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


Academy Health, National American Academy for Home Care Medicine, National American College of Physicians, National American Geriatric Society, National Department of Justice and Department of Health and Human Services, National Long Term Care Medical Assistance Advisory Committee, Local National PACE Association, National NLM, National PCORI, National Philadlephia Corporation for Aging, Local Society for General Internal Medicine, National

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:

Gidwani-Marszowski R, Kinosian B, Scott W, Phibbs CS, Intrator O.: Hospice Care of Veterans in Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare: A Risk-Adjusted Analysis. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 66 (8): 1508-1514,2018.

Dang S, Ruiz DI, Klepac L, Morse S, Becker P, Levy CR, Kinosian B, Edes TE.: Key Characteristics for Successful Adoption and Implementation of Home Telehealth Technology in Veterans Affairs Home-Based Primary Care: An Exploratory Study. Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association : 1-10,2018.

Cai S, Grubbs A, Makineni R, Kinosian B, Phibbs C S, Intrator O.: Evaluation of the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospital-in-Home Program. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 66 (7): 1392-1398,2018.

Rotenberg J, Kinosian B, Boling P, Taler G.: Home-Based Primary Care: Beyond Extension of the Independence at Home Demonstration. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 66 (4): 812-817,2018.

Thomas KS, Cote D, Makineni R, Intrator O, Kinosian B, Phibbs CS, Allen SMm: Change in VA Community Living Centers 2004-2011: Shifting Long-Term Care to the Community. Journal of aging & social policy 30 (2): 93-108,2018.

Karuza J, Gillespie SM, Olsan T, Cai X, Dang S, Intrator O, Li J, Gao S, Kinosian B, Edes T.: National Structural Survey of Veterans Affairs Home-Based Primary Care Programs. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 65 (12): 2697-2701,2017.

Stallard E, Kinosian B, Stern Y.: Personalized predictive modeling for patients with Alzheimer's disease using an extension of Sullivan's life table model. Alzheimer's research & therapy 9 (1): 75,2017.

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. Health Affairs 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.: 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.

Academic Contact Info

Ralston House
Rm. 226
3615 Chestnut St

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