, Miltiades AN, Shah P, Loren AW, Fuchs BD: Elevation in serum lactate at the time of febrile neutropenia (FN) in hemodynamically-stable patients with hematologic malignancies (HM) is associated with the development of septic shock within 48 hours Cancer Biology & Therapy 9 (8): 585-589,2010.

Azzam HC, Khalsa SS, Urbani R, Shah CV, Christie, JD, Lanken PN, Fuchs BD: Validation study of an automated electronic acute lung injury screening tool Journal of the American Informatics Association 16 (4): 503-508,2009.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
9.066 Founders Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7135

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