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Betty H. Chernack, MD

Betty H. Chernack, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Chernack is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2018
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2018

Clinical Expertise:

  • Brain Surgery Rehabilitation
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Hospice and Palliative Care for Advanced Illness
  • Hospice and Palliative Care for Cancer Patients
  • Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Palliative Care for Advance Illness Symptoms
  • Palliative Care for Cancer Symptoms
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Post Hospitalization Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Post-Acute Care
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

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 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: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital
Residency: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (GME)
Fellowship: Cooper University Hospital


American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, National American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Chernack 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.


Selected Publications:

Chernack, B, Knowlton, S, Kohler, M.: The Use of Ultrasound in Palliative Care and Hospice. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 34 (4): 385,2017.

Schneider, JC, Simko, LC, Goldstein, R, Shie, VL, Chernack, B.: A Scoring System Assessing the Risk of Heterotopic Ossification Development of Time of Burn injury. Annals of Surgery : 2016.

Lindvall, C, Chatterjee, NA, Chan, Y, Chernack, B, Jackson, VA, Singh, JP Metlay, J.: National Trends in the Utilization of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy with or without Implantable Defibrillator. Circulation 133 (3): 273,2016.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine at Rittenhouse
1st Floor
1800 Lombard St.

Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: (215) 893-2600
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)