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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 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

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

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:

Wilson FP, Testani J, Aqeel I, Borovskiy Y, Reese P, Urbani, Fuchs BD: Automated, electronic alerts for acute kidney injury: A single-blind parallel group, a randomized controlled trial Lancet 385 (9981): 1966,2015.

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.

Girard TD, Kress JP, Fuchs BD, Thomason JWW, Schweickert WD, Pun BT, Taichman DB, Dunn JG, Pohlman AS, Kinniry PA, Jackson JC, Canonico AE, Light RW, Shintani AK, Thompson JL, Gordon SM, Hall JB, Dittus RS, Bernard GR, Ely EW: Efficacy and safety of a “Wake Up and Breathe” protocol for mechanically ventilated ICU patients: The awakening and breathing controlled (ABC) trial, a randomized controlled trial Lancet 371 (9607): 126-134,2008.

Umscheid C, Betesh J, VanZandbergen C, Hanish A, Tait G, Mikkelsen M, French B, Fuchs BD: Development, implementation and impact of an automated early warning and response system for sepsis Journal of Hospital Medicine 10 (1): 26-31,2015.

Guidi J, Clark K, Upton M, Faust H, Umscheid C, Lane-Fall M, Mikkelsen M, Schweickert W, VanZandbergen C, Betesh J, Tait G, Hanish A, Smith K, Feeley D, Fuchs BD: Clinician perception of the effectiveness of an early warning and response system for sepsis in an academic medical center Annals of the American Thoracic Society 12 (10): 1514-1519,2015.

Wilson FP, Reese PP, Shashaty MGS, Gitelman Y, Bansal AD, Urbani R, Feldman HI, Ellenberg S, Fuchs BD: A trial of in-hospital electronic alerts for acute kidney injury Clinical Trials 11 (5): 521-529,2015.

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.

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.

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.

Kalhan R, Mikkelsen M, Dedhiya P, Christie JD, Gaughan C, Lanken PN, Finkel B, Gallop R, Fuchs BD: Under use of lung protective ventilation: Analysis of potential factors to explain physician behavior Critical Care Medicine 34 (2): 300-306,2006.

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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