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Bruce Paul Kinosian, MD

Bruce Paul Kinosian, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Kinosian is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Geriatric Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Geriatric Medicine, 1994
  • Internal Medicine, 1984

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • 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
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

Education and Training

Medical School: University of California - San Francisco
Residency: Francis Scott Key Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy for Home Care Medicine, National American College of Physicians, National American Geriatric Society, National Association for Health Services Research, Battelle Human Affairs Research Centers, Behavioral Interventions for Control of Tuberculosis, Clinical effectiveness program on lipid disorders, CSHSR&D #3 Randomized Trial of Team-led Hospital Based Home Care, Department of Justice in cases of neglect in nursing homes, focused on malnutrition, Economics components coordinating center, Guar gum, pectin, soy fiber, corn bran, and a fiber, Long Term Care, National Conference on Self-Help on Lowering Cholesterol, National Institute of Health Consensus Development Conference on Screening Blood Donors for HIV, National PACE Association, National NHLBI on incorporating economic measures into clinical trials, NHLBI study section, NHLBI workshop on Cost and Health Implications of Cholesterol Lowering, PCORI, National Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, LAMP, and CCO, Philadelphia Nursing Home Advisory Board, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Technical Review Committee for A Community Study of Chronmically Ill Populations, Society for General Internal Medicine, National Society for Medical Decision Making, Technology Asessment Consortium,

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kinosian is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Dr. Kinosian's research has focused on the impact of clinical programs focused on frail elders in the community, and their ability to improve their quality of life. This has included developing community partnerships to integrate social and medical care, extend acute medical care into the home, and testing financing mechanisms that better align incentives for providers and patients.

Selected Publications:

Miller SC, Intrator O, Scott W, Shreve ST, Phibbs CS, Kinosian B, Allman RM, Edes TE: Increasing Veterans' Hospice Use: The Veterans Health Administration's Focus On Improving End-Of-Life Care. PMID: 28679815 Health Aff (Millwood) 36 (7): 1274-1282,2017.

Ersek M, Miller SC, Wagner TH, Thorpe JM, Smith D, Levy CR, Gidwani R, Faricy-Anderson K, Lorenz KA, Kinosian B, Mor V, PMID: 28419414: Association between aggressive care and bereaved families' evaluation of end-of-life care for veterans with non-small cell lung cancer who died in Veterans Affairs facilities. Cancer 123 (16): 3186-3194,2017.

Compher C, Boullata JI, Pickett-Blakely O, Schiavone P, Stoner N, Kinosian BP.: Clinical Management of Patients With Parenteral Nutrition-Dependent Short Bowel Syndrome During Teduglutide Therapy. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 40 (8): 1183-1190,2016.

Gidwani R, Joyce N, Kinosian B, Faricy-Anderson K, Levy C, Miller SC, Ersek M, Wagner T, Mor V.: Gap between Recommendations and Practice of Palliative Care and Hospice in Cancer Patients. J Palliat Med 19 (9): 957-63,2016.

Taler G, Kinosian B, Boling P.: A Bipartisan Approach to Better Care and Smarter Spending for Elderly Adults with Advanced Chronic Illness. J Am Geriatr Soc 64 (8): 1537-9,2016.

Kinosian B, Taler G, Boling P, Gilden D; Independence at Home Learning Collaborative Writing Group.: Projected Savings and Workforce Transformation from Converting Independence at Home to a Medicare Benefit. J Am Geriatr Soc 64 (8): 1531-9,2016.

Compher C, Levinson K, Cambor CL, Stoner N, Boullata JI, Piarulli A, Kinosian B: A Patient With Parenteral Nutrition-Dependent Short Bowel Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease With 4-Year Exposure to Teduglutide. J Parenter Enteral Nutr 40 (5): 725-729,2016.

Mor V, Joyce NR, Coté DL, Gidwani RA, Ersek M, Levy CR, Faricy-Anderson KE, Miller SC, Wagner TH, Kinosian BP, Lorenz KA, Shreve ST.: The rise of concurrent care for veterans with advanced cancer at the end of life. Cancer 122 (5): 782-90,2016.

Glick HA, McElligott S, Pauly MV, Willke RJ, Bergquist H, Doshi J, Fleisher LA, Kinosian B, Perfetto E, Polsky DE, Schwartz JS: Comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness analyses frequently agree on value. Health Aff (Millwood) 34 (5): 805-11,2015.

Kinosian B: Twenty-first century home-centered medicine: it's about the touch, not the tech J Am Geriatr Soc 62 (12): 2433-5,2014.

Academic Contact Info

Ralston House
Rm. 226
3615 Chestnut St

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 573-9623