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Christopher Edwards, MD

Christopher Edwards, MD Physician

Assistant Chief, Emergency Medicine, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Director, CEQI
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Dr. Edwards is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Emergency Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Emergency Medicine, 2004

Clinical Expertise:

  • Patient Safety
  • Quality Improvement

Description of Clinical Expertise

clinical emergency medicine

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health 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
  • 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: University of Illinois School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


ACEP Emergency Medicine Informatics Section, National American College of Emergency Physicians - Pennsylvania State Chapter, Local American College of Emergency Physicians, National American Medical Association, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Edwards is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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:


Selected Publications:

Shoff W, Edwards C, Behrman A, Shepherd S: Pyelonephritis, Acute Emedicine Journal ( 2 (5): 2001.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
51 N. 39th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-9350

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